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While studying elementary education at The College of Saint Rose, twin sisters Shameka and Lynette met Tom, who, like them would go on to teach in the region's public elementary schools. As the founders of TSL Adventures, the three harbor a passion for teaching children and high-fiving crossing guards that extends beyond the classroom. In an interview with Fox 23, Tom elaborated on the trio's connection by saying that they "share the same enthusiasm, that same boisterousness."

Their enterprise with TSL Adventures began with summer programming that educated and entertained children with community-focused classes and team-building skills. During the camp, kids sing songs, conduct science experiments, and splash around in pools on swimming trips. Teachers work closely with kids throughout the whole day, which is broken into a clear, detailed schedule for parental perusal every Monday. TSL Adventure's summer programming has now expanded to include afterschool care and early-childhood education with diverse age-integrated and age-separated activities.

55 North Lake Avenue
Troy,
NY
US

As moms themselves, the staff members at Little Peanuts Consulting have all been through the stress and worry that comes with preparing for the arrival of a new baby. With Little Peanuts, founder and mom Erin Robilotta set out to make that transition process easier. She and her team help soon-to-be parents develop registries that fit their lifestyles, pinpointing the products and items necessary for welcoming a new life seamlessly. Their services also include baby-proofing homes, nursery design, and assistance with ever-expanding loads of laundry.

22 Windmill Way
Sand Lake,
NY
US

Signature service: Career Services

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Pro Tip: Bring a list of your education, training and work experience to the appointment.

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Troy,
NY
US

Like many children, Tim McCann learned how to clean clothes from his grandmother?his education was just much more involved than most. His grandparents founded the original Best Cleaners in 1957, and it was after them that Tim and his wife Catherine named their company and modeled their business. With a lifetime of dry-cleaning education embedded in their fibers like so much starch, the McCanns boast impeccable cleaning services driven by eco-friendly technology. Each of its locations are inspected, tested, and certified by America's Best Cleaners, a third-party organization that vets the garment-care industry. Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning offers free delivery for clients in the area, as well as extra services such as bridal-gown care, tailoring, and rug cleaning. For their efforts, Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning is a perennial presence among the top 30 cleaners nationwide.

500 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham,
NY
US