Live in Schenectady Adds New Investors, Bank Partners

March 26, 2019

Schenectady, N.Y. – Live in Schenectady, a group of private investors committed to investing in Schenectady neighborhoods, today announced that three new investors and two new banks have joined the program bringing the total number of investors and banks to 25.

The new investors include Jay Curtis, President of Curtis Lumber, and Steven and Marie Taszycki, co-founders of Competitive Advantage Group. Saratoga National Bank joined as an investor and lender. Berkshire Bank signed on as a lender.

“We welcome these new investors and banks to this all-volunteer effort to replace vacant and blighted sites with new homes,” said Jim Connolly, an investor in Live in Schenectady. “We purchased 19 vacant lots creating revenue for the city. We are now building 15 townhomes helping to boost this neighborhood.”

David S. DeMarco, President and CEO of Saratoga National Bank said, “We recently opened a new branch downtown and this program gives us the chance to increase our commitment to Schenectady neighborhoods and help new home owners.”