Springtime Things To Do in the Capital Region


Springtime means it’s time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities available in Upstate NY, and more specifically… the Capital Region!

We’ve made it through another Upstate winter (even if this year was extremely mild), and spring is finally upon us. As the temperatures start to rise, the grass gets a greener and flowers start to bloom; it’s a beautiful time to get out and explore the region! There is so much to do here, even on those rainy days.  Keep reading to discover all that the Capital Region has to offer this season.

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Talent Connect Spring Newsletter

Talent Connect’s spring newsletter is hot off the press!

… metaphorically speaking.

This season’s newsletter offers things to do in the Capital Region during springtime, home buying and auto tips, kids summer camp suggestions, professional networking, and happenings around the area.

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Talent Connect in the News!

tu logoTalent Connect was recognized in an article in today’s Times Union for our work in cultural transitioning for foreign new-hires. Transitioning to a new place is challenging for everyone. Transitioning from a different culture presents an extra set of obstacles to overcome to make a new location feel like home. Talent Connect offers services that help professionals relocating to the Capital Region from outside the country to ease the transition; helping new-hires and their families adjust smoothly to U.S. culture and customs.

Talent Connect Program Manager, Joanne Bucher, was recently featured on a panel addressing these issues to the Capital Region Recruiters Network (CRRN).

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February 18, 2016


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CEG Announces new ‘Talent Connect’ Program

Program will help area employers by offering specialized support services for new hires who are relocating to the Capital Region.

Albany, NY – The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) announces a unique new program offering to regional employers who are in need of comprehensive support in recruitment and retention of valued talent. Talent Connect will provide several different services to address the challenges that face today’s relocating professionals in a variety of innovative ways, including pre-hire consultations, dual career support, community integration and cultural transitioning.

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Winter Newsletter

Stay up to date with Talent Connect!

View our winter newsletter by clicking HERE.

February Social Event

We had a great time painting and sipping at Canvas, Corks & Forks in Troy for our February social event!


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Tech Valley Connect Holiday Party

We had a blast at our holiday party this year!

First we stopped into Yono’s  for some cocktails and delicious appetizers,

Then we headed across the street to the Capital Repertory Theater to see A Christmas Story, The Musical! The show runs until December 27th.


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Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets!

This month, Tech Valley Connect teamed up with the Hope 7 Center of Troy to adopt families in need! 20151123_113136 (2)

Advice on the best way for academic couples to search for jobs



Pas de Deux: Dual-Career Searches

 November 11, 2015

Academics are increasingly part of dual-career couples, and when one partner is ready to make a transition to a new position, perhaps in a new location, two professional trajectories need to be maintained. If you are confronting your first job search as a couple, you may wonder how to undertake the search jointly and what factors to bear in mind. Continue reading “Advice on the best way for academic couples to search for jobs” »

Capital Hauntings Tour with Tech Valley Connect

On the evening of the 27th of October, Tech Valley Connect staff and clients braved the hauntings tour of the New York State Capitol to learn of all the ghosts legends say are still creeping down the corridors…




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