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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% of its members coming from outside of Rockland County.

Additionally, RBA offers:

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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

2018 Chamber Alliance NYS Winter Conference

'Role of Chambers in Regional Economic Development' panel

Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association at the 2018 Chamber Alliance NYS Winter Conference, Albany, NY.

Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association at the 2018 Chamber Alliance NYS Winter Conference, Albany, NY.

Al was part of the 'Role of Chambers in Regional Economic Development' panel with moderator, Jennifer Conway, Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and Robert J. Duffy, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and former NYS Lieutenant Governor and Mark Kilmer, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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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.

RBA Membership Kit - Application, benefits & more...all in one place.

RBA Online Membership Application  

RBA Member Directory

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2018 Membership Drive Who Will Be The Winner?

The member with the highest number of new member referrals in 2018 will receive a one year Golden Pass to attend all 2019 RBA member events requiring payment!

Win the 2019 GOLDEN PASS $1,500 Value!

Be a part of the business community and get involved!

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Corporate Sponsors

The Rockland Business Association is grateful to the companies who support our activities and our mission to educate, promote and advocate for the businesses in our community.

Diamond Level Partners
Entergy
WMC Health/Good Samaritan Hospital
Sterling National Bank
TD Bank
Suez

Platinum Level Partners
Active International
Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office
Orange and Rockland Utilities

Rand Commercial

Gold Partners
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825
Ginsburg Development Companies
Oak Beverages Incorporated
Spectra Energy Partners
The Byne Group

Service Partners
Berard & Associates CPAs
Montalbano, Condon & Frank, P.C.

 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 15, 2018
General Membership Luncheon

Paramount Country Club
60 Zukor Road, New City

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

 

Registration & Payment:
Members by 3/12/18 $45
Late Registration $50
Payment Day of Event or At the Door $55
Prospective Members $70

RSVP Required - Call in advance for any special dietary requirements

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General Membership Luncheon Sponsor Highlight

Marquis Home Care

Marquis Home Care is a Licensed Home Care Agency which provides elder and disability care to individuals living in their own homes or in congregate settings. These services are available from Birth through 120 years of age.

At Marquis Home Care we take our responsibilities very seriously. The day doesn’t start at 9:00AM and definitely doesn’t end at 5:00PM. Our staff is dedicated to helping our clients and their loved ones navigate the healthcare system while minimizing the stress and confusion that comes along with it. We bring all the needed services to them and help our clients age gracefully and independently in the comforts of their own home.

The work of Marquis Home Care extends beyond our clients. We also take our role as a Rockland County business seriously. We are wholly dedicated to making a difference in the communities we are privileged to be a part of. Our recently initiated Marquis Angels division is tasked with focusing our many voluntary efforts into bigger and better things.

You can follow our journey by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/marquishomec

Please call today to set up a free home visit with one of our Outreach Specialists to gain a more in-depth view on all the senior services and programs available to your loved ones right here in Rockland County! Learn more about Home Care, CDPAP, Private Duty Nursing, Adult Social Day programs, MLTC’s, At-Home Therapy, Medication Management, Medicaid eligibility, Pool Trusts and more! 

Bassie Friedman 
Marquis Home Care 
Director of Business Development 
845.596.8193

“Making the World a Better Place One Smile at a Time”

February General Membership Luncheon

The February General Membership Luncheon featured a conversation with Rockland County’s new supervisors:  Chris Day, Town of Orangetown and Michael Specht, Town of Ramapo.

Al Samuels interviews Rockland's new supervisors- Chris Day of Orangetown and Michael Specht of Ramapo

Al Samuels announced the 2018 Pinnacle Award Winners:

  • Alan Elkin & Art Wagner, co founders of Active International - Chairman's Award for Overall Business Excellence
  • Michael Shilale - President's Award for Service to the RBA
  • Marquis Home Care - Award for Corporate Citizenship
  • Deirdre Ryer, Vits International - Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business
  • Michael Bruno, Valley Rock Inn - Advancing Tourism in Rockland County
  • Rockland County Pride Center - Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization

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2018 Pinnacle Award Honorees

 


 

Alan Elkin & Art Wagner
Co founders of Active International - Chairman's Award for Overall Business Excellence

Michael Shilale 
President's Award for Service to the RBA
Corporate Sponsor: Orange and Rockland Utilities

Marquis Home Care
Award for Corporate Citizenship

Deirdre Ryer, Vits International
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business

Michael Bruno, Valley Rock Inn
Advancing Tourism in Rockland County

Rockland County Pride Center
Outstanding Achievement by a Non-Profit Organization

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