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Dollar General donates to Chamber to help businesses

Brian Tinsley and Elijah Braemer from Dollar General's Amsterdam Distribution Center presents a check to Chamber President Mark Kilmer and Chamber Director of Workforce Development, Nicole Walrath for sponsorship of the "Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT" campaign of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, designed to help to get the word out that Fulton and Montgomery counties are "back to business." (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Dollar General expressed support for businesses hit most deeply by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fulton Montgomery region through sponsorship of the “Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT” campaign of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President Mark Kilmer said the program will highlight the moxie of local business leaders, who have shown their penchant for innovation and generous spirits throughout the pandemic.

“Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT” is designed to help get the word out that Fulton and Montgomery counties are back to business,” he said in a news release.

The promotion features themed publications and promotional items, supported by social media postings. Companies can use these materials to welcome customers and staff members back through their doors. “At Dollar General, our mission of serving others serves as a cornerstone of our culture, and we are grateful for the opportunity to extend our mission to support our community,” said Brian Tinsley, Dollar General’s Amsterdam Distribution Center director. “We appreciate our partnership with the Fulton-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and hope these funds make a positive impact to the community we proudly call home.”

Kilmer said the Chamber will continue to be an active cheerleader for businesses by sharing information, educational programming, and positive stories through the organization’s many promotional outlets, including via its active Facebook community, website and with public relations.

“Our goal is to support commerce in any way that we can,” he said. To help businesses set their sights on the future, Kilmer said the Chamber has taken on the responsibility of ensuring that business leaders in this region also have every information resource they need during this unusual time. Informational e-blasts offer the latest development/regulations coming out of Albany and Washington so that company leaders can navigate the rapidly changing landscape, according to the release.

“We continue to search for and provide webinars and information to share with members, including discussions with our state and national representatives,” Kilmer said.

The Chamber has also partnered with local companies to ensure that each member business has the knowledge, supplies and equipment needed to reopen successfully.

For more information about the “FM RESILIENT” campaign, or the ways that the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses, contact the Chamber at (518) 725-0641, visit online at www.fultonmontgomeryny.org; or visit on Facebook.

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