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Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau Seeking First Office Space

The Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCCVB) today announced a Request for Proposal from qualified owners, developers, and/or landlords for leased office space for the first Convention and Visitors Bureau office that will positively represent the community and hospitality industry in Schenectady County.

First Board Members of Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau Named

The Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit corporation expressly chartered to coordinate conferences, conventions and other tourism initiatives and to promote the many arts, cultural, entertainment, and leisure activities that Schenectady County has to offer.

The first members of the Board of Directors have been named and represent various stakeholders from different segments of the County’s hospitality, arts, cultural, and entertainment sectors.

The first members of the Schenectady County Convention and Visitors Bureau are:

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd

Schenectady’s new casino will feature two well-known restaurants — Johnny’s and Villa Italia.

The Mallozzi family is planning to open scaled-down versions of Italian restaurant Johnny’s on State Street and Villa Italia Bakery on Broadway at the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor.

Bobby Mallozzi said the family-owned company, the Mallozzi Group, would also operate a burger joint and Asian restaurant as part of the casino’s marketplace.

48 Hours in Schenectady

Travel to Schenectady for a weekend rich in history, art and fun. It is the town, after all, where Thomas Edison founded the General Electric Company, where New York State named its first historic district, and it’s home to Proctors Theatre, a former vaudeville house where countless famous artists have performed.

Rotterdam Square Mall's new owner plans aquarium, major updates in $10 million plan

The buyers of Rotterdam Square Mall plan to invest $10 million to create a family entertainment center including an aquarium.

Besides the 25,000-square-foot Rotterdam Aquarium, Via Properties also plans an almost 30,000-square-foot family entertainment zone and a complete facelift.

State approves license for $330 million Schenectady casino

The New York State Gaming Commission awarded a license to the developers of a $330 million casino in Schenectady, New York — an investment that is expected to generate millions of dollars in tax revenue and create 1,200 permanent jobs in a city where half of the children in public schools live in poverty.

Welcome to Schenectady County!

Located in New York’s Capital Region, Schenectady is home to the arts, entertainment and history. Whether it’s touring Broadway performances at Proctors, or a day at the Stockade Historic District, Schenectady has something to offer for everyone! Bring the whole family along for a day at Schenectady’s educational museums, or sight see at the beautiful Mohawk River.
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