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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!"

Mayor Patrick Madden announced the official opening of the City of Troy’s Frear Park Golf Course for the 87th season. City officials and representatives of the Troy’s First Tee program kicked off the start of the 2018 season with a ceremonial first tee shot on Monday, April 23.   “The Frear Park Golf Course remains one of the Capital Region’s most…
At their Gala for Animals on April 28th, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) will honor Sunrise Management & Consulting as the 2018 Humane Hero. One of the primary reasons that pets are relinquished is the shortage of pet-friendly rental housing. Sunrise Management & Consulting, which specializes in multifamily real estate, has taken…
The Daily Gazette The five ShopRite stores in the Capital Region on Tuesday completed the rollout of a donation program that already has sent more than a quarter-million pounds of food to area food pantries. ShopRite put the Food Recovery Program into operation in the Albany area in September 2017, but it wasn’t considered fully in place until the…
Apr
24
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event. Skip the rush hour and instead make valuable…
5:30 p.m. Check-In & Appetizers; 6-7:30 p.m. Networking
May
03
Market, develop & connect at our must-attend event of the year! The Annual Dinner {with a twist} & Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier event of…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Expo Booths
May
08
This course focuses on understanding core Excel features for enhanced productivity and effectiveness in business. Topics Include: • Working with Formulas…
8 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Training