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April

1st April Networking Mixer at SAKE Japanese Steakhouse
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  611 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
 

Join us on April 1st at SAKE Japanese Steakhouse for our April Networking Mixer

Known for outstanding hibachi where dishes are prepared at your table by expert chefs, we are excited to be returning to Sake. Prepare to sample exquisite and authentic Japanese cuisine and to choose a drink from a wide variety of wines and cocktails.

 

ADMISSION

Members: $5.00 (Online) $10.00 (At The Door)

Non-Members: $20.00

 

SPONSORED BY:

Sponsorships are still available.  For more information, CLICK HERE

        

 

8th Business Writing with Clarity for Maximum Effectiveness
  Presenter: Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, Pierce Communications
  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

 

In this session, Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, vice president of client relations at Pierce Communications, will present techniques for writing clear messages that get right to the point.  She’ll also share her 10 tips for improving business writing so that it achieves maximum effectiveness. Participants will learn how to tailor their messages to their audience and write using powerful language.

 

 

   

Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR, vice president of client services for Pierce Communications, an Albany-based public relations/public affairs/crisis management firm, is responsible for strategic public relations and communications counseling for Pierce Communications clients.

She is a one of only a few accredited members of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in the Capital Region, having demonstrated broad knowledge, experience, competence and professional judgment in the field.  Before joining Pierce Communications, Jo Ann worked as a vice president at Sawchuk, Brown Associates in Albany where she counseled a wide variety of corporate, not-for-profit, education and association clients. 

Jo Ann is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America, serving a two-year term beginning January 2015. She is also a past Northeast District Chair of the PRSA, serving as the national association’s liaison to seven chapters in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine. In 2010, she served as the co-chair of the Northeast District’s annual conference. Jo Ann is also a past president, Assembly delegate and accreditation chair of PRSA’s Capital Region chapter.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

No cost to members

Non Members: $10.00


SPONSORED BY:

 

 

16th Business Planning 101--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

Entrepreneurship can be the key to owning your future. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE share their resources and expertise on the importance of why a business plan is critical to your success. Learn about SBA's Patriot Express Initiative and their programs for veterans and members of the military community. You will learn the components of wring a Business Plan for internal or external use utilizing the models developed by SCORE and the SBA.  Registration begins at 7:45 AM, seminar begins at 8:00.

 

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

Single Seminar Registration - $25
7 Week Program Registration - $125
(SAVE $50!)
For those planning to register, CLICK HERE to download a program enrollment form.  Please fill out this form and send to cole@coloniechamber.org.


   

 

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
) 

REGISTER BY MARCH 31ST - $35 for all registrants

REGISTER ON/AFTER April 1st - $40 for all registrants

 

    

 


 

23rd Strategic Marketing Planning--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

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, and trends and price-value-service matrix, and setting your marketing budget.

 

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.

 

 

 

30th Tatical Marketing Implementation--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 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

 

  

 

May

6th May Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

Join us for our May Networking Mixer.  Keep checking as more details are posted.

 

7th Financing Options: Access To Capital--A StartUP Smart Seminar
  7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  Chamber of Southern Saratoga, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY
 

 

Most potential entrepreneurs have the best intentions, many do not have the capital requirements to make their concept a reality. In this seminar, you will learn about different lending criteria and financing options. After this session, you will be better equipped to address your business's financial need. Finance experts from the banking and accounting industries will field your questions about accessing capital for your business venture. Registration begins at 7:45 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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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: $640
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.

 

  

 

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 cheching 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.