News from the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Connecting Good Causes With Good People
Learn about the great non-profits and community organizations in our region! If you want to volunteer but not sure how to get involved, then join us for this structured networking program to meet-and-greet with non-profits in the area. Discover different opportunities to give back with your talents and treasures. Participating Non-Profits Include:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Revolution Hall, Troy
4 - 4:30 p.m. Registration
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Program
$35 Members; $50 Member Walk-Ins;
$70 Future Members
Sponsored By: 
33rd Annual Troy Victorian Stroll Applications Available!
It's hard to believe, but it's almost that time of the 
year again to Stroll in Troy! Food Vendor and Arts & Crafts Vendor applications are now available online at

Save the date for this year's Stroll - Dec. 6!
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm Partners with the Tri-City ValleyCats to Recognize Community Heroes
The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm is once again teaming up with the Tri-City ValleyCats to recognize community heroes from across the Capital Region. They are seeking nominations from organizations and plan to select a "Starting Nine" of Community Heroes that will be recognized at the ValleyCats' August 12th game against the Auburn Doubledays. In the third year of the Home Run Community Heroes program, the ValleyCats and the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law firm plan to honor heroes from all walks of life who have made a difference in their communities. This will include personnel from the military, law enforcement, firefighter/EMT agencies and non-profit organizations, as well as teachers, children and everyday people who have helped make the Capital Region a better place to live.

For more information, including how to nominate a hero, click here!
Capital Roots' 50th Community Garden!
Congratulations to Capital Roots on their 50th Community Garden! The garden was created in collaboration with the Troy Little Italy Neighborhood Association and a variety of private individuals and families. Here's to 50 more!
Upstate Revitalization Initiative Update
The Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) has formed the Upstate Revitalization Advisory Council to coordinate the development of the region's plan. This Council will be co-chaired by Michael J. Castellana, president and CEO of SEFCU, and one of the inaugural chairs of the Capital Region Economic Development Council and Michael J. Hickey, interim CEO of Center for Economic Growth. The Advisory Council will be a public-private effort and will include leaders from various industry sectors as well as the resources of some research firms to help create a roadmap that will contain short- and long-term strategies and tactics. 

Between the Upstate Revitalization Initiative and the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards, approximately $130 million will be awarded for the top finishers ranging down to $90 million. This is an incredible investment in upstate New York and an enormous opportunity for our region.

The Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI) Competition is an opportunity for the Capital Region to create overarching strategies that will have a region-wide impact focusing on strengthening critical infrastructure, revitalizing communities, bolstering workforce development, growing tourism and improving quality of life. More information here.  

Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is open. The deadline is July 31, 2015 at 4 p.m. Access the CFA 

Thank you for your support of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce! Please forward this to anyone who would benefit from receiving this email.

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
90 Fourth Street, Suite 200
Troy, NY  12180


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