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 Amy Kneller at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: (518) 828-4417 or

Forward Workshops

  • Everything You Need To Know About NYS Sales Tax

    Make sure your business is in compliance with NYS Department of Taxation and Finance regulations so you avoid headaches (and penalties) down the road.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    8:30am - 10:00am

    Ghent Town Hall

    2306 Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075

  • When The HR Department is You: a Guide to Human Resources for Small Business Owners

    If you have employees or plan on hiring, this workshop is an important “crash course” in the basics.

    Tuesday, October 11

    8:30 – 10:00 am

    Stuyvesant Town Hall

    5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant, NY 12173

  • QuickBooks – Help For New Users

    Are you new to QuickBooksTM or looking to expand your use of the bookkeeping software? Learn tips and tricks to make full use of this business tool.

    Tuesday, November 8

    8:30 – 10:00 am

    Claverack Library

    9 Route 9H, Claverack, NY 12513

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

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