AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Lana Ruggiero (Ruggiero Realty) and Carl Marucci (Patriot Federal Bank)

Ambassador Mission Statement
Ambassadors promote goodwill and communicate the mission of the Chamber to new and existing members; encourage all members to get involved with the Chamber; and support Chamber membership and staff.

Ambassador Goals and Objectives

Ambassadors are often the first link new members have with the Chamber. Our goal is to help members feel welcome and comfortable with the Chamber. We do this by attending ribbon cutting ceremonies to welcome new businesses and by contacting new members to answer any questions they may have. We are also the official hosts of Chamber events, where we pay special attention to first-time attendees, meeting them and introducing them to other members. Ambassadors have the responsibility to be Chamber advocates for all members.

Meetings

The Ambassador Committee meets the first Monday of every month, at Chamber member locations throughout the region, from 8:00am – 9:00am.  The meetings will consist of networking with fellow Ambassadors, updates on Chamber benefits, programs and events; new member updates; and discussion and distribution of the program of work for the month.  As a Chamber Ambassador, attendance and participation in the monthly meetings is required. 

Staff Liaison Alex Ruggeri - (518) 725-0641, membership@fultonmontgomeryny.org



FULTON MONTGOMERY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
Chairman: Samuel E. Zimmerman (Morgan Stanley Wealth Management)
Mission Statement

The Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network (FMYPN) will foster an environment for young professionals in the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce to network, conduct community outreach programs and to interact with community leaders.

Our Vision
The Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network (FMYPN)will serve as a catalyst to connect, develop, and empower young professionals by offering networking, professional development, and civic engagement opportunities in a fun atmosphere.  The professionals targeted will range from age “20-something to 40-something,” however the expertise, participation, and comradery of professionals of all ages will be sought, welcomed and encouraged.  FMYPN will be a dynamic and diverse group of young professionals with the desire to build lasting relationships, a willingness to learn and grow, and the enthusiasm and drive to get involved within the community.

FMYPN is a NETWORK of young professionals in the region. FMYPN is led by a Steering Committee, whose members Chair group sub-committees. People involved on the Steering Committee and who are members of the sub-committees must be Chamber members or be employees of a Chamber member. Anyone is welcome to be a part of the networking and community events.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? We have subcommittees that do "the work" of the FMYPN - Events, Community Service Projects, Education, Professional Development - and we are looking for members! Please contact our staff liaison to sign up for email updates and info about getting involved!

Like FMYPN on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (FMYPN) or Instagram #FMYPN. 

Staff Liaison Nicole Walrath - (518) 725-0641, nicolew@fultonmontgomeryny.org



EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Chair: Diana Marshall (Gloversville Sewing Center)

Mission Statement
The mission of the Fulton Montgomery Chamber's Education Committee is to serve as a link between business, school districts and programs, and the community to actively support quality education in order to provide a well-trained workforce in the Fulton Montgomery Counties region of New York.

Program of Work
The Chamber's Education Committee facilitates business/education events such as an 8th Grade Career Exploration Day and a Business After Hours event in July that celebrates business partners that participate in the Chamber's Business Education Partnership. The members, who are comprised of business people, school administrators, guidance counselors, staff members from the Chamber and Fulton-Montgomery Community College.


Staff Liaison Kelly Montanye, kellym@fultonmontgomeryny.org, (518) 725-0641


For information on how your business can join the Business Education Partnership, please visit www.fultonmontgomeryny.org/pages/business-education-partnership


FULTON MONTGOMERY WOMEN'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mission Statement
The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce's Women's Advisory Council (FMWAC) focuses on empowering and uniting business professionals and women's groups through business and community initiatives.

Program of Work
The FMWAC will offer mentoring and other leadership initiatives, will be a resource for women in the FM region, and is committed to strengthening women as professionals, businesspeople, and community leaders. The group will come together for networking events, educational speakers and leadership development and will recognize and honor the successes of regional businesses and women in business.

Staff Liaison Terry Swierzowski, terrys@fultonmontgomeryny.org, (518) 725-0641

For more information, visit the group on Facebook facebook.com/FMWomensAdvisoryCouncil