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What is the Chamber?
How do I join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
Is the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber just for big businesses?
What types of businesses join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
My business is not in Albany County. Why should I join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
My business is already a member of another chamber. Can I still join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
What are the benefits of joining the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
Can my business get health insurance through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?
My company is an Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber member. As an employee, what Chamber programs and services are available to me?
How do I renew my membership?

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What is the Chamber?

The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce has the vision for business. We are an organization that works to improve business Ė by providing networking opportunities, health insurance programs, cost-saving benefits and many other services and programs Ė for our membership. The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber is made up of 2,500 businesses that employ more than 110,000 workers. These are companies of all types and sizes and from throughout the region that know they will prosper and grow in a healthy business environment.

Our strength lies in our ability to attract many diverse members, creating a valuable pool of resources from which member companies draw ideas and energy to improve their businesses.

The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber is committed to the economic vitality of the region and actively works with other chambers, economic development groups and federal, state and local governments to ensure the continued growth and viability of Tech Valley.

The†Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber is not a civic club, charitable organization or department of government, but a private, not-for-profit, tax-paying organization.

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How do I join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?

You can join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber online. Just click here to get started. Once we receive your application, our member relations team will contact you to answer any questions you may have and review all of your membership benefits. Or you can call Laura Dehmer at (518) 431-1411 and she can help get you on your way to Chamber membership. You can also talk to Laura about attending an Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber event as our guest just to see for yourself how the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber will benefit your business.

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Is the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber just for big businesses?

About 67% of Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber members are small businesses. The Chamber welcomes members of all sizes and our small business members realize significant benefits from their Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber memberships. Whether itís affordable health insurance, effective advertising and sponsorship vehicles or participation in the Small Business Council or other Chamber groups and programs, small businesses thrive at the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber.

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What types of businesses join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?

Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber membership is a dynamic group of businesses consisting of small companies, solo entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, large corporations, economic development groups, public and private schools, universities and others. The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber offers many benefits Ė from networking prospects to advertising opportunities to health insurance Ė that all types of businesses may take advantage.

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My business is not in Albany County. Why should I join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?

About 35% of the Chamberís membership is located outside of Albany County. Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber members are located throughout New York state and the Northeast. Each sees a different value in a Chamber membership. Some do business in Albany and use the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber as an effective vehicle to get their products and services in front of the business community. Others enjoy the robust programs, services and member benefits provided by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber that other chambers canít match.

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My business is already a member of another chamber. Can I still join the Albany-Colonie Regional†Chamber?

Absolutely. Many of our members enjoy affiliations with more than one chamber.

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What are the benefits of joining the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?

Member benefits are too numerous to list here and members join the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber for many different reasons. Click here for more information on member benefits.

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Can my business get health insurance through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber?

Yes. The Chamber has several medical and dental plans available to members. Unlike other chambers, we donít charge an administrative fee for most plans. Click here for more information on the Chamberís health insurance plans.

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My company is an Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber member. As an employee, what Chamber programs and services are available to me?

If your company is a member of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, then you and all of your fellow co-workers are considered members as well. You may participate in any of our councils, programs and networking opportunities as well as attend any of our events. Many of our events and programs are geared toward career advancement and leadership growth to help you perform your job more effectively. To understand the full effect of Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber membership, contact Jennifer Sims at (518) 431-1418.

You are also eligible to use our member-to-member discounts and save on many goods and services. Contact Jennifer Sims at (518) 431-1418 to get a username and password and log into the members-only section of this Web site.

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How do I renew my membership?

A renewal notification will be sent to the mailing address we have on file about 30 days before your anniversary date (the date you joined the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber). If you have moved, please notify us at (518) 431-1400 of your new address. If you have any questions about membership renewal, contact Jennifer Sims at (518) 431-1418.

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