GLOVERSVILLE - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a membership drive "Go Big or Go Home" in which nine teams competed to see which could bring in the most new members to the chamber.
A total of 44 new chamber members where signed up during the membership drive, according to a news release from the chamber.
Members of the chamber's Board of Directors were the co-captains of each Go Big or Go Home team. According to the news release the competition began April 24 at the chamber's Business Expo held at Alpin Haus on Route 5S in Amsterdam and ended at 5 p.m. May 9.
The winners were announced at a Business After Hours held at Lakeside Tavern & Marina in town of Mayfield May 15. The "Z-Riginal Chamber Champions" was the winning team with 8.5 new members with Co-Captains Lana Ruggiero, of Ruggiero Realty, and Sam Zimmerman, The Mohawk Valley Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The second place team was "There's No Place Like Home" with Co-Captains Paul Connelie, of Benjamin Moore & Co., and Amy Karas, of Ruby & Quiri, with 7 new members.
Chamber Membership Director Michele Marzullo said of the Go Big or Go Home membership drive, "We are so grateful to our Board members for their participation in and hard work on this project which supports the chamber. They did a great job! Each and every one of them knows that for a business, an investment in our chamber is an investment in our region."
The other teams that participated were "The Corporate Pirates" with co-captains Jeanne So, of the Sarah J. Sanford Adult Home, and Dustin Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, "Co-Pay Kelly and the Hi-Fi-Nanc's" with co-captains Larry Kelly, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, and Nancy Luey, Patriot Federal Bank; "Team Five and Done" with Co-Captains Brennen Parker, of Rose & Kiernan, and Bob McCarthy, of Frontier; "A.M." Team with co-captains Andy Heck, of Alpin Haus, and Mark Finkle, of the Glove Performing Arts Center; "News Brokers" with co-captains Kevin McClary, of the Amsterdam Recorder, and Terri Easterly of Coldwell Banker-Arlene M. Sitterly, Inc.); "The Ninjas" with Co-Captains John Mancini, of Beacon Insurance Agency, and Jim Landrio, of the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville; "The Number Crunchers" with co-captains Mike Bowker, of NBT Bank, and Jim Del Savio, of WEST & Co; and the Foursome of Captains Judy Phetteplace, of Judith-Ann Realty, Vic Giulianelli, of St. Mary's Healthcare, Scott Hohenforst, of Empire Chemical, and Don Wicksell, of Kingsboro Lumber.
These are the 44 new members signed up for membership in the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce during the drive:
Spinner Productions DJ & Karaoke Services, Amsterdam.
Enlighten Power Solutions, Ballston Spa.
Joanna Olson of CMK & Associates Real Estate, Northville.
The Wesson Group, Johnstown.
Tom's Family Pharmacy, Gloversville.
Eagle Exteriors Ft. Plain.
Francesco Malagisi, Caroga Lake (community member).
Sharon Hoorwitz Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Capital District, Albany.
Twin City Twisters, Gloversville.
Patricia J. Beck, Amsterdam (Community Member).
Ever Green Landscaping, Gloversville.
Stockyard Public House, Sprakers.
McDonald Farm, Amsterdam.
MacKenzie Hewitt, Johnstown (community member).
MaryKathryn Swart, Johnstown (community member).
Amanda Hewitt, Johnstown (community member).
Mohawk Valley Sheet Metal, Amsterdam.
Lott Holdings, Amsterdam
Fort Plain True Value.
Jed Suits of Lee Publications, Palatine Bridge.
Lee Publications, Palatine Bridge.
Northeast Parent & Child Society, Johnstown.
Accu-Contracting, Inc., Amsterdam.
Versatile Wood Fabrication, Gloversville.
Senior Citizens Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County.
New Process Cleaners, Johnstown.
Geva Accounting Firm, LLC, Johnstown.
Amico Funeral Home, Gloversville.
Loopie's Pub, Tribes Hill.
Wollman Law Firm, Amsterdam.
A to Z Indoor Comfort Systems, St. Johnsville.
Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville.
Sowle Autobody, Fultonville.
Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville.
Scautub Agency, Scotia.
Caroga Creek Raceway, Ephratah.
Evolution Recycling, Johnstown.
Bark N Play, LLC, Fonda.
Adirondack Massage Associates.
Amsterdam Tobacco & Beer Depot.
Creative Minds Childcare Program, Fultonville.
The M.A.N. Program (Managing Anger Naturally), Gloversville.
More information on chamber member businesses in the region, and information about how to become a member of the chamber, is available at www.fultonmontgomeryny.org, or by calling 725-0641.