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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RBA 50th Anniversary Extravaganza

What a great evening we had as the RBA celebrated 50 years of doing business in Rockland County. 

It was a party with men on stilts; jugglers; clowns; a mime, a magician and a wonderful jazz quartet.

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Don Hammond, Meals on Wheels; Howard Dean, Time Hotel and Lena Bodin, People Resource Strategies have fun twirling plates
Sponsors for RBA 50th Anniversary Extravaganza

50th Anniversary Rockland Business Association Seal

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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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

Member Discounts


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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
Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office
Orange and Rockland

Rand Commercial

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

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


Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 14, 2017
General Membership Luncheon
Rockland Country Club, 380 Route 9W, Sparkill

Registration/Networking:11:15 am–11:45 am
Entree Served: 12:10 pm
Business 12:35 pm
Speaker 1:00 pm


Kevin W. Dahill
President, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association


Healthcare Policy & Politics:
A Misguided Prescription


Sponsored by: 
Good Samaritan Hospital

Members: Registration & Payment: $45
Late Registration after 12/11: $50
Day of event or at the door: $55
Prospective Members: $70

RSVP Required - Call in advance for any special dietary requirements


November General Membership Luncheon

The November General Membership Luncheon featured Ryan Silva, new Executive Director of the NYS Economic Development Council - sponsored by the West Group Law PLLC - Teno West, Managing Partner..

Ryan Silva spoke on 'Economic Development A Look Ahead'
Ryan Silva spoke on 'Economic Development A Look Ahead'

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Signature Anniversary Event: RBA Play Golf For Fun

It was a great day on the links at New York Country Club, chaired by Barry Dorfman.

Happy Birthday to our Golf Chair, Barry Dorfman - sending good wishes
Happy Birthday to our Golf Chair, Barry Dorfman - sending good wishes

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The Opening of the New Tappan Zee Bridge - now the Mario Cuomo Bridge

Al Samuels and RBA Board members Sheldon Horowitz, Mike Shilale, Dr. Mary Leahy, Joe Lagana, Joe Allen and Bill Madden attended the opening of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

RBA President/CEO Al Samuels speaks with REDC President/CEO Jeremy Schulman

Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association speaking with Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, Westchester Business Council
and Middletown, NY Mayor Joseph DeStefano at the bridge ceremony.



2017 Pinnacle Award Honorees

Presenting Sponsors:
Active International
Sterling National Bank
Good Samaritan Hospital
TD Bank
The Lynmark Group

The RBA Pinnacle Awards on May 4, 2017 honored some of RBA's best of the best and was sponsored by: Active International; Sterling National Bank; Good Samaritan Hospital; TD Bank and The Lynmark Group.

It was a beautiful night.

Cocktail Hour was enjoyed by all
Cocktail Hour was enjoyed by all

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Full page version of the RBA Membership Directory

Print version coming soon to your mailbox.

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