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For more than 25 years, the Chamber has recognized businesses that invest in the economic, cultural and humanitarian advancement of the Rensselaer County region by bestowing the Van Rensselaer Awards and the Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award. We are pleased to announce the 2017 Van Rensselaer Award recipients: The Van Rensselaer Corporate Award…
The Rensselaer County Department of Employment & Training will be administering the Summer Youth Employment Program this year. We are soliciting Rensselaer County businesses and agencies that might be interested in serving as a worksite for 14-20 year-old income-eligible youth. All worksites must provide a safe, learning-rich, supervised…
St. Peter’s Urgent Care in East Greenbush has received the Certified Urgent Care Category 2 designation from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). To attain the designation, St. Peter’s Urgent Care in East Greenbush successfully met all of the UCAOA’s established criteria for providing patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical…
Disabled veterans were invited to join STRIDE’s sled hockey team in a professional clinic this past Saturday, April 22nd.   Held at the Albany County Hockey Facility, the team had their last practice of the 2017 season and later hosted an open ice clinic with fellow Wounded Warriors in the area. STRIDE’s team, the Capital District Sled Warriors is…
CDPHP was one of only two Capital Region companies to make the statewide Best Companies to Work for list, coming in at No. 14 among the large employers. The rankings were revealed at a recent awards dinner in Albany. Of the 70 businesses honored, CDPHP ranked highest in the region. This is the ninth consecutive year that CDPHP earned a spot on the…
Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City of Troy’s bond credit rating has been affirmed as ‘A2’ with a revised outlook from negative to stable by Moody’s Investors Service. The City of Troy’s two previous bond ratings had a negative outlook. The recently released report notes “the stable rating outlook reflects city management’s recent steps to…
The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) announced this week that it will recognize the Town of Newtown, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Svigals+Partners, and STV|DPM for their collaborative work to build the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. The team will formally accept the 2017 Project Teams Awards at a presentation on June 13. The award…
Come join us for a panel discussion to help start-up companies get funded. Entrepreneurs are full of great ideas and powerful ways to implement them, but for many startups looking for possible funding sources can seem impossible and is hard to sort through the many options available to determine which are most effective and timely. Meet with…
Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards—the 11 winning ideas for spring 2017 and the overall “Best of the Best” in the Change the World Challenge, and the Rensselaer Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Awards. NextBillion.…
Join YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. for a tea party with a twist! This unique, entertaining and historical event will include: A presentation of VICTORIAN DANCE from the students of Albany Academy for Girls Dance Workshop. A plated ENGLISH STYLE TEA LUNCH with all of the fixings: tea sandwiches, scones and desserts. A HISTORICAL TROLLEY…
E. Stewart Jones, Jr. of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy was honored with the New York State Bar Association’s Award for Outstanding Professionalism at its recent Annual Meeting. The award recognizes dedication of service to clients and a commitment to promoting respect to the legal system in the pursuit of justice and the public good,…
The Rosenblum Companies announced that the company’s $23+ million mixed-use loft apartment project in the former home of the Troy Record will be named “The News Apartments.” The name and accompanying logo are meant to celebrate the property’s original and only other use as longtime home of The Troy Record newspaper.  The Record vacated the…
Northern Rivers Family of Services is pleased to announce the 2017 “Champions for Children of the Capital Region”, to be honored at the annual Champions for Children event on May 10. This year’s awardees were chosen as a result of their outstanding contributions to children’s health, safety and well-being. They are: Albany Medical Center Paula…
The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) announces a six-show season for 2017-18.   Through our season this year, we look at the stories, struggles and successes of people who don’t always fit in. At TIS, we know the way to overcome adversity is to come together.  We do this by creating theatre with our team of talented students. Students who work at…
The Chazen Companies was recently awarded two Diamond Awards, the highest level achievable, in Engineering Excellence and was honored at the 50th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday, April 1st in NYC. The Engineering Excellence Awards were awarded for Chazen’s Kaal Rock Connector Feasibility Study in the category of Studies,…
The Chamber is seeking nominees for the 2017 Good News Rensselaer County Awards. Co-hosted by the Chamber and Rensselaer County, this event celebrates businesses, nonprofits and community organizations who make a significant impact on our area’s economy and quality of life. Good News awards recognize companies making a name for themselves at home…
Kinderhook Bank Corp., (OTCQB:NUBK) the holding company for The National Union Bank of Kinderhook, has added Shoham Piorentino as Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager to lead its new Delmar Banking Center.  Kinderhook Bank, currently located in the Delaware Plaza, recently announced that it will be relocating its branch to the former…
Composer and musician Scott Freiman, perhaps best known as the “guy who deconstructs The Beatles’ albums,” shares his in-depth exploration of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Thursday, May 4 at Hudson Valley Community College. The 11 a.m. lecture/multimedia presentation, open free to the public, is in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center…
Interactive Health awarded Consigli Construction Co., Inc. with the “Healthiest Company in America” award for 2016. Consigli is recognized for creating an environment where employees help each other to make significant changes to improve their health. This is the third year in a row that Consigli has won the national award. When compared to…
The Board of Directors of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) has announced that Brad Shear, CAWA, has resigned as President and CEO.  Shear will continue in his current position until April 28 and will continue in a consulting role until May 24th to ensure a smooth transition.  Todd Cramer, CAWA, currently the Vice President of Operations and…
The Rensselaer County Department of Employment & Training will be administering the Summer Youth Employment Program this year. We are soliciting Rensselaer County businesses and agencies that might be interested in serving as a worksite for 14-20 year-old income-eligible youth. All worksites must provide a safe, learning-rich, supervised…
For more than 25 years, the Chamber has recognized businesses that invest in the economic, cultural and humanitarian advancement of the Rensselaer County region by bestowing the Van Rensselaer Awards and the Edward H. Pattison Citizenship Award. We are pleased to announce the 2017 Van Rensselaer Award recipients: The Van Rensselaer Corporate Award…
St. Peter’s Urgent Care in East Greenbush has received the Certified Urgent Care Category 2 designation from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). To attain the designation, St. Peter’s Urgent Care in East Greenbush successfully met all of the UCAOA’s established criteria for providing patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical…
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.
May
09
Join us, The Record and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for an educational online marketing workshop with experts from Google and Adtaxi. Topics…
11:30 a.m. Registration; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Program
May
24
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Cohoes, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet. Panelists will discuss timely issues facing our region and what the…
7:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. Program
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