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  • The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, with its 850 members, is the leading voice of business in Columbia County, providing advocacy, promotional and benefit solutions for its members. Those seeking more information concerning the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and membership can contact the Chamber at 828-4417 or visit www.columbiachamber-ny.com. Be sure to like the Chamber on Facebook.
Thursday 05/26/2016
Introducing Leadership Columbia-Greene
Posted: May 26, 2016

A community, like a business, can only operate well when people are willing to step forward and take leadership roles.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Don’t make these common social media mistakes
Posted: April 28, 2016

There are no laws in social media, but there are norms that dictate how one should treat others and what sorts of interactions get rewarded with shares.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
The key to employee engagement is you
Posted: April 14, 2016

Would you trust the care of your most beloved loved one to someone who didn’t like you very much? If you have disengaged employees, you might be doing just that.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 03/10/2016
Chamber, Farm Bureau to present Agricultural Brunch
Posted: March 10, 2016

The annual Chamber Agricultural Brunch, presented by Columbia County Farm Bureau and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, will be held March 23 at Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St. in Hudson, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about agricultural businesses and network.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
3 cheap marketing ideas for businesses on a budget
Posted: February 25, 2016

Marketing can be one of your largest business expenses, particularly if you’re unknown and just starting off. If your business has a storefront on a well-traveled Main Street, you’re in luck. If not, you have some work to do.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Is your business a car maker or a carriage maker?
Posted: February 11, 2016

Henry Ford didn’t invent the automobile. He didn’t invent the assembly line either, but he found a way to use the technology to place cars in the hands of a large percentage of the population who couldn’t previously afford them.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Independent and assisted living at Camphill Ghent
Posted: January 21, 2016

As the calendar turns to 2016, Camphill Ghent Inc., a nonprofit independent and assisted living community in Chatham, is excited to be celebrating its fourth anniversary. Nestled on a 110-acre former farm on the edge of the village of Chatham along Route 66, this vibrant community is home to 65 senior citizens.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:30 am.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
The one change you need to make in your business in 2016
Posted: January 07, 2016

At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, if you make just one change to your business in 2016, you’ll open up a new door to an even greater level of success. It’s a very simple concept.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, January 7, 2016 9:00 am.

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Thursday 12/24/2015
3 powerful principles to achieving success
Posted: December 24, 2015

In 1832, George Muller arrived in Bristol, England to take charge of a small church called Bathesda Chapel, where he served for 64 years until his death in 1896. Early in his work at Bathesda, Muller was struck by the overwhelming number of orphans who roamed the streets with nowhere to go for food and shelter.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:30 am.

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Thursday 12/10/2015
Support local business this holiday season
Posted: December 10, 2015

Economically, shopping locally supports our community because every dollar spent in Columbia County is spent here an additional five times, on average, thereby benefiting us repeatedly.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:30 am.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
How inspiration can improve your business marketing
Posted: November 25, 2015

Content creators will tell you the key to great content is to create content that is educational, entertaining or inspiring. Educational content is extremely needed even with the plethora of content on the Internet. A good meaty piece will keep people from having to do additional research. Often it will get shared and bookmarked.

Posted in Business view on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 11/13/2015
4 tips to make your business more likeable
Posted: November 13, 2015

People buy from people they know, like and trust. While you might be in the right place at the right time when someone is up against it and they may buy from you once without knowing, liking or trusting you, for them to return you’ll need more than luck.

Posted in Business view on Friday, November 13, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 10/30/2015
Return the F.A.V.O.R. program for veterans
Posted: October 30, 2015

Chamber President David B. Colby asks Holly Tanner, Columbia County clerk, about Return the Favor Program for Veterans.

Posted in Business view on Friday, October 30, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 10/16/2015
Dare to be different: 5 ways to recreate your business for greater revenue
Posted: October 16, 2015

Most people come up with an idea or they have a passion and they decide to turn it into a business. The savvy among them create a business plan around their idea or passion. Many get so excited about their venture that they create the product or service first and then try and find the market. This approach is like swimming upstream. It can be done but it’s a lot harder. They easier way is to locate a group of people with a problem and solve for it.

Posted in Business view on Friday, October 16, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 10/02/2015
Attend Buy Local Expo today
Posted: October 02, 2015

Today, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Chamber’s Business Expo will be showcasing local businesses from this and the neighboring Greene County Chamber at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St. in Hudson. Admission is free.

Posted in Business view on Friday, October 2, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 09/18/2015
Mobile social media a business opportunity
Posted: September 18, 2015

Mobile and social media are the gateways for all businesses, organizations and individuals to develop the most intimate relationship with your customer by adding value to your customer:

Posted in Business view on Friday, September 18, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 09/04/2015
Networking and Expo headline Chamber calendar
Posted: September 04, 2015

County Supervisor’s Reception, Wednesday

Posted in Business view on Friday, September 4, 2015 12:30 am.

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Friday 08/21/2015
How to find time for social media
Posted: August 21, 2015

Small business owners, especially those businesses with under 10 employees, find it extremely difficult to justify the time on social media because it doesn’t lead to predictable, measurable cost savings or revenue.

Posted in Business view on Friday, August 21, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 08/07/2015
Chamber now accepting Leadership Columbia County applications
Posted: August 07, 2015

The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 class.

Posted in Business view on Friday, August 7, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 07/24/2015
8 ways to grow your content through repurposing
Posted: July 24, 2015

In order to rank your business highly, Google expects quality content; quality as judged by your audience through shares and interaction. But creating good content takes time, time many business owners simply don’t have. Here are a few ideas on how you can use existing content to increase your content offerings with a minimal amount of time.

Posted in Business view on Friday, July 24, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 07/10/2015
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is here for you
Posted: July 10, 2015

Whether you are a visitor looking for information, a resident looking for a business or a business looking to grow, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is here for you.

Posted in Business view on Friday, July 10, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Too many marketing options can overwhelm the business owner
Posted: June 26, 2015

In the good old days (15 or 20 years ago), local business owners knew how to spend advertising dollars to get the phone to ring with new customers. They got a lot of referrals by word of mouth. They painted their truck, put a sign out in front. Enhanced Yellow Pages listings. You could get both locals and weekenders with inexpensive print ads on the placemats at the local eateries.

Posted in Business view on Friday, June 26, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 06/12/2015
7 numbers you should be tracking in your digital marketing
Posted: June 12, 2015

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 return on investment 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 — gaining more new customers and retaining the existing ones.

Posted in Business view on Friday, June 12, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Ginsberg’s Foods and our community
Posted: May 29, 2015

Ginsberg’s Foods has been an integral part of our community for over 100 years, helping to shape, support and strengthen Columbia County’s economic identity for generations. As the company has grown from a “mom and pop” grocery store on Warren Street to 275 full-time employees on Route 66, it has proven to be an accountable local employer, trustworthy business partner and generous supporter of local charities and organizations.

Posted in Business view on Friday, May 29, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Are you a leader?
Posted: May 08, 2015

“Many years ago I was given the book ‘Heart of a Leader.’ It’s a very small book, the kind of thing you can read quickly. I have used that book for the past 17 years and as small as it is, I learn something every time I open it. It’s a very good book for business owners and I wanted to share some things I’ve learned from the book,” said Ron Orris, executive director of the Bradford Area (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce. “Each of the following quotes was taken from it.”

Posted in Business view on Friday, May 8, 2015 12:00 am.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Last chance to cast your votes
Posted: April 23, 2015

This year’s Best of Columbia County voting will close on Friday. 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 florist and more.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 04/10/2015
8 ways to get noticed on social media today
Posted: April 10, 2015

There’s a lot of noise on the social media channels and getting noticed can seem a task akin to pushing a large bolder up an icy slope in gale-force winds blowing down off of the mountain. But it’s not as hard as you think. Here are several tips to help you get your business noticed today.

Posted in Business view on Friday, April 10, 2015 11:03 am.

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Friday 03/27/2015
5 selfies you need to take for your business
Posted: March 27, 2015

Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenage girls. (That’s not an insult, it’s a description. Google it.) They’re gaining in popularity among adults and businesses too. Selfies are a way of showing customers and potential customers a “behind the scenes” look at your business. They also are an effective way of telling your business story.

Posted in Business view on Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Membership Celebration and 39th Annual Meeting
Posted: March 13, 2015

Join us for a festive event at our Membership Celebration and 39th Annual Meeting 5-7 p.m. March 20, as the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce celebrates longtime members (see related link) along with an annual meeting at Omi International. This event will have: food provided by Carlucci Simons Catering, local wine and beer, music by The B Side Trio, special recognition of longtime members and Chamber goals and accomplishments.

Posted in Business view on Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 02/27/2015
How to boost revenue in your business
Posted: February 27, 2015

One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to make more sales. Here are 10 ways you can start doing that today:

Posted in Business view on Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 am.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Chamber connects business with local events
Posted: February 13, 2015

The annual Chamber Agricultural Brunch, produced by Columbia County Farm Bureau and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, will be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at Helsinki Hudson. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about agricultural businesses, network and taste some great fare. The cost is $18. Contact the Chamber at 518-828-4417 for reservations by March 20.

Posted in Business view on Friday, February 13, 2015 12:00 am.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
What is a chamber of commerce?
Posted: January 29, 2015

At the foot of Warren Street in Hudson, there is a beautifully restored firehouse that is home to an Information Center that is part of Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Chamber states can be seen in many business windows but some people say, “It sounds interesting but what is a Chamber of Commerce?”

Posted in Business view on Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 am.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Chamber upcoming events
Posted: January 15, 2015

Speed Networking, Jan. 22

Posted in Business view on Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 am.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Shop local and support those who support community
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 10:14 am

Economically, shopping locally supports our community because every dollar spent in Columbia County is spent here an additional five times, on average, thereby benefiting us repeatedly. But there is another important reason to support local businesses, one that is not as obvious to the general public — local business owners are key supporters of the community, especially of non-profit organizations.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 10:14 am.

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Thursday 11/27/2014
Heritage center to celebrate 1st anniversary
Posted: November 27, 2014

The Lebanon Valley Heritage Center will celebrate its first anniversary 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6. Located in the Valley Plaza Mall, Routes 20/22 in the heart of New Lebanon, the Heritage Center has become a widely known community center.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
Posted: October 16, 2014

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is a local independent business organization that strives to be “the leading voice of business in Columbia County, providing advocacy, promotion and benefit solutions for its members.”

Posted in Business view on Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Build wealth without the stock market
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Strategies 4 Prosperity was founded by husband and wife team Gary Egan and Boots Reuling, LUTCF, RICP®, both experienced financial professionals who wanted to show their clients how they can potentially accelerate and build their wealth without the risk of the stock market, with less worry, uncertainty and stress.

Posted in Columnists, Business view on Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:18 pm. Updated: 2:34 pm.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Register for the Buy Local Expo at Basilica Hudson, Oct. 2
Posted: August 28, 2014

The Chambers of Commerce for Columbia and Greene County invite you to discover the many benefits of buying local goods and services.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Now accepting Leadership Columbia County applications
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 class.

Posted in Columnists, Business view on Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Hudson Valley Bounty attracts new tastes
Posted: July 31, 2014

Hudson Valley Bounty’s “A Taste Of,” in its sixth year, is happening this Monday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham. This event is an epicurean journey through the heartland of the Hudson Valley farmlands in Columbia County and the fringes of the Berkshires. It’s an event when chefs pair with farmers to bring the best of the best in locally-sourced foods for the community to sample and savor.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
‘A Taste Of’ Hudson Valley bounty
Posted: July 17, 2014

Dominic Giuliano, executive chef of The Blue Plate in Chatham since February and a new Hudson Valley resident, is making his first appearance at “A Taste Of” on Aug. 4. Giuliano has joined the ongoing migration of great chefs from New York City moving up to the Hudson Valley. Growing tired of life in the city, he sold out his partnership in restaurants Choza Taqueria last fall, bought an 1804 Victorian home in East Chatham and moved here in October with his wife, Bonnie.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Local chefs get ready for 'A Taste Of'
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 10:18 am

The Taste of Hudson Valley Bounty Dinner is the Epicurean event of the season kicking off summer’s cornucopia of bountiful harvest in Columbia County and the Berkshires. It’s the sixth year of “A Taste of,” happening on Monday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham. It’s an event when chefs pair with farmers to bring the best of the best in locally-sourced foods for the community to sample and savor.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:06 am. Updated: 10:18 am.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Chamber offering a slew of special events
Posted: June 05, 2014

The Use of Color in Your Home, June 5

Posted in Business view on Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Do you own a business or want to start one?
Posted: May 15, 2014

‘Dare to Dream’ entrepreneurial forum, May 21

Posted in Business view on Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Vote for the best of Columbia County
Posted: April 24, 2014

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media are very excited to announce the creation of the “Best of Columbia County Awards.” We are proud to highlight some of the best the county has to offer. Columbia County has some of the best food, best views, best, well, everything! Now it is time to recognize those people and places who help make Columbia County the best place to live and work. The best part of these awards is that you, the people, get to pick the winners.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 04/03/2014
Chamber is here for residents, visitors alike
Posted: April 03, 2014

Whether you are a visitor looking for information, a resident looking for a business or a business looking to grow, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is here for you.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 03/20/2014
Six finalists for Crystal Apple award
Posted: March 20, 2014

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce announced the six finalists for the 25th Annual Crystal Apple Award. The award finalists are: Bodhi Holistic LLC, Chatham Brewing LLC, Family Eyecare Center, Pondside Nursery, The Barlow and The Spine Institute of Columbia Memorial Hospital. The Crystal Apple Award is presented to a Chamber member business to recognize an extraordinary contribution to economic progress, community improvement and the quality of life in Columbia County over the previous year.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Berkshire Mountain Club at Catamount
Posted: March 06, 2014

After 75 years of successful ski operations, Catamount Ski Resort looks ahead for another outstanding 75 years, with plans for the long-awaited luxury vacation condominium resort known as the Berkshire Mountain Club (www.berkshiremtnclub .com).

Posted in Business view on Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
Finalists for 25th Annual Crystal Apple Award
Posted: February 20, 2014

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce has announced the six finalists for the 25th Annual Crystal Apple Award. The award finalists are: Bodhi Holistic LLC, Chatham Brewing LLC, Family Eyecare Center, Pondside Nursey, The Barlow and The Spine Institute of Columbia Memorial Hospital. The Crystal Apple Award is presented to a Chamber member business to recognize an extraordinary contribution to economic progress, community improvement and the quality of life in Columbia County over the previous year.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 am.

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Thursday 02/06/2014
Bryant Nutrition bridges information gap
Posted: February 06, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce staff recently met with Juanita Bryant to learn more about her business. Below, she outlines her business, Bryant Nutrition, in Ghent.

Posted in Business view on Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:30 am.

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