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Impact Downtown Albany Kicks Off Tuesday


Capitalize Albany Corporation is getting ready for the tuesday launch of its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Capitalize Albany's Director of Economic Development Sarah Reginelli and Communications and Marketing Assistant Amanda Vitullo.

There will be 3 events to be held next week: the kick-off event (open to the public) on Tuesday November 19th , the tour of nano-tech (this is an internal tour) on Wednesday November 20th, and the young professionals event (also open to the public) on Thursday November 21st.

On Tuesday, November 19th we’ll activate the space at Ten Eyck Plaza on N. Pearl Street starting at 3:30 with food, live entertainment and opportunities for attendees to engage with the project. At 4:00 p.m. we’ll convene with our contributors for short remarks for the media followed by on-camera interviews as necessary. At 5:00, we’ll “open the doors” to provide a glimpse of Downtown Albany’s future inside the Hilton.  We’ll have displays set up on the way into the ballroom, which will be set for a Pecha Kucha style visual presentation of future possibilities. The full event will wrap up by six.

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November 19th Schedule

12:00 - 2:00          Interactive engagement at the Ten Eyck Plaza

3:30 – 5:15           Interactive engagement at the Ten Eyck Plaza

4:00 – 4:30           Press conference – 3 speakers with contributor representatives standing at podium

5:15 – 6:00           Glimpse of the Future of Downtown Albany Pecha Kucha presentation

                             Speakers Include:

                                       David Dixon, Goody Clancy

                                       Nancy Zimpher, SUNY

                                       Michael Holtzman, WhoSay

                                       Tracy Metzger, TL Metzger Associates

                                       Phillip Morris, Proctors Theater

                                       Kathy Sheehan, City Treasurer and new Mayor-elect

November 20th Schedule

4:00 – 5:00             Internal tour of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

November 21st Schedule

5:00 – 7:00             Young professionals engagement event at The City Beer Hall

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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