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Solutions Forum for Local Manufacturers


A FuzeHub Solutions Forum is a half-day, matchmaker-style event, where leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. This is not a business mixer or a networking event, but instead gives attendees a chance to learn the expertise and programs offered by our many Resources.

> Fuzehub’s Solutions Forums are designed for leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations to meet directly with a select group of business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations, to help find solutions to their business and manufacturing challenges, and to learn about opportunities for growth.

> Attendees meet with our hand-picked Resources on a first-come, first-served basis during this matchmaking-style event. Resources include experts from the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership, economic development organizations, entrepreneurial assistance programs, university research centers, and other NYSTAR-funded programs.

The event is free, but meeting slots are limited, so please request to attend early if you have strategic responsibility for the development and manufacturing of your product, and want to learn about available expertise and opportunities for growth.

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers July 11, 2017 • Saratoga Springs, NY


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Welcome Techworks Consulting, Inc.!!

Please join us in welcoming Techworks Consulting to the Guilderland Chamber and Star Plaza.

The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Monday, June 5th at 4 PM  –  Free Android Tablet Raffle & Refreshments!

Celebrate the Chamber's 45th Anniversary!

On Thursday June 8 at 5:00 pm at the Appel Inn, the Guilderland Chamber will celebrate local businesses with its annual awards dinner, AND its 45th Anniversary!

The dinner, catered by Elegant Touch catering, features the small business awards, the town beautification awards, a wine and gift card pull (you are guaranteed to win!). Tickets to the event are $75 per person.

Award winners this year for the town awards (renovations, new buildings, etc.) are the Tawasentha Pool Building, Lucky Strike Social, Sushi Tei, Remedies Wine and Spirits, and Mill Hollow Apartments.  Businesses receiving the Chamber awards are Fenimore Asset Management, Marshall Price DDS, and the Guilderland Food Pantry.  Individuals receiving recognition for their efforts for business and community are Cindy Wadach, Jennifer Smith from Crossgates Mall, and a posthumous award given to the family of John Foley from John Foley’s Garage.

The dinner is open to all; come meet your local businesses and elected officials!

We will have a nostalgic look back at accomplishments with an enthusiastic look into the future. Take advantage of the opportunity to add your name as a sponsor for this organization which serves the business community of Guilderland, Altamont, and Voorheesville. Call 456-6611 for sponsorship details or to reserve your place for dinner at $75/pp.


Mirbeau Hospitality Services Will Launch Day Resort Concept in Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. – Mirbeau Hospitality Services, leaders in the development and management of premier boutique hotels, spas and resorts, is launching an innovative, convenient, Day Resort concept in Albany at Crossgates Mall this fall, known as Spa Mirbeau.

Like the award-winning Mirbeau resort properties, Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Skaneateles, N.Y. and Plymouth, Mass., Spa Mirbeau at Crossgates Mall will be an

Mirbeau Skaneateles - Aqua Terrace

Mirbeau Skaneateles – Aqua Terrace

ultimate haven where guests can escape, unplug, relax, rejuvenate and renew—inside and out. With world-class spa amenities, fitness and yoga programs, as well as French-inspired dining at Le Bistro and top-rated retail products at La Boutique, the 17,000-square foot facility will provide all of the renowned spa services of a full Mirbeau Resort, including the well-known Club Mirbeau fitness membership program.

“We created Spa Mirbeau to bring the Mirbeau Inn & Spa concept directly to our customers in the Capital Region, so they can enjoy the ultimate, yet classic, Spa Mirbeau experience close to home. Our goal is for Spa Mirbeau to become a normal part of the lifestyle available in the Capital Region,” said Linda Dower, principal, Mirbeau Hospitality Services. “We want guests to fully embrace our spa culture in the ‘unplugged’ atmosphere of simple elegance that we have created from our years of experience in developing and operating some of the best resort spas in the country.”

Designed by TPG Architecture, LLP in New York City, construction is now underway on the space located on the upper level, west end of Crossgates Mall. The

Mirbeau Pinehills - Couples Treatment - Credit Eric Roth

Mirbeau Pinehills – Couples Treatment – Credit Eric Roth

Grand Opening is scheduled for fall of 2017. In addition to main mall access, there will be a special exterior mall entry to provide guests ease of access. Spa Mirbeau will offer a Resting Area with heated foot massage pool and cozy fireplace, an Aqua Terrace under a full sky light with a large hot plunge pool, locker rooms with eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and saunas and a fitness suite with a yoga studio and spinning room, as well as world-class spa treatment areas, a charming French bistro, retail boutique and more.

“We look forward to having the renowned Mirbeau brand as a featured attraction, and it represents another great step in the evolution of Crossgates as a premier destination for those who want to travel, stay and experience all that we have to offer,” said Michael Gately, general manager, Crossgates Mall. “We are confident the convenient, centralized location offered by the mall will be a great benefit for the guests coming from near and far to enjoy Spa Mirbeau, and we know that Spa Mirbeau will provide a one-of-a kind experience for our customers.”

Mirbeau, loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” serves as the underlying concept for the brand, which embraces characteristics of French Impressionist art and simple elegance throughout its facilities, including soft light and warm colors.

About Spa Mirbeau: 

Spa Mirbeau is a Day Resort conveniently located at One Crossgates Mall Road in Albany, N.Y. where guests can escape any day of the week to unplug, relax, rejuvenate and renew from the inside, out. Family-owned and operated, Spa Mirbeau is the most recent installment in the nationally-renowned French-inspired Mirbeau Inn & Spa brand, which has locations in Skaneateles, N.Y. and Plymouth, Mass. The Day Resort concept offers all of the amenities of an elegant overnight resort, close to home, with an extensive menu of spa treatments, a resting area with heated foot pool, aqua terrace, eucalyptus-infused sauna and steam room, spinning room and yoga studio, retail boutique, as well as Le Bistro, a French-inspired bistro serving light fare and exceptional wine. For more information, visit

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Holds Rededication Event

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Holds Rededication Event

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Holds Rededication Event

Guilderland , NY- CELEBRATING A FRESH START –Local politicians and members of the regional business community gathered at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland Thursday, May 4 for a rededication ceremony to commemorate the many upgrades made since the facility was acquired in 2014 by The Grand Healthcare System.

In addition to comprehensive staffing upgrades and rebranding the facility with new interior and exterior signage and providing staff uniforms, the Queens-based company has invested more than $1 million in renovations to the building’s lobby, common areas, dining room, recreation area and outdoor patio, as well as constructed a 2,000-square-foot rehabilitation room with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The Grand Healthcare System has also worked to bring the warmth and comforts of home to the facility, which is one of many nursing homes it operates across New York state.  Guests now have access to hospitality features offered at other Grand-affiliated properties such as a personalized menu, concierge service, courtesy shuttle service. To enable guests to stay connected with loved ones and staff, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland is issuing iPads to all guests who want and can use them. With a touch of their finger, guests can request coffee, tea, soda, juice or water or an afternoon snack be brought directly to their room. They can also select their own breakfast, lunch and dinner choices for the week; request television/phone assistance; adjust their room’s temperature; make repairs to their bed or wheelchair; ask maintenance for help fixing something that’s not working properly in their room; view upcoming facility events; order transportation to an appointment; and, email staff with any questions that they might have. For more information, visit

Pine Bush Lupine Fest

Enjoy a family outing. Appreciate the beauty and learn the history of the Pine Bush. Lots of fun activities for all ages. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, New Karner Road on May 20th. Free and open to the public. 

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