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Sign-up for the Buy Local Business Expo - October 1

The Buy Local Business Expo is slated for Thursday, October 1 at Basilica Hudson, we are now accepting registration for the event. The Expo will run from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  The Business Expo, produced by the Columbia and Greene County Chambers of Commerce is the largest collaborative business-to-business trade show in the area. The Expo gives companies the opportunity [...]

Annual Supervisor's Reception - September 9

Join the Chamber to honor our local County Supervisors at the annual County Supervisor’s Reception and Business After Hours along with celebrating the new class of Leadership Columbia County on Wednesday, September 9 at the Chamber Office in Hudson.  The reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All local officials and Chamber members are [...]

Ten Things to do in August

See a Show Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Producers from August 13 – 23.  This record breaking Mel Brooks hit took home its Tony Award fro BEST Musical in 2001.  It is sure to please everyone and keep you laughing until the very end.  Only Mel Brooks could produce this bonanza of laughs as a show [...]

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 [...]