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Latest tech for foot pain relief

Albany Podiatry patients now pain-free with laser therap

Albany Podiatry has recently announced the offering of Cutting Edge Laser Therapy. The addition of this exciting and effective modality is part of Albany Podiatry’s continued investment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in the podiatric field.

Chamber thinks big

The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is not your typical chamber, as it is smaller than most with only two employees, but that puts the chamber on the same level of the businesses it services.

The art of dentistry

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” said Dr. Thomas Abele, who, since 1969, has been a pioneer and leader in the dental sciences in the Capital District. “With the support of a talented and dedicated staff, I hope I have achieved that.”

A bank with a hometown feel

The National Bank of Coxsackie offers more than national branches

The National Bank of Coxsackie is your community bank.

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A real gem in Schenectady

JM Jewelers educates, customers can now shop online

When asked what sets JM Jewelers apart from its competitors, owner Sheryll Hoffman said it was honesty.

A twist on frozen yogurt

Ayelada began with frequent visits to GoBerry, a Massachusetts frozen yogurt shop that Jim and Lisa Cervone just couldn’t resist.

(J)ay is for Open Door Bookstore

The Open Door Bookstore is a treasure in Schenectady. Walk past its quaint window display on Jay Street, just around the corner from Proctors, and into its doors. Inside unfolds rows upon rows of bookcases stacked to the brim with children’s stories and adult novels alike.

Sailing through the world of elder law

Schenectady lawyer has been doing it for 20 years

The world of elder law, which includes estate planning and will preparation, is a tricky environment to traverse.

Bringing technology to real estate

To someone looking to buy or sell a home, there’s not much science put to thought — slap a “For Sale” sign on the front lawn and let’s go.

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The financial side of raising a child with special needs

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As a nation, we tend to look at disabilities and special needs requirements as statistics. For example, one out of nine children younger than age 18 receive special education services, and nearly 21 million families have a member with special needs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Report, "Disability and American Families". These numbers give us pause, but for parents of children with special needs the number that means the most is one. One child. That’s what it takes to make it real.

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Money-smart advice for the recent college grad

For recent college graduates, a recent Economic Policy Institute study paints a good-news, bad-news picture of your job prospects. The good news: you’re more likely to land a job than your peers in recent graduating classes. The bad news: you’re probably going to be underemployed and underpaid.

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Start and succeed at growing a small business

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In America today, more than 23 million small businesses create 66 percent of all new jobs and account for 54 percent of all domestic sales. These businesses are in our largest cities and smallest towns, occupying everything from our tallest skyscrapers to the humblest of living room corners as they innovate, sell and service their way to success. They are the bedrock of our country, drivers of our economy, and backbone of our communities . . . and contrary to reports that they are doomed to fail (and many do) they are not going anywhere.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Heirlooms find new life

Over the years, Karen Moses and Julie Hilland had made their way through several states shopping for antiques and collectables.

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Personal injury lawsuit detailed

After working one year in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, I joined a very well-regarded law firm in Albany in 1991. My areas of practice focused on plaintiff’s personal injury and criminal defense. I became a partner in 1996 and practiced law there for 17 years.

Big on honesty

American Painting finds old-fashioned values work best for business

Since moving to the Capital District from New York City about 15 years ago, local proprietor Chris Tobin said he’s enjoyed upstate life and operating his business, American Painting.