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Business - 2006 Archives


March 2008

Generation Next

Catherine Hedgeman Esq, is dedicated to making the Capital Region a more inviting place for young professionals. She has started Generation Next, and has recently been appointed to the Young Leaders Congress, to further this initiative.


February 2008

Serene Style

Robert and Leah DesBois talk about why it was so important for them to open their own salon, and what they have learned in the process about customer service, and creating a great work environment.

February 2008

Innovative Views

Phil Frederick of Window Tech Systems gives us some insight into the world of vinyl and aluminum windows. He explains why these two materials provide an efficient alternative.

February 2008

The New Sensation

Dr. Louis Wertalik, MD and Ann Wertalik, RN give us insight into the new break through in smoking cessation and weight loss. They discuss how laser therapy can be of benefit.

February 2008

Reason To Celebrate

Richard Carrier speaks openly about his love for his career. After 18 years in the business, he has planned events both large and small, from Las Vegas, to the Capital Region.

February 2008

A Stylized Approach

Anthony Commisso talks candidly about the hardships of starting a business, the need for a sense of humor, and his unique approach to selling formalwear.

February 2008

Alternative Solutions with Scott Blood

Information to help you decide if Solar Domestic Hot Water is right for you.

February 2008

The Business Side with Kevin Hedley, CPA

After Tax Returns: As we close out another year and begin a new one, it is a good time to review investment portfolios.

February 2008

Website Development with Melissa Ward

Traffic Tips: There are several methods for generating traffic to your web site.


January 2008

A Strong Foundation for Success

Tom Eckert, President of MLB, explains how the involvement of the company's founders, has contributed to their 60 years of success.

January 2008

Up and Coming Entrepreneurs
A Winning Team: Joe and Amy Fairley

Managing partners of Extra Innings, Joe and Amy Fairley, explain how their previous careers paved the way for success in launching an Extra Innings franchise here in the Capital District.

January 2008

Efficient Transistion

NYSERDA President and CEO, Paul Tonko, talks about his work in the state legislature and the transition to NYSERDA. He offers insight into simple and effective energy efficient solutions.

January 2008

It Is Better To Give Than To Receive

Ed Mitzen, CEO of Palio Communications, candidly discusses his belief in giving back to his community, finding that difficult balance in life, and how he got started on his path to success.

January 2008

The Business Side with Kevin Hedley, CPA

Classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

January 2008

Website Development with Melissa Ward

Understanding Google Analytics

January 2008

Alternative Solutions with Scott Blood

Scott answers questions about heating methods.


November 2007

Land Planning & Environmental Permitting for the Future

CLA Site's Peter Loyola reveals how he plans to continue to grow his landscape architecture and engineering business.

November 2007

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: John Murphy

John is the president of Core Physical Therapy in Albany, NY. Sailing through life, John works hard with a determination to ensure the physical well-being of our bodies through advanced effective techniques to reduce our pain.

November 2007

Business Frame of Mind

Lee Weiser, proprietor of Frame of Mind, left an executive position in New York City to turn his hobby into a business. He couldn't be happier.

November 2007

Alternative Solutions with Scott Blood

The Evil Phantom Load.

November 2007

The Business Side with Kevin Hedley, CPA

Congress has had another busy year during 2007 changing the tax laws. Some of these changes will affect the way you are doing business.

November 2007

Social Media Optimization with Melissa Ward




October 2007

Staging Your Investment

Now that October's "Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur" Jennifer Savino is making the transition from pharmaceuticals to staging houses, she's interested in our mentoring program, too.

October 2007

Alternative Solutions with Scott Blood



October 2007

Incubating Success

Michael V. Franchell explains the details of an "economic development engine" and how it can utilize local innovators to help grow our economy.

October 2007

Realizing Innovation

James T. Woo left RPI in 1983 to found InterScience, Inc. Learn about his company and its role in the 2007 Economic Summit.

October 2007

Expand Your Living Space with a Sunroom from Patio Enclosures


October 2007

National Dialogue

Jonathan Ortmans, president of The Public Forum Institute, speaks about the importance of the entrepreneur and fostering more dialogue on national issues like health care.

October 2007

Anything's Possible

F. Michael Tucker, the president and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth, explains how CEG is helping build local incubators and why "Anything's Possible."

October 2007

Social Media Optimization with Melissa Ward



October 2007

The Business Side with Kevin Hedley, CPA




September 2007

Racing Onward

Charlie Hayward began as a book salesman, and became president of one of the nation's largest publishing houses. Now president of NYRA, Charlie shares his story, and his hopes for NYRA's future.

September 2007

Cellular Satisfaction

Frank Grant, shares how the personal attention provided by CR Wireless has made his company able to successfully compete with national providers.

September 2007

Carrying Value

Kevin Hedley CPA, talks about the importance of proactive accounting for business owners, smart risk-taking, and his work with the Red Cross Measles Initiative.

September 2007

Indomitable Spirit

After ten years as an Engineer, Fred Torres quit his Job and opened a Martial Arts School. He discusses how pursing his passion paid off, and how he made it happen.

September 2007

Alternate Solutions

Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur of the Month, Scott Blood of Empire Solar Store, discusses the economic and environmental potential of solar power for homeowners.

September 2007

Website Development with Melissa Ward

The first thing you need to consider is who you are trying to attract and design the site for your ideal client.

September 2007

Cultivating Commerce

Diane Curwick and Duane Lindsey's of Lindsey's Country Store reveal how their father's unusual family project grew into a booming family business.


Melissa Ward

July 2007

Up & Coming Entrepreneur: Melissa Ward

Melissa Ward talks about her innovative approach to web design and internet marketing, and how she juggles her responsibilities as a business owner and a single mom.

Supervising Success

July 2007

Supervising Success

Dave Meager has served as Malta's Town Supervisor for over three decades. He shares the story of his entry into politics, his plans for Malta, and the reasons for his continued success.


Don Greene

June 2007

The New Clifton Park Center: Don Greene

Just a few short years ago the Clifton Park Mall was on its last legs. Now, revitalized and boasting a new look, it has become one of the hotspots of upstate New York. Don Greene describes how he transitioned the mall from its old design to the new open-air atmosphere.

Rita Cox

June 2007

When A Gamble Pays Off: Rita Cox

Rita Cox, VP of the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, talks about their exciting new night club, Vapor, and how much her organization gives back to the community.

Peter Judd

June 2007

A Family Tradition: Peter Judd

Continuing a tradition of excellence, Peter Judd, owner of Time Square in the Clifton Park Center, explains his values and how they determine his business plans.

Kristen Church

June 2007

A Twenty-Four Hour Day

Read how Kristen Church, recipient of the Southern Star of Saratoga for volunteerism, talks about her work and how she does her best to be a full-time mom with a full-time job.

Terry and Lauryann Irish

June 2007

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: Terry and Lauryann Irish

Terry and Lauryann Irish discuss the success of their boutique, Karalina's, and the Grand Opening of their new location in Clifton Park Center.


Daryl Hannah

May 2007

Daryl Hannah

One of our editors was lucky enough to chat with Daryl Hannah during the Saratoga Environmental Expo dinner party. Read an excerpt from their conversation on the green movement.

Tom Stock

May 2007

Picture Perfect

Tom Stock, the region's premier photographer, discusses his life, his education and the art of creating the perfect picture.

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: Dawn Vavala

May 2007

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: Dawn Vavala

At the age of 23, Dawn Varvala started her own business. Just a few years later, she is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the area.

Denise Romeo

May 2007

Better for Business

Read how Southern Saratoga Chamber VP Denise Romeo plans to help new regional businesses thrive.

Phil Barrett

May 2007

Supervising Success

As Clifton Park Supervisor, Phil Barrett has helped bring in new businesses while keeping taxes down. Barrett discusses his work for the town and his philosophy on the relationship between government and commerce.


Pat Grace

April 2007

Pat Grace

As the founder of GraceCom and the architect of its success, Pat Grace has every reason to take it easy. Instead, he discusses his plans for the company and his love for what he does.


General William C. Martin

March 2007

A General's Leadership: Brigadier General William C. Martin

In an exclusive interview, Brigadier General William C. Martin discusses his career in the military and his new corporation, The Initiative Group, whose purpose is to train tomorrow's leaders today.

Adirondack Trust

March 2007

Adirondack Trust: Not Your Average Bank

Learn how the Adirondack Trust Company's Trust and Estate Planning Department can help you plan for your present and future investments and peace of mind.

Scott Lansing of Lansing Engineering

March 2007

Creating His Future: Scott Lansing of Lansing Engineering

Scott Lansing describes the risks he took forming his own engineering company and why he would do it all over again.

Paul Balzer of European Comfort

March 2007

Stressless Furniture: Paul Balzer owner of European Comfort

Want to buy upscale furniture but don't want to be hassled? Paul Balzer discusses his business philosophy and why you should head over to European Comfort.

Green Design: Mike Phinney

March 2007

Green Design: Mike Phinney

Mike Phinney talks about his career and the future of Green Design in architecture.

Deena Mezzo

March 2007

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: Deena Mezzo

At the age of twenty two Deena Ecker took the huge financial risk of starting her own restaurant. Two years later, she has become so successful that she is already considering expanding. Learn how she found her funding and made her niche in the Capital Region.

Key4Women: Karen Zalweski-Wildzunas

March 2007

Key4Women: Karen Zalweski-Wildzunas

Read about how Karen Zalweski worked her way up the corporate ladder and started a program devoted to women's issues in banking.

A Tough Traveler: Nancy Gold

March 2007

A Tough Traveler: Nancy Gold

Nancy Gold, CEO of Tough Traveler, talks about how she took a small backpacking company into an internationally respected firm.

Women's Power Lunch: Jennifer Joseph-Perry

March 2007

Women's Power Lunch: Jennifer Joseph-Perry

Jennifer Joseph-Perry, VP of the Saratoga County Chamber, talks about her role in starting up the Women's Business Program.

Posie Peddler: Gretchen Squires

March 2007

Posie Peddler: Gretchen Squires

Learn how Gretchen Squires found success as a full-time business owner and a full-time mom.

The Restauranteur: Joseph Marrello

March 2007

The Restauranteur: Joseph Marrello

See how Joseph Marrello expanded upon his family's proud restaurant tradition.


Aird Dorrance

February 2007

Aird Dorrance

See how the 4th generation of the Dorrance family transformed his company and reaped the rewards.

Dave Leon

February 2007

Up and Coming Entrepreneur: Dave Leon

This bodybuilder turned businessman took the lessons he learned pumping iron and used it to create a chain of popular "every person" gyms.

Marcella Appliances

February 2007

Marcella Appliances

Does making millions selling VCRs out of a basement sound crazy? It happened, and it's how John D. Marcella made his start in the appliance industry.

I Love My Heart

February 2007

I Love My Heart

Learn how a physical therapist risked his livelihood opening a personal fitness machine store and found success during the market's expansion.

Larry Zinter

February 2007

Larry Zinter

Learn how a local-startup became one of the region's most successful material handling company through dedication, hard work, and a commitment to its workers.

Ray Decrescenzo

February 2007

Ray Decrescenzo



Bubbles

February 2007

Bubbles

Find out how a family business is continuing to thrive from generation to generation.