“For every $100 spent at a local store, approximately $48 stays in the community … If you spend that on a chain store, about $14 stays in the community … That’s a huge difference,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy on Tuesday as he launched a “Shop local” campaign. 

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Local shops are open for business, but they continue to feel the effects of the pandemic.

With a recent $10,000 investment from the Guilderland Industrial Development Agency, the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is planning to launch a community investor program that will ultimately return funds to local small businesses that apply. In a separate initiative, the chamber plans to expand and diversify its board.

Millions of federal dollars have flowed into the area recently.

GUILDERLAND — Route 20 Café at 1823 Western Ave. is celebrating recent renovations on July 16 with a reopening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

GUILDERLAND — One in 10 people in Guilderland is food insecure, according to a press release from the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce. The suburban town has a population of roughly 36,000.

The Capital Region begins Phase 4 on Wednesday but large malls, gyms, and amusement parks are not allowed to open.

At New Scotland Town Hall, it’s back to business as (the new) normal. 

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Your CBD Store – Guilderland paves the way for education in an unfamiliar space.

GUILDERLAND — When stylists Erika Bates and Rebecca Riggi signed their lease for a space in Guilderland Center earlier this year, it was the culmination of a years-long desire to own their salon. But then the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. 


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