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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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!

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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


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
WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital
Sterling National Bank
TD Bank

Platinum Level Partners
Active International
Focus Media
Orange and Rockland

Gold Partners
Daily Voice
Ginsburg Development Companies
Oak Beverages Incorporated
Spectra Energy

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


Upcoming Events

Business Expo & Fabulous Networking Reception

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hours: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Free Admission
Networking Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
The TIME Hotel, 400 High Avenue, Nyack

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General Membership Luncheon

Thursday, December 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Suffern, NY

Kevin Dahill
President, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association

WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital

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RBA's November General Membership Luncheon

RBA General Membership Luncheon on November 17, 2016 featured Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson and was sponsored by RBT LLP CPA's.

Ned Sullivan's presentation was titled "Transforming The Hudson Valley Through Partnership".

Al Samuels and Ned Sullivan

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2016 Annual Celebrity Dinner

The November 3, 2016 RBA Annual Dinner featured NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

The dinner was sponsored by Sterling National Bank, WMC Health/Good Samarital Hospital, TD Bank, Orange & Rockland, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty and Nyack Hospital.

NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul autographs her poster with Al Samuels, President/CEO RBA and Debra Boening of Oak Beverages, Inc., incoming Chair.
NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul autographs her poster with Al Samuels, President/CEO RBA and Debra Boening of Oak Beverages, Inc., incoming Chair.

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Professional Marketing Council

The October 17th  Professional Marketing Council's seminar "Grow Your Business Through Social Media: Strategies, Tactics and Basic Tips" attracted many attendees. 

Kyla Basso, Bill Madden and Suzanne Copeland, social media panelists

Each participate learned something new from the expert panel including: Kyla Basso, Edgewood Country Club; Bill Madden, SUEZ, and Suzanne Copeland, Sterling National Bank. 

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Green Council

Read the Green Council Case Study:
Company Saves Over $5000 in Energy Costs

Green Toolkit


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