Article of the week: 5 Tools to Retain Great Employees, Inc.Wednesday, 21 January 2015Employees and culture are extremely important to the success of an organization. By investing time and taking interest in your employee's career growth, Inc. Magazine believes any leader and their organization will succeed. This week's article includes 5 tools that will help you accomplish this.
Hiring Our Heroes on Thursday, March 5 in Latham, New YorkThursday, 05 March 2015Division of Military and Naval AffairsNew York National Guard Headquarters330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, New York 12110Thursday, March 5, 2015Employment Workshop: 8:30 a.m.Free Hiring Fair: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.The workshop for job seekers focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation and interviewing. For registration questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-463-5807.Employers: register to participate for free at hiringourheroes.org/eventsJob Seekers: register to participate for free at hiringourheroes.org/eventsLocal Partners:- New York National Guard- Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce- Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce- Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce- NYS Department of Labor
Article of the week: 8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive (in a good way)Wednesday, 14 January 2015This week's article is a perfect read to kick-off the new year. These 8 daily habits will translate into monumental change that will help you succeed in all of your personal and professional endeavors.
Welcome New Members!Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Please welcome the following new members who have joined the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber. Be sure to introduce yourself at upcoming events!
- Couch White
- Lord & Taylor
- Kinder Morgan
- Cricket Wireless
- Elderplan, Inc.
- Takk House
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.
Article of the week: 7 Simple Social Media Moves That WorkWednesday, 07 January 2015
This week's article includes practical advice from Dave Kerpen, chairman of Likeable Media and founder of Likeable Local. These 7 tips will improve your social communications and boost your bottom line in 2015.
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Congratulations Winning Chamber Members!Tuesday, 23 December 2014
As part of #GivingTuesday and the holiday season, we launched a new initiative this year: Giving Thanks to Our Members
We invited all Chamber members to enter to win a customized marketing package for 2015 valued at $1,000 that may include: digital and print marketing, tickets to events and opportunities to showcase as a sponsor or expo booth participant.
The two winning businesses for the 2015 marketing packages are:Greenbush Eye Center99 Troy Road, Suite 201, East GreenbushHope 7 Community Center596 Pawling Avenue, Troy
The Chamber Marketing Team, Director of Member Engagement & Events Kate Ollier and Communications & Web Strategies Manager Chyresse Wells, will meet with each business to develop a package to meet their specific marketing and business goals for the year.
Did you miss the deadline to win a $1,000 marketing package this year? Stayed tuned in fall of 2015 for a chance to enter to win a package for 2016!
In order to be eligible to enter, Chamber businesses must:
- Be a member in good standing
- Have been a member since November 2013
- Submit only 1 entry per business
- The winner’s membership must remain current through 2016 for the package to remain valid.
- The Chamber will coordinate a marketing meeting with each winner prior to January 1, 2015 to create a custom marketing package.
- Package is effective January 1 – December 31, 2016.
Thank you for your continous support of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce! We are fortunate to have such wonderful members!Read more...
Article of the week: Two Vital Steps for Fixing Your Employee Engagement ProblemWednesday, 10 December 2014
The Harvard Business Review found that only 24% of executives feel their employees are highly engaged in their work. This week's article offers two vital tips that will help your employees feel more valued and become more engaged.
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Article of the week: 10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the YearWednesday, 17 December 2014
Learn tips from the Top 10 leadership books of 2014 according to Inc. Magazine. Each book listing has a key take away and impactful quote. A quick read to help you reflect on the successes of 2014 and plan for an even better year in 2015.
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Article of the week: 7 Key Differences Between Social Media and SEOWednesday, 03 December 2014
Whether you're re-branding or launching a new business, knowing how to utilize both social media and the power of search engine optimization is crucial. This week's article includes an infographic, a breakdown of the 7 key differences between social and search, and how to start benefiting from the technologies today.
32nd Troy Victorian StrollSunday, 07 December 2014
Thank you everyone who came to historic downtown Troy for the 32nd Annual Troy Victorian Stroll!
Visit the Albany Times Union for SEEN photos from the Troy Victorian Stroll.
Visit The Record for photos of performers, strollers and more.
Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the 32nd Troy Victorian Stroll.
Congratulations to the 2014 Window Decorating Contest Winners!
Best in Show: Hippies, Witches, and Gypsies
Most Traditional (best use of theme): Photographic Expressions
People's Choice:T & J Soaps
A BIG thank you to this year's major supporters!