E. Greenbush casino gains support from Rensselaer Co. Chamber of Commerce

TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce announced its support of the proposal for The Casino at East Greenbush Tuesday.

The chamber’s board of directors voted to support the proposal at a board meeting June 9.

Jo Ann LeSage Nelson is a member of the chamber’s executive committee. She spoke on behalf of the board.

“We are confident that a partnership between the casino and the business community in the eight-county region can be created, benefitting business owners, residents and the community at large,” she said.

Chamber President Linda Hillman said, “Our support is based on assurances we have received from Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Churchill Downs that every effort will be made to work with businesses, residents and community development organizations such as the chamber to bring revenue and economic opportunities to local businesses and positive economic stimulation to the entire region.”

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