It takes a lot of hard work from a lot people for the Super Bowl to go off without a hitch. And with the big game about a two hour drive away, a handful of Capital Region companies went down to the city to lend a helping hand.
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- In his 35 years as a bus driver, George Henning says this might be the best week ever.
"It's once in a lifetime. How often does it come to New York or New Jersey or anywhere close to us," Henning said.
He drove one of 24 buses down to Metlife Stadium for Schenectady-based Wade Tours, providing transportation for people to and from the big game.
And they're not alone.
"There is hundreds of thousands of people that will be coming and going," said David Brown, the President and Owner of Premier Transportation Group.
Albany's Premier Transportation Group has had ten limos and limo buses down in New York City all week long.
"We'll be taking care of NFL people, entertainers, VIPs, Fortune 500 people coming in and out of the area. A lot companies and doing a lot of entertaining down at the Super Bowl. My people are really excited about this," Brown said.
But the Capital Region isn't just helping people get to the Super Bowl. Once there, the lucky people in stadium suites are enjoying flower arrangements put together by Frank Gallo and Son Florist.
"The average person out there would never equate Super Sunday with flower arrangements. Quite honestly, I've been in the flower business and I'm a big fan and I never put the two together," Gallo said..
Frank Gallo is used to big stages. He's made arrangements for the Rose Bowl, Presidential Inaugurations, the White House Christmas, and the Olympics.
This time around he helped make more than 300 football themed arrangements.
"Some of the suites are going to have fun stuff unique to the Seahawks, or unique to the Broncos, in football helmets with balloons and things like that," Gallo said.
And for some local business, the Super Bowl comes at just the right time.
"For January and February this is a big boost for us to get part of those Super Bowl dollars which are staying mostly in the New York area," Brown said.