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Ten Things to do in May

Do you Enjoy History? Cooking on the Open Hearth: A Uniquely Creative Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Old Austerlitz! on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. $75 each. Enjoy a truly unique culinary experience in the 1830′s kitchen of the historic Morey-Devereaux House. Prepare and then dine on the delicious food [...]

Annual Agricultural Tour - June 6

We invite you to join us to explore agriculture in Columbia County on the 16th annual Chamber Agricultural Awareness Tour on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The tour will leave from the Chamber’s Office located on 1 North Front Street at the base of Warren Street in Hudson at 10:00 am. Stops [...]

Business After Hours @ Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center - June 10

Join the Chamber as Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center (“Whittier”) hosts a Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 10.  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.  Hors d’oeuvres and [...]

Best of Columbia County Celebration - June 18

On Thursday, June 18 the Chamber and Register-Star will celebrate the “Best of Columbia County”  awards.  Chamber  members and  newspaper readers voted for businesses from over 80 categories as “The Best of Columbia County”.  A reception will take place at 5:00 pm with awards given out at 6:00 pm.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 518-828-4417.

7 of the Best TED Talks for Small Business

One of the hardest things about running a business is finding the resources you need – be it human resources, financial resources, or educational resources. There’s no question you know your product, service or industry but what do you know about running a business or social media, or marketing, or sales? And how has it [...]

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 [...]