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Starting a Small Business Series: Branding 101

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Making a company more than just a logo… Branding – the hottest Buzz Word in Business today. The question remains for many small business owners: What is it and how does it relate to my business? Join us when Kate Baker, Business Advisor with the Small Business Development center presents Branding 101. The seminar is designed to provide you with the tools necessary to evaluate your existing brand and update it for today’s global marketplace. During the course of the interactive program, Kate will teach participants:

  • Types of Brands
  • Examples of Effective Brands
  • Five Elements of a Success Brand
  • How to Utilize your Brand in the Sales and Marketing Efforts

Artists in Action: Robin Blakney-Carlson, Felting

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: New & Popular Reading Area

Join us for our monthly Artists in Action series, this month featuring Robin Blakney-Carlson who will demonstrate nuno felting, a contemporary wet felting technique. In nuno felting, wool fiber is carefully manipulated to migrate into a woven fabric base, resulting in a textured, light, drapable felt with characteristics quite different from traditional felt. Blakney-Carlson has a background in fine arts, and has been making felt for over eighteen years. She teaches at Luckystone Feltworks Studio, www.luckystonestudio.com, in the historic Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, NY. Her work has been represented in exhibitions and galleries in New York and New England, and she is a long-time member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild. Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Public Library and Saratoga Arts.

Camp Santanoni: Past, Present and Future

Date: Thursday, November 6
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

One of the largest and most magnificent of the Adirondack Great Camps is Camp Santanoni in the Essex County Town of Newcomb. Santanoni was built beginning in 1982 for Robert C. Pruyn, a prominent Albany banker and businessman, who employed some of the finest architects and designers of the time. Using historical and contemporary photographs, Steven Engelhart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, will explore many aspects of the past, present and future of this Great Camp.