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The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.   Established in 2010 in memory of former regional Chamber executive, Chuck Steiner, the ‘…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020. Instructions and links for the application can be found at…
Overit announced today the acquisition of Troy-based Smith & Jones, accelerating the firm’s growth and presence in the healthcare vertical. Smith & Jones is a nationally-recognized healthcare marketing agency that specializes in branding and targeted service line marketing for hospitals, health systems, and other care providers.  Under the…
Local veterans with disabilities from the Wounded Warrior program at STRIDE Adaptive Sports are getting back in the saddle – literally and figuratively – for a much needed weekend of fun and healing with their family. Seventeen veteran participants and their families will spend this Friday through Sunday at the STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation…
Brawny, the paper towel brand, has named KPM Restoration and its owner James Kennedy a Brawny Giant. Brawny launched a program called The Brawny Giants Initiative in order to “assist individuals who are making a true difference in their communities.” Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, KPM Restoration has given back to the greater Saratoga…
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today announced the final step in a years-long process to open the NYISO’s wholesale energy markets to Energy Storage Resources (ESRs). This development makes the NYISO the first ISO/RTO to allow full participation of these resources and helps position the state to meet the aggressive mandates in…
The New York State Schools Boards Association (NYSSBA) recently honored Questar III BOCES with the association’s Champions of Change award for spearheading an innovative collaboration that led to three Rensselaer County school districts creating courses that will help students develop the skills that the region’s growing video game development…
First New York Federal Credit Union is excited to announce their virtual Backpack Giveaway Event for KID$ Banking members. Parents can simply drive up to a First New York branch and collect a backpack of school supplies. The backpack giveaway will take place from 3-4pm on the following dates and locations: · Albany Branch (818 Central Ave): Friday…
ALBANY, New York, September 1, 2020 – BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, one of the Capital Region’s leading financial and management consulting firms, will host a webinar about the benefits of Multiple Employer Plans for small businesses and self-employed individuals on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 a.m. Authorized under the Setting Every Community Up for…
Nearly one year ago, we put pen-to-paper to mind-map what we wanted our small start-up company, Everything UR, to be. First and foremost, we knew we wanted it to be a social-impact company and had a very good idea of our end-goal. Still, we never imagined all the steps involved in starting a small start-up, from inception to fruition. While the…
Senior Services of North America is pleased to announce it has signed an Field Marketing Organization (FMO) agreement with Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) for its Medicare Advantage line of business. Senior Services of North America will assist CDPHP in launching its new Medicare Advantage products for the upcoming 2021…
While the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for people with disabilities in the Capital Region to stay active, STRIDE hopes to change that and give them something positive to look forward to. As part of the adaptive sports organization’s “Return to Play” initiative, STRIDE announced today a new fall tennis program for athletes with disabilities…
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, residents in Rensselaer County are facing layoffs and furloughs, and many are experiencing food insecurity for the first time.  On Wednesday, August 26, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York are teaming up with Capital District Area Labor Federation,…
 The Mohawk Humane Society’s Happy T’Ales Beer Label Contest is underway. Now through September 13, pet owners can enter to have their pet to be featured on label specially designed for a Brown's Brewing Company beer. The beer will be exclusively available for pickup on Saturday, October 24, the day of the Society’s virtual Oktopurrfest…
Integra HR and the Defreestville Fire Department are partnering again with the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Snelling Staffing Services and Capital Region Cares to give to those in need. We are grateful to the community for helping us to collect school supplies and non-perishable student snack items for families in need. The donations…
When the Capital Region’s unemployment rate rose significantly because of COVID-19, Hudson Valley Community College President Roger A. Ramsammy assembled a college-wide task force to respond to what was certain to be a growing demand for specialized training for those looking to start a new career. “We saw the number of unemployment claims rising…
STRIDE Adaptive Sports has partnered with the Iron Works Grill, a new local business in Troy, to conduct its third annual “BBQ & Brew” fall fundraising event. The fundraiser will be held this Friday, August 21, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at STRIDE Adaptive Sports, 4482 NY Highway 150, in West Sand Lake, to raise vital funds for the organization.…
eBizDocs, a premier electronic content solutions provider, announced it completed the Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC2) Type II attestation with zero defects or any adverse observations. The Moore Group conducted the audit and review of eBizDocs’ operational controls. eBizDocs continues to differentiate itself by certifying its ability to…
Geoffrey S. Mullen has been hired as a Partner at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte (TBC). Geoff comes to TBC with 25 years of experience working in public accounting. Geoff has extensive experience in Real Estate Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Portfolio Companies; Technology Companies; State and Local Taxation and Tax Credits…
The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has received the ‘Chuck Steiner Memorial Chamber of the Year Award,’ from The Business Council of New York State, Inc. The announcement was officially made ahead of the Council’s annual meeting next week.   Established in 2010 in memory of former regional Chamber executive, Chuck Steiner, the ‘…
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES-Town of Malta Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its next round of funding to support local community organizations.  Applications for grant funding can be submitted electronically or may be downloaded and mailed to the Foundation by November 6, 2020. Instructions and links for the application can be found at…
Overit announced today the acquisition of Troy-based Smith & Jones, accelerating the firm’s growth and presence in the healthcare vertical. Smith & Jones is a nationally-recognized healthcare marketing agency that specializes in branding and targeted service line marketing for hospitals, health systems, and other care providers.  Under the…
Sep
24
Join Eleonora Morrell, Training and Development Specialist, MicroKnowledge, Inc. as she provide tips and tricks on how to WOW your audience without…
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Sep
25
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
Sep
29
On behalf of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Troy Downtown Business Improvement District, we invite you to an “Accelerated…
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EST