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 […]

Rockland Wants its Fair Share of Cuomo Bucks

Rockland Wants its Fair Share of Cuomo Bucks

Economic Development Committee discusses bringing state awards to Rockland BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – In response to poor performance in the county’s running for the Mid-Hudson Economic Development Awards, the County Legislature’s Economic Development Committee invited Rockland Business Association president Al Samuels to discussed shortcomings in the county’s efforts to draw large business projects […]

Morelle Named Assembly Majority Leader

Morelle Named Assembly Majority Leader

From Capital Tonight NY Rochester-area Assemblyman Joe Morelle has been tapped by Speaker Sheldon Silver to serve as majority leader – the number two position in the body. He replaces Ron Canestrari, an Albany-area Democrat who didn’t seek re-election in 2012. Morelle is considered business-friendly by Rockland Business Association President Al Samuels. Morelle has spoke […]

RBA Hosts Information on Post-Sandy Business Recovery

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland Business Association hosted a panel of local organizations and subsequent networking event at 8 a.m. on November 19 in order to educate local business owners on rebuilding and expanding their operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The panel included Hubert Christophe of HANDYPRO, Tom Morley of RCC’s Small Business […]

RBA to Issue White Paper that Examines Rockland’s Fiscal Crisis

RBA to Issue White Paper that Examines Rockland’s Fiscal Crisis

Study to be completed in October Press Release The Rockland Business Association (RBA) announced yesterday, it will issue a white paper that examines the County of Rockland’s fiscal crisis. The study is expected to be completed in October. “This project is designed to provide all interested parties with a single, authoritative resource regarding the county’s […]

Rockland Business Association Supports Most of Zebrowski Deficit Plan

Samuels: Rockland needs total overhaul of its fiscal management program RBA Press Release The Rockland Business Association (RBA) board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski’s Deficit Reduction Plan, but without its proposed sales tax component. Zebrowski’s plan establishes a Rockland County Deficit Reduction Taskforce with significant oversight and enforcement powers over […]