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Rockland Business Association, Rockland County NY

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Rockland Business Association

The RBA – Who We Are Today

The Rockland Business Association (RBA) was founded August 31, 1967, by a group of 40 local business leaders concerned with assisting the county in its growth, both as a business community and in its cultural and social programs.

The need for the organization's involvement has intensified over the years as the county has grown from a parochial, semi-rural community into a critically important regional partner. In fact, today the RBA is the most regional of all similar associations in the Hudson Valley, with 24 per cent of its members coming from outside of Rockland.

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50th Anniversary Rockland Business Association Seal
 
 
 

Mission & Membership

RBA is the "voice" of business in Rockland County

The Rockland Business Association's mission is to educate, inform, and provide beneficial services to members and actively represent, promote and support the business community of Rockland County.


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Be a part of the business community and get involved!


RBA Membership Kit - Get the application, learn about the RBA and its benefits. All the information in one place.

RBA Online Membership Application   RBA Member Directory

 


Advocacy & Support for Businesses

The Rockland Business Association is an advocacy organization, promoting business friendly legislation, supporting the elimination of legislation that may have resulted in a huge cost to some of our member firms.

The RBA was instrumental in the release of White Papers that shape the future of Rockland County.

A Crushing Burden:
Why is Rockland County So Heavily Taxed?

The Answer To WHY Rockland County is ranked as the 2nd highest taxed county in the United States. An examination of property taxes in Rockland County, NY, and recommendations related to controlling them.

White Paper 2016: A Crushing Burden

White Paper 2012: Rockland County Budget Crisis

Member Benefits

We offer numerous networking opportunities, seminars and workshops that impact your bottom line.

See our calendar for networking and education events

Event Calendar

Member Discounts

 

Additionally, RBA offers:

 

 

 

Corporate Sponsors

The Rockland Business Association is grateful to the companies who support of our activities and our mission to educate, promote and advocate for the businesses in our community.

Diamond Level Partners
Entergy
WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital
Sterling National Bank
TD Bank
Suez

Platinum Level Partners
Active International
Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office
Orange and Rockland

Rand Commercial

Gold Partners
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825
Ginsburg Development Companies
Oak Beverages Incorporated
Spectra Energy

Service Partners
Korn Rosenbaum LLP
Montalbano, Condon & Frank, P.C.

 

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2017 -- Thursday
General Membership Luncheon

Registration & Networking:11:15 am – 11:45 am
Entree Served: 12:10 pm
Business 12:35 pm
Speaker 1:00 pm

Members: Registration & Payment: $45
Late Registration after 7/17: $50
Day of event or at the door: $55
Prospective Members: $70

RSVP Required - Call in advance for any special dietary requirements

 

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RBA's June General Membership Luncheon

The June General Membership Luncheon featured Jeremy Schulman, President/CEO, Rockland Economic Development Corporation.

RBA President/CEO Al Samuels speaks with REDC President/CEO Jeremy Schulman
RBA President/CEO Al Samuels speaks with REDC President/CEO Jeremy Schulman

He discussed REDC's outreach to bring more businesses into Rockland County. 

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Signature Anniversary Event: RBA Play Golf For Fun

River Rose Mississippi-style paddle wheeler

Thursday, September 14, 2017
New York Country Club
103 Brick Church Road, New Hempstead, NY 10977

Plan on joining us! Shotgun start, BBQ lunch and cocktail reception & dinner.

Golf Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

Business Council's Annual Legislative Reception

Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Senator John Bonacic share some time at the Business Council's Annual Legislative Reception in Albany.

The RBA is a sponsor of the event which, this year, had 700 attendees, to include 80 state legislators.

Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Senator John Bonacic
Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Senator John Bonacic

 

 

2017 Pinnacle Award Honorees


Presenting Sponsors:
Active International
Sterling National Bank
Good Samaritan Hospital
TD Bank
The Lynmark Group

The RBA Pinnacle Awards on May 4, 2017 honored some of RBA's best of the best and was sponsored by: Active International; Sterling National Bank; Good Samaritan Hospital; TD Bank and The Lynmark Group.

It was a beautiful night.

Cocktail Hour was enjoyed by all
Cocktail Hour was enjoyed by all

Thomas M. Rau, TD Bank was given the Chairman's Award for Overall Business Excellence.  The award was presented to him by Larry Weiss of Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office.
Thomas M. Rau, TD Bank was given the Chairman's Award for Overall Business Excellence. The award was presented to him by Larry Weiss of Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office.

 

Dr. Mary Leahy, Good Samaritan Hospital was given the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business.  The award was presented to her by RBA Chair, Debra Boening of Oak Beverages.  The sponsor was Westchester Medical Center Health Network.
Dr. Mary Leahy, Good Samaritan Hospital was given the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business. The award was presented to her by RBA Chair, Debra Boening of Oak Beverages. The sponsor was Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

 

Mimi Vilord, United Way of Rockland County, accepted the Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization award from Doreen Makara of M&T Bank.
Mimi Vilord, United Way of Rockland County, accepted the Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization award from Doreen Makara of M&T Bank.

Harold Peterson, Sterling National Bank was given the President's Award for Service to the RBA.  The award was presented to him by Paul Adler of Rand Commercial.
Harold Peterson, Sterling National Bank was given the President's Award for Service to the RBA.  The award was presented to him by Paul Adler of Rand Commercial.

 

Josh Goldstein, The Lynmark Group, accepted the Award for Excellence in Contracting & Development from Anthony Patton of 1547 Critical Systems Realty.
Josh Goldstein, The Lynmark Group, accepted the Award for Excellence in Contracting & Development from Anthony Patton of 1547 Critical Systems Realty.

 

Billy Procida, Tallman Beach & Pool Club LLC, accepted the Award for Corporate Citizenship from Al Samuels, RBA President/CEO.
Billy Procida, Tallman Beach & Pool Club LLC, accepted the Award for Corporate Citizenship from Al Samuels, RBA President/CEO.


 

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