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April 10 Things to Do

Guided Full Pink Moon Walk The Columbia Land Conservancy invites you to a guided full moon walk on   Saturday, April 4th, at 7:00pm at their Greenport Conservation Area, 319   Joslen Boulevard, Greenport, NY. Wild ground phlox, aka pink moss, lends its   name to this month’s full moon, heralding spring’s arrival. The sweeping [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon - April 22

Guest speaker will be Nancy Fuller of Farmhouse Rules. “Celebrating Women in Business” on Wednesday, April 22 at The Vanderbilt House in Philmont from 12:00 – 1:30 pm.  The event is $25/pp for Chamber Members and $40/pp for non-members.Reservations are mandatory due to limited seating.  To make a reservation, contact the Chamber at 518-828-4417 or email [...]

Color for Residential Interiors with Amy Krane Color - April 30

For most people, choosing paint colors can be overwhelming. Not only is it necessary to take the room’s furnishings into consideration, but paint finish, adjacent room color, sight lines, architecture and light sources, all play an important role in making an informed choice. This 60 minute talk (plus Q & A) includes over 50 examples [...]

Vote for the Best of Columbia County

The 2015 Best of Columbia County voting is underway.  Click on the link to bring you to the online voting form,  This allows Columbia County residents to make their voices heard in deciding the best of the best in a broad field of categories, including best bar, best burger, best plumber, best educator, best volunteer, best [...]

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 [...]