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February Enewsletter

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Cross-County Chamber Connections:  Virtual Health & Wellness – Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 – 10:00 am
A community initiative to encourage the power of networking to benefit your mental, physical and financial health.

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the KeyBank Financial Wellness Program, Guilderland County Chamber of Commerce, Discover Albany, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce and the Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce on a joint programming initiative! Every six weeks, starting on Feb 18, 2021, we will be offering a virtual event focused on different topics featuring guest speakers, KeyBank Financial Wellness strategies and Cross-County networking opportunities for our Members & Partners! Save the date for February 18 at 9:00 AM and stay tuned for more info. 

To register go to

Two Presenters to date are the following:

  • Marylou Knull; Arbonne International (Independent Consultant)
  • Harley Bleitzhofer, Chef at The Hollow (food demo of healthy, delicious dish)!
  • Josie Smith of the Healing Whispers (Reiki business)


Welcome to these new Columbia County Chamber members.  Learn more about each through our website

Countryside Cleanup
A local waste removal company, serving residents & businesses in Columbia, Greene & So. Rensselaer counties.
Family of Woodstock Child Care Council
A Human services Agency with an office in Greenport NY, focused on assisting with Childcare needs.
Mark Van Voorst
Advertising, Marketing & PR company

Message In A Bottle  Can and Bottle Redemption Center
Located in Greenport NY.  Receive cash for your redeemable items that have a 5 cent NY deposit on them.  Bring as few or as many as you have.
Pyfrom Family Chiropractic
Chiropractor located in Hudson, NY with a mission to improve the quality of your health and life through natural holistic approaches. 
The Hat Factory, LLC/The Aviary Restaurant
The Hat Factory is developing 18,000 sq ft. of commercial/residential space in the center of Kinderhook Village which will include The Aviary Restaurant (June 2021) along with commercial and residential space availability
Business Support Services that make it easy to start, run & grow your business.


Job Postings!  List Them and Find Them!

  • Have you visited our Job Posting page on the Chamber website?  Click here to see some of the great opportunities that member businesses currently have posted. 
  • If you are interested in posting a position, you can use the login you may have previously created, or connect with Carol Patterson at 518-828-4417 or, who will help get you set up.
  • And finally, if you know anyone looking for a job, please refer them to our website at  Just click on the big red “Search for Jobs” button on the righthand side of our homepage.


Chamber Members Interested in Hosting a Webinar via Zoom in 2021?
As we are unable to meet in-person at this time, we are open to ideas for webinars via Zoom.  If you have a webinar you would like to host, please reach out to Amy Kneller at  



Columbia Comeback Meeting
Monday, February 15 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Join with Google Meet | Join by Phone: 1 520 800 2922 | PIN: 326 712 466#

Visit us for news updates, an upcoming meeting schedule, and the latest information and resources for helping businesses safely and successfully re-open.

Questions About Reopening?  Contact Us!  

Up-to-Date COVID Numbers and Information:   

Columbia County Health Department

NYS Department of Health 


As always huge Thank You to our Sponsors!

Grand Investor – Columbia Economic Development Corporation

Media Sponsors – Mid-Hudson Cablevision, Columbia-Greene Media and iHeart Media

Printing Sponsor – Pro Printeres 

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