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.
Sterling National Bank
Good Samaritan Hospital
Chairman’s Award for Overall Business Excellence
Thomas M. Rau
Sponsor: Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
President’s Award for Service to the RBA
Sponsor: Rand Commercial
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman In Business
Dr. Mary Leahy
Sponsor: Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Award for Excellence in Contracting & Development
The Lynmark Group
Sponsor: 1547 Critical Systems Realty
Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization
United Way of Rockland County
Sponsor: M&T Bank
Award for Corporate Citizenship
Tallman Beach & Pool Club LLC
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.
Dr. Cliff Wood, President
Rockland Community College
Members: Registration & Payment by 4/17: $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 March General Membership Luncheon was held at Rockland Country Club and featured Jonathan Drapkin, President/CEO, Pattern for Progress.
Jonathan spoke on Revitalizing the Region's "Urban" Centers including Spring Valley, Haverstraw and Nyack. The event was sponsored by Centers Health Care.
Nate Samuels, Nancy Milyko, and Steve Carr, Centers Health Care and March luncheon sponsor
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.