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The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the principal business, civic and economic development agency for the Rensselaer Gateway communities. Founded in 1900, the Chamber represents more than 900 diverse businesses and community organizations employing nearly 43,000 professionals. The Chamber serves all its members -- from sole proprietors to corporations with thousands of people -- with programs and services designed to inform, educate and assist them in reaching their full business potential.

The Chamber is an active advocate in municipal, state and national business and government organizations and effectively represents its membership on public policy issues. In addition, the Chamber is one of three founding members of the Tech Valley Chamber Coalition.

The Rensselaer Gateway communities include Rensselaer County, the cities of Cohoes and Watervliet, and the villages of Green Island and Waterford. These communities are the perfect place to live and raise a family, operate and grow a business or enjoy the many attractions and events held during all seasons of the year. The region has a vibrant and growing business community, friendly neighborhoods, progressive school systems and outstanding cultural institutions and recreational opportunities.

Located at the crossroads of the Northeastern United States, the Rensselaer Gateway is the eastern entry into New York's Capital Region. Historically, the Rensselaer Gateway is considered the birthplace of America's Industrial Revolution; today it is a hub of modern global information businesses. Many leading high technology companies are headquartered here, along with thousands of small entrepreneurial businesses and a network of university-supported incubator businesses.

The Rensselaer Gateway is proud to be home to many cultural institutions, outdoor recreational sites and seasonal sporting adventures. We are within easy distance of the Adirondacks and the Catskills and the Green Mountains of Vermont. In addition, our communities are home to some of the best restaurants in the Northeast.

The uniqueness of the region lies in its many facets -- the bustle of the downtown areas, the conveniences of the suburbs, the beauty of the rural areas. All of this, within close proximity to major metropolitan areas, makes the Rensselaer Gateway an outstanding choice for your home and your business. Welcome to Rensselaer County..."Life Looks Good From Here!"

The National Union Bank of Kinderhook (“Kinderhook Bank”), announced today that it has received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) to merge with Patriot Federal Bank (“Patriot”). As previously announced, Kinderhook Bank and Patriot agreed to merge in an all-stock transaction in which Patriot will merge with and…
This summer the Arts Center and the City of Troy will together present “Troy Summer Square” from—July 19th to August 5th—at Troy’s Monument Square. We will create a unique, beautiful pedestrian plaza on a temporarily closed city block where Broadway meets River Street, in front of the monument. Troy Summer Square will be an integrated public…
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the State University of New York today announced that the SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Havidán Rodríguez as the 20th president of the University at Albany. The appointment will take effect in mid-September. Rodríguez, 58, comes to UAlbany with 25 years of experience as a leader in higher education. He is the…
Jun
23
Join the Chamber’s 35th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll Committee and assist with one of the region’s most popular community events. We’ll discuss the…
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Jun
28
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Program
Jul
12
Learn how to harness the power within, build your professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors! We’re gathering top women professionals…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9:30 a.m. Program