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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 [...]

Speed Networking - January 22

Enhance your Networking, by attending a Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking event.  Speed Networking is a fun and effective way to focus your networking efforts.  You will increase your business contacts in a relaxed and enjoyable, yet structured environment.  The date is Thursday, January 22 from 8:00 to 9:30am in the Chamber Conference Room, located at 1 [...]

Business After Hours at Club Life Sports Zone  - January 29

Join the Chamber as Club Life Sports Zone hosts a Business After Hours on Thursday, January 29.  They are located at 3143 Route 9 in Valatie.  The event will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. You will also be able to check out the Club Life Health & Fitness facility.  Business After Hours’ offer excellent networking opportunities for [...]

THE LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE – Tools and Techniques for Present and Future Leaders  - February 26

THE LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE - Tools and Techniques for Present and Future Leaders A workshop presented by Jerry Posner, The Posner Group A three-hour workshop to help managers, supervisors, business owners and organization leaders improve and enhance training, coaching and presentation skills. Also great for salespeople, service providers … all who want to communicate with greater confidence and [...]

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 [...]