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Ballston Spa woman's business goes to the dogs

If you're not a dog lover, you're in the minority. People just love their dogs and spare no expense for them -- from to grooming to dressing to dog collars. It’s the latter that caught our attention -- especially the collars made by a Ballston Spa woman.

  • Ebola crisis a world away hits close to home for one woman

    The number of deaths continue to climb as the world keeps a close eye on the Ebola outbreak throughout parts of Africa, but few are watching more closely than Felicia Gambles who is trying to help her family.

  • Disloyalty

    She thought she would be a teacher-but something happened to author, Shari Quinn that taught her a lesson she would never forget. Now, she's turn that challenge into a brand new book that has been out only a short time but already has a strong following.

  • Coming to the rescue of others

    Life comes at you fast - so the commercial goes - and two local women know that all too well.

  • Problems with your pooch?

    Do you have a pooch that chews up the furniture, climbs up the neighbors leg or goes after other dogs? You might be surprised that some local women think the problem may not be with the dog, but rather the owner.

  • Curveballs lead to newfound strength for Colonie woman

    How many of us have imagined our lives going one way, only to realize it’s gone in a totally different direction? It happened to a Colonie woman, but then her life took another turn. Now, she’s living her best life ever.

  • Perseverance leads to sweet smell of success

    It's the sweet smell of success now but there were lots of challenges for a local woman hoping to own a bakery.  Now, she has two bakeries and has an incredible story to tell about perseverance.

  • Sisters bond over business together

    Hotels are filling up with people arriving to take in the sights and sounds as the Saratoga Racing Season gets underway. When they aren’t placing bets, a pair of sisters hope they will want to take in a little shopping.

  • Fighting obesity -- one step at a time

    This weekend, people will be sweating to the oldies. While the dancing will certainly be fun, a local doctor is hoping it will have an impact on people long after the music stops.

  • Necessity is the mother of invention

    What would you do if you had a hair crisis?  A Clifton Park woman decided to create her own hair product.  She called it Tressmerize.

  • Young women make history and accomplish dreams

    High school graduation will have an extra meaning for two young women from Albany Leadership Charter High School. One is making history as the first female in her family to graduate high school and the other came here from a foreign land to get a better education.

  • She helps others look good

    Sarah D'Alberto loves photography and is living her dream right now.  She helps people look their best through photography.  It's a career she created after fulfilling another dream. 

  • Paintings by you

    A local woman is giving the term, "Paint the Town," a whole new meaning. She's started a business that teaches people how to paint and have a good time while doing it. It's called Saratoga Paint and Sip and business is going so well, she's opened up a second location.

  • Past jobs lead to one that’s just “write”

    Sometimes, it takes people a while to figure out what they really want to do in life. That’s the way it was with Danielle Klahr. She had to work at a lot of jobs before finding one that worked for her.

  • Combating the military sexual assault epidemic

    Some women say they don't want to come forward because they don't think anything will be done. They say they are victimized again because when they do come forward they have to tell what happened to military commanders. What should be done?

  • She helps keep employees in the Capital Region

    With all the high tech jobs coming to the area, businesses want to make sure when they bring in employees-those employees will stay. A local women-owned company is helping make sure that happens.

  • She's in the oil business

    After years as a software salesperson to hospitals and doctors a local woman decided to look at health in a whole new way. She started selling olive oil.  Today she owns Oliva! and has stores in Clifton Park and Stuyvesant Plaza.

  • Horse trainer helps kids

    Sue Friday has loved horses since she was a little girl.   She specifically loves Morgan horses but a bigger passion is helping students with disabilities develop a love for horses. 

  • Art in the community

    A local woman is winning awards for her work as an artist and illustrator. Chances are you've seen her art around Albany.

  • 90-year-old CEO keeps Middleburgh phone company buzzing

    When it comes to phone service, you are probably familiar with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. However, there is an independent phone company in the area that is giving the big boys a run for their money – and it’s run by a 90-year-old CEO.

  • EPA administrator inspires women at Troy college

    Women are making great strides in many professions. However, according to an administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, there are not enough women working to protect and improve the environment.

  • Local woman proud of dad

    He was the man who invited everyone to make a joyful noise. Artis Kitchen was host of a gospel show for 35 years. On Friday, he will be honored at a gospel celebration at Proctor's theater and his daughter will be in the audience thanking him too.  

  • Nearly 100 days in office

    Some say this is the year of the female mayors in upstate New York. Four cities have women at the helm. Today's Women reporter Elaine Houston sat down with the two local mayors -- Albany's Kathy Sheehan and Joanne Yepsen of Saratoga Springs.

  • Animated series may be in her future

    A local woman who created a funny looking dog may eventually have an animated television series. The character is called STINKY DOG and people are loving it--including a producer from Hollywood.

  • The Car Lady

    Don't have time to take your car in for repairs, a local woman will do it for you. She's been working on cars for years and turned her love for cars into a business.

  • Art for the people

    A local artist says you don't have to go to NYC to find great art, she's proof that upstate New York has a tremendous number of  great artists too.

  • Top Woman in Law Enforcement

    Major Robin Benziger is one of the top women leaders in the New York State Police. She is the Troop commander in Troop K in Poughkeepsie. She became a trooper at at time when women were not expected to go into law enforcement.

  • Bacon Treats

    A local woman has gone to the dogs and she loves it. She originally worked in insurance but now she is making animal treats. She started making them following a scare over harmful ingredients in pet food. She worked with Oscar's Smokehouse to use their bacon to make her treats and business is booming.  


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