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: How Smiling Changes Your Brain

    Wednesday, 28 January 2015

    Why is smiling so powerful?

    How can smiling be beneficial both professionally and personally?

    According to Fast Company, putting on a happy face doesn't just make you happier; it makes you healthier, good for both your career and personal well-being. 

    Click here for the full article. 


  • Hiring Our Heroes on Thursday, March 5 in Latham, New York

    Thursday, 05 March 2015

    Hiring Our Heroes

    Division of Military and Naval Affairs
    New York National Guard Headquarters
    330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, New York 12110


    Thursday, March 5, 2015
    Employment 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 hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807.


    Employers: register to participate for free at hiringourheroes.org/events
    Job Seekers: register to participate for free at hiringourheroes.org/events
    Local 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 2015

    This 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.

    Click here for the article.


  • 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

    - New York Senator Kathy Marchione

    Matthew John Burnham Attorney

    - Lord & Taylor

    - Kinder Morgan

    - Cricket Wireless

    Engineered Solutions, PC

    Capital District Local Search LLC

    - Computer Professionals International

    - The Rosenblum Companies

    Albany Institute of History and Art

    Trinity Realty Group

    Live Sound, Inc.

    - Elderplan, Inc.

    - Takk House

    Shannon DeCelle Photography

    Silhouette Optical LTD


    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: 5 Tools to Retain Great Employees, Inc.

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015

    Employees 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. 


    Click here for the article.



  • Article of the week: 7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work

    Wednesday, 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.

    Click here for the article.


  • 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 Center
    99 Troy Road, Suite 201, East Greenbush


    Hope 7 Community Center
    596 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

    Winner Guidelines:

    • 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!

  • Article of the week: Two Vital Steps for Fixing Your Employee Engagement Problem

    Wednesday, 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.

    Click here for the article.

  • Article of the week: 10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year

    Wednesday, 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.

    Click here for the article.


  • Article of the week: 7 Key Differences Between Social Media and SEO

    Wednesday, 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.


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