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Phila Street’s newest eatery may be occupying the small space that was formerly Ravenous Creperie, but they have big plans for the future, including lunch, brunch, and a specialty plant based menu.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Martin Nemer, founder of Nemer Motor Group, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 53. Nearly five decades later, his family still thinks about what might have been. 

BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union and First New York Federal Credit Union recently collaborated on a state-of-the-art Interactive Teller Machine (ITM). This is the second collaboration for the two credit unions with the shared initiative of improving access to financial services in our local region. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion via Zoom with Sarah Craig, Executive Director – Caffe Lena; Louise Kerr, Executive Director- Saratoga Arts; Elaina Richardson, President- Yaddo, and Elizabeth Sobol, President/CEO - Saratoga Performing Arts Center. 

The virtual event takes place 10 – 11 a.m.  on Wednesday, April 28. Fee/admission is $25 for the general public, $15 for Chamber members. Please register online at: Saratoga.org. 

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Local eatery, Urban Roots Kitchen, announced the launch of a new brand identity, name and vision for its future. The company will begin operating as Thorn + Roots.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Whitman Brewing, located on Lake Avenue in downtown Saratoga Springs, was named among top new breweries in the country by USA Today’s “10Best” ratings.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency, has executed a strategic investment in Leaderboard Branding, a leading global naming and branding business headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, to grow its portfolio of companies. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Monday, 15 March 2021 20:51

Stewarts Shops Opening New Location

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If you have been curious about the new construction on Rt. 50 and Northline Road, we have the answer; it is a soon to be completed Stewart’s Shop.

Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:15

Best of 2021

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On Friday, March 12, Saratoga TODAY newspaper launched their annual ‘Best OF’ the Saratoga Region. The contest, which runs for 6 weeks, includes 150 categories ranging from fine dining and mattress store to wealth management and best accountant.

As of noon on the 12th they already had over 2,500 votes. “This contest is a community favorite every year” states Publisher Chad Beatty. “The readers and the businesses love it.”

To vote for your favorite business, go to: www.SaratogaTodayNewspaper.com

GLENS FALLS — Gallagher, a global insurance and risk management brokerage firm, this week announced it would join Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. in its support of the Glens Falls Arena, and extend its naming rights through 2025. The agreement comes following an announcement in December that Gallagher acquired Queensbury-based Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

“A key part of growing Gallagher’s business is to work with people and organizations like Cool Insuring Agency who share our common values of ethics, integrity, service and community enrichment,” said Bob Crandall, Area President for Gallagher in Albany, in a prepared statement. “We can’t think of a better way to support the upstate New York community than by serving as a steward of the Arena, and we are excited to be part of its deep roots in Glens Falls.”

The 4,794-seat multi-purpose arena located in downtown Glens Falls currently serves as the home of a minor league hockey team and also hosts a 7,335 square foot banquet facility called Heritage Hall. While currently closed due to restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arena will continue to host popular local activities including tractor pulls, concerts, public skating, indoor walking and more to the upstate community.

Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. was founded in 1857 by Charles W. Cool, the first mayor of the city of Glens Falls and has served the community for the past 150 years. The partnership extension will include the naming rights to the Arena, which was officially named Cool Insuring Arena in 2018.

 “We have developed a great relationship with Cool Insuring over these past few years as our naming rights partner, and we are thrilled that Gallagher wanted to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Mead, General Manager for Cool Insuring Arena.

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