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Make It Up State mak·​ing | \ ˈmā-kiŋ 1: The act or process of forming, causing, doing, or coming into being 2: A process or means of advancement or success

Our focus: manufacturing, small business, life skills, economic development, educational opportunities.

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What are your 2022 goals?!? 📈We can’t wait to share ours with you, get the scoop in our monthly small business newslette...
01/03/2022

What are your 2022 goals?!? 📈

We can’t wait to share ours with you, get the scoop in our monthly small business newsletter ➡️ https://bit.ly/3qNyx70

Got a newsworthy tip or story? Let us know, you could be featured next! 🤩

#smallbusiness #localbusiness #2022 #onlywayisup #makeitupstate #upstateny

Shutting this year dooooooown! 🥳We are so ready for what’s to come, and even though 2021 was a rough year to launch even...
12/31/2021

Shutting this year dooooooown! 🥳

We are so ready for what’s to come, and even though 2021 was a rough year to launch events or a business (remember when we started in a vacant Price Chopper in the middle of a global pandemic?!?!), we actually love recapping bc overall we wouldn’t change a single thing…well maybe that rain could have moved on a bit 😆

⭐️ hundreds of small businesses partnered with, promoted, and developed
⭐️ ~50 events held in the Capital Region this year alone
⭐️ multiple community building initiatives including school supply drives, food drives, support for children needing foster care, support for Capital Region women and families, partnership with several non profits
⭐️ building a network of badass artists, makers, musicians, and friends

Yeah 2021 you were alright. We watched so many micro manufacturers and biz owners grow and succeed. We saw dreams become reality. We were a part of those tiny little embers of hope born from what felt like the whole world burning down. And we grew and grew. 🔥

So what’s next 2022? Bc we know we’ve got this. Stay safe and rest up, friends. We’ve got work to do 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

#upstateny #makeitupstate #capitalregionny #albanyny #troyny #whereyouatschenectady #seeyousoonsaratoga #518 #518eats #518art #518makers #518music #local

Thank you @suny for inviting us to pop up at your holiday event today! We loved reconnecting with our Midday Marketplace...
12/21/2021

Thank you @suny for inviting us to pop up at your holiday event today! We loved reconnecting with our Midday Marketplace friends who were all so gracious and in the best of spirits 🥰

That’s a sincere wrap on 2021 for MIUS events, thank you to everyone who makes and supports local, it always feels so good to connect and to be connected.

Happy Holidaze, see you next year 😎

#local #shoplocal #makeitupstate #518art #518makers #518eats #upstateny #upstatenewyork #nostatelikeupstate

❄️ Oops, we did it again…We are popping up one last time for this ENTIRE YEAR, so come grab some MIUS local good 😍😀Lunch...
12/15/2021

❄️ Oops, we did it again…

We are popping up one last time for this ENTIRE YEAR, so come grab some MIUS local good 😍😀

Lunchtime goodies & spirits, jewelry, health & beauty, woodworking, candles, stocking stuffers, chair massage, energy readings, and more!

Tuesday, December 21 from 11am-1pm.

This event is open to the public AND it will be the first day of the Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition.

About the show: It is open to all 64 campuses and the students on those campuses. Each campus was permitted to submit up to seven pieces to the exhibition. All submissions are now being shown in the first floor arcade, where the marketplace will be.

Top pieces will be selected by independent judges in the spring. The top three submissions get a $1,000 scholarship, and there are four runners up who get $500 each.

Happy Holidaze!

#downtownalbany #albanyny #holidaze #makeitupstate #art #shoplocal #518makers #518art #518food #holidayshopping

We could go on and on and on, what a day, and weekend, we had 😻Thank you times a million to everyone who came to downtow...
12/06/2021

We could go on and on and on, what a day, and weekend, we had 😻

Thank you times a million to everyone who came to downtown Troy to stroll. We saw happy faces, and amazing wardrobes, everywhere! You all are really the coolest! 🤩

Our makers loved the @techvalleycog and what’s not to love? If you got to take a tour, you know what we mean. Makers, creative nerds, artists—whatever you call us—rule! 🤟🏼

Here’s a quick recap of some of our #madeatthecog members’ work:

@trinketsoftroy with unique jewelry, Horizon Scribe with various coolness, and yes, the skeleton in that reindeer ornament is made with glow-in-the-dark thread, Any1 Can Craft (not pictured but maybe you offered some market research at her booth for her machine prototype), and @prixelpress who blew our mind with their customizable portable printing kit.

The snow ball throwing creature is a beep beep from @murderflowerdesigns who was literally making these on the spot to keep up with our Holidaze shoppers. We’ll count it as made at the COG 😉

Once again, thank you to everyone involved with this weekend’s fun 😘special shout outs to Troy, NY - City Hall and all of the city staff and Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce for hosting Rensselaer County Rensselaer County Tourism @troybid @emmawillardschool YWCA of the Greater Capital Region and anyone else we missed.

Happy Holidaze! 🌟🌟🌟

#downtowntroy #enjoytroy #madeatthecog #makeitupstate #troyvictorianstroll

Stocking stuffers and more…join us for the last day of Holidaze at @techvalleycog from 12-5 today. #downtowntroy is HOPP...
12/05/2021

Stocking stuffers and more…join us for the last day of Holidaze at @techvalleycog from 12-5 today.

#downtowntroy is HOPPING with so many things happening all around us. Park for free and stroll, there’s something going on on every corner—title of your…never mind just get down here 😅

Cute ornaments from @vixenmercantile

If you can’t shop in person, you can still shop local and you’ve got just about a week to hit those shipping deadlines…get on it! 😘

A sincere happy Holidaze, we got this!

#518makers #enjoytroy #makeitupstate #troyvictorianstroll #madeatthecog

Looking forward to tomorrow’s big end cap to Victorian Stroll Weekend at the @techvalleycog 🤩Great day one, thank you 💕3...
12/04/2021

Looking forward to tomorrow’s big end cap to Victorian Stroll Weekend at the @techvalleycog 🤩

Great day one, thank you 💕

30 3rd Street, Troy from 12/5, come stroll with us! Ornament by @luinagreinefeirme

#downtowntroy #troyny #enjoytroy #troyvictorianstroll #518makers

One sleep until Holidaze Victorian Stroll weekend @techvalleycog 💕💕💕Saturday and Sunday at 30 3rd Street in the heart of...
12/03/2021

One sleep until Holidaze Victorian Stroll weekend @techvalleycog 💕💕💕

Saturday and Sunday at 30 3rd Street in the heart of downtown Troy is where it’s at for upstate shopping!

Also, those DIY activities…we’ve got some pretty cool things to try out—come see why the Capital Region’s OG maker space is where innovation happens! 🤩

Stroll with these makers here @pinkmoon.co @zoepeajewelry @megs.media @stonebridgepondcrafts @prixelpress and more!

12/4 10-2 and 12/5 12-5, free entry for all, masks please, free parking 😀

#downtowntroy #troyny #enjoytroy #upstateweekend #upstateny #518makers #518shopping #makeitupstate #troyvictorianstroll

Is it almost the weekend?!?!? 🙏🏼Yes! The answer is yes! Our Holidaze Troy Victorian Stroll market is really almost here....
12/02/2021

Is it almost the weekend?!?!? 🙏🏼

Yes! The answer is yes! Our Holidaze Troy Victorian Stroll market is really almost here. 😀

Nothing makes us happier than to highlight all of the upstate talent—and honestly all of the over 40 makers we have are 🏆

Come see us at the @techvalleycog on Saturday from 10-2 across the street from the @troymarket and Sunday in the same location for the #troyvictorianstroll from 12-5.

Holiday photo booth, gift wrapping, DIY activities…

Let’s hang. We are going to not only get through this, WE ARE GOING TO SHINE 🌟

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Buy now if you can’t wait! Swipe to see @deadgirl.hb @vixenmercantile @ostealblossoms @albanydistillingco @h0llydraws @bodhiinspirit

#troyny #enjoytroy #downtowntroy #makeitupstate #upstateny #518makers #518art #518events #518eats #518shopping

So many fun things to do during this weekend! Saturday we’ll be at Third and Broadway next door to the Troy Waterfront F...
12/02/2021

So many fun things to do during this weekend!

Saturday we’ll be at Third and Broadway next door to the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market from 10-2, and Sunday will be in the same location at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity amidst all of this hubbub from 12-5!

Come stroll with us! We are centrally located, within a block or two:

Franklin Alley Social Club Muddaddy Flats Daily Grind Burrito Burrito Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Artcentric Marketplace 518 Craft Primo Botanica The Broken Mold Studio Marcus Blaque Whistling Kettle The Counties of Ireland Nighthawks Bard & Baker Board Game Cafe Troy Cloth & Paper Little pecks Spill'n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro Market Block Books AND SO MUCH MORE 😍😍😍

Whether you’re just starting out or wrapping up that lil list, we’ve got you covered! 🙏🏼Fine art, stocking stuffers, hom...
12/01/2021

Whether you’re just starting out or wrapping up that lil list, we’ve got you covered! 🙏🏼

Fine art, stocking stuffers, home goods, clothing, ADORABLE AMIGURUMIS…seriously we’ve got so much maker talent in the Capital Region’s OG maker space…it’s kind of like meant to be! 😻

There’s so much going on, you really need to check it out for yourself:

🌟Free entry for all
🌟Saturday, 12/4 10-2
🌟Sunday, 12/5 12-5
🌟@techvalleycog 30 3rd Street, downtown Troy
🌟Gift wrapping to benefit the @ywcagcr
🌟Holiday photo booth
🌟Sweets and treats

Masks indoors please, free parking, right in the heart of Troy’s super cool downtown, see you there!

Like what you see here? Check out @justdutch_usofficial @phddesign @studio.osyari @luinagreinefeirme @thepujacollective

#troyny #enjoytroy #makeitupstate #madeatthecog #troyvictorianstroll #518makers #518art #518 #518events #yarn

MIUS Holidaze at the @techvalleycog is almost here! 🥰🤩🥳The talent is off the charts! Over 40 makers with all of their be...
12/01/2021

MIUS Holidaze at the @techvalleycog is almost here! 🥰🤩🥳

The talent is off the charts! Over 40 makers with all of their best—clothing, toys, jewelry, fine art, sweets and treats, fiber artists, home goods, and SO MUCH MORE! 🎁

❄️ Gift wrapping to benefit Capital Region women and families
❄️ Free holiday portraits
❄️ DIY activities
❄️ Tours of the COG
❄️ All in one seasonal shop, something for everyone!

So yeah, we’re pretty excited.

December 4 and 5: Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 12-5 for Troy Victorian Stroll Weekend at 30 3rd Street, downtown Troy.

This preview showcases @ross.kunze @beckydeldoodles @riseandpinecandles @cosmic_n3rd @grindstone_resin

Free parking and plenty to explore, come stroll with us! ❄️❄️❄️

#enjoytroy #troyny #makeitupstate #upstateny #upstatenewyork #capitalregion #capitalregionny #madewithlove #madeinnewyork #downtowntroy #518 #518art #518maker #518shopping

Thanks Nippertown for supporting local! #thegreatupstate #makeitupstate #smallbusiness #shoplocal #nippertown
11/29/2021
Make It Up State publishes first annual small business gift guide | Nippertown

Thanks Nippertown for supporting local!

#thegreatupstate #makeitupstate #smallbusiness #shoplocal #nippertown

Business development and marketing organization Make It Up State released, Our Favorite Local Things, a curated guide of over 50 gifts that are produced locally and can be purchased online in preparation for Cyber Monday, a popular commercial holiday to promote shopping online. While big box sto ...

We’ve got a whole lineup of sweets and treats to keep your spirits up for the Holidaze! 🧁🥧🍰🍩🍪☕️Saturday 12/4 from 10-2 a...
11/29/2021

We’ve got a whole lineup of sweets and treats to keep your spirits up for the Holidaze! 🧁🥧🍰🍩🍪☕️

Saturday 12/4 from 10-2 and Sunday 12/5 from noon to 5 at the @techvalleycog at 30 3rd Street right in the heart of downtown Troy, join over 40 exceptional makers who will be celebrating the Troy Victorian Stroll weekend in full on seasonal cheer.

Come get your perfect gift—we’ll gift wrap it to benefit the @ywcagcr Adopt-a-Family program. Get a holiday portrait while you wait, or join in a DIY activity. It’s a one stop shop of awesomeness in one of upstate New York’s coolest downtowns. There’s really no other place to be!

This sneak peek shows off the goods of @nothingbundtcakes @sweet_sues @goodwayrumcakes @sendmewaffles @jamiesfarmnewyork @daysoffbites @grabanzos @honesta_coffee

#downtowntroy #troyny #makeitupstate #troyvictorianstroll #518makers #518art #518eats #518foodies #upstateny #nysmakers #madeinny #madeinnewyork

Happy Holidaze! We told you that we were determined to make shopping fun again, so we did the work for you! 🎁🎁🎁We picked...
11/28/2021
Let's keep this small business train going! 💕

Happy Holidaze! We told you that we were determined to make shopping fun again, so we did the work for you! 🎁🎁🎁

We picked over 50 of our favorite local things, so whether you want to shop in person (check out our Troy Victorian Stroll marketplace at Tech Valley Center Of Gravity on Saturday and Sunday 12/4 and 12/5) or shop online, we've got you covered. 🥳

Did your favorites make the list? Are you ready to find the best gifts ever AND support local? What are you waiting for?

Check it out ⬇️⬇️⬇️ and spread the cheer!

Holidaze: Those feelings of confusion and excitement we all feel during the holiday season that melt into the blur of shopping for gifts in crowded stores packed with mindless holiday traffic or endless clicking from big box site to big box site.  We're determined to reclaim this time of year... Le...

Troy Victorian Stroll Weekend at the @techvalleycog with MIUS is going to be THE place to get gifts you love for all of ...
11/27/2021

Troy Victorian Stroll Weekend at the @techvalleycog with MIUS is going to be THE place to get gifts you love for all of those you 💕 for the holidaze!

Join us Saturday 12/4 from 10-2 or Sunday 12/5 from noon-5 or BOTH bc each day will be as unique as each one of our stellar artisans. 😀

Over 40 local makers, free gift wrapping to benefit @ywcagcr women and families, DIY activities, holiday portraits…we’ve got all you need in one easy stop to bring back all of those good good feels that this season is supposed to bring.

Free city street, lot, and garage parking—come stroll with us 🎁😍🤩

Today’s preview is @creativecraven @katienarejewelry @whipmybuttaorganics @mariah.fied @fieldandflower.ceramics 👀👀

See you at 30 3rd Street, downtown Troy!

#downtowntroy #troyny #makeitupstate #upstateny #capitalregionny #shopsmall #smallbusiness #shoplocal #518 #518makers #518shopping #518shopsmall

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