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May

3rd May 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Lisa Ryan, MicroKnowledge Trainer
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank Community Room, 151 Vly Road
 

 

Learn to analyze your data with Excel - Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be formatted into a concise report?  Excel’s 2013 dashboard tools provide the ability to review large amounts of data.  Key performance metrics for your organization can be organized onto a single page.  To illustrate the outstanding indicators, charts, and graphics can be integrated into the report.  This session will help you learn the fundamentals of the dashboard and create dynamic reports. 

Dashboard Fundamentals

  • Determining dashboard elements  
  • Separating data, analysis, and presentation
  • Identifying chart types
  • Creating and using names (basic charting knowledge is helpful)

Tools Used in Creating Dynamic Dashboards

  • Working with the offset function
  • Creating and using a combo box control
  • Designing and working charts
  • Using the camera tool

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Members: FREE

Non-Members: $10.00


 

 

4th The 2016 May Networking Mixer at Bellini's Italian Eatery
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Bellini's Italian Eatery, 624 New Loudon Rd., Loudonville
 

Join us for our May Networking Mixer to be held at Bellini's Italian Eatery.

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

Members Only:  Pre-Register for all 2016 Networking Mixers for only $40!

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

  


CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

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5th StartUp Smart Seminar Series: Digital Communications - Building Your Mobile & Online Arsenal
  7:45 am - 9:00 am
  the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, 58 Clifton Country Road, Suite #102, Clifton Park, NY 12065   view map
 

 

Learn from a panel of top 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.

 

2016 Presenters: Rick Noel, Founder and CEO, eBiz ROI, and Jenny Crawford, Owner, JC Sweet & Company.


For more information on the StartUp Smart Seminar Series and to read other class descriptions, please click here.

 

12th StartUp Smart Seminar Series: Legal Issues and the Small Business
  7:45 am - 9:00 am
  the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, 58 Clifton Country Road, Suite #102, Clifton Park, NY 12065   view map
 

 

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, CPA, Intellectual Property Attorney and Commercial Insurance Agent to discuss some of the steps that every Small Business Owner should take to protect themselves, their business and their ideas.

2016 presenter: Frank C. Mayer, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King.


For more information on the StartUp Smart Seminar Series and to read other class descriptions, please click here.

 

17th Talk 1300 Report
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
 

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Talk 1300 Report with hosts Jim Franco, Paul Vandenburgh & Chamber President Tom Nolte. Each month, learn more about Chamber member businesses who will be featured on the radio show from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

19th StartUp Smart Seminar Series: Sales and Networking Training
  7:45 am - 9:00 am
  the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, 58 Clifton Country Road, Suite #102, Clifton Park, NY 12065   view map
 

 

Selling Tips and Considerations for Start-up organizations. Lorraine Ferguson of Sandler Training works with many start-up companies as Sales Trainer and coach, helping them to put into place a systematic approach to business development. Often, sales is not the “reason” why the entrepreneur started the business, yet it is the lifeblood of the business. Without sales, there is no business. Lorraine will provide you with insight into what start-ups that have moved beyond that state do to bring business in from a selling plan and selling process standpoint.


2016 Presenter: Lorraine Ferguson, Founder & President of Direct Impact Associates, LLC, an authorized licensee of Sandler Training in Albany, NY.


For more information on the StartUp Smart Seminar Series and to read other class descriptions, please click here.

 

21st Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition
  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Multi-Use Gymnasium, Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd, Albany, NY 12205   view map
 

 

You're Invited to Attend the
College & STEM Careers Fair at the
Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition


What is a STEAM Expo?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. During the event on Saturday, May 21st, students in grades 9 through 12 will display interdisciplinary STEAM projects in one of four categories: Investigation, Invention & Innovation, Research, and Arts in STEM.

 

We Need You!

You're invited to exhibit your business and field of work in the College & STEM Careers Fair from 12:00pm - 3:00pm (exhibitors can begin setting up at 11:00am) in the Multi-Use Gymnasium at Colonie Central High School.

A minimum donation of $50 is suggested. All donations will be processed by iCare, a Colonie Central High School student-run organization, and then donated to Blue Star Mothers and Soilder On.

Participating companies' logos will be printed on all Greater Capital Region STEAM Exposition promotional materials and on the back of the event staff t-shirts.

 

For more information or to sign-up, please click here.

23rd 2016 Annual Golf Outing at Shaker Ridge Country Club
  Registration begins at 9:00 am
  Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211   view map
 

Join us and members of the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce on the greens!

This event begins at 9:00 am with registration, continental breakfast, and contests.

Tee-off is at 10:00 am followed by a bagged lunch on the course

The day concludes with cocktail hour, steak bake dinner, awards, and a silent auction.

 

Registration

Single Player - $175
Foursome - $700

 

Many Thanks to Our Proud Sponsors

 

 

 

Interested in sponsoring this event?

 

26th StartUp Smart Seminar Series: Mindset for Success
  7:45 am - 9:00 am
  the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, 58 Clifton Country Road, Suite #102, Clifton Park, NY 12065   view map
 

 

A person's mindset is one of the most important factors in determining his/her success in any endeavor. All the business strategies and systems in the world are not going to help us succeed in our businesses and our lives without a positive mindset. How we recognize and react determines and affects everything we do. Join business coach and owner of Life's 2 Short Judy Brinkman, for this interactive workshop and learn how to recognize your own negative mindsets. Adopt a more positive leadership mindset to keep you moving forward toward your goals and become a responsible leader and role model for your company and your community.

 

2016 Presenter: Judy Brinkman, Owner, Life’s 2 Short, LLC.


For more information on the StartUp Smart Seminar Series and to read other class descriptions, please click here.

 

June

1st The 2016 June Networking Mixer at Scarboroughs Restaurant
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Scarboroughs Restaurant, 497 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110   view map
 

Join us for a night of networking at Scarboroughs Restaurant in Latham.

Wednesday, June 1st

5:30 pm

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

Members Only:  Pre-Register for all 2016 Networking Mixers for only $40!

 

 

7th The June 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the June Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

21st Talk 1300 Report with Chamber President Tom Nolte
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
 

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Talk 1300 Report with hosts Jim Franco, Paul Vandenburgh & Chamber President Tom Nolte. Each month, member businesses will be featured on the radio show from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

July

6th The 2016 July Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our July Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

 

14th The July 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the July Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

19th Grand Slam Networking
  10:45 a.m.
  Joe Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Ave., Troy NY 12180
 

Let the Chamber take you out to the Ball Game! Connect with your fellow members and root for the Tri-City ValleyCats over lunch.

 

Don't let the summer pass you by without making valuable connections in this fun, relaxed setting.

 

Weather worries? Don't Worry! Guests will enjoy all the amenities of the climate-controlled Diamond Club, complete with a balcony view!

 


 

19th Talk 1300 Report
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
 

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Talk 1300 Report with hosts Jim Franco, Paul Vandenburgh & Chamber President Tom Nolte. Each month, learn more about Chamber member businesses who will be featured on the radio show from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

August

2nd The August 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the August Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

3rd The 2016 August Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our August Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

 

4th 2016 Track Day
  12:00 pm
  Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
 

2016 ANNUAL TRACK DAY

Travers Weekend: Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Saratoga Race Track, The Paddock Tent

 

Join us and members of The Chamber of Southern Saratoga 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.

Event Information including a schedule will be announced at a future date.

 

DRESS CODE: Business Causal
 

Gentlemen: Collared Shirts (sport jacket optional)
Ladies: Dresses, Skirts, Suit Pants
 

No Abbreviated Wear

 

REGISTRATION
 

This is a Member Exclusive Event

 

Click here to find out more information about how to sponsor this event.

 

16th Talk 1300 Report with Chamber President Tom Nolte
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
 

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Talk 1300 Report with hosts Jim Franco, Paul Vandenburgh & Chamber President Tom Nolte. Each month, member businesses will be featured on the radio show from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

September

7th The 2016 September Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our September Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

 

15th The September 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the September Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

20th Talk 1300 Report
  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
 

The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Talk 1300 Report with hosts Jim Franco, Paul Vandenburgh & Chamber President Tom Nolte. Each month, learn more about Chamber member businesses who will be featured on the radio show from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

October

4th The October 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the October Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

5th The 2016 October Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our October Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

 

November

1st The November 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the November Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

2nd The 2016 November Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our November Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.

 

December

6th The December 2016 Berkshire Bank Business Seminar
  Presenter: Presenter To Be Announced...
  8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
  Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road (Community Room)
 

Keep checking as more information about the December Berkshire Bank Business Seminar will be posted soon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No cost to Chamber members

Non-Members: $10.00

 

7th The 2016 Holiday Networking Mixer
  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Venue To Be Announced..
 

The venue for our Holiday Networking Mixer will be announced shortly

 

ADMISSION
Members: $5.00 (online)
                           $10.00 (at the door)
Non-Members: $20.00                   

 

EVENT SPONSORS 

CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities for this event.