CEG Economic Development Week in Review – October 2 – October 6, 2017
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“The town of Ballston is launching a $200,000 microenterprise grant program that will fund startups and businesses with five or fewer employees.
Grants, which are funded with federal money administered by the state’s Office of Community Renewal, range from $5,000 to $35,00.”
“Garden Bistro 24 is once again planning special menus that use vegetables grown by middle schoolers in Bethlehem to raise money for their sustainability and garden club.
The restaurant will hold what’s known as Bethlehem Central School District Garden Nights on Tuesdays during October at its Slingerlands and Latham locations.”
“After an onslaught of hacking, breaches and malware this year, and the resultant waves of publicity, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month should be a bit anticlimactic.
But for some people, the message never gets old.
One of the organizations most aware of cyberthreats and most active in countering them is CIS, a non-profit steadily expanding its client base and 130-person workforce. Along with creating benchmarks and protocols by which organizations large and small can secure their computer systems, CIS serves public entities as a cybersecurity partner, including all 50 states and 1,400-plus municipalities containing more than 80 percent of the U.S. population.”
“The Hillrock Estate Distillery held one of its two annual open house events Saturday, an event the owner, Jeff Baker, said gives a wider range of people the opportunity to meet the brand.
The open house ran from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a tour of the distillery operation and ending with a tasting of four of the company’s whiskeys, hosted by the company’s master distiller, Dave Pickerell.”
“Danfoss Silicon Power, the first major tenant at SUNY Poly’s Quad-C lab at its Utica campus, is holding a press conference Monday to welcome its first 11 employees and outline its manufacturing plans at the site.
Danfoss will make power modules used in electronic devices using silicon carbide chips produced at SUNY Poly’s Albany campus in partnership with General Electric Co. The state spent $100 million upgrading the Quad-C facility for Danfoss, which plans to hire 300 people.”
“Joachim Frank, one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday, did much of the work that won him the prestigious award at the famed Wadsworth Center in Albany during the 1970s and 80s before moving to Columbia University in 2008.
The German-born Frank, who was also on faculty at the University at Albany during his time at Wadsworth, is sharing the Nobel Prize for his work on cryo-electron microscopy with Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and Richard Henderson of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.”
“Engineers in Niskayuna, Schenectady led development…”