Category Archives: Spotlight

A Conversation with Mary Frances Millet – Artist

Mary Frances Millet has been a successful artist for many years, but when she decided to try something new, she was suddenly propelled into a whole new world. She wanted to create a coloring book to celebrate her town, Schenectady, NY. We all know coloring books are hot, but she never expected it to take…
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Business Owner Spotlight: Dale Klein from Profitable Speech

Dale Klein, founder of Profitable Speech, LLC, has been helping local business professionals sound their best since 1994. A vibrant, sought-after speaker and author, Dale works with a variety of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to major hospitals, as well as individual professionals. Originally from the Bronx in NYC, she now resides in Clifton Park,…
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A Conversation with Jessie Riley

[caption id="attachment_3432" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Photo by Mark Morand[/caption] Jessie Riley, owner of Kitanie Books, an independent publishing house, knows what it's like to dream. She also knows what it's like to have an invisible illness. What she didn't know was that these two traits would converge to become one of her life's missions. Her recently…
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A Conversation with Louis Torres

We all know that I am a huge supporter of small business and using local resources. So I have decided to start a new Spotlight feature on this blog to highlight local businesses and entrepreneurs. For our first owner spotlight, I would like to introduce Louis Torres from Louis Torres Photography. If you are looking…
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Dance Spotlight: The Scandalous Waltz

As with most dances, the exact origin of the waltz is a little murky. There are references to peasant folk dances that seem to be early forms of the waltz as far back as 13th century Germany, but these references are more prevalent in the 1500s. The waltz was originally viewed as a very scandalous…
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