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Thank you to everyone who participated!

A big thank you to all our vendors, attendees and sponsors for making the Columbia and Greene Buy Local Business Expo a success!  Many good connections were made by many.  Attendees were able to sample food, enter drawings and listen to the great sounds of The B Side Trio.  Thank you to our sponsors:   Presenting Sponsor, EP Nevins [...]

The Leadership Advantage Workshop with Jerry Posner  - October 15

THE LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE -  – Applying the Art and Science of Effective Leadership – Tools and Techniques for Present and Future Leaders A content-rich workshop presented by Jerry Posner, The Posner Group You’ll get great ideas and actionable insights in this engaging (and entertaining!) three-hour workshop; to assist managers, supervisors, business owners and organization leaders to [...]

Business After Hours @ RH VanAlstyne, Inc. - October 29

Join the Chamber as RH VanAlstyne, Inc hosts a Business After Hours on Thursday, October 29.  The event will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.   Business After Hours’ offer excellent networking opportunities for area business people.  All members of the business community are invited to attend this business event to help them celebrate 30 years in [...]

7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

Digital marketing, or web marketing, and social media have a very low cost to entry but that doesn’t mean we should ignore tracking our investment and return. While ROI is not entirely possible when it comes to measuring the success of a relationship and loyalty, it can be applied to the proof of such – [...]

Consumers Favor Chamber Members

A national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic [...]

A big issue for small business.

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Steele Andrews, owner of the Silvanus Lodge on Route 22 in Hillsdale, believes he and other small business owners are being severely overcharged for their Workers’ Compensation Insurance costs. Workers Comp is a mandated cost, Andrews said, “which is good. It covers both myself as the employer, and my staff, should they [...]

Chamber Advocacy

Your membership helps support the Chamber Advocacy efforts for local businesses.  In the past month, Chamber President, David Colby spoke at two local planning board meeting to support member projects.  On May 14, David spoke at the combined meeting of the Claverack and Ghent Planning Boards to support the proposed Ginsberg’s Project.  A new building on Route 66 will help [...]