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Capital and Saratoga Region Kayaking

Date: Monday, October 27
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Russell Dunn is the author of three paddling guidebooks that cover the Greater Capital District region. Unlike other writers, who typically focus on the Adirondacks, Dunn brings to life the concept of urban kayaking, directing readers to the important waterways, lakes, and ponds in the Capital and Saratoga Regions. These are rivers and bodies of water that are not only readily accessible, but filled with interesting and varied history. Russell Dunn, and his wife and co-author, Barbara Delaney, will talk about local paddling opportunities. The presentation includes a slide show.

Visions of War: Vietnam through the lens of a US Air Force Combat Photographer

Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

See Vietnam through the lens of US Air Force Combat Photographer Sargeant Robert Witowski. This is a presentation of never before viewed photographs followed by open discussion led by a panel of local Vietnam Veterans.

More about The Vietnam War 50th Anniversary:

  • The Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee was established on October 15, 2103 by the Saratoga Springs City Council to honor and thank the community's Vietnam era veterans and their families.
  • The City of Saratoga Springs is one of more than 6000 partners across the United States participating in an initiative brought forth in a declaration by the Department of Defense that will include activities and ceremonies nationwide that achieve the following objectives:
  • To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
  • To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
  • To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
  • To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
  • To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

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