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Workforce and Economic Advancement

Economic Growth worth investing in: Develop, support and sustain the long-term economic vitality of Rensselaer County together.

Thank You to our WE Advance Investors!

The strength of WE Advance efforts relies on the investment and collaboration of investors and regional partners who strive to build a successful, sustainable economy in Rensselaer County. Investors consist of public and private businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of industries. If your company is looking to make a financial investment to help the Chamber be recognized as a credible, business-focused, economic development organization, please contact the Chamber at (518) 274-7020.

 

Visionary

KeyBank has been growing with New York State for more than 190 years. Since its founding in Albany, New York, in 1825, KeyBank has been helping the clients and communities thrive, from Western New York to the Capital Region and beyond. Today, the tradition of growth continues. KeyBank’s acquisition of First Niagara in 2016, made KeyBank the 13th largest U.S.-based commercial bank, with assets of approximately $136 billion.

Rifenburg is one of Upstate New York's oldest and largest family owned construction firms. Working across the Northeast, Rifenburg has become recognized as a leader in getting projects completed on-time and safely. In 2000, one of Rifenburg's largest projects was recognized by OSHA as a VPP site, one of only two such sites to get this distinction in the United States. With over 340 hardworking employees in the Northeast and our regional office in Raleigh, NC, Rifenburg can staff a project of any size. Specializing in earth moving and restoration of all kinds, Rifenburg makes quick work of landfill expansions and closures, site work, highway and bridge expansion and utility installations.

Champion

Pioneer Bank was founded in 1889 to serve the city of Troy, New York and its residents. At that time, banks were created for the people of the community, to promote savings, encourage home ownership and provide financial support to help people build a better life. These are the founding principles behind the bank; a financial institution whose management decisions were made for the good of the customer and whose success benefited the entire community. Pioneer Bank continues to grow, expanding our capabilities and reach, but always with the same values and a deep respect for our founding principles. Today, Pioneer Bank offers our customers a comprehensive array of products and services, with competitive rates and the latest banking options. 

The Rensselaer County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is dedicated to promoting economic development and vitality within Rensselaer County. Governed by a seven-member board, the IDA has the authority to offer sales and property tax incentives, grants and low-cost capital to attract and retain businesses.

Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the launch of a local campaign to remind Troy residents to wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support a safe reopening of Troy & the Capital Region. The citywide effort features Troy business owners, local officials, neighborhood leaders, and Troy families wearing masks and…
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 27, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces a new Of Counsel, Susan M. DiDonato. Susan DiDonato brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Firm and we are pleased to announce that she is joining us. Ms. DiDonato regularly provides advice to school districts with…
At Your CBD Stores, the health, wellness and safety of our customers and our colleagues are our first concern. As part of “NY Forward” Our store has affirmed with New York State that our operation is in accordance with COVID-19 guidance as provided by the New York State Department of Health. Compliant with Phase-1 Retail, we are open for Curbside…
Jun
04
Not so fast! It’s time to return to the workplace, but you’ll want to make sure you address some key issues. Join us for a presentation and Q&A…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Jun
05
In 2015, the Chamber developed CEO Roundtable Discussions with much success.  The purpose is to bring together small groups of CEOs, presidents and/or…
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
Jun
16
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and CAP COM Financial Services are teaming up to deliver a live presentation about steps you can take…
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST