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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 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 President/CEO of the RBA is one of only two Rocklanders serving as voting members on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.

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.

November RBA Annual Meeting and General Membership Luncheon

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.

Steve Yassky and Paul Adler discuss commercial real estate as Al Samuels moderates.
Steve Yassky and Paul Adler discuss commercial real estate. Al Samuels moderates.


Annual Celebrity Dinner - November 5, 2015

Everyone listened intently to our star

Walt "Clyde" Frazier's remarks were motivational and his stories entertained us.

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 Business Association
Visibility, Opportunities and Advocacy for Your Business

Become involved.

  • The Rockland Business Association educates, informs and provides beneficial services to our members.
  • 25% of our membership are non-Rockland based businesses. Expand your business reach and network.
  • As a member, each of your employees are eligible to participate in member events and discounts. Not a member yet, fill out the application.


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RBA Membership Directory Cover, 2014-2015

The RBA Directory

Your link to the Rockland Business Association's community of business professionals: The 2016 Membership Directory & Living in Rockland Guide.

Click here for our current on-line membership directory

RBA Membership Directory


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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

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General Membership Luncheon

December 17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Pearl River Hilton
500 Veterans Memorial Drive
Pearl River, NY

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Current RBA Bulletin
October 2015

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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