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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Congratulations Winning Chamber Members!Thursday, 18 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...
Capital Region Awarded $60 MillionMonday, 15 December 2014
Capital Region Economic Development Council
The Capital Region was awarded $60 million at the Regional Economic Development Council Awards Ceremony on December 11th by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the result of a competition in which New York’s ten regions are implementing five-year Strategic Plans for economic growth.
For a complete list of winning projects, (Capital Region projects begin on page 75) click here.
Photo by: Michael P. Farrell/Times Union
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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Welcome New Members!Friday, 19 December 2014
Please welcome the following new members who have joined the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber. Be sure to introduce yourself at upcoming events!
- Elderplan, Inc.
- Takk House
- Infinity Cafe
- O'Briens Public 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 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.Click here for the article.
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!
Article of the week: The Common Traits of the Most Successful PeopleWednesday, 26 November 2014
This week's article explains 6 key traits of successful people and how you can start incorporating these traits into your daily life, both at work and at home, to achieve success today.
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Grand Opening CelebrationFriday, 21 November 2014
Grand Opening: Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chamber members joined the celebration at our new office in 100-year-old Proctor's Theater in downtown Troy on Thursday, November 20, 2014.We would like to thank The Cookie Factory for providing delicious cookies, cake, and The Franklin Plaza for providing refreshments. We're excited to share our new space with all of our members, including two conference rooms available at no cost.
Visit The Troy Record for photos from the open house.
Visit The Times Union for a story and photos of our new office.
Visit The Troy Record for a story on Proctor's Theater, our new home.
Visit the Albany Business Review to see the economic development and revitalization happening in the City of Troy.
Article of the week: Why No One's Reading Your Marketing ContentWednesday, 19 November 2014
This week's article by Harvard Business Review explains seven highly effective ways to spark your reader's interest, keep their attention and communicate your message successfully.
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