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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 summer pop-up pedestrian plaza ‘MVP Health Care Troy Summer Square’ at Broadway and River Street in downtown Troy officially started on July 19. Mayor Patrick Madden and the Arts Center of the Capital Region are encouraging Troy residents and visitors to attend a special kick-off event on Wednesday evening, July 19 as the community explores…
Spa Broadway at the White Sands is very proud to announce the promotion of Michael Catellier, LMT to General Spa Manager at Spa Broadway! Michael has been a vital part of the spa family since June 2014 and looks forward to continuing and improving upon your experiences. Established in downtown Troy, NY in June 2008. Nestled in a vintage storefront…
Hill, Gosdeck & McGraw, LLC is sponsoring an evening with Joe Biden at Proctors Theater in Schenectady on November 20. The former Vice President will be in the Capital District as part of his American Promise Tour. “There are few people who can speak to the myriad of issues the world is facing today better than Vice President Biden,” said…
Jul
27
Join us for our summer after-hours event! Connect with fellow business people on the rooftop terrace of the Franklin Plaza. Enjoy stunning sunset views of…
5:30 p.m. Networking
Aug
14
Join us for a round of 18 holes on the award-winning greens of The Country Club of Troy. Don't miss this fun-filled day on the fairway!  Come and enjoy:…
10:30 a.m. Check-in; 11 a.m. Lunch; 12 p.m. Shotgun Start; 5:30 p.m. Dinner
Aug
23
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These luncheons are a fun and effective way to…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12 - 1:15 p.m. Networking