Local fitness owners, officials talk reopening safety protocols | News

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LATHAM, N.Y. — Fitness center owners from the Capital Region demonstrated new safety measures put into place in order to safely reopen indoor fitness activities.

They were joined by local elected officials to support their reopening plan. The fitness industry has submitted a safety plan to the State and will always have the health and safety of the public as the top priority. The industry’s mission, even before COVID-19, has always been to enhance the physical and mental health of our clients and remain committed to that mission. 

“Fitness centers across New York State have endured months of uncertainty and lost revenue, with many smaller-scale establishments having to close their doors as a result,” Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) stated. “I’ve recently signed a letter alongside Assembly colleagues that calls for a safe and responsible opening of these establishments, following submission of a thorough reopening plan like the one submitted by

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Inside the Award-Winning Mind of of Cosmetic Dentist Dr. John Badolato

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Dr. John Badolato knows how to manifest success. He grew his dental practice from a start-up to a budding franchise working with countless clients as well as professional sports teams.

“Mindset is everything,” says Badolato. “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t — it’s that simple.”


As the owner of Studio B Smiles, Dr. Badolato is the official dental provider for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball.

He has also achieved many outstanding accolades including Top Cosmetic Dentist honors by Phoenix Magazine and Ranking Arizona on an annual basis. Badolato is also a member of the “Top 40 Under 40” as chosen by the Phoenix Business Insider.

Dr. Badolato states that his biggest success has been scaling his business to the elite level it is

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Unemployment benefit claims in North Carolina slow down as federal supplement ends | State and Regional News

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The expiration — for now — of the federal unemployment insurance benefit supplement has led to a week-long decline in new claims in North Carolina.

However, economists said Friday it’s too early to determine whether there is a trend of fewer claims.

The N.C. Division of Employment Security reported that as of 10 a.m. Friday, new claims were below 10,000 for six of the last seven days. That includes 6,289 new claims Thursday.

Since mid-March, 1.21 million North Carolinians have filed a combined 2.06 million state and federal jobless claims. Some people have been required to file a second claim — after being determined to be ineligible for initial state benefits — in order to qualify for federal benefits that often include extended state benefits.

About 28.5% of the 4.23 million North Carolinians considered in the state’s workforce as of mid-June have filed a state or federal unemployment claim.


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