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NY Energy Industry Executives Power Breakfast

New York energy industry executives discuss Albany region's assets and the future of the energy grid at Power Breakfast - Albany Business Review, April 25, 2014

Albany Business Review Power Breakfast

Who and what you missed at the Albany Business Review's energy Power Breakfast event in Scotia NY - Albany Business Review, April 25, 2014

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Skidmore was host to Curved Line Seminars a new Business venture

Curved Line Living Seminars on Entrepreneurship and Leadership, a new business venture being launched by local entrepreneurs Christel and Colin MacLean, was held at Skidmore College on Monday, April 22 for Management and Business Majors and Minors. Curved Line Living seminars feature all aspects of entrepreneurship and personal empowerment.
The first seminar, “Fearless Entrepreneurship,” covers creating the right mind set for going out on your own, financing, building cash-flow projections, corporate structure, branding, public relations and marketing and overcoming hurdles, as well as the MacLeans’ proprietary tips for entrepreneurial success.

"I loved your perspective that it doesn’t matter how well competitors do, but that it matters more that you do the best you possibly can.  That insight really spoke to me because it made me feel much more comfortable with my own abilities; I can only control what I can control, and with that, I will learn to adapt and do the best I possibly can", said Rachel Dance, a graduating senior. "It was a great reminder to pay attention to my own strengths and weaknesses so that I can become whatever I want to be, versus trying to live up to another person’s standards."

Catherine Hill

Prof. Catherine Hill

Skidmore professor quoted in article about battery and energy storage and the New York Executive Cleantech Leadership Institute at Skidmore.

Tim Harper

Prof. Tim Harper

The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Timothy Harper as Vice-President of the Board of Directors.  Dr. Harper first joined the board in 2011.  

“Tim brings more than 20 years of experience in business management, as well as a deep commitment to community development,” said Linda MacFarlane, Executive Director.  “We appreciate his assistance as we work to create sustainable and vibrant neighborhoods within underserved communities.”

Dr. Harper is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management & Business at Skidmore College.  
“I am thoroughly impressed by the goodwill and the commitment of the staff and board members as they work tirelessly to contribute to the greater good by making a difference in the lives of individuals and the cycles of start-up and small minority enterprises,” said Dr. Harper. “I am also afforded the opportunity to have a voice as faith-based institutions seek to expand their reach beyond the spiritual, as they seek to provide programs and services for the underserved. It is a great privilege to conduct meaningful work in a way which facilitates the triumph of diversity and social mobility.”
In addition to Dr. Harper’s election, Kirby White was re-elected President, David Ashton was re-elected Treasurer and Phyllis Hathaway was re-elected Secretary.
Incorporated in 1985, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a nonprofit financial institution with a community development mission that provides loans and technical assistance to local nonprofit organizations for housing and community development, to micro enterprises for business and economic development and to individuals for home purchase/repair.  The Community Loan Fund has loaned close to $37 million – leveraging just under $166 million - to more than 715 local community and economic development projects, creating or retaining more than 1,500 jobs. Additionally, CLFCR has financed 1,099 units of affordable housing and 259 micro-enterprises/small businesses.

Christine Page

Prof. Christine Page

How mood influences the very basic element of decision-making Journal of Consumer Research article, press coverage below:

1) http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJ2eZHCCF9w7kq0-fci5ih_D0PDw?docId=CNG.f3edbe74c041d1ba73856243f5647895.cb1
2) http://www.medindia.net/news/Study-Finds-Happy-People-Make-Better-Faster-Decisions-87820-1.htm
3) http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/happy-people-are-more-successful-shoppers-study-says/
4) http://lifestyle.malaysia.msn.com/wellbeing/health/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5107087&page=2
5) http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/happy-people-make-better-faster-decisions-study-2315208.html
6) http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2011/aug/07/0807_study/

Tim Harper

Prof. Tim Harper

 Outlook 2013: Innovation is crucial to business success

Tim Harper

Prof. Tim Harper

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