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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!"

Furthering its mission of ‘Helping Kids be Kids,’ Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now invested more than $1.2M in nearly 400 local agencies that enhance the health and welfare of children Albany, NY – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500…
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CEO Nitin Mhatre stated, “We’re proud to celebrate the anniversary of our NYSE listing and our long history of purpose-driven, values guided community banking. We believe that where you bank matters, and we’re building a better approach to banking while delivering steadily improving results to our communities and our shareholders. In 2022, our…
Dec
04
Join us as the streets of historic downtown Troy come alive with Victorian “Gilded Age” magic!  Enjoy the region’s premiere free holiday event that has…
The Region's Premiere Free Holiday Event
Dec
05
We hope you can join us on December 5th to celebrate and cut the ribbon for Red Dog Realty in their new office on Hoosick Street in Troy!  Red Dog Realty…
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Dec
15
As a benefit of your Chamber membership, you are invited to attend the Annual Holiday Networking Luncheon.  This provides a great opportunity to close out…
Lunch and Networking