Chamber sets event for staff appreciation

GLOVERSVILLE – The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce scheduled its annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon for noon April 24 at the Raindancer Restaurant, 4582 Route 30, Amsterdam.

The event is designed to help chamber members honor their dedicated, extraordinary employees with a special luncheon, award presentations, gifts, and door prizes, a news release said.

The chamber is accepting submissions for nominees for the Employee of the Year and Community Service awards no later than April 1.

Chamber members who would like to submit a nomination should send information to the chamber office at 2 N. Main St., fax 725-0643 or email An online form is available at

The luncheon is sponsored by premier corporate sponsor, Johnstown Animal Hospital, and both the gold and gift sponsor, St. Mary’s Healthcare.

Last year’s Jenny Award honoree, Sue Kiernan, will present the Chamber Community Service Award developed from the Jenny Award originated in the Fulton County chamber and the Herbert T. Singer Community Service Award originated in the Montgomery County chamber.

The original Jenny Award was created in honor of Jenny Ketchum, the late proprietress of the former Glove Inn, who was a dedicated volunteer who was committed to community service and involved in many chamber events, the release said.

The original Herbert T. Singer Award was created in honor of Herbert Singer of Amsterdam Printing and Litho, who was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts and was the 1st Eagle Scout in Montgomery County. He also supported the Community Chest/United Way as an original board member, as well as the Masons, receiving the highest honor as a 33rd degree Mason.

The price is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call the chamber at 725-0641 or email