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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.

 

March General Membership Luncheon

NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli was this month's speaker at the March General Membership Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Suffern. He discussed state and local issues.

The RBA Table: Ed Ortiz, Orange & Rockland Utilities (SPONSOR); Hector May, Executive Compensation Planners; Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association; NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; Burt Steinberg, Retail Consultant and RBA Chairman; Dr. Cliff Wood, Rockland Community College and Tom Brizzolara, Orange & Rockland Utilities
The RBA Table: Ed Ortiz, Orange & Rockland Utilities (SPONSOR); Hector May, Executive Compensation Planners; Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association; NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; Burt Steinberg, Retail Consultant and RBA Chairman; Dr. Cliff Wood, Rockland Community College and Tom Brizzolara, Orange & Rockland Utilities

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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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.

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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

Thursday,
April 16

11:30 - 1:30 pm

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Current RBA Bulletin

RBA's Pinnacle Awards are April 23

Anellotech Announces Three-Way Alliance

A Strike and a Spare!

ARC of Rockland receives CQL accreditation

General Membership Luncheon Networking

Boening and Samuels to be Honored by Rockland Republican Committee

The Sandler Institute opens in Rockland

Energy policy and investment policies require state leadership to set priorities

Welcome to the newest RBA members


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