The Saratoga Economic Development Corp. is hosting a virtual six-part Summit Session Series as an extension of SEDC’s recent 2021 Economic Summit. Each Session will delve deeper into an essential topic affecting economic development and possible solutions to challenges within Saratoga County.
The first Session addressing workforce will be held virtually 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23.
The workforce session panelists are Joseph Dragone, PhD, senior executive officer of Capital Region BOCES; Dr. Turina Parker, assistant superintendent educational and support programs, WSWHE BOCES; Nancy DeStefano, assistant superintendent instructional programs; John Jablonski, vice president academic affairs of SUNY Adirondack; and Jenniffer McCloskey, director of Saratoga County Employment and Training.
Additional topics to be covered in upcoming session include transportation, 5G technology, zoning/planning, water/sewer, and gas/electric.
To register for the workforce SEDC Summit Session and/or to find information on upcoming Sessions, please visit saratogaedc.com/general-news/summit-session-series.
The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund is accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities headquartered in the Saratoga, Warren and Washington county areas.
The grant window is open until Aug. 31, according to Brian Straughter, chair of the Community Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee. Grants are to be used during the 2022 calendar year.
Grant award recipients will be announced by the independent advisory committee in December.
Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the community fund website at ATCCF.org
ATCCF was established in 2009 to build an endowment that acts as a perpetual source of funding for the broad array of nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the community and to assist them in addressing issues of common concern.
Since the inception of the Autumn of Giving Match Campaign in 2013, the Lend-A-Hand Grants program has provided more than 235 grants, totaling nearly $462,000 to local nonprofits. Grant awards have supported programs in such diverse areas as veterans outreach, STEM education, summer lunch programs, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services, the arts, and more.