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Host It Here & Albany Ambassadors

Do you belong to a local organization, business or municipality that attends conferences outside of Albany? Show pride in your region, contribute to the local economy, and become an Albany Ambassador by bringing your meeting or convention home to Albany!  

It's easy! Once you decide to host your next meeting in Albany, contact us and we'll get to work helping you plan your Albany meeting with our extensive list of area contacts and knowledge of the area. Your meeting will also get the benefit of our complimentary and customized services, advice, and more.

    Albany Ambassadors

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    Albany Ambassadors are members of the community who championed the effort to bring their organization's meeting to Albany. You, too, can be recognized as an Albany Ambassador for bringing your meeting or convention to Albany!* If you belong to a club, association, business group, religious organization, or sports group that hosts events outside of Albany and want to bring it home, contact us today to discuss the opportunities and complimentary services available.

    The Albany Ambassador program was initiated in 1993 with the first class of honorees in 1994. Since then, more than 150 dedicated volunteers have provided the Capital Region's economy with a tremendous impact. Their combined efforts have already brought over 150,000 delegates to Albany.

    The 2014 Albany Ambassadors are:

    Mr. Richard Cole, Marimar Lopez, Ph.D. & Sridar V. Chittur, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors
    Reverend Dr. Edward B. Smart, Pastor, First Israel African Methodist Episcopal Church
    Mr. Karl Oestreich, RPI Reunion - Class of 1979
    Ms. Lisa Kissinger & Mr. Alfred Sive, New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS)
    Ms. Pat Miller & Ms. Sharon Putney, Sweet Adelines International- Greater NY/NJ Region #15
    Ms. Jane Sanders, Women of Reformed Judaism (WRJ)
    Mr. Rob Salkin, American Mensa Society/Mensa of Northeastern NY
    Ms. Beverly Plowucha, NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X and XI Bi-Regional Conference
    Captain Neely Jennings, New York State Police - East Coast Women's State Police Charity Softball Tournament
    Mr. Richard McNeal, New York Council of Deliberation
    Ms. Heather Courtney, Babe Ruth Middle Atlantic Region
    Mr. Joseph Marturano III, Navy MSO Association Reunion
    Mr. Bill Kearsing, American Legion Department of New York State

    2014 Ambassadors

    * Albany Ambassador status is achieved if the meeting/event planned generates more than 100 room nights (one room night = one hotel/motel room occupied for one night) and after the meeting has occurred. Awards are presented to Albany Ambassadors at the ACCVB Annual Dinner.

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