News from Our Troy Coworking Community

September Member Profile: Matt Grill, Broadridge Financial

#GarageMemberHighlight: Matt Grill worked for Appatura, a 30 person company specializing in content management and document creation for the financial industry. In late 2019, Appatura was acquired by Broadridge Financial. Matt says that being acquired was a cultural shift, but an exciting opportunity for the innovation lab. Going from a small 30 person organization to being a small part of…
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Garage Member Q&A – Cookie Therapy ALB

Our community manager Nicole touched base with Ashley Brown and Faye Jones, two local entrepreneurs working on their next big thing –Cookie Therapy. These ladies just became Garage members pre-pandemic for their photography and branding business, and then switched gears to start baking some of the most delicious and sought after cookies in the Capital Region shortly thereafter. Check out this…
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Full Video: Capital Region Town Hall

This past week, we held an unprecedented town hall style event featuring two dozen of the Capital Region’s leader in business, politics and non-profits. Over 400 people registered to attend and listen in on an insightful conversation about how these individuals are navigating the COVID-19 crisis within their organizations and industries, as well as to hear how they are still…
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Garage Member Q&A – Sue Green, Paperkite

Our community manager Nicole took some time to catch up with Garage Member Sue Green, CEO of Paperkite and ask her some fun questions while she’s working from home. While we miss our in-person interactions in our space, it has been wonderful to see some familiar faces via video call and still find a way to make valuable connections. You…
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6 Resources For NYS Small Business Relief During COVID-19

We know this is a challenging time for all small businesses navigating the day-to-day changes throughout this global crisis. And while there are new resources available to answer your questions and provide some form of relief to local business owners, it can be overwhelming to sort through and understand exactly what these new plans and programs can mean for you….
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Introducing “The Box” Podcast Studio

We’re so excited about The Box podcast studio, one of the newest additions to Troy Innovation Garage! As we evolve, we continue to update and introduce new elements into our space that our members can enjoy and use to create. We turned one of our small meeting areas into a podcast studio with some amazing wall decals from a local…
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Member Highlight: Elizabeth Burgos, Broom N’ Moppin’ Cleaning Services

Elizabeth Burgos, owner and founder of Broom N Moppin’ Cleaning Services, is one of the Garage’s newest members. Elizabeth started her career in hospitality and sales as a regional sales director for hotels like Hilton, Marriot and Wyndham. After forming a close bond with some of the housekeepers on site at the hotels, she learned that many of the women…
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Member Highlight: Michael Gardner, IPPSec

Michael Gardner, CTO and Co-Founder of IPPSEC, moved to Troy 7 years ago from Ohio to attend RPI. He chose RPI for it’s connections and proximity to major East Coast cities and nature, as well as career opportunities in the Capital District. He has since made a home in Troy for those same reasons. Not one for downtime, Michael is a creative force within The Garage community, bringing a love of music, theater, technology…
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