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.
2017 Pinnacle Award Honorees
Sterling National Bank
Good Samaritan Hospital
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be a part of the business community and get involved!
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.
We offer numerous networking opportunities, seminars and workshops that impact your bottom line.
See our calendar for networking and education events
Additionally, RBA offers:
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
WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital
Sterling National Bank
Platinum Level Partners
Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office
Orange and Rockland
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825
Ginsburg Development Companies
Oak Beverages Incorporated
Korn Rosenbaum LLP
Montalbano, Condon & Frank, P.C.
Members: Registration & Payment by 6/12: $45
Late Registration: $50
Day of event or at the door: $55
Prospective Members: $70
RSVP Required - Call in advance for any special dietary requirements
The May 18th General Membership took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, NY, and featured Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller.
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Rockland Country Executive Ed Day and Al Samuels, RBA President/CEO
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825 sponsored this month's lunch.
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.
Goldstein Lieberman & Company, LLC donated to ARC of Rockland through its Goldstein Lieberman Cares initiative.
The funds may be used at ARC of Rockland's discretion to support the many invaluable services it offers to people with disabilities throughout the community. Al Samuels, president of the RBA serves as co-chair to ARC of Rockland's Business Advisory Council.