Cost-Saving Benefits

Capital Region Chamber members and their employees realize significant savings on a variety of services they use every day to run their businesses. Benefits include medical and dental plans, human resources consulting and discounts on energy services, shipping, mobile phone service and equipment, long distance calling and newspaper delivery.

Chamber Referral Rewards

For each business you refer that joins the Capital Region Chamber, you will receive $25 in referral rewards. You must be identified as the referral source at the time the business joins. The rewards may be used for any Chamber expense, such as membership dues, breakfasts, Business-to-Business Exchanges, Web links, additional classifications, mailing lists, the Annual Dinner and many others. For more information contact Pete Bardunias at 518.431.1408

Credit and Debit Card Processing Service

Your customers like the convenience of using credit and debit cards, but do you cringe every time you receive a statement from your processor? The service is expensive and statements are filled with technical jargon no layperson can understand. It’s impossible to determine whether you’re paying too much.

Why not give Retail Council Services Corp. (RCSC), the Chamber’s Credit Card Processing Program administrator, an opportunity to decode your statement and reduce the cost of this necessary service at the same time? RCSC works with Global Payments Direct, Inc., one of the world’s largest processors, to manage nearly $400 million in annual transaction volume. The sheer size of this program gives RCSC the negotiating power to get the lowest cost on processing for your business.

Let RCSC take the mystery out of your credit and debit card processing. Contact its in-house specialist, Nicholl, at 518.465.3586 for a free, no-obligation savings analysis of a recent statement from your current processor.

Health and Dental Plans

A variety of heath and dental insurance programs are available through the Capital Region Chamber, most without an administrative fee. For more details about the plans provided by the Chamber, call 518.431.1419 or click here.

Weekend MBA Program

The UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA Program is a 48-credit program that is tailored to mid-level managers and above, or those who aspire to that level, and can be completed in just 22 months. At the program’s foundation is its cohort structure, enabling students to intensely network as they progress through the team-based assignments. A crown jewel of the program is an international business experience between the first and second years, where the students immerse themselves in the business and culture of a foreign country for a week.

To learn more, we invite you to attend an information session.

Chamber members who apply to the program may qualify for financial assistance, which is need-based. For more information, contact Don Purdy at 518.442.4964.

Post Your Job Openings

The Capital Region Chamber sponsors a Job Posting module which enables businesses and nonprofit organizations to list openings for employment and volunteer opportunities that can be viewed by those seeking jobs or service opportunities.

Capital Region Chamber members that are in the Premium membership level and above may post an unlimited number of job and volunteer opportunities at no cost.

For more information contact Jennifer Sims at 518.431.1418.

Energy Savings

Sign up and save with the Capital Region Chamber’s energy affinity partner, Energy Now Consultants, LLC. This affinity program gives chamber members the chance to work with an energy consultant on planning wisely for future electric & natural gas energy needs, by choosing more competitive rates from top-tier suppliers. There’s NO cost or obligation.

View this form for details.

Energy Now Consultants also offers energy savings to residential & small businesses for Community Solar with Common Energy. This official NYS program called “The New York State Shared Renewables Program” supports clean energy & guaranteed savings every month. No contract, no enrollment fee, no cancellation fee. You receive clean energy credits on your National Grid bill & lower emissions in your community.

Here is the link to sign up: