Albany Small Business Development Center

Serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington Counties

Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the Albany SBDC have worked directly with 23,632 businesses, helping them to invest $410,092,672 in the area’s economy, and create or save 12,261 jobs.

SEED Program – Small Enterprise Economic Development: SEED is a new Loan Program for future Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners that bases the lending decision on the character of the applicant and feasibility of the business model.
If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Among other things, we help our clients: understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, identify avenues for exporting goods & services, develop marketing plans, assess an invention’s viability, comply with licensing & regulations. Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.



FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties Workforce Solutions System

FMS Workforce Solutions brings together multiple programs and services to job seekers and business customers. Customers are able to conveniently access the employment, training, and information services they need.
Integral to our system are the Workforce Solutions Centers which bring together multiple programs and services in a manner seamless to job seekers and business customers. This system can be accessed through a variety of ways including walk-in service access, electronic linkage, resource rooms, Internet and other methods.

Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill

The Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill has a clear mission that encompasses a broad range of initiatives and activities: to engage the substantial resources of SUNY Cobleskill in collaboration with regional partners to enhance community and economic vitality in rural New York.
Through its five distinct centers (The Center for Farm and Food Entrepreneurship, The Center for Community Advancement, The Center for Art and Culture, The Center for Rural Legal and Policy Services), the Institute addresses the region’s most pressing issues to develop and enact sustainable solutions.

Schoharie County Child Development Council

SCCDC is focused on providing families with the best information about the agency and the education and family services that we offer children and families. SCCDC proudly provides services to Schoharie County families in the following programs:  Schoharie County Head Start, Schoharie County Early Head Start, Lark Street Childcare Center, Universal Pre-Kindergarten

NYS Education at a Glance

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to making data available and easy to use. This site provides a first step in publicly reporting educational data so all interested parties can be better informed as they work to advance student achievement.

Schoharie County Community Action Program

Schoharie County Community Action Program, Inc. (SCCAP), a non-profit human service organization; serving Schoharie County residents since 1965 – over 50 years! Our Mission: Building stronger, healthier communities and empowering families that experience economic and social challenges through strategic partnerships, education, services and compassion.

Schoharie County Public Transportation

The Schoharie County Public Transportation System is available to ALL residents of Schoharie County.

Schoharie County Website


USDA Rural Development

Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through their programs, they help rural Americans in many ways.
Rural Development offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure. Promotion of economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. They offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.
RD provides technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. RD help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make health and safety repairs to their homes.

23 hours ago

Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

An evening of delicious food by CAS SUNY Cobleskill Auxiliary Services, Inc. and snazzy music provided by Lazer Entertainment, nearly 150 people gathered to celebrate this year’s awardees. Congratulations to all! ...

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5 days ago

Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate with us! This event is open to the public. Purchase tickets here:

Event admission is just $40 per person and includes a Cash Bar, Hors D'oeuvres, Dinner and Dessert, followed by the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. As tradition holds, we will have a fun-filled 50/50 and basket raffle as well.

We do hope you’ll join us for this celebration!

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2 weeks ago

Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

Friends and Neighbors,
Join us in celebration of this year’s winners. Cocktails, dinner dancing and great company will make for a most memorable evening. Tickets are still available:!!!!!

It is with great excitement we announce the awardees that will be presented with awards for their hard work and dedication to our communities in 2017. Join us to honor these very deserving winners.
Want to attend and be a part of this wonderful evening? All are invited! Tickets are available on our website at
Thank you to community members who took the time to send in so many very worthy nominations this year. It was very difficult to choose one winner for each category and as you’ll see, we are making an exception and awarding Lifetime Achievement Awards to two amazing and inspirational women.

**Lifetime Achievement**
Marge Becker
Carol Coltrain
**Business of the Year**
Middleburgh Hardware
**New Business of the Year**
Hoober Feeds
**Businessperson of the Year**
Susan Loden, Apple Barrel
**Community Leader of the Year**
Tyler DeGroff
**FMS Workforce Development Board Business Partner of the Year**
Catholic Charities, Schoharie County Office

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