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Chamber Checks make great graduation gifts

May 18, 2014
By MARK KILMER , The Leader Herald

You've heard the chamber's shop local program message before, but I think it bears repeating, especially at this time of year.

Chamber Checks is our chamber's gift check program that cannot only relieve you of the headache of gift giving, but is also an investment in our region's businesses and in our community. With Father's Day coming up on June 25, and high school and college graduations right around the corner, the time is right to again remind everyone of the benefits of our Chamber Check program and why you should consider it for your gift-giving needs.

First of all, we have typically focused our marketing efforts of the Chamber Checks program around the holiday season, in November and December. But, Chamber Checks can be purchased year round. Why struggle to guess what to buy someone, or from what store they might want a gift certificate?

Chamber Checks offer a wide variety of goods and services from our chamber member businesses; with nearly 100 businesses on the list throughout Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Everyone benefits from this great program.

You are supporting local businesses and their employees, the sales tax stays in our region, and you save: gas, time, frustration, and they make the gift recipient very happy.

As I said earlier, the business offerings on the Chamber Checks list are so diverse - from restaurants, home repair and hardware centers, grocery stores, golf courses, liquor stores, gift and jewelry stores, entertainment, auto repair shops and everything in between. Everything is covered and available for anyone, whatever the need or desire.

So, whether the occasion is Father's Day, graduation, or birthday, wedding, employee gifts or bonuses, or just a kind thank you gift, please consider a Chamber Check.

And you need not be a Chamber member to purchase them. Available in any denomination, you can purchase Chamber Checks at our Gloversville office, 2 N. Main Street, our Amsterdam office 1166 Riverfront Center, Ruby and Quiri, or at any Patriot Federal Bank location.

Give the gift that give so much more, Chamber Checks!

For more information regarding Chamber Checks, or if you would like to become a participating merchant (a business has to be a member of our chamber), please call us at 725-0641 or email

You can view the current list of participating merchants in the Chamber Checks program at our website,

Mark Kilmer is the president of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.



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