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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 coaches 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.


Judi Clements    President, Judi Clements Training & Development
Barbara Winsom    Executive & Business Coach, The Third Zone


(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





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

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.



Members: $5.00 online
                        $10.00 at the door

Non-Members: $20.00                  





10th Time Kills Sales
  Presenter: Peter Coombs, FRONTLINE Training & Consulting
  8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)


How often has a client told you: "This looks great! Thanks. It's just what we need. Let me think it over for a few days, and I'll be back in touch with you."Many times, you never hear from them again.
Frustrating, isn't it? 

In this workshop, Peter Coombs of FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will teach you tips and techniques to maintain control over the sales process without dominating your client.  You will learn how to be persistent without being annoying.  Come, and learn how to take control of your sales!


Since founding FRONTLINE in 1987, Peter Coombs has worked closely with a wide range of organization, including Ford Motor Company, Transamerica, PepsiCo, MapInfo, Godiva Chocolatier and numerous Federal and New York State agencies.  Training programs have included Presentation Skills, Sales Training, Time Management, and Communicating Effectively.  He has trained throughout the United States and Europe.

Peter is past President of the New York State chapter of the International Customer Service Association (ICSA). He has served on the board of the Hudson-Mohawk American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), is board president of the Berkshire Entrepreneurs Network (BEN), as well as being a member of the Consulting Alliance.


No cost to members

Non-Members: $10.00



16th The Art of Networking
  Presenter: Megan Baker, Baker Public Relations
  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Glennpeter Jewelers, 1544 Central Ave.


June 16, 2015
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Glennpeter Jewelers, 1544 Central Ave.

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know anyone in the room?  How about if you just didn't quite know what to say to start a conversation? 
If you've ever experienced any of the above situations,

Join the Colonie Chamber's Women-4-Women Committee for a no-pressure, laid-back evening where you will learn networking tips and tricks to help you become a master of THE ART OF NETWORKING.


Megan Baker,
Baker Public Relations


Baker Public Relations clients benefit from Megan's celebrity as well as her expertise.  Before transitioning to communications executive and entrepreneur, Megan enjoyed a highly-visible, 10-year career in television news, most recently serving as evening anchor on Capital News 9..  This helped Megan establish a broad network of media, political and community contacts and has provided her with access to key decision makers and news personalities

Today, Megan combines those contacts with a mastery of public relations techniques to provide incomparable client results that consistently exceed expectations.  In addition to organizing and running successful client events during her tenure as Assistant Vice President at Sawchuck Brown Associates, Megan was instrumental in integrating video and new media into client-based initiatives.  She successfully spearheaded and implemented outreach programs to regional, state, and national media and produced dynamic video materials for public relations and public affairs clients.


Registration required by June 11th. This is a "CASH ONLY" event, no credit cards will be accepted.  Donations are suggested at the door.  All donations and money from the cash bar will be given to the Women's Employment Resources Center (WERC).





1st July Networking Mixer at On Tap
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  On Tap Latham, 400 Old Loudon Rd., Latham NY 12110

Join us for our July Networking Mixer at On Tap Sports Bar! Home to an a large outdoor padio and a comfortable interior bar room featuring14 HD tvs, On Tap features an atmosphere for almost any occasion.  Patrons can choose from awesome chicken wings and bar snacks all the way up to gourmet Tuna and steak, with everything in between!



Members: $5.00 online
                           $10.00 at the door

Non-Members: $20.00                





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 expanded the dining and bar areas to accommodate more large groups and performances, changes we can't wait to see first hand.  



Members: $5.00 online
                        $10.00 at the door

Non-Members: $20.00                  




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


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

(This Is A Member Exclusive Event) 

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



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 Polish Community Center

**Save The Date**




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

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.

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