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Tech Valley GBN Presents: Brexit, The European Union and Your Business

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Date: Monday, October 24

Time: 11:30am check-in; 12:00 – 1:00pm program

Location: Capital Region Chamber Albany office, 5 Computer Drive South, Colonie

About: Great Britain’s exit from the European Union may take two years to implement. How will it impact the world economy? What does it mean for your business now and in the future? Bring your questions for this lively discussion topic.

Keynote presented by Terry Potter, Senior Project Manager at Global NY’s European office.

Cost: $20 | Register online

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

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Revenue Throughput Analysis

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Date: Monday, September 19
Time:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location:  TBA

Does your Business need the VIA Revenue Throughput Program? 

If growth is that important, then why don’t all businesses experience their full growth potential? The “how” of attaining growth can seem straightforward, but it can be very difficult to implement. An it all begins with you, the business president/CEO/owner.  Are you and your organization committed to grow? If so, are you ready to change the way you view your business?

There are often processes in your business that you don’t know are constraining growth! These processes are “blind spots”.  These blind spots are the bottlenecks that suppress growth; day after day, year after year!  You’re smart. Your leadership team is capable. If you knew what these blind spots were, wouldn’t you do something about them?

I was extremely impressed with the content, the flow of the sessions, and Jose’s presentation abilities. Engaging yet succinct. This was a highly thought provoking activity with several very concrete takeaways that I have used already.  – Simon Balint, Center Project Design Engineer, BullEx, Inc.; Serial Entrepreneur

Join CEG and Jose Palomino, Author of “Value Prop” and founder of the Revenue Throughput Program, as they take you hands on through the Revenue Throughput Analysis (RTA) toolkit and help your business unlock your business’ full revenue potential.

ISO 9001-2015 Training Workshop

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Date: Friday, September 16
Time:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location:  39 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207

Are you looking for an understanding of what the new standard requirements are and what changes need to be implemented to meet the revised standard?

Join CEG and our partner International Quality Coaching to learn what changes need to be implemented to meet the 2015 standard:

  • Familiarize your team with the differences between ISO 9001:2008 vs. the 9001:2015
  • Review clause-by-clause the new areas added such as risk-based thinking
  • Understand revisions needed to current QMS to meet the 2015 requirement
  • See examples of what others are doing to meet the new requirements
  • Provide appropriate training and awareness for internal auditors to familiarize them with the new standard
  • Get examples of revised auditing checklists to meet the requirements of the 2015 standard
  • Share best practices

More information/Register

Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd.

TU_Tech&MFG_Jobfair_2016Hire the skilled workers your business needs! Reach hundreds of technology workers and recent college grads at the fourth annual Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair, a partnership of the Times Union, and the Center for Economic Growth.  The event connects job seekers with local companies interested in hiring qualified skilled workers in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Companies: Sign up for a booth | Job Seekers: Register to attend (It’s free!)

More details on the Job Fair can be found here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Find our More: Tech Fair Packages 2016

For more information on how your company can participate in this exciting event, please contact Marcy Rollis at 518-454-5550 or


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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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.

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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.