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April

22nd 2015 Office Appreciation Day!
  Registration begins at 11:30 AM
  The Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
 

 

On Wednesday, April 22, we will be honoring the employees who help all of our offices run more smoothly! Each attendee will choose one of four lunch options, receive a potted garden plant, and experience a hilarious performance by comedian Joe Bronzi


 

 

                  CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities.
                  CLICK HERE to view the lunch menu!

 

 

 

 

ADMISSION
(This event is open to the public
) 

$40 FOR ALL REGISTRANTS

 

    

 


 

23rd Protect Your Legacy, Learn Your Insurance Options--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

For many business owners, your business and your legacy are one and the same.  A business represents a substantical portion of the typical business owner's net worth.  Most owners want the business they have worked hard to build to continue to prosper long into the future.

Take a moment to think about issues that impact your business.  Have you considered what will happen to your business if there is a fire or another type of loss to your premises or property? What if you decide to retire? Or what if events force you to leae the business earlier than you had anticipated? To  maintain the current and future health of your business, you should address today's needs, but also prepare for tomorrow.

In this session you will learn how to prepare and plan for your future, so you can focus on your business today.

 

 

REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public.  All Attendees Receive A Continental Breakfast.) 

Single Seminar Registration - $25
7 Week Program Registration - $125

If you are planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrollment form.  Please fill out the form and return to cole@coloniechamber.org.


Remaining StartUP Smart Series Programs
-Strategic Marketing Planning
-Tactical Marketing Implementation
-Digital Communications
-Legal Issues & the Small Business
-Executive & Business Coaching Panel


 

 

30th Strategic Marketing Planning--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

In this session, you will learn the concepts behind developing a sound and cost effective marketing strategy for your business including:

  • Articulating what your business does through the eyes of your customers.
  • Completing a competitive analysis for the direct and indirect competitors of your business.
  • Identifying the key characteristics of your potential customers within the overall market.
  • Determining the actual marketing and advertising activities that your business will undertake.
  • Determining market share, potential, trends, and price-value-service matrix.
  • Setting your marketing budget.

REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public.  All Attendees Receive A Continental Breakfast)

Single Seminar Registration - $25
7Week Program Registration
- $125

If you are planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrollment form.  Please fill out this form and return to cole@coloniechamber.org


Remaining StartUP Smart Series Programs
-Tactical Marketing Implementation
-Digital Communications
-Legal Issues & the Small Business
-Executive & Business Coaching Panel


  

 

May

6th May Networking Mixer at The Tavern in The Desmond
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211
 

Join us for our May Networking Mixer at The Desmond Hotel, The Tavern!

An English-style pub featuring a large copper bar with charging stations for your smartphone or tablet, leather sofas and a casual atmosphere. For beer connisseurs we offer a large selection of local craft beers, both draft and bottled, along with imported and domestic brews. Fantastic wines and classic cocktails accompany our delicious Lite Fare Menu of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. Grab a drink with your co-workers, or unwind after a business meeting...The Tavern is the perfect spot to relax.


REGISTRATION 

Members: $5.00 online
                    $10 at the door
Non-Members: $20                   

 

SPONSORED BY
Sponsorships are still available. For more information, CLICK HERE

                    


    

 

7th Tactical Marketing Planning--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

Implementing your marketing plans successfully is a vital component of starting and growing your business. In this panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn directly from marketing experts in the field of print, digital and television media. Advertising, branding, communications, media buying, public relations, and social media are critical marketing tactics that all businesses should implement, measure, evaluate and re-evaluate. Customers have access to endless streams of information right at their fingertips - in this seminar learn to engage your target demographic with innovative marketing tactics.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM, seminar begins at 8.

 

REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public. All Attendees Recieve a Continental Breakfast.)

Single Seminar Registration - $25
7 Week Program Registration - $125
(SAVE $25!)
For those planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrolment form.  Please fill out this form and return to cole@coloniechamber.org

 

Remaining StartUP Smart Series Programs
-Digital Communications
-Legal Issues & the Small Business
-Executive & Business Coaching Panel

 

 

 

13th How to Remotely Manage Work Files Using the Cloud
  Presenter: Eleonora Morrell, Microknowledge, Inc.
  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

 

Are you wondering how to manage your work files while working from various locations?  Join us in a discussion on how to manage files remotely using free software designed to enhance your productivity.  Our training team will discuss recommended applications building your knowledge of the Cloud and its benefits to your hectic mobile device life. 

IN THIS SESSION, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

REMOTE ACCESS

  • What does it mean?
  • Can I access files whether I am at work, online, offline or traveling?
  • Do I install applications on all my devices? (e.g., iPad, iPhone, computer)
  • Programs that provide free remote access to your computer (e.g., cybercafé, LogMeIn, or UltraVNC)

WORKING WITH FILE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

  • Key Features to look for
  • File storage amounts and costs
  • DropBox demonstration-a free storage space for files, videos and pictures
  • Sharing, deleting, and tracking files
   

 

Eleonora Morrell is a dynamic professional trainer and presenter with 15+ years’ experience in developing and delivering training and support to business, government agencies and other organizations.  Her responsibilities include delivery to executive, technical and end-user audiences on MS Office suite, desktop publishing, proprietary applications and website development.  Ms. Morrell is a regionally known expert in web site accessibility.


 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

No Cost to members

Non-Members: $10

 

SPONSORED BY:

    

 

14th Digital Communications--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

Build your arsenal to mobile & online success! Learn from a panel of experts in digital marketing to help you navigate the water of online and mobile communications. The panel will address strategic marketing opportunities that are available to businesses to utilize content, blogging, inbound marketing, local and mobile optimization and digital communications.  Registration begins at 7:45 AM, seminar begins at 8.

REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public.  All Attendees Receive A Continental Breakfast.)

Single Seminar Registration - $25

For those planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrollment form.  Please fill out this form and return to Cole@coloniechamber.org.

 

Remaining StartUP Smart Series Programs
-Legal Issues &the Small Business
-Executive & Business Coaching Panel


 

 

18th 2015 Annual Golf Outing at Colonie Golf & Country Club
  Registration begins at 10:00 am
  Colonie Golf & Country Club, 141 Maple Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
 

!!SAVE THE DATE!!

Join us on Monday, May 18, 2015 for our Annual Golf outing at Colonie Golf & Country Club.  The day will include 18 holes (with cart and greens fees), first class amenities, lunch on the course, cocktails, and a steak bake dinner.  Prizes will be awarded for the longest and straightest drive, closest to the pin, as well as putting and driving contests!

  • Registration -- 10:00 am
  • Shotgun Start -- 11:00 am

ADMISSION

Early Birdie Rates available to those who register on or before April 30th

Single: $155
Foursome: $620
Cocktail & Dinner Only: $60

Rates for those who register May 1st or after
Single: $170
Foursome: $680
Cocktail & Dinner Only: $60

 

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

Click here for more information

   
   


 

 

 

 

21st Legal Issues And Small Business--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

Understanding the legal ramifications of decisions when starting a business can be overwhelming and expensive. In a panel discussion format, you will have the benefit of the expertise of a corporate attorney and a certified public accountant to discuss some of the steps that every small business owner should take to protect themselves, their business and their ideas.  Registration begins at 7:45 AM, seminar begins at 8.


REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public. All Attendees Receive A Continental Breakfast.)

Single Seminar Registration - $25

Those planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrollment form.  Please fill out this form and return to Cole@coloniechamber.org.

 

Remaining StartUP Smart Series Programs
-Executive & Business Coaching Panel


  

 

28th Executive & Business Coaching Panel--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

An individual's mindset holds the key to what he/she can accomplish. When it comes to success, this panel of business coachers and entrepreneurs will share expertise to encourage you to strive for the highest levels of achievement. You will learn to adopt the accountability mindset and learn how to focus on the things that are within your control so you can affect positive change and overcome obstacles.  Registration begins at 7:45 AM, seminar begins at 8.

 

REGISTRATION
(This Event Is Open To The Public.  All Attendees Receive A Continental Breakfast.)

Single Seminar Registration - $25

For those planning to register, CLICK HERE to download the program enrollment form.  Please fill out this form and return to cole@coloniechamber.org.

 

  

 

June

3rd June Networking Mixer at The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill, 155 Wade Road, Latham, NY 12110
 

Our June Networking Mixer will be held at The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd as we visit The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill. Home to mouthwatering BBQ, any meat offered at the Bull & Barrel is smoked for 12 hours in a cherry hickory wood combo. In addition to select dishes such as Catfish Sliders and Asian inspired BBQ Bahn Mi, 34 draft beers are featured.

 

ADMISISON

Members: $5.00 online
                        $10.00 at the door

Non-Members: $20.00                  

         

SPONSORED BY: 

   

 

July

1st July Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

 

Join us for our July Networking MixerKeep checking as more details are posted.

 

August

5th August Networking Mixer at Wolf's 1-11
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Wolf's 1-11, 111 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY 12205
 

 

Our August Networking Mixer will be held at Wolf's 1-11.

Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd as we return to Wolf's 1-11.  Known for great food and a huge beer and beverage selection, our last visit here resulted in a great night for all.  Recently, Wolf's has expanded the dining and bar areas to accomidate more large groups and performances, changes we are excited to see first hand.  

 

ADMISISON

Members: $5.00 online
                        $10.00 at the door

Non-Members: $20.00                  

         

SPONSORED BY: 


 

28th 2015 Annual Track Day
  11:00 AM
  Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
 

 

2015 ANNUAL TRACK DAY

Travers Weekend: Friday, August 28th, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Saratoga Race Track, The Paddock Tent

Presented by the Colonie & Southern Saratoga Chambers of Commerce

Join us at Saratoga Race Course in our private, air conditioned Paddock Tent for a day of horse racing & networking!  Situated behind the Clubhouse and featuring television broadcasts of the racing, betting windows, a cash bar and a clear view of the jockey and thoroughbred preparation areas, our Paddock Tent offers a track experience like no other.  Lunch will be served for three hours, noon until 3:00 PM.

 

DRESS CODE: Business Causal
Gentlemen: Collared Shirts (Sport Jackets are optional)
Ladies: Dresses, Skirts, Suit Pants
No abbreviated wear


REGISTRATION
(This Is A Member Exclusive Event) 

Tickets are $90
Tickets are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

 

September

16th The 2015 Multi-Chamber Business Expo. and Networking Event
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  The Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205
 

 

THE 2015 MULTI-CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO AND NETWORKING EVENT

at

The Polish Community Center


**Save The Date**

09-16-2015

 

October

7th October Networking Mixer at P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 131 Colonie Center
 

Our October Networking Mixer will be held at P.F. Chang's China Bistro The Bull & Barrel Smokehouse Grill

Join us on Wednesday, October 7th as we visit P.F. Chang's. Located in Colonie Center, Chang's prides itself on creating a unique menu that challenges the taste buds.


ADMISSION
Members:  $5.00 Online
                       $10 At The Door|
Non-Members: $20.00                 

 

SPONSORED BY