TESTIMONIALS
 
Paul Connelie, Director of Manufacturing at Benjamin Moore & Co. says…

“The Chamber has always been a great resource for Benjamin Moore in terms of advocacy with our local government as well as providing back up and support for recruiting and hiring employees that we need from the area. Being out in Fulton County, we are 45 minutes to an hour away from Albany. The Albany government may not be familiar with some of the employers and assets we’ve got in this region.

Having an advocate like the Chamber… being able to represent businesses from Fulton and Montgomery Counties is critical to us and to our success. It’s also a great opportunity to make connections and build relationships and partnerships so that we can share some resources and ideas.


Denis Wilson, Executive Director at Fulmont Community Action Agency says…

“One of the biggest things that we get particularly as a non-profit is the networking and making connections with other businesses in the community that sometimes provide resources to our agency in the form of donations or donated services. This is very valuable to us. The Chamber’s mission is to provide advocacy and represent the businesses in the two counties… whether it be regarding legislation in Albany or local issues going on. I think that connection helps not just the businesses that make a profit but the non-profits too. I just think the professional connections that you can make by joining the Chamber are invaluable.”

 
Don Wicksell, President at Kingsboro Lumber Co., Inc. says…

“Being a member of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce gives you access to hundreds of other businesses and people in the area. You know some of the best advertising you can get is from other members – it’s all about word of mouth. It has put us in contact with a number of other businesses, not only in Fulton and Montgomery Counties but Saratoga and Hamilton Counties as well. It’s a great move business-wise. Mark and his staff do a great job, they can set you up. It’s very simple, very easy. It will open up all kinds of doors for you.”

 
Michele Harder, Director of Admissions & Marketing at River Ridge Living Center, LLC…

“River Ridge Living Center has been a member of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber for almost 10 years. During that time the Chamber has provided us with many positive  opportunities to make connections with other businesses in the community. In my position, I have taken advantage of many wonderful networking events including monthly Business After Hours, Ribbon Cutting ceremonies and breakfast events just to name a few. In addition to meeting new colleagues, the Chamber is always resourceful in providing me with information on the local communities in both counties.”

 

Lana Ruggiero, Broker/Owner at Ruggiero Realty, LLC says…

“Joining the Chamber has given me the opportunity to be more involved with the community which in turn has led to a lot of leads and business relationships that have helped my business. Living in the community my entire life I felt I had pretty good connections and knew quite a few people. However, once I joined the Chamber, it opened doors to many new relationships, new acquaintances, business leaders and friends.”