Event Recap: Recovery Room Sports Grill


Last night CAYP held their monthly social networking event at the newly renovated Recovery Room Sports Grill in downtown Albany. The restaurant looked amazing! We want to give a special thank you to Sarah and the Recovery Room Sports Grill staff for greeting us with such warm hospitality.

 The members and non-members who joined us last night were privy to a sampling of delicious salads, some great finger foods, and wonderful drinks, all of which enhanced the networking that was happening.

 We would also like to thank Donate Life’s Aubrey and Becky for doing a special presentation on the importance of organ donation and the impact it has in our own back yard. It was wonderful to have them there sharing information and raising awareness for organ donation registration, especially during Donate Life month.

 If you missed this event, don’t worry because we have our May event lined up for Wolf’s 1-11 (Wolf Rd) on May 21st!

We hope to see you there!

Next Event: Wednesday, April 16th at The Recovery Room – Albany


CAYP’s April get-together will be at the newly renovated

Recovery Room Sports Grill in Albany,

Wednesday, April 16th!

 Join fellow young professionals and enjoy the opportunity to network comfortably and

stress-free at one of the Capital Region’s premier social venues.

The event begins at 5:30 pm and is FREE for CAYP members or $10 for non-members (cash or check at the door).

For more information check out our Facebook event!

To become a CAYP member you can join through this website or pay the $50 membership fee at the event.

Dress code is business casual.

We hope to see you there!

Event Recap: Angelo’s Prime Bar + Grill


What a Marvelous March event last night!

CAYP, Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, hosted more than 75 young go-getters at the beautfiul Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park/Angelo’s Prime Bar + Grill.

Despite some cold and slushy weather, our guests made the event warm and inviting not to mention the networking was top notch!

The cheddar chardonnay fondue and penne alla vodka was out of the world! Special thanks to Mazzone Hospitality for the delicious food and allowing us to use their space.

Our sponsors, Danielle Smith and Bob Kelly from SEFCU Mortgage Services, made quite an appearance last night as well. They raffled off TWO $50 gift cards to Prime Bar + Grill and the winners were thrilled with the unexpected prize. Danielle Smith spoke on behalf of the credit union, and they had a fun interactive table that allowed guests to ask valuable mortgage and loan questions. Another success!

Join us next month at the newly renovated Recovery Sports Grill at Albany Medical Center on April 16th! See you there and thanks to everyone who joined us last night. We look forward to seeing you soon!







Volunteer with CAYP in April!

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 Join CAYP for a Cause on

Saturday, April 19th from 8am – 4pm


Habitat for Humanity’s Sheirdan Hollow Location

(204 Sheridan Avenue)

This HFH location is a 60 house mixed use/mixed income revitalzation project in Albany.

Sheridan Hollow is Habitats biggest, most exciting project to date! They are partnering with the Touhey Homeownership Foundation to add owner-occupied rental units alongside the typical Habitat Homes. There will also be a café and their new offices!

Possible tasks on April 19th: Framing, installing windows and doors, and general construction!

 We’re seeking 20 total volunteers for this event! Spaces are limited!

If you would like to sign up email Kate Fruscione at kfruscione@bizjournals.com.

 Fun Facts about Sheridan Hollow:

-Sheridan Hollow is a neighborhood in Albany located in a ravine north of Downtown Albany

 -Between 1917 and 1936 the turnover rate was 91% -36% of all households had an income of less than $10,000; 30% had household income between $10,000 and $39,999; 33% between $40,000 and $59,999; and 1% over $60,000 (2000 census) http://www.habitatcd.org/current-projects/




Next Event: Wednesday, March 19th Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill


Join CAYP on Wednesday, March 19th in Clifton Park at Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill!

Come join fellow young professionals for a mid-week cocktail, good food and most importantly stress-free networking!

Our sponsor this month is SEFCU Mortgage Services.

The event begins at 5:30 pm and is FREE for CAYP members or $10 for non-members (cash or check at the door).

For more information check out our Facebook page.

To become a CAYP member sign up through this website or pay the $50 membership fee at the event.

We are excited to bring one of our monthly events back up to Clifton Park and cannot wait to see you all there!

Dress Code is business casual.

CFAC Recap: Ronald McDonald House


We had quite a productive day this past Saturday, February 22nd, at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany. 21 CFAC Committee members and CAYP members rolled up their sleeves and put on their chef hats on the unusually warm day to assist with tasks such as cooking breakfast, baking goodies, preparing dinner, spring cleaning, and performing assorted odd jobs.

Our members were able to interact with residents of the House and hear first-hand about how the Ronald McDonald House has alleviated some of the worry and allowed them to focus on what is truly important-the health of their child-during a difficult time.

The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill children. With the help of many volunteers and donations, the House is able to provide the comforts of home at no cost to the families. Since 1982, the Ronald McDonald House of Albany has had over 14,000 visits from families across 37 New York counties, 38 states, and 29 countries.

We were happy to be able to help the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday. Special thanks to Tina and all of the volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House for everything!

For more pictures check out our CAYP Facebook page.

Event Recap: Sake!

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Last night CAYP was welcomed by Sake in Latham with amazing food and fantastic drinks. It was the perfect venue for members and non members to meet mid-week and enjoy a lovely night of networking. The bar was packed and everyone even got to enjoy some live music!

Thank you, Howie for allowing us to come and takeover your restaurant for the evening! We love bringing our events to Sake and they certainly never disappoint! Thank you to our sponsor Aerotek and Alex for speaking on their behalf.

February Sponsor

See if you were caught enjoying the night on the Albany Alive website (THANKS ED!) or on the CAYP Facebook page.


If you missed this event don’t fret! Our next event will be Wednesday, March 19th at Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill.

Check back for more details in the coming weeks!

Next Event: Wednesday, February 19th Sake in Latham!

Join CAYP on Wednesday, February 19th in Latham at Sake

February Venue

Howie and his crew are excited to host us again and will be providing a great spread of Asian cusine and fun drinks, which will make for an excellent night of networking.

Our sponsor this month is Aerotek.

February Sponsor

The event begins at 5:30 pm and is FREE for CAYP members or $10 for non-members (cash or check at the door).

For more information check out our Facebook page.

To become a CAYP member sign up through this website by going to the “Become a Member” tab or pay the $50 membership fee at the event.

Dress Code is business casual.



Join CAYP For A Cause in February!


Event Recap: Revolution Hall

February Venue

CAYP or Capital Alliance of Young Professionals had an AWESOME time at Rev Hall last Wednesday, January 15th.  We had more than 85 guests, with lines to check in out the door! Brown’s provided a delicious spread (as always) and some of us even hung out after in the new Malt Room below the Brewery.  Many of us enjoyed a local homebrew, which warmed us right up on a cold night.

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Thanks so much to Brown’s Brewing and Rev Hall for being our host, we just love bringing these events to Troy! Thanks to our sponor the Martin, Shudt, Wallace, Dilorenzo & Johnson law firm and James Weiss on behalf of the firm for addressing the crowd, stating such kind words about or organization.

If you missed this one don’t worry because our next event will be at 5:30 pm on February 19th at Sake in Latham. Howie and his crew there are sure to have plentiful, delicious Asian cusine and fun drinks! See you there!