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Boost Your Business with Facebook

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Date: Tuesday, July 19

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Location: 90 State Events; 90 State Street Albany, NY

Special Guest: Congressman Paul Tonko

Co-hosted by the Capital Region Chamber

What to Expect:

Facebook’s Boost Your Business events provide businesses around the country with the most up-to-date tools, insights and best practices for growing your business on Facebook and Instagram.  You’ll have the chance to learn from local business owners during a small business panel discussion, as well as connect with business resources in the community. Areas to be covered: Content, Targeting, Advertising and Measurement.


NY Loves Nanotech at SEMICON West

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

PrintNY Loves Nanotech will exhibit alongside Empire State Development at SEMICON West,  July 12-14, 2016 in San Francisco, CA. CEG and other partners will represent the Capital Region, in conjunction with other economic development partners from across upstate NY. Together – we will promote the state as a place to invest and do business.

SEMICON West is the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It is the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing. Co-located with InterSolar North America, 30,000 attendees are expected. With changes in the industry [$100B in consolidation, smart manufacturing, shrinking development cycles…], SEMICON West remains a must attend event as the semiconductor marketplace diversifies. For 2016, the show is built around disruptive trends driving the market, and includes representation of the full electronics manufacturing supply chain – access to more key players and industry leaders.

NY Loves Nanotech will host it’s 17th Annual Dessert Reception, with an exclusive executive audience of key industry players. Thanks to our generous partners and sponsors for supporting this event!

Major Underwriter:

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Regional Economic Development Partners:

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Banner Industries was founded in 1985 to serve a rapidly expanding high purity market and to satisfy the increasing demand for high-quality components with fast delivery at competitive prices.

Over the years, Banner Industries has grown to 12 locations throughout the US and Singapore. Today, through our strategic growth plan initiatives, we have a complete synergistic line of the industry’s foremost products and have become one of the nation’s leading stocking distributors of flow components, equipment, and services for both the high purity and industrial markets.

Banner Industries is committed to finding solutions for all of your systems needs. Our integrated nationwide network ensures that we have the resources and technical expertise to find what you need, while our strategically placed local offices guarantee you receive the personal service you deserve. From large projects to individual products, Banner Industries is your one-stop shop for premier components, technical consultation, and world-class customer service.




A Top 5 Semiconductor Design Firm the past 3 years (ENR), SSOE has completed hundreds of semiconductor projects. Offering a range of architecture, engineering, and construction services, our proficiency in lean construction, virtual design and construction, and integrated project delivery reduces construction costs and compresses schedules up to 25%.

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Lean Finance and Accounting Workshop

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Operational Excellence in Finance & Accounting

Did you know that the operational strategy most effective in achieving world-class financial and accounting performance is Lean Enterprise?

Register to attend CEG’s Lean Finance and Accounting Workshop to learn the lean principles and tools and apply them to finance and accounting.

Dates: July 19 & 20

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: TBD, Capital Region, NY

Accounting can be an obstacle when traditional performance metrics are not aligned with your internal processes. Most people understand that operation’s professionals achieve great gains using Lean on the production floor, but are surprised when Lean can also present opportunities to improved operating results for traditional financial reports and accounting processes. Accounting and production must work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit all areas of a company as the entire team needs to understand the scorecard of the business and how to motivate Lean behavior. While accounting professionals will gain a great deal, it is strongly encouraged that associates come as a team in order to build an on going plan that makes sense for the entire company.

  • Presidents / CEO’s
  • CFO’s / Controllers
  • VP’s & Directors of Finance
  • Operations & Supply Chain Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • CI Professionals
  • HR Leaders

To view program details and pricing please download the flyer or follow the registration link.


Celebrate Earth Day: Save Money & CO2

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Options for Not-for-Profits and Small Business

Date: April 15, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Location: TEC-SMART | 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY 12020

Agenda and Registration

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is Governor Cuomo’s comprehensive energy strategy that is leading New York to reliable, resilient and affordable electric service. Modernization of our electric ecosystem is an opportunity and challenge for all energy consumers and we all have a part to play.

On April 15th join energy experts in learning how your organization and its constituents can increase the efficiency of your buildings and deploy renewable energy. We will discuss NYSERDA and National Grid opportunities to lower your energy usage, costs, carbon emissions and the many ways you can incorporate renewable energy at your site and within your community.

The available programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and National Grid will help you assess your organizations energy usage and determine potential savings, recognize what rebates are available to implement energy efficient equipment and present opportunities for your organization to generate electricity through solar electric and wind turbines.

It is exciting that we all get to be part of helping New York create a more reliable, resilient and affordable electric ecosystem. Progress is made with every individual action to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy!

The Venue has generously been donated by Hudson Valley Community College

TVGBN Presents: Tour of Precision Valve & Automation

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Date: Wednesday, April 13

Location: Precision Valve & Automation, Inc. | 1 Mustang Drive Cohoes , NY

Time: 3:45 – 6:00pm

3:45 pm Check-in
4 pm Discussion & Tour
5 – 6 pm Networking Reception at The Leaky Valve

Register online – *Register early, space is limited to 40 participants!*

About: Headquartered in Upstate New York with regional sites stationed in North America, Europe, and Asia, Precision Valve & Automation (PVA) has supplied the world with innovative fluid dispensing solutions that are at the forefront of motion and application technology for more than 20 years. PVA’s customer-driven solutions are utilized worldwide in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. Join us for a tour of PVA’s global manufacturing headquarters and see how “stuff” gets glued and sealed.


The Tech Valley Global Business network provides education, guidance and connections for businesses looking to enter or expand into international markets. GBN is a collaboration of the Capital Region Chamber, the Center for Economic Growth and the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County.

India: Not Just for Outsourcing Anymore!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Presented by: The Tech Valley Global Business Network

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in & lunch; 12 noon – 1 p.m. program
Location: Capital Region Chamber Albany office, 5 Computer Drive South, Colonie

Cost: $35

Register online or call 518.431.1400

About: Explore the ins and outs of doing business in the country that will become the world’s third-largest economy by 2030. India — the world’s largest democracy and an English-speaking country — offers vast opportunity for Capital Region manufacturers to operate facilities and open new customer markets. Attend this informative panel featuring area manufacturers and service providers already doing business in India and learn why, where and how to take advantage of this hub for global commerce.

Presenting Sponsor:

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The Tech Valley Global Business Network (GBN) is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit collaboration of four area business membership organizations dedicated to providing education and networking opportunities for expanding international trade in New York’s Tech Valley: The Capital Region Chamber, the Center for Economic Growth and the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County.

The Global NY Fund Tour is Coming to the Capital Region

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016


Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Albany Marriott |189 Wolf Road, Albany

About: The Global NY team is coming to the Capital Region to introduce the $35 million Global NY Fund, which provides loans and grants to help New York State’s small and medium-sized businesses start exporting or increase their global export sales. Grants are also available to non-profits that provide export assistance and trade education to NYS companies.

To find out more about this event and the Global NY Fund, please call 212.803.2300, contact Global NY by email, or visit them online.


How Art and Technology Coincide: Exploring Our Region’s Creative Jobs in the Technology Sector

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center | 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

The event is free of charge. Register to attend!

About: The Center for Economic Growth and the Greater Capital Region Workforce Development Boards invite you to join us for a panel discussion with business leaders and innovators about types of jobs, skills required and employer needs in the creative, technology sector.  Also learn more about how local innovators and educators are preparing students to fill these jobs by integrating creativity, design and innovation in education.

Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.
, Superintendent of Schools, Ballston Spa Central School District
Erica Iannotti,
Co-Founder, THINQubator, Chairman of the Board, Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Annmarie Lanesey
, President, Greane Tree Technology
Thomas Lloyd,
Owner/CEO, Adirondack Studios

Moderator: Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, consultant, Captivate Project

8:30-9:00 a.m. | Registration, networking, breakfast
9:00-9:15 | Welcome and Introductions
9:15-10:00 | Panel Discussion
10:00-10:30 | Q&A
10:30 | Closing

Tech Valley Business Hall of Fame Dinner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Presented by:
Junior Achievement of Northeastern NY and the Center for Economic Growth

About: The Tech Valley Business Hall of Fame is a special evening that celebrates the accomplishments of remarkable members of the local community. The careers and community contributions of these  “Champions of Free Enterprise” personify the ideals of Junior Achievement and are emblematic of the lessons taught by our programs.

Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Albany Marriott

Registration: Single – $150 | Table of 10 – $5,000 | Table of 8 – $3,000
Register to attend

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Michael J. Castellana, President & CEO, SEFCU; E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Partner, E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy; and posthumously John H. Michaels, Principal, The Michaels Group.

More information

Capital Region Economic Development Strategy

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The Huether School of Business at The College of Saint Rose presents

The Peter M. Tully Endowed Lecture

Featuring a talk by Michael J. Hickey, President and CEO, Center for Economic Growth

Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 7:30-9:30am
Location: The College of Saint Rose Touhey Forum | The Lally School of Education
1009 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12203*

*Reserved Parking for the event is available in the Lally Lot (enter on Western Avenue).

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by April 8th by email to or call 518.485.3826.

A complementary continental breakfast will be served.

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