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Chamber President Kate Manley named to the CANYS Board of Directors

The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chamber President, Kate Manley, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Chamber Alliance of New York State (CANYS). CANYS is an association consisting of more than 70 Chambers of Commerce throughout New York State. Their board of directors is comprised of 10 Chamber leaders from across New York, and Manley is the sole CANYS board member representing a Chamber from the Capital District.

“I’m incredibly honored to serve our statewide association for Chamber of Commerce executives,” said Manley. “CANYS provides a platform for Chamber professionals to share best practices on better serving members while also developing innovative approaches to strengthen member businesses and communities.”   

Manley began her tenure at the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and has overseen a multitude of initiatives for the Chamber, including marketing, event planning, membership engagement and the Chamber’s award-winning professional development program, The Leadership Institute. Manley was appointed to serve as the Chamber’s President in January of 2017.

CANYS is an association of chambers dedicated to providing members with education and insight into the latest trends and issues facing chambers, member businesses and communities. In addition, CANYS provides a forum to connect and collaborate with peers throughout New York State. For more information, visit

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