ROCKLAND BUSINESS LEADER HONORED WITH STATEWIDE AWARD

ROCKLAND BUSINESS LEADER HONORED WITH STATEWIDE AWARD

New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance [AREA] honored Rockland Business Association [RBA] President and CEO Al Samuels with the Chairman’s Award. Samuels is an advisory board member to New York AREA and the president and CEO of the RBA based in Pearl River.   The New York Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan presented Samuels […]

Rockland Business Association celebrates 50 years

Rockland Business Association celebrates 50 years

 Story and Photos by Kathy Kahn A bustling crowd of members and well-wishers turned out at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern for the RBA’s 50th anniversary party. Unlike its traditional formal dinner, the gala was about all about having fun and enjoying friends and coworkers. Al Samuels, who has spent nearly two decades as RBA […]

Business Community Comes to Grips with Opioid Crisis

Business Community Comes to Grips with Opioid Crisis

BY KATHY KAHN The Rockland Business Association on July 20 devoted its meeting at the Pearl River Hilton to the rampant abuse of prescription drugs and street drugs going on in schools, homes and the workplace. “At a recent meeting with other NYS Chambers of Commerce, I was advised there were no formal programs regarding […]

RBA Hands Out 14th Annual Pinnacle Awards

RBA Hands Out 14th Annual Pinnacle Awards

The Rockland Business Association [RBA] Pinnacle Awards were handed out on May 4, honoring some of Rockland’s most impressive companies, business leaders and good corporate citizens. 1 – Dr. Mary Leahy, Good Samaritan Hospital was given the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Business. The award was presented to her by RBA Chair, […]

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Awards for “clean and green,” with politics thrown in for good measure BY KATHY KAHN The brouhaha brewing over United Water’s desalination plant was left at the door at the Rockland Business Association’s 4th Annual Green Council Awards luncheon. RBA Green Council chair Michael Shilale and Rosemarie Monaco of Group M, presented awards to Orange […]

Stemming “Graduation Relocation”

Stemming “Graduation Relocation”

Moving on –literally– is mantra of 21st century graduates BY KATHY KAHN Educators in the halls of higher learning aren’t living in ivory towers—more than ever, they are aware good relations with the business and non-profit community are essential. A bevy of private college CEOs from across the mid-Hudson gathered at Mt. St. Mary College […]

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