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Regional chamber has had successful year

December 14, 2014 I’m happy to say that another successful year is about to pass, and with much optimism on our part, we look forward to moving into a new year of more success and opportunities. more »»

Focus on small business helps region

December 7, 2014 With the push for holiday shopping  starting early this year, with many large discounters and retailers having opened on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever, along with the massive volume of... more »»

Snowfall will help winter tourism season

November 23, 2014  I’m sure that many of you experienced the same feeling that I did this past Monday morning. more »»

Accountability starts after election day

November 9, 2014 Since my deadline for this article falls 24 hours prior to Election Day, I have no idea who will win or lose at the time of this writing. more »»

Chamber checks good option for holiday shopping

October 26, 2014 Every year I write an article for the November issue of our Chamber newsletter about shopping locally, but I believe that the importance of this subject cannot be overstated. more »»

Regional Business Plan progress being made

October 12, 2014 The topic I will address in today’s column may be already familiar to some of you, but I think it relevant enough to keep it in the headlines. more »»

New CRG president the right choice for region

September 28, 2014 This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a press conference and “meet and greet” event for Mr. Ronald Peters, the new president and CEO of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. more »»

The next wave of health care reform

September 14, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare, has had wide sweeping impacts on individuals and both large and small businesses. more »»

Don’t overlook the ways a chamber can help

August 31, 2014 The vision chamber of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce reads as follows: We are the leading voice of business in the region, providing advocacy, resources and solutions for our... more »»

Local region within range of many options

August 17, 2014 It’s been a while since I’ve been able to take a vacation outside of Fulton and Montgomery counties to experience the hospitality of other regions. more »»

Everyone can help promote local region

August 3, 2014 In early July, I was at a local meeting and was speaking to an out-of-state consultant when she mentioned to me that as she was driving to our region from the Albany airport, she heard a Fulton... more »»

Don’t wait to November to evaluate candidates

July 13, 2014 It was barely into the month of June when I am sure that most of you noticed, as I did, that campaign commercials were already slowly starting to show up on television, radio and in other media... more »»

Chamber supports casino proposal

June 29, 2014 By now I’m sure everyone has heard a lot about the proposal to develop a resort-casino at Exit 27 in Amsterdam — a project that we can refer to as “Destination 27. more »»

For vacation time, consider local attractions

June 15, 2014 Over the weekend of June 7 and 8, I attended the National Trails Days events in Northville, and what a great experience that was. more »»

Cooperation needed for regional success

June 1, 2014 For this column, I would like to focus on the importance of cooperation and collaboration when it comes to moving our region forward in a positive way. more »»

Chamber Checks make great graduation gifts

May 18, 2014 You’ve heard the chamber’s shop local program message before, but I think it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. more »»

Fulton County reaches ‘SMART’ waters milestone

May 4, 2014 After months of data collection and engineering analysis, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently released a comprehensive study regarding the feasibility of establishing a regional water an... more »»

April is busy month for chamber activities

April 20, 2014 April is a busy month at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. more »»

New York state budget should help businesses

April 6, 2014 This year, on April 1, the state Legislature delivered its fourth on-time budget in a row. more »»

Chamber set for regional cleaning day

March 23, 2014 As I was driving to our office in Gloversville from our office in Amsterdam, heading north on Route 30, I couldn’t help but notice how rapidly the snow was melting and the grass starting to reveal... more »»

 
 
 

 

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