AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE
Chair: Carl Marucci (Kinderhook 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 Terry Swierzowski - (518) 725-0641, [email protected]



FULTON MONTGOMERY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
Chairman: VACANT
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, [email protected]



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 Sarah Hafter, [email protected], (518) 725-0641


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


GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS / ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Chair: Kevin McClary, The Recorder/McClary Media

Mission Statement
To support regional economic growth and stability by providing advocacy at all levels of government regarding issues deemed of importance by the committee. The committee will also provide the necessary resources to help our member businesses find solutions to any issues that may be impeding the success of their organization.

Committee Makeup
The committee will strive to be as diverse as possible so it may be adequately informed and responsive on issues that relate to or may come forth that will have a negative impact on member businesses. Every effort should be made to have representation from the following industries:
1. Agriculture; 2. Construction; 3. Logistics; 4. Tourism; 5. Media; 6. Insurance; 7. Transportation; 8. Banking; 9. Retail; 10. Restaurant; 11. Manufacturing

Committee Makeup and Eligibility for Membership
1. Must be a Chamber member business in good standing.
2. Must be a Chamber member business owner, CEO, general manager or management-level employee assigned to committee.
3. The Committee shall have a minimum of 5 members with a maximum of 12.

Facilitating the Mission of Committee:
In order to accomplish its mission and purpose, the Chamber will:
1. Establish and review an Annual Legislative Agenda.
2. When necessary, engage our local, state and federal legislators and agencies on issues deemed of importance by the Committee.
3. Advocate for and represent members on issues when presented to the Committee.
4. Collaborate with and/or partner with other organizations that have shared advocacies/interests that may relate to our mission or Legislative Agenda.
5. Advocate for or promote legislation that will better the business environment of our region, state or nation.

Staff Liaison Mark Kilmer, [email protected], (518) 725-0641