Many people dusted off their luggage and hit the road this summer, and numerous visitors came to Saratoga Springs to go see friends, relatives, and landscapes up close and personal! With most everything open, our destination experienced strong leisure travel demand, and we needed it. Visitors came for the thrill of Saratoga Race Course, the excitement of Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Live Nation concerts, and the natural beauty or our parks, cultural arts, and thriving downtown.
The first image that often comes to mind when people think about long-term care is an elderly person sitting alone in a depressing nursing home. The misconceptions about what long-term care involves and peoples’ images of the most common care settings are understandable, since long-term care insurance originally started as nursing home insurance four decades ago. However, it has evolved into a much more flexible solution that allows you to receive care in a variety of settings.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of the 2021 B2B Expo. The region’s largest networking event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, attracting organizations from a variety of industries representing the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – BankWise Technology™ has launched their latest product – Happy Banker – a software solution designed to help banks and credit unions streamline their daily operational tasks.
As the weather cools and the leaves turn, many of us look forward to one thing: no, not pumpkin spice everything. Football. In the game, the teams with the strongest fundamentals typically put themselves in the best spot to win. According to legendary coach Vince Lombardi, “some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things – blocking and tackling.” We can easily pivot to personal finance to discuss what represents the blocking and tackling in that arena.
“The FBI reports that ransomware attacks were up 20% in 2020, and even more tellingly, ransom demands rose 225%. And, according to an annual report on global cybersecurity, there were a total of 304 million ransomware attacks in 2020, a 62% increase from a year prior.”
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Small business owners and volunteers honored Bill Edwards at Longfellows for leading SCORE locally for 15 years, which helped launch more than a thousand businesses in Saratoga, Warren, Washington, and several adjacent counties.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Hospital has been designated an “Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence” for focusing on what matters most to geriatric patients and their families.
It’s almost that magical time of year again, when seemingly every second or third commercial on television is for Medicare health insurance. That time of year when retired football players and B-list actors take to the airwaves to beseech you to call a national 1-800 number to discuss important health and financial decisions with someone you’ll never meet and never speak with again. Yes, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period—with all its conflicting messages and confusion—is almost upon us.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Last week, I noticed that New York City will again be hosting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with spectators. The City of Schenectady is also planning to host their Holiday Parade the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In early August, I was in Schuylerville as that community hosted their Turning Point Parade. I was a volunteer at the recent Malta 5K and I know Clifton Park did a parade, concert and fireworks on July 4th. In Saratoga Springs, the Flag Day Parade took place on Sept. 11.
The New York State Canal System is nearing 200 years old, and the current locks and systems date back to the early 1900s. As the bicentennial in 2025 approaches, New York State has commissioned the “Reimagine the Canals” initiative to look at ways to revitalize the waterways, the communities that border them, and catalyze excitement among residents and transients alike, introducing a whole new generation to the wonders of the 524-mile Canal System.
ALBANY — Shepherd Communication & Security, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for electronic and specialty security systems, and CSI Protect, the exclusive U.S. distributor of SelectaDNA forensic marketing and technology, has announced the first successful use of synthetic forensic technology as a crime-fighting tool in the Northeastern United States.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course will for the first time be available for private events during the racing off-season.