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Albany Capital Center Receives 2018 National Award

The Albany Capital Center received a 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month award from the Capital Region Employment Alliance on October 18. The award recognizes the ACC as one of only eight businesses in the Capital Region for making significant contributions toward the employment of New Yorkers with disabilities.

The ACC was nominated by Lifesong, Inc. based on its positive approach to focusing strengths and abilities of employees to realize their full potential, and extra efforts made to foster success for employees with disabilities. The ACC has partnered with Lifesong, an organization where adults with differing abilities are supported with day habilitation and employment services, to fill employment openings at their facility. Jerry Anthony, an individual from Lifesong who is now a staff member of the ACC, joined the ACC team at the award ceremony.

“We are truly honored to have received such a significant award,” says Doug McClaine, general manager, ACC. “We believe all employees deserve the chance to excel at work, and we’re happy to be able to provide that opportunity.”

The ACC currently employees three individuals from Lifesong. Anthony was one of the first to join the ACC from the program and has been with them since their opening in March 2017.

Opened in March 2017, the Albany Capital Center, operated by leading venue manager SMG, is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the Times Union Center, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of tradeshows, consumer and social events, and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 sq.ft. of ballroom/exhibit space, six meeting rooms with 9,200 sq.ft. of space, and 13,500 sq.ft. of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance to the New York State Capitol, business and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife. For more info, visit www.albanycapitalcenter.com, or contact the sales department at (518) 487-2009 or shannon.licygiewicz@albanycapitalcenter.com.


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