Workshops, News, & Events

Learn from the Experts – Free Workshops Offered Through Columbia Forward.

The County’s Columbia Forward Initiative provides business support through monthly in-person Workshops. Join us as we cover current business topics and provide you an opportunity to have your questions answered by an expert.

To register for a workshop contact Kari Van Buren at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: (518) 828-4417 or

Forward Workshops

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Forward News

  • County dedicates $500K in ARPA funds to small business

    HUDSON — The Columbia County Board of Supervisors has announced a $500,000 initiative to assist small businesses.

    The board launched Columbia Forward, designed to strengthen business community as it emerges from the pandemic and foster local economic development activities.

    “I would call this a win-win,” Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell said. “Small businesses that […]

    Published On: August 20th, 2022Categories: News

Foward Events

  • Networking Night

    Join us for a night of networking! Meet other small business owners in your community, connect with county leaders and learn how the Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Office of Tourism and Film work together to help your business succeed. This event is free, however advance registration is requested.

    September 21, 2023

    5:00-7:00 PM

    Harvest Spirits

    3074 US Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184