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Workforce Development

A strong workforce means a vibrant economy. Through connecting businesses and educational partners, we're committed to creating a quality workforce pipeline, with critical skills for the 21st century market.

With a rapidly evolving, global economy, the race for talent is increasingly competitive. In every industry, employers are asking the same question: How are we going to attract, train and retain the best workers? Education, development and retention are the key to our regiona's future and continued economic growth.

At the core of the Chamber is the commitment to ensuring that current and future generations have career opportunities in our area by enhancing the quantity and quality of talent development by building a workforce pipeline.

The Chamber is dedicated to providing programs and services to preserve and attract quality talent in the region and ensure members remain highly competitive and aim to support the talent needs all business.

Our work with our region’s school districts is transforming the outcomes of students by working to ensure they graduate career- and college-ready.  The Bob Horan Workforce Development Initiative is aligning efforts to expose and prepare local students to job opportunities created in our area. We work to ensure the Chamber provides the avenue for members to grow and retain their current and future talent pipeline.

From assisting educators in finding mentors for students and externship opportunities to matching students with internship and shadowing opportunities and exposing them to the multitude of careers, our workforce development initiative is creating a platform to connect the educational community to the business community for the betterment of our region.

The Bob Horan Initiative for Workforce Readiness

Proudly Sponsored by CSArch

This initiative will be committed to fostering dynamic relationships between educators and business professionals. Programs from this initiative will include our annual symposium in October and any subsequent event, project and partnership connected to workforce readiness.

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…
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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