GUILDERLAND — Joan McGrath, a business teacher at Guilderland High School, was honored last month with a Market Maker Business Award from the School of Business at Ithaca College. The annual awards honor high school teachers and advisers who are committed to mentoring high school students in economics or finance.

The Berne Planning Board has approved plans to build a Dollar General store in East Berne.

The Knox Zoning Board of Appeals will weigh in on the interpretation of a town law on home businesses after the planning board members could not come to an agreement on whether home businesses are subject to similar zoning restrictions as their business counterparts.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP has been named a Tier 1 firm in Albany by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in 2019 in the following practice areas: Corporate Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Environmental Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates Law.

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday, on Nov. 24.

As a Neighborhood Champion, the chamber will help businesses promote the activities they have planned for Small Business Saturday, an event created in 2010 by American Express.

GUILDERLAND — Local vendors will showcase their products and services at the Guilderland Public Library on Nov. 24, in an event run by the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce to mark Small Business Saturday.

Next week, a new restaurant, Gracie’s Kitchen, will open in the village of Voorheesville.

Zeroenergy Buildings Inc. and One Energy Inc. in Guilderland work with customers to retrofit existing buildings or build new — either way, dramatically reducing their energy use, according to George Keleshian.

A trade organization that represents the multi-billion dollar Scotch Whisky industry has told a local company, which has yet to sell an ounce of liquor, that it needs to change its name and the names of products it plans to sell. 

Firefighters expect to have a definitive cause of the Sept. 8 spa fire within a couple of days.


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