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Develop with the Chamber

Develop your professional and business skills in an evolving marketplace.

Our Chamber is dedicated to helping both new and established members grow their businesses through professional development opportunities. Our training programs foster increased productivity, greater commitment and higher levels of success. Our Chamber also brings accomplished regional and national speakers to the area so that members can benefit from their expertise – providing a valuable and affordable learning experience.

Our Chamber recognizes the important role business leaders play in the region's strength, both now and in the future. In order to grow local and relocated talent, we offer leadership development programs, continued education opportunities and economic development partnerships designed to serve specific target groups at all stages of the career path.

"Talent development is a top priority and a focus for our leaders at The Phoenix Companies. The Chamber's Leadership Institute and events continue to exceed our expectations to develop our talent." -- Mary Martinez, 2nd Vice President, Human Resources, The Phoenix Companies 

The School of Architecture has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence. This is the highest ranking in the history of the School of Architecture. The DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” edition is the most sought…
The Sage Colleges inaugurated Dr. Christopher Ames as its 10th President. The Inauguration Ceremony was attended by more than 300 students, faculty, staff, and members of the board of trustees, as well as community leaders and political officials. The event, held in the Schacht Fine Arts Center theater on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy,…
The Sage Colleges today announced that it has received a $1.2 million gift from Chet and Karen Opalka in support of the Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus. The Opalkas contributed $2 million to construct the gallery prior to its grand opening in 2002, and worked closely with founding director Jim Richard Wilson to establish the…
Oct
20
Join us in honoring Bob Horan's legacy of collaborations between business and education to close the skills gap. Online registration has closed; walk-ins…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9 a.m. Program
Oct
24
Review the principles of effective presentation design and delivery. Learn how to organize content, formatting, colors and many other tips. Topics Include…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Refreshments; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training Session
Oct
26
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. Check-in & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview & Networking