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March Enewsletter

2017 Upcoming Events Business After Hours @ Love Apple Farm – March 22, 2017  Join the Columbia County Chamber as Love Apple Farm hosts a Business After Hours on Wednesday, March 22.  They are located at 1421 State Route 9H in Ghent  The event will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  There will be jazz […]

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce annual Legislative Breakfast.  This event offers Columbia County’s legislators an opportunity to outline their plans for 2017 and beyond to the local business community.  The breakfast will be held on Friday, April 7 at Columbia-Greene Community College in the Student Center from 7:30 to 9:00 am.  The college is located at […]

Ten Things to do in February

Laughter Yoga Lynne Chmurzynski,  owner of Mirror Mirror Clothing Shop in Hillsdale, loves to see people smile. Now, she’s really making people happy by organizing free sessions of Laughter Yoga. The next session is March 5th, each from 10:30-11:45AM.  The class are led by certified Laughter Yoga instructor, Lisa Berman. They are held in the beautiful […]

FREE Lunch and Learn - February 22

 Join Ascent Hearing on February 22 @ 11:00 am for a FREE Lunch and Learn at the Chamber Office located at 1 North Front St in Hudson.  As the preferred hearing care provider in the area, it is our mission to bring better hearing to our community. If you suspect you have a hearing loss, now […]

Ten Things to do in December

20th Anniversary – Winter Walk in Hudson Winter Walk in Hudson – 20th Anniversary on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is transformed into a festive boulevard with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, live reindeer, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon, carolers, and a legion of characters and performers.  […]

Ten Things to do in October

Free Hayrides at Love Apple Farm Love Apple Farm ~ Route 9h in Ghent, NY is offering Free hayrides on the hour starting at 10am Saturdays and Sundays in October! Kids can also go to the Petting Zoo and Playground and Pick Apples! No reservations needed. Love Apple Farm recently reopened with a new fresh […]

7 Numbers You Should be Tracking in Your Digital Marketing

Digital marketing, or web marketing, and social media have a very low cost to entry but that doesn’t mean we should ignore tracking our investment and return. While ROI is not entirely possible when it comes to measuring the success of a relationship and loyalty, it can be applied to the proof of such – […]

Consumers Favor Chamber Members

A national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic […]

A big issue for small business.

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Steele Andrews, owner of the Silvanus Lodge on Route 22 in Hillsdale, believes he and other small business owners are being severely overcharged for their Workers’ Compensation Insurance costs. Workers Comp is a mandated cost, Andrews said, “which is good. It covers both myself as the employer, and my staff, should they […]

Chamber Advocacy

Your membership helps support the Chamber Advocacy efforts for local businesses.  In the past month, Chamber President, David Colby spoke at two local planning board meeting to support member projects.  On May 14, David spoke at the combined meeting of the Claverack and Ghent Planning Boards to support the proposed Ginsberg’s Project.  A new building on Route 66 will help […]

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