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.


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.


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: The Value Driving Employee: The MVP in the New Workplace

    Wednesday, 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!

  • Upstate Revitalization Plans Announced

    Monday, 05 October 2015

    capital 2020The Capital Region Economic Development Council is pleased to present its Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Plan CAPITAL 20.20 ADVANCING THE REGION THROUGH FOCUSED INVESTMENT

    View the plan here.

    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 horizons
    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

  • Are YOU Ready to Inspire, Influence & Lead?

    Tuesday, 29 September 2015

    Join us on October 7 as our panel of top local business members give a candid conversation on leadership and lessons learned, moderated by Chamber President Linda Hillman.


    Click here to register!

  • 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

    - LinguaLinx 

    Aeon Nexus Corporation

    Brunswick Greens

    SUNY Cobleskill

    - Darcy Knapp Consulting, Inc.

    - Live Your Best

    Stone Management

    - Kathleen's Fiber Arts

    - The Lotano Region - Independent Consultants

    - Albany Broadcasting Company

    - Purshe Kaplan Serling

    Albany Starfish

    People for Exceptional Progress

    Superior Group

    - EJM Advising

    - Ludder's Country Adult Homes, Inc.

    - Pinsonnault Creative

    Museum Association of New York

    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!


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