Week in Review: September 26, 2022-September 30, 2022
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Albany Inno – This Troy software company is 20 years old, but it’s growing like a startup
“Web Scribble Solutions has been around since 2002, but a new business model has led to fast growth reminiscent of a budding startup.
The company makes software that powers job boards for nonprofit trade associations. Its largest client is AARP.”
Albany’s Clinton Square project moves forward without Death Wish Coffee café
“At least one of the projects highlighted in a 2019 announcement of $10 million to revitalize the Clinton Square area won’t be moving forward.
A spokeswoman for the Department of State confirmed that Death Wish Coffee declined a $160,000 grant to help the company open a storefront café on Livingston Avenue near Clinton Avenue.”
Maria College nursing dean Colleen Carmody on effort to build health care workforce
“There’s a growing shortage of nurses in the Capital Region for a number of interconnected reasons. The new dean of nursing for Maria College is planning to implement new partnerships and plans geared toward fixing the problem
Colleen Carmody started in August as the dean of nursing for Maria College, which says it now graduates the most pre-licensure nurses in the region.”
Argyle Cheese Farmer’s partnership with Ideal Dairy Farms opens path for grown
“In 2019, Argyle Cheese Farmer’s owners didn’t know how the company could keep going.
The cheese and yogurt maker, run by husband-and-wife team Marge and Dave Randles, was struggling to keep up with strict Food and Drug Administration processing requirements in the 1,200-square-foot processing plant they had started in Argyle. At the same time, demand for their products kept coming, causing them to outgrow the capacity of their facility.”
Albany Inno – What Network Next’s CEO learned from his only competitor’s failure
“The CEO of Network Next said the startup had one real competitor. Now, it’s all alone.
“There’s no technology like what we’ve got, and there’s no direct competition,” said Glenn Fiedler.”
Plans for fulfillment center approved by town planning officials on Tuesday.
“Amazon will construct a warehouse in Granville, local officials said Wednesday.
Granville Mayor Paul Labas said the town of Granville planning board approved plans for the 24-hour facility on Tuesday night.”