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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.

Albany Walk In Care Now Accepting United Health Care - Empire Plan

Albany Walk In Care Medical Treatment is pleased to announce they are now in-network with United Health Care’s Empire Plan!

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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.

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The Art and Science of Dental Medicine

“Building an oral health home for families where comprehensive, top-of-the-line dental services were easily accessible was my goal,” saaid 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.”

RealtyUSA has eye on local trends

Jessica Richer began her real estate career in 2001 at The United Group of Companies, Inc. She recalls being hired by Walter Uccellini, a private real estate developer in Troy, to find sites for him, get them under contract and through the municipal approval process so he could develop senior housing.

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Dentists restore confident smiles

Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.

More impressionable than a bite

As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression.

Build your own burger at Roux

After 30 years of restaurant experience, Marisa Teller yearned to open her own business.

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Feel at home at Joyelles

Delmar store owner celebrates 25 years in June

Joyelles Fine Jewelers has been a fixture in the Delmar community for more than a quarter century, and being so, Mary Vail and her crew have developed a familial bond with their local customers.

Upstate: Aged like a fine wine

When you’ve been in business as long as Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. in Elsmere, you pick up on a few things.

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Tips for surviving a divorce financially intact

For many, it is easy to avoid the difficult, especially when the topic is money and the “difficult” is discussing divorce and finances. We think: it won’t come to that or I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it or the lawyers will handle it. And that’s understandable—divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through in life. However, to ignore it, to not confront it and plan for it can be a costly mistake.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Latham ophthalmologist offers only the best for patients

Patrons of Dr. Mabel Cheng’s ophthalmology practice can be assured that only the cutting edge of technology is used.

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Junk King -- Easy to be green

In the three years since establishing his waste removal business, it has become apparent that Todd Porter has a green thumb for business.

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