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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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News Updates

  • Article of the week: Thought Leadership Is The New Strategy For Corporate Growth

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014

    This week's article by Forbes takes an in-depth look at what your organization can do to increase transparency, leverage the talents of employees and focus on corporate growth strategies to ultimately increase your bottom line. There are also 7 key questions to ask yourself as you begin to use thought leadership as a strategy for business growth.

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  • Article of the week: Why Building Your Brand Is All About Sharing Your Values

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    This week's article from Fast Company explains how to communicate your organization's values to build brand exposure and encourage a more inclusive culture both in and out of the office. Fast Company provides 3 specific factors that contribute to powerful, successful marketing.

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  • Welcome New Members!

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014

    Please welcome the following new members who have joined the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber. Be sure to introduce yourself at upcoming events!

    - Whitney Young Health Troy

    - MassiveMesh

    - New York Life Insurance Company

    - Beverage Barn

    - Robson & Geraghty Insurance - A Division of Marshall & Sterling

    - Health Republic Insurance of New York

    - Upstate Concierge Medicine

    - Boost Mobile by PLATINUM TELECOM

    Allegory Studios, Inc.

    Hector Rehabilitation PLLC

    - Nichols Family Type Home

    - The Enclave at Duncan Meadows

    Capital Health & Wellness

    Labor Cost Management

    - Creative Communication Associates (CCA)

    The Salvation Army

    East Greenbush Bowling Center

    Capital Combat Zone

    Geovanny Marble & Granite

    - Play of Light

    Hoosick Falls Central School District

    - Dauchy Building

    - One Trick Pony: Guided Horseback Trail Rides

     

    If you're a non-member interested in joining, or you're a member who knows of a great prospective member, please contact the Chamber at 518.274.7020.

     

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  • Article of the week: The 7 Essentials To Forming A Board of Mentors

    Wednesday, 06 August 2014

    When you have a challenge or question about your business, who do you ask for help?

    This week's article focuses on understanding the importance of asking for help from the 'right people.' Forbes offers seven tips on how to form an effective board of mentors that you can trust to call on for professional advice.

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  • Article of the week: How Apple, Google and the White House Hold More Productive Meetings (And You Can Too)

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014

    The recommendations provided by TIME Magazine are science-backed and proven to increase your team's efficiency, productiveness and creativity. Learn to hold more productive meetings today.

     

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  • 2014 Chamber Golf Classic

    Monday, 28 July 2014

    Thank you to all of the 2014 Golf Classic sponsors for making this year's tournament a success and a big thank you to The Country Club of Troy and all of their staff.

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    Congratulations to our Major Prize Winners!

    1ST GRAND PRIZE: Two nights lodging for two at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid. Courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn & Suites :: www.mirrorlakeinn.com
    WINNER: Jim McGlynn, VP Small Business Development/Municipal Accounts Officer, Pioneer Bank

     

    2ND GRAND PRIZE: An overnight stay for two at The Cooper Inn and a round of golf for two at Leatherstocking Golf Course. Courtesy of The Otesaga Resort Hotel :: www.otesaga.com
    WINNER: Ellie Kittle Ingalsbe, Manager, EMI Guide Rail, LLC

     

    3RD GRAND PRIZE: Customer esigner sterling silver golf and tee cufflinks. Courtesy of JK Bloom Jewelers :: www.jkbloom.com
    Angie Gavin, Client Specialist, Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd.

     

    Mystery Prize Winner: Carrie Hillenbrandt, CMP, BBL Family of Companies
    Carrie won a one year membership to Van Schaick Island Country Club. Valued at $3,000! This prize could only be won by guessing how many golf tees were in the large vase the day of the Golf Classic. There was a total of 844 tees and Carrie's guess was the closest!
     

     

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  • Article of the week: 5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

    Wednesday, 16 July 2014

    Most of us engage in conversation waiting for the chance to chime in. Great leaders understand the importance of knowing how to listen and the value of active listening. The 5 tips explained in this week's article will change the way you learn and interact with your co-workers, friends and acquaintances. 

    "The art of conversation lies in listening." - Malcom Forbes

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  • Article of the week: How to Handle Social Media Criticism

    Wednesday, 09 July 2014

    Entrepreneur Magazine has provided applicable recommendations to keep in mind when you or your business is faced with criticism on social media. You can't control what other people will say, but you can handle criticism well by taking these 6 tips into consideration. 

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  • Article of the week: 7 Traits CEOs Look for in Star Employees

    Wednesday, 02 July 2014

    Whether you're seeking new opportunities within your organization, or you'd like to strengthen relationships with co-workers, this week's by Inc. Magazine offers 7 tips to consider working on in order to continue professional growth and leadership development.

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  • Article of the week: Tips From the Best Salespeople I've Ever Met

    Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    This week's article by Kevin Harrington, founder of TVGoods, explains three important sales tips and includes a short video on 'the art of the pitch' by Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

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    Click here for the full article and video.

    If you're interested in improving your professional sales skills, visit our online Member Directory to search for businesses that offer coaching, sales training, marketing and other services.


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