ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW – The new chamber initiative is sponsored by Business For Good, the KeyBank Foundation and CDPHP. The initiative is offering free business growth services to Black-, Indigenous- and people of color-owned enterprises as well as support for the implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW – Work on the future home of Hattie’s Restaurant in Albany could start as soon as September. The foundation backing the restaurant — Business For Good — is just waiting for historic tax credit approval, said founder Ed Mitzen. The renovation of the former Lombardo’s on Madison Avenue near Pearl Street will take about 12 months and likely cost more than $2 million.
CNN – In May, Ed Mitzen, the co-founder of the New York-based nonprofit Business for Good, presented a $1 million donation to Fletcher, Randle and Van Ellis as a way to start reckoning with the wrongs they’ve had to endure.
TIMES UNION – In Voorheesville, BFG will replace the razed Stewart’s at 42 S. Main with a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, to be called Blackbirds Tavern; a dentist’s office across the street at 43 S. Main will be razed to make way for Blackbirds Bike Cafe; and a four-unit apartment building at 40 S. Main, behind the future tavern, will be removed to make way for a parking lot.