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Rockland Business Association

The Rockland Business Association
Visibility, Opportunities and Advocacy for Your Business

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  • The Rockland Business Association educates, informs and provides beneficial services to our members.
  • 25% of our membership are non-Rockland based businesses. Expand your business reach and network.
  • As a member, each of your employees are eligible to participate in member events and discounts. Not a member yet, fill out the application.

Emerging Professionals Bowling Night

Sponsor: First Niagara Bank

Lucky Strike Entertainment was the setting for this night of networking and competition.

RBA Emerging Professional's Bowling high score team.

(left to right) Carol Castrillion, Lucky Strike; Matthew Schwartz, International Planning Alliance and winner of a bowling party for 8 for his highest score; Matt Nicosia, Montana Contracting, Kimberly Sofia, Fellow Hymowitz, P.C. and Daniel Rand, Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty.


From the President's Desk

Al Samuels, President of Rockland Business Association

Anellotech, the RBA and a hate campaign

I trust you are all aware of the exceptional showing Rockland made in the most recent round of economic development grants awarded under the Governor’s CFA process.

Seventeen Rockland entities were awarded funds for 19 projects totaling almost $17 million. Four of those projects were considered Priority Projects by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and were so confirmed by the State. One of those projects was the Anellotech project at the Pfizer campus.

Anellotech is investing $20 million in a 21st century bio process that takes non-food waste products out of the waste stream and turns them into useful products. And, the company is planning to expand its scientific and engineering workforce as a result. These are high-level, high-paying positions, many of which are going to Rocklanders. These are the R&D jobs of the future and they are here now.

But, there are people who would deny us the opportunity to become a leading community in the new world of high-tech, bio research and development. People who are fearful of the new technologies and are unwilling, or unable, to accept the findings of organizations they themselves had asked for input.
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January General Membership Luncheon

The January General Membership Luncheon featured our own Al Samuels, President/CEO of the Rockland Business Association who presented the "State of the RBA: The Job Ahead".

Lunch crowd

RBA Membership Directory Cover, 2014-2015

2014-2015 RBA Directory

The new RBA 2014 - 2015 Membership Directory & Living in Rockland Guide is now available. It was mailed in September.

Click here for our current on-line membership directory

RBA Membership Directory


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The Rockland County Budget Crisis: How it happened, and plotting a course to fiscal health

A white-paper study commissioned by the Rockland Business Association
in partnership with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

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RBA Pinnacle Award Winners, sponsorship, ad journal and ticket information

General Membership Luncheon

Crowne Plaza
Suffern, NY

March 19

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller


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Current RBA Bulletin

RBA members awarded 12 grants in New York's 2014 CFA process

The passing of the gavel

Rub Elbows membership drive winners

Fuel for thought: New York's Winter Energy Challenges

SuperCross 2014, or 'The Rockland,' is a huge success!

Welcome New Members

Partners and Sponsors

Member News

Dominican College: 'Fourth Annual Impact on the Economy' discussion is Jan. 9

Rockland Boulders: 2015 season announced

Go Green Resources

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