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 goals have been essentially unchanged since its formation. The need for the organization’s involvement, however, 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.
The RBA is viewed as one of New York’s most influential public policy and economic development organizations.
The RBA has twice been recognized as a Best of Business Honoree by the Small Business Commerce Association; was NY’s 2001 Small Business Not-For-Profit of the Year; won a Regional Achievement Award in 2009 from Pattern for Progress and, in 2010, was named The Business Council’s First Platinum Level Chamber of the Year.
Among its many significant contributions to the local and regional communities are the issuance of the White Paper of 2012, which changed both the elected and staff leadership that led Rockland in the seven-year fiscal spiral that earned us the title of Most Fiscally Stressed County in NY. The document also changed the course of action regarding the financially draining Summit Park Hospital and County Pharmacy.
RBA Annual Meeting & General Membership Luncheon took place on November 19th at Paramount Country Club.
Steven Yassky, Rockland Realty and Paul Adler, Rand Commercial Services participated in a facilitated discussion on Rockland's Commercial Real Estate Market: Brokers' Perspectives.
The RBA Annual Celebrity Dinner was a huge success. The dinner featured headliner Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA icon, on November 5, 2015 at Paramount Country Club.
Walt "Clyde" Frazier's remarks were motivational and his stories entertained us.
The Rockland County Budget Crisis: How it happened, and plotting a course to fiscal health
A white-paper study commissioned by the Rockland Business Association
in partnership with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
General Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pearl River Hilton
500 Veterans Memorial Drive
Pearl River, NY
Current RBA Bulletin
IRG joins RBA and enters into purchase/sale agreement for the Pearl-River based Pfizer property
Spectra Energy joins RBA
NorthEast Community Bank opens Spring Valley branch
Welcome new RBA members!
Welcome to fall and cooler weather!
General Membership Meeting, Time Hotel
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Rockland Business Association,
One Blue Hill Plaza, P.O. Box 1567, Lobby Level, Pearl River, NY 10965
Phone: 845-735-2100 | Fax: 845-735-2482 | email@example.com
Rockland Business Association
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