The heart of Albany’s business community since 1904, the Albany Area Chamber is the largest, strongest and most active business advocacy organization in the area. The Chamber brings business leaders together to accomplish collectively, what no one business could do alone. Professionally managed, goal-oriented and highly visible, the Chamber is dedicated to taking a pro-active community leadership role. Members have an array of opportunities to be involved in. By attending various events, seminars, special programs or becoming a part of a committee and task force Chamber members provide a united effort to improve the overall well-being of the community.
One of the greatest values of Chamber membership comes through its successful programs to improve the economic climate and quality of life in the Albany area. Chamber programs are developed to produce a healthy, expanding economy which creates more demand for goods and services, ultimately benefiting the entire community.
To support and improve economic vitality and the quality of life of businesses and the community through collaborative political advocacy, economic development, programs and services.
Through the Governmental Affairs Committee we offer business advocacy on local, state and federal issues, supporting pro-business values that build the economy, strengthen local businesses and provide employment opportunities. The annual trade show, the Albany Business Extravaganza, provides members with a venue to showcase their products and services to over 1000 business leaders and the general public. Membership Forums, Greeters, Business After Hours, Women in Business and Albany Young Pros all provide a comfortable setting for networking, leadership, prospecting, and developing new leads. The inclusion of the Business Intelligence Report in the monthly Chamber Network newsletter provides members with timely business information and trends to support your business. The Chamber Dollar program is designed to keep dollars in the Albany area and direct them to other chamber members.
Leadership Albany and Albany Chamber Youth Leadership offer individuals a broad understanding of our great community and avenues for their own leadership involvement. Monthly Membership Forums give members the opportunity to listen to key leaders on important topics of interest. Chamber Ambassadors can be seen regularly in the community welcoming new businesses and demonstrating their community spirit. The Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet highlights the accomplishments of our areas finest citizens and youth. The Chamber also places a high degree of importance on raising the standards of education and helping students achieve success. Students of the Month, the Youth Job Fair and our High School Scholarships are also excellent ways the chamber honors exceptional youth, helping to build the leaders of tomorrow.