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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

APRIL 8, 2016
EDC On the Move - Among Some Recent Activities

Mr. Phillip H. Morse


Friday May 13th - Great Escape Lodge
Keynote Speaker:
Medical Device and Professional Sports Industry Entrepreneur
Mr. Phillip H. Morse - Keynote Speaker
Sponsorships Available - Call for Information (518) 761-6007

EDC Warren County was honored to host an informative update on the State budget with guest speaker Robert F. Mujica Jr., Budget Director for the New York State Division of the Budget this past Tuesday at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls.   Mr. Mujica provided detailed information on Governor Cuomo's $156 billion state budget that was informative and valuable for all in attendance.  Over 75 business leaders, elected officials and members of the public were present.  This event, which follows adoption of the annual Sate budget has been held in Glens Falls for the past several years.

Read the article in the Post-Star.

Ed Bartholomew, EDC President

Robert Mujica Jr., Budget Director for the New York State Division of the Budget

Michael Yevoli, Empire State Development Regional Director Capital Region

Update on the Budget
Queensbury Hotel
April 5, 2016

Attention all EDC Members and Future Members:  Renew your membership at EDC!  

Membership materials were sent via mail to all current members. For membership information and to become a new member please click here
or call EDC Offices today at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.

 (Formerly Tribune Media Services located at 40 Media Drive in Queensbury, NY) 


Twenty years ago Gracenote got its start with the compact disc recognition service known then as CDDB - the CD database. The software that ran the CDDB service was a self-contained ecosystem meant to operate in adverse computing environments, with little or no administrator attention. No special libraries were required, not even a database system of any kind - only the standard POSIX C library. The CDDB server supplied its own functionality, including a database, a metadata ingestion, management and remote replication system, an SMTP client, and supported raw TCP queries as well as functioning as a CGI program. It was an interesting beast; of necessity complicated and somewhat unusual, but solid and very good at what it did. It set the stage for much of Gracenote's future technology.

In the intervening years, Gracenote has branched out from CD recognition into new areas of digital entertainment technology, including many forms of digital audio fingerprinting, video fingerprinting, audio classification, machine listening, metadata management, text search, big data/analytics, and much more. Our various online services handle a trillion queries per month, a feat which requires hardcore systems engineering and some very exotic and unique algorithms.

Gracenote has a history of technical innovation, and herein we hope to share some of the secrets behind the great things we've built over the years. We may also discuss some of the new technology we're in the process of developing.

If this sounds interesting, then welcome to the Gracenote tech blog! Read on and enjoy.

Steve Scherf
Co-Founder and CTO

Life after General Electric: Investments Mean Growth for 65-year Old Machine Shop

Elizabeth Miller has secured financing for her next expansion at Doty Machine Works in Fort Edward, New York.

The owner of Miller Mechanical, a Glens Falls paper mill maintenance business and parts fabrication shop, expanded her portfolio 18 months ago and more than doubled her payroll when she acquired Doty, a 65-year-old machine shop.

Read the article in the Business Review.

Delcath Announces First CHEMOSAT Procedures In Turkey

Growing Adoption of CHEMOSAT Permits Expansion Outside of European Union

Governor Cuomo Launches $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

State to Collaborate With Regional Economic Development Councils to Revitalize Ten Designated Downtowns in Communities Across New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative - a comprehensive approach to transform communities ripe for development into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live and work. The program, first presented in the Governor's 2016 State of the State Address, will invest $10 million into ten downtown neighborhoods across the state. The downtown areas will be selected by the state's Regional Economic Development Councils.

Click here for the press release.


April 11 - May 16
The Microenterprise Assistance Program
Mondays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus
Hartford Central School District
Salem Central School District
Call 518-743-2238, email


April - July

Saturday, April 9
Adirondack Thunder vs. Manchester Monarchs
7:00 p.m., Civic Center

Wednesday, April 13
25 Minute Presentation by Homestead Funding's Reverse
Mortgage Specialists - How a Reverse Mortgage Can Benefit You
Reserve Your Seat:  Please contact Melody Loftus at 518-796-9778 to Register

Tuesday, April 19
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m. - EDC Offices, 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls

May 13, 2016
EDC Annual Luncheon
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury
Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Phillip H. Morse
Medical Device and Professional Sports Industry Entrepreneur
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration and networking at 11:30; luncheon begins at noon
Sponsorships Available - Call for Information (518) 761-6007

NYSEDC'S 2016 Annual Meeting
May 25 - 27, 2016
The Otesaga Hotel
Cooperstown, NY

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