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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: Want To Be A Top Business Leader? Learn From Top Business Women

    Wednesday, 15 April 2015

    By: Lisa Schiffman, Forbes.com

    We believe it’s time for both men and women to consider how they can help accelerate the achievement of global gender parity. One way to do that is to celebrate today’s women leaders. Their winning spirits, lessons learned and contributions leave a valuable legacy for future generations.

    Following are key lessons from a number of our extraordinary women leaders, whose careers have spanned continents, industries and decades, and who have contributed to the growth and advancement of everyone around them. We hope their lessons will inspire you.

    1. It takes a team. “You don’t get anything done unless you do it in collaboration with other people,” says Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee. “That applies no matter what role you are in or where you work.” And diversity is a critical component: “You work better if you bring together everybody’s best thinking.”

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  • Article of the Week: How to Avoid Networking Burnout

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015

    By: Jennifer Robinson, Huffington Post

    "Since my business is networking, I am either attending events, scheduling networking phone calls or having one on one meetings constantly. But a lot of my clients don't. I hear things like, 'I just stopped networking for awhile because I didn't feel it was getting me anywhere' or 'I just had too much actual work to do for my business and that's why you have not seen me out at events for several months.' So how do you make sure you stay consistent with your networking and happy at the same time?"

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  • Welcome New Members!

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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

    - Fleet Technology Group

    - B-Rads Bistro and Catering

    - Watson Management Group

    WYBN TV 14 - Cable Ad New York Inc

    - Port of Albany

    Synthesis Architects, LLP

    T.J. Bell Environmental Inc.

    - Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea

    - The Community Preservation Corporation

    - Line to Line Pavement Marking, LLC

    Krucz Consulting

    Linium Staffing

    - Karen Westman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS

     

    If you're a future 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: Decoding leadership: What really matters

    Wednesday, 01 April 2015

    New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face.1 And they’re right to do so: earlier McKinsey research has consistently shown that good leadership is a critical part of organizational health, which is an important driver of shareholder returns. A big, unresolved issue is what sort of leadership behavior organizations should encourage. Is leadership so contextual that it defies standard definitions or development approaches?

     

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  • Article of the week: Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How to Develop it)

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015

    We all have IQ (intelligence) and we've learned about EQ (emotional intelligence), but how strong is your CQ, or cultural intelligence?

    Employees with cultural intelligence play an important role in bridging divides in an organization. These employees educate their peers about different cultures and help build interpersonal connections and smooth the interpersonal processes in a multicultural workforce. This week's article will help build your CQ to benefit you both professionally and personally.

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  • Article of the week: The New Age Of SEO & Why Your Approach Must Change

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015

    Google, Yahoo and other search engines are evolving and it is important to adapt to these changes when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO) and best practices. This week's article gives specific changes comparing past vs. present best practices and what search engines are looking for on your website.
     
     

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  • Say Hello to Our New York!

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015

    Say Hello to Our New York - The  Tech Valley Young Professionals Network (YPN) has produced a fast-paced, four-minute video proving the lifestyle young professionals are looking for is readily available in the Capital Region! This is why we Love New York:

     

    Our New York

     

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  • Article of the week: Tips For Dealing With Employees Whose Social Media Posts Reflect Badly On Your Company

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015

    Great follow-up from Tuesday's Social Media and Legality event!

    Are employees' off-duty social media actions grounds for termination? They can be, but be sure to  understand the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and keep in mind the tips outlined in this week's article.

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  • Article of the week: Boost Productivity by Optimizing Your Work Environment

    Wednesday, 04 March 2015

    For entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders and employees, your organization's profitability is directly correlated with your productivity. In this week's article, Entrepreneur asks four key questions to help you boost productivity and optimize your work environment.

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  • Article of the week: Generational Sticking Points

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015

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    There are 12 sticking points that cause generational conflict in the workplace. This video provides 5 steps to implement that will help you through generational conflict and build better working relationships.

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