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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.

  • 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.  

  • She boxes memories

    A local woman helps others captures memories. From wedding card boxes to Hope boxes-Jane Fairchild loves to help you capture your memories. She started out giving her boxes as gifts but demand was so intense she soon started a business. 'Wedding Boxes by Jane.' 

  • Local woman hopes to brighten walls with affordable artwork

    You can now own art and still have money in your pocket. That's thanks to Sorelle Gallery in Stuyvesant Plaza and its new rental program. Gallery owner, Sandy Pelletier knows many people like art but that it can also be out of reach for some because of the price.   So this month she started a rental program that includes rent to own.

  • What is your style?

    A local woman wants to help you look your best. Abby Coufal is a style expert. She will come to your home and check out your closet-showing you how to create three or four outfits for each piece. She will also shop for you or detox your closets.

  • Woman uses artwork to stay true to herself

    How many of you even in your chosen careers feel like you don't always fit in? A Washington County woman felt that way. She went on to find a lot of happiness and success.

  • Family hopes transplant will give daughter better life

        This year many will start resolutions-but a Schenectady family hopes the New Year will mean their daughter will get a transplant and a new lease on life. Estanna Brewer is waiting for a call so she can head to DC for a rare small bowel transplant. She's never tasted food --receiving her meals through tubes only.

  • Warren County artist featured in Grammy gifting suite

    A Warren County artist is going to have a hand in this year's Grammy awards. Cyndie Wade owns Custom Creations by Cyndie in Lake George and her business is going to be featured in the Grammy Gifting Suite.

  • Program shows minority females how to become entrepreneurs

    When it comes to female entrepreneurs, minorities lag behind in starting and sustaining a business. But a local woman is hoping to change that.

  • Troy City Council president a 'renaissance woman'

    Many women are multi-taskers and some say that makes them good leaders. Lynn Kopka, president of Troy City Council, fits that bill quite well.

  • Local woman lives passion again

    A local woman had her life all planned out-traveling the world being the top sales person at major companies.  But, then it all ended and she had to find another passion.  So she decided to look no farther than the home of her ancestors.


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