Article of the Week: The Value Driving Employee: The MVP in the New WorkplaceWednesday, 07 October 2015
By Alison A. Quirk, Huffington Post
Smart employers today aren't just hiring people with impressive job skills -- they're hiring people with the capacity to continuously learn new skills and adapt to the needs of an ever-evolving workplace. These talented individuals are more than skilled workers or order-takers; they're mold breakers, thought workers, innovation shapers and trend-spotters. In short, they're your value-driving employees -- the most valuable players (MVPs) on your team.
What is the suite of skills these employees have that employers want? I think they fall into the four categories: seeing, understanding, envisioning and doing. Read more here!Read more...
Upstate Revitalization Plans AnnouncedMonday, 05 October 2015
The Capital Region Economic Development Council is pleased to present its Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Plan CAPITAL 20.20 ADVANCING THE REGION THROUGH FOCUSED INVESTMENT
In April 2015, Governor Cuomo created an initiative for seven Upstate NY regions to compete for three, one-time, $500 million economic development investments from the State of New York’s URI.
The URI Competition has been an opportunity for the Capital Region to develop data-driven economic development strategies that will have a region-wide impact focusing on revitalizing communities, bolstering workforce development, growing tourism, and improving quality of life.
Our plan highlights our track record of delivering great investment returns as a region, and describes in detail the transformative strategies and initiatives we will pursue—a portfolio that over the next five years will deliver 40,000 new jobs, move 20,000 people out of poverty, and grow our population by 10,000 residents.
Capital 20.20 Strategies
Strategy 1 Next-Tech:Capturing our next growth horizonsRead more...
Strategy 2 Gateway: Connecting markets and businesses
Strategy 3 Talent: Building the workforce of today and tomorrow
Strategy 4 Lift-off: Accelerating ideas, entrepreneurs and businesses
Strategy 5 Metro: Build vibrant cities for businesses and families
Welcome New Members!Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Please welcome the following new members who have joined the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber. Be sure to introduce yourself at upcoming events!
- Raona Roy & Company
- Live Your Best
- Kathleen's Fiber Arts
- Albany Broadcasting Company
- Purshe Kaplan Serling
If you are interested in joining, or you're a member who knows of a great prospective member, please contact the Chamber at 518.274.7020.
Discover and Explore Cuba!Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Members of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce have been invited to join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce on an exciting journey to Cuba! Participants will explore the nation and engage in many cultural activities.
Click here to learn more about the trip!Read more...