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December 26, 2018


Spectrum News Capital Region: Orthodontist to Give Free Braces for 25 Capital Region Kids


Adirondack Orthodontics is making the largest-ever donation of braces to kids in need in the Capital Region, donating treatment to 25 patients in need. "For us it's all about the community," said Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn. "We've been in this area now for a little over five years and we've been lucky enough to have excellent feedback from our patients, so we wanted to make sure we could give back."

December 19, 2018


Albany Times Union: Kelley Follows in Her Father's Footsteps in Saratoga County


In many ways, Jennifer Kelley has been training for her new job as an assistant economic developer at the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership for much of her life. That's because Kelley is the daughter of Jon "Jack" Kelley, the local real estate executive who is best known for his work convincing Advanced Micro Devices (later GlobalFoundries) back in 2006 to choose the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County for its new billion-dollar computer chip factory.

December 13, 2018


Daily Gazette: Survey Finds Saratoga County Real Estate Market Strong


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership’s inaugural Saratoga County Real Estate Index found strong residential, commercial and industrial market sectors, and said each had need for additional inventory.


December 13, 2018


The Saratogian: Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Releases its Inaugural Real Estate Index


​The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership released its inaugural Real Estate Index on Thursday, declaring that Saratoga County remains a desirable location for both businesses and homeowners.


December 06, 2018


Albany Times Union: Saratoga's Universal Preservation Hall Makes Final Push for Funds


To help launch the final fundraising push, Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership's President Marty Vanags rebated half of UPH's fee to the county Industrial Development Agency, totaling $26,250. He also noted that arts has generated $80 million in Saratoga County. "Culture and arts are so important to economic development," Vanags said.

December 01, 2018


The Saratogian: Computer Programming Course to be Offered in Saratoga County


Albany Can Code, founded two years ago, is already offering the course in Albany, Troy and Schenectady. This marks the first time it’s being held in Saratoga County, in cooperation with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency.


November 29, 2018


Albany Business Review: Amazon HQ2 in NYC Could Make it Harder to Hire in Albany


Miriam Dushane has been recruiting software and other tech jobs for companies for decades in her role as managing director of Alaant Workforce Solutions (formerly Linium Recruiting). In the long run, Dushane sees it as a positive, bringing more diverse technical talent to the Northeast. “I’m always telling employers to look beyond the Capital Region, to bring more people here," Dushane said. "Amazon coming to New York City might be a way for companies to have a bigger pool of talent, and as Amazon continues to grow, there will be movement.” 

November 20, 2018


The Saratogian: Adirondack Orthodontics Guarding Shen Hockey Players


Sports are often steeped in tradition and during the winter, hockey posters, program covers and social media are often filled with photos of smiling hockey players with missing teeth, proud of their toughness and missing front teeth. That is one tradition that the Shenendehowa ice hockey team has avoided with style and ease the past four years courtesy of Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn, D.D.S. and his Adirondack Orthodontics office. The local office once again provided 28 molded mouth guards for the varsity squad at no cost to the team or the parents.


November 12, 2018


Albany Times Union: Albany Can Code Expanding Into Saratoga County


Albany Can Code, a software programming workforce development nonprofit, is launching its first-ever courses in Saratoga County in cooperation with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership.Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga Partnership, said that software coding jobs are in high demand, and training for software developers can be just the boost for some people who have been left out of the growth in the economy fueled by the semiconductor industry.


November 12, 2018


Albany Business Review: Software Bootcamp Expanding Into Saratoga County With New Coding Classes


Albany Can Code, the nonprofit software boot camp training nontraditional students in the region to help close the tech jobs skills gap, is expanding and offering new coding classes this spring in Saratoga County. The nonprofit is partnering with Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership to offer classes at SUNY Adirondack's Wilton campus for the spring semester.

November 11, 2018


The Saratogian/Troy Record: Serving Their Country and Your Company


Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner of Alaant Workforce Solutions, says while attracting and hiring qualified candidates has become a significant challenge, Capital Region employers would be well served to consider a pool of potential employees that offers a unique combination of aptitude and attitude, and has already proven its willingness and ability to be part of something bigger than oneself: our veterans.


November 06, 2018


Albany Times Union: Rehabilitation Support Services Receives State Funds to Fight Homelessness


RSS was awarded $2.5 million through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program to help in constructing 10 permanent housing units for homeless individuals with a serious mental illness.


November 04, 2018


Albany Times Union: Diverse Economy Helps Grow Area Employment, According to Alaant Hiring Index


The latest survey from Alaant Workforce Solutions finds that 58 percent of human resource and hiring managers plan to add jobs for the rest of this year and the beginning of next. Miriam Dushane, managing partner, said she's encouraged by the findings. "That speaks volumes about the strength and diversity of the region's economy," she said. 


October 28, 2018


Daily Gazette: High Notes: Fresh Water, Free Braces, Preservation


In Latham, Adirondack Orthodontics is working with international nonprofit organization Smiles Change Lives to provide braces to 25 local children whose families could not otherwise afford them. 


October 21, 2018


Spectrum News Albany: Adirondack Orthodontics Hosts Screening; Part of 'Largest-Ever Donation of Braces'


Braces fix your teeth, but can also be an expensive burden. That's why a local orthodontics practice is stepping in to ease the financial pain and strain of getting your braces. On Saturday, Adirondack Orthodontics in Latham teamed up with Smiles Change Lives, an international nonprofit, for what organizers say is the Capital Region's largest-ever donation of braces. Hundreds of children were screened by a team of doctors at the Latham practice and up to 25 will be selected to receive treatment.


October 16, 2018


Rehabilitation Support Services to Host Meet the Candidates Night


Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. (RSS), a leader in providing rehabilitation and recovery services to enrich the lives of individuals with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, today announced it will host its fourth annual Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, October 23 at The Desmond Hotel on Albany Shaker Road in Colonie.


October 09, 2018


The Saratogian: Global Semiconductor Alliance Hosts Summit in Saratoga Springs


More than 150 leading semiconductor executives and technologists converged on Saratoga Springs, NY for the inaugural GSA Silicon Summit – East, a global industry conference presented by the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership and Global Semiconductor Alliance. The first-ever event was aimed at extending semiconductor technology and business, highlighting developing market trends, and enabling opportunities for regional collaboration and growth.


October 05, 2018


Saratoga Today: FARM-TOPIA: Ellms Family Farm Expands & Adds Winery, Commercial Kitchen & More


With the help of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, Garth Ellms, proprietor of Ellms Family Farm, plans to turn 80 acres of Farmland into an agri-tainment destination called The Saratoga Farm Hub. Ellms acquired the property located at 284 Middleline Rd. in Ballston Spa on June 1 of this year. Plans include a commercial kitchen, small parcels of land that farmers can lease, an event space, a brewery, a winery, farmers’ market and overnight glamping (glamorous camping).


September 26, 2018


Spectrum News Albany: Construction Underway on State's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Project


With Wednesday's groundbreaking, construction is officially underway on New York state's largest lithium-ion battery storage project. “The quality energy that it generates on the grid, that is important," Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership President Marty Vanags said. Local economic development leaders like Vanags believe it's an attractive recruiting tool, since many manufacturers demand a constant stream of power.

September 26, 2018


Albany Times Union: Battery Project at Luther Forest in Stillwater Kicks Off


A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the Luther Forest Technology Campus for one of the most cutting-edge energy facilities being built in the Capital Region — a 20-megawatt energy storage battery facility. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership worked with Key Capture Energy to obtain financial incentives for the project. "We congratulate Key Capture Energy as it launches construction of this next-generation facility, which represents a significant investment in the economic, energy and environmental future of Saratoga County," Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership President Mary Vanags said. "We are delighted to have assisted the company in advancing this important clean-energy project, and especially pleased to be leading the first development on the Luther Forest Technology Campus since GlobalFoundries."

September 19, 2018


Oneonta Daily Star: City Panel Hears Plan for Housing Complex


Planners and Sixth Ward residents asked questions Wednesday night about a proposed 64-unit apartment complex that would offer affordable housing and be developed by Rehabilitation Support Services Inc. RSS officials reviewed plans, answered questions and noted requests during the city Planning Commission meeting at City Hall. 

September 19, 2018


Spectrum News Albany: Study Finds Agriculture Has $500M Impact in Saratoga County


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership unveiled the Saratoga County Agricultural Index, a study of the industry's economic impact. "Agriculture is obviously very important,” said Marty Vanags, the Prosperity Partnership’s CEO. “Agriculture is a half-billion dollar industry in Saratoga County."

September 19, 2018


Daily Gazette: Saratoga County Farm Impact Put At $500M


An agricultural index unveiled Wednesday points out the strengths and importance of Saratoga County’s farms, which do more than $500 million a year in business. “Agriculture still plays a very important part of the Saratoga County economy,” said Marty Vanags, president of the Prosperity Partnership,  Saratoga County’s designated economic development agency, which unveiled the Saratoga County Agricultural Index.

September 18, 2018


Albany Times Union: Linium Recruiting Changes Name, Adds New Services


Sometimes a name change is just a name change. But for Linium Recruiting, a name change means much more. Based on Wolf Road in Colonie, Linium Recruiting has changed its name to Alaant Workforce Solutions as part of an overhaul of its brand.

September 12, 2018


Spectrum News Albany: $2.5M Renovation for Academy of the Holy Names


A Catholic school in Albany has announced one of the biggest planned upgrades in its 134-year history. The Academy of the Holy Names has provided more details on the $2.5 million initiative to bring campus into the 21st century. The renovations will include a brand new construction of a north classroom wing. The space will feature a lounge area, new technology and a physics lab. There are also plans to renovate the main entry to improve safety and security.

September 12, 2018


Albany Times Union: Academy of the Holy Names Kicks Off $2.5M Capital Campaign for STEM Expansion, Safety


Academy of the Holy Names, the Capital Region's sole private Catholic girls' school, is announcing a $2.5 million fundraising campaign. The money will be used in part to build a new north classroom wing for the 134-year old school, create a new physics lab and encase the front breezeway in bulletproof glass. Work is expected to begin at the conclusion of the current school year.

September 11, 2018


Albany Times Union: Need Braces? A Local Orthodontist is Giving Away 25 Sets


A local orthodontist is teaming up with an international nonprofit to give away free braces to up to 25 local children in need. Adirondack Orthodontics and Smiles Change Lives say the cost of the expertise, services and supplies for such a donation total $150,000, marking the region's largest-ever donation for orthodontic treatment.

September 10, 2018


News 10 ABC: Local Orthodontist Giving Away Free Braces


An orthodontist in the Capital Region is cutting the bill and making it easier for parents to be able to afford dental work for their kids. Adirondack Orthodontics is teaming up with nonprofit organization Smiles Changes Lives to provide low-cost braces for children in need.

September 09, 2018


Daily Gazette: Local Orthodontist to Provide Braces to Children in Need


A Clifton Park orthodontist will provide braces and dental work to a number of children who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to receive the service. Sergey Berenshteyn, founder of Adirondack Orthodontics, is working with at least 25 local children from families unable to afford the otherwise costly care. "We want people to get this treatment who otherwise wouldn't be able to," Berenshteyn said. "There are a lot of people who might not be able to afford orthodontic care."

August 08, 2018


Albany Times Union: Guilderland Teens Apprentice With Orthodontist


Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn followed his mom's footsteps after graduating from Guilderland High School by becoming an orthodontist with practices in Latham, Albany and Clifton Park called Adirondack Orthodontics. He recently recognized his parents' tenacity and hustle in two teenagers, both Guilderland High School students, both patients of his. And both are the children of immigrants. When they told Berenshteyn they wanted to learn to be orthodontists, he created paid apprenticeships for each of them.

July 05, 2018


Daily Gazette: 20-Megawatt Battery Facility Planned in Stillwater


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the designated economic development agency in the county, announced the plan Thursday. It will be the first project undertaken by Key Capture Energy, an Albany-based startup with several other proposals in earlier stages of development.

July 05, 2018


Albany Business Review: New York's Largest Battery Energy Storage System Will Be Built in Saratoga County


A $9 million-plus battery energy storage facility will be built at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, creating 25 construction jobs and nine full-time positions. The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership worked with Key Capture Energy on the IDA application, and the Partnership will rebate its share of IDA fees, estimated at $33,750, to Key Capture Energy.

July 05, 2018


Albany Times Union: Green Energy Project Gets Tax Breaks in Saratoga County


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership helped Key Capture Energy secure $650K in incentives for a 20 MW battery storage project in Saratoga County, which will be the largest facility of its kind in New York, and create a more stable grid to drive economic growth.

June 27, 2018


The Saratogian: Saratoga Springs to Host Major Semiconductor Conference


The Oct. 9 event, called Silicon Summit-East, will bring together executives and technologists to discuss extending semiconductor technology, emerging market trends, and opportunities for collaboration and business growth. The event results from a strategic alliance the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership established last year with the Global Semiconductor Alliance, which represents more than 400 member companies in 32 countries that combine for over 75 percent of revenue in the $400 billion semiconductor industry.

June 27, 2018


Albany Times Union: Saratoga Springs to Host Semiconductor Conference in October


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is going to host a newly created semiconductor conference in October in partnership with the Global Semiconductor Alliance and the Center for Economic Growth. The conference will be called the GSA Silicon Summit - East, and it will be held Oct. 9 at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

June 27, 2018


Saratoga Partnership, Global Semiconductor Alliance and CEG to Present Inaugural GSA Silicon Summit – East in Saratoga Spring

October 9 event will promote collaboration to advance semiconductor technology and business, and provide unique insight to inform the regional ecosystem on growth opportunities.

June 13, 2018


Daily Gazette: Prosperity Partnership Index Shines Light on Economic Impact of Arts, Culture


Nearly 7 million people visited arts and culture destinations throughout Saratoga County last year, including the Saratoga Spa State Park and Saratoga Race Course. Those visits resulted in a more-than-$80 million impact on the county's economy, according to the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, which hosted a luncheon Wednesday to unveil its new Saratoga County Cultural Index.

June 13, 2018


Albany Times Union: Study: Arts and Culture Drive Creative Economy in Saratoga


Imagine if your city was able to attract 6.8 million people a year to its museums, theaters and other art and cultural venues. And imagine those visitors generated $80 million in economic activity. What you're imagining is what it's like to be Saratoga County. "That's like having a good portion of the New York City metro area and having them come to Saratoga once a year," Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, said during a luncheon event Wednesday at the Excelsior Springs Event Center.

June 05, 2018


The Saratogian: Ryckman Joins Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership


A former official with the Office of the United States Trade Representative has joined Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership as a global markets advisor, and business retention and expansion specialist. Mary Estelle Ryckman spent 30 years developing trade and investment policy, and negotiating international agreements in a variety of senior U.S. government positions.

June 05, 2018


Daily Gazette: Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Hires Former U.S. Trade Rep


The economic development agency hired Mary Estelle Ryckman as a global markets adviser, business retention and expansion specialist. Ryckman spent 30 years developing trade and investment policy and negotiating international agreements in a variety of senior U.S. government positions. 

May 23, 2018


Albany Times Union: Saratoga Partnership Launching 'Cultural Index' to Measure Impact


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership is launching its first-ever "cultural index" to measure the impact of the county's many arts, cultural and entertainment venues. The index, officially called the Saratoga County Cultural Index, will be first released during a luncheon event on June 13 at the Excelsior Springs Event Center in Saratoga Springs.

May 03, 2018


SiriusXM Business Radio: Interview with Oliver Staehelin and Catherine Spence of Pomello, an OutMatch Company

The founders of Pomello discuss their ability to predict the risk of sexual harassment within a corporate environment by using culture analytics.

April 29, 2018


Albany Times Union: Prosperity Partnership Hosts Event for Semiconductor Professionals


The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership will once again host 350 semiconductor executives and technology professionals at the Saratoga Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 2 as part of ASMC 2018, the industry’s leading international technical conference.

April 24, 2018


Spectrum News: No Shortage of Job Opportunities in the Capital Region


A new survey of more than 100 human resource and hiring managers representing Capital Region companies suggests employers are increasingly optimistic about job growth. Some 70 percent of employers interviewed say they are recruiting workers within the region, according to the Linium Hiring Index, just released by Albany-based Linium Recruiting.

April 11, 2018


Forbes Names Linium Recruiting One of America’s Best Recruiting Firms for Second Consecutive Year


Linium Recruiting, the Capital Region’s leading professional staffing agency serving industries ranging from IT, science and engineering to health care, accounting and sales, today announced that it has been selected by Forbes for the second straight year as one of America's Best Recruiting Firms 2018. Again this year, Linium Recruiting is the only firm in the Capital Region – including both professional and executive recruiting firms – to make Forbes’ prestigious listing of America's Best Recruiting Firms.

April 05, 2018


Saratoga Business Journal: Clifton Park Braces and Adirondack Orthodontics Steadily Expanded Over Time


Clifton Park Braces and Adirondack Orthodontics is celebrating five years in the Capital District. During that time, Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn, owner and founder, has expanded from his first office near Shenendehowa Central School District to, now, Albany and Latham.

March 29, 2018


The Saratogian: Economic Index for Saratoga County Shows it Continues to Do Well


An index released Thursday on how the county is doing economically showed a continuation of its recent strong growth patterns and an unrelenting draw for domestic and international migration. The good news was presented to approximately 100 business leaders from around the county by officials with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency.

March 04, 2018


Daily Gazette: Orthodontist Adapts and Grows His Practice


Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn opened his own practice — Clifton Park and Adirondack Orthodontics — in 2012. He’s undertaken a gradual course of expansion, adding a second office in Guilderland in 2014 and a third office in Latham in 2017. And he wants to remain independent. “I love coming to work, I love knowing my patients,” Berenshteyn said.

March 04, 2018


Daily Gazette: The Early Bird: Economic Development Leader Starts His Day at 3:45


Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, said what keeps him passionate about economic development is the ability to impact people's lives. "A job dignifies a person and gives them food and a future," he said. "I do it for the guy or gal who needs a job." 

January 03, 2018


OutMatch Rises in Ranking of Top HCM Software Vendors by Apps Run the World


OutMatch, a leader in delivering actionable predictive analytics to build world-class workforces, is ranked among the premier HCM software vendors worldwide, according to the HCM Top 500 Market Report released by Apps Run the World. OutMatch was rated in the top 10 percent among more than 3,000 enterprise applications vendors studied, which marked a sharp rise from the previous year, in which OutMatch was rated near the top third of vendors.

January 01, 2018


Albany Times Union: 3-D Images Replace Putty-like Molds in Capital Region Orthodontist Offices


Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn of Adirondack Orthodontics invested in an oral scanner in September for his Guilderland office, one of three that he operates in the Capital Region. The process is a hit, especially with patients who've gone through mold-making in the past, and just as important is the quality of the results. The braces, retainers and appliances that are made from the scanners are superior to those made by the molds and rarely need to be adjusted. "We're actually seeing a clinical improvement based on the quality of the images we're taking now," Berenshteyn said.

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