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On Being Mayor: A Conversation with Saratoga's Mayors, Past and Present

Date: Thursday, September 18
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Saratoga Springs in 1915, we are celebrating the mayors of Saratoga Springs. Join the mayors of Saratoga Springs, past and present, for a conversation about their experiences as mayor, and the challenges and satisfactions of this office. Our panel will include all living former mayors and the current mayor, including James Murphy, Raymond Watkin, A.C. Riley, J. Michael O'Connell, Kenneth Klotz, Michael Lenz, Valerie Keehn, Scott Johnson, and Joanne Yepsen.
Dale Willman, the former publisher and managing editor of Saratoga Wire, a local online newspaper, will moderate this conversation. Willman is an award-winning journalist who worked for NPR for more than 10 years as a news anchor, reporter, producer and editor. He also worked for CBS and CNN, and anchored newscasts for WCBS in New York and WTOP in Washington, D.C.

Song Swap with Jeff Walton

Date: Monday, September 22
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Local favorite, singer songwriter and performer extraordinaire, Jeff Walton will lead an all acoustic song swap. Bring your guitar, bring your ukulele, bring your harmonica. Get off your couch and come down and share your music! All abilities and ages are welcome. No registration required.

Starting a Small Business Series: Marketing 101

Date: Wednesday, September 24
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

A Common Sense @ Your Library Program, sponsored by SCORE, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the American Library Association. Is your business as busy as it can be? Need to find new customers? Tired of spinning your Marketing Wheels? Join us when Kate Baker, Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center presents Marketing 101. The seminar is designed to provide you with the tools necessary to be effective with your marketing. During the course of the program, Kate will teach participants how to:

  • Identify Potential Customer Bases
  • How to Conduct Market Research
  • How to Analyze Market Research and Turn it into Actionable Data
  • Understand the Price-Volume-Service Matrix and how it applies to their business
  • Developing a Marketing and Advertising Budget and Action Plan
  • Tracking Return on Investment