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In today's economy, the business community must be proactive; seeking out new, innovative opportunities to prosper. The Chamber is here to help get the word out and market your business.

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Staying ahead of the competition is getting harder every day. The Chamber is here to help you develop your skills and understanding of the evolving marketplace.

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Reaching out to the right audience is part of doing business. The Chamber is here to help you connect your business through networking and events.

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  • Article of the week: 12 Powerful Ways to Grow in Your Career

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    "Where you are today is a reflection of the education and skills that got you there. The question is, where do you want to be tomorrow?" - Inc. Magazine

    This week's article by Inc. explains the importance of continued professional training and provides 12 ways to continue your professional training and development, to expand the boundaries of what you understand and become more valuable to your organization.

    Click here for the full article. Visit our Calendar of Events to register for training opportunities available through your Chamber membership.

     

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  • Capital Region Economic Development Council Update

    Friday, 10 October 2014

    Capital Region Economic Development Council Meeting

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Sage College, Bush Memorial Center
    First & Congress Streets, Troy, NY
     

    Register for the meeting today.


    Capital Region Creative Economy Update

    Ranked a priority project by the Capital Region Economic Development Council in 2013, CEG was awarded Empire State Development funds to study and leverage the region’s creative assets as economic drivers.CEG and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region have contracted with Mt. Auburn Associates to undertake the study, which will be rolled out at a November 13th conference with Keynote Speaker SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at Proctors' GE Theatre. This project is the culmination of several years of CEG-initiated conversations and partnerships to advance arts, culture and tourism as a critical component of our region’s economy                                                 

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m.          
    Program 8 - 10:30 a.m.      
    Proctors Theatre
    432 State Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305       

    SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher
    Keynote Address 8:30 a.m.

    Register online.


    Message from the Co-Chairs

    Capital Region Regional Co-Chairs

    James J. Barba, J.D.
    President & CEO
    Albany Medical Center
     
    Robert J. Jones, Ph.D.
    President
    University at Albany
     

    2014 Progress Report and Presentation to Governor Cuomo’s State Agency Team Met With Enthusiasm

    On September 16, the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) presented our 2014 Progress Report to a panel of state officials representing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, emphasizing, as always, our cooperative effort to strengthen our economy and the region.

    We believe that our hour-long report, which involved numerous Council members and recipients of state grants, was met with enthusiasm. In fact, the next day the Daily Gazette in Schenectady reported that Kenneth Adams, President, CEO & Commissioner of Empire State Development (ESD), said our region “has had a fantastic year” and that we “would be a very strong competitor (in Round IV state funding) against the nine other regions in the state.” He also pointed to the positive mix of our priority projects- rural, urban and suburban.

    Our team was especially proud to tell the reviewing panel that our Council’s 307 projects are being implemented at particularly notable rates:

    • 2011: 100 projects, representing 90 percent.
    • 2012: 105 projects, representing 84 percent.
    • 2013: 102 projects, representing 91 percent.

    We also were very pleased to report that $200 million in CFA awards has leveraged a total of more than $1.16 billion in public and private investment in the region over the first three funding rounds.

     

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  • Article of the week: 4 Tips on Managing Your Business Communications

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    The way your organization communicates should be intertwined with your organization's culture. What you're communicating, how you're communicating and when you're communicating to your constituents is crucial.  Read this week's article to learn best practices on how to effectively communicate.

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  • Article of the week: 7 Steps To Getting Your Readers To Take Action

    Thursday, 02 October 2014

    If you or a co-worker create content for marketing strategies and your goal is to motivate your organization's audiences to take action, this is the article for you!
     
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    Images are crucial to the success of your marketing strategy. Blogs and social media posts receive approximately 94% more views than posts without images. Forbes offers a guide on how to use images in your marketing strategy effectively.

    Click here for the article.
     
     

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  • Article of the week: Use AAA Leadership To Propel Your Team Into The Fast Lane

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Car trouble? Call AAA.

    Employees stuck in a rut? Call AAA Leadership.

     

    Leaders who are on the move intuitively use AAA: Assess, Access and Activate. This week's article explains in-depth how these three tips will jump-start your team and get everyone back in the fast lane to success.

     

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  • Article of the week: 4 Steps To Choosing Resilience Over Resistance

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    Both our professional and personal environments involve rapid change and may sometimes be prone to instability due to change. This week's article offers 4 tips on how to be resilient and learn to recover and emerge stronger after encountering changes both at work and at home.

     

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  • Article of the week: 5 Attributes You Need to Be an Effective Business Leader, Inc.

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014

    There are 5 common themes you'll find in literature about successful leadership. Inc. recommends to keep your sights trained on them and you'll hit your targets more often, have a more invested team, and gain the respect of colleagues and customers alike. 

     

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  • Article of the week: 3 Steps to Build A Company Culture That Makes Everyone Happy

    Wednesday, 03 September 2014

    Did you know 70% of American workers are disengaged on the job? According to a recent Gallup survey, we need to continue engaging employees.  No matter what size your organization is, these three steps provided by Fast Company will help strengthen your company culture.

    Click here for the article.

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  • Chamber's New Home in downtown Troy

    Friday, 22 August 2014

    We've Moved! New Location: 90 Fourth Street, Suite 200 in 100-year-old Proctor's Theater in downtown Troy

    we move

    moved in

     

    Visit The Times Union for a story and photos of our new office.

    Visit The Troy Record for a story on Proctor's Theater, our new home at 90 Fourth Street, Suite 200, Troy.

    Visit the Albany Business Review to see the economic development and revitalization happening in the City of Troy.

     

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