Chamber planning membership drive

GLOVERSVILLE – The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a membership drive for Thursday through May 9.

The 2014 Fulton Montgomery Chamber Membership Drive will kick off at the chamber’s Business Expo on Thursday at Alpin Haus on Route 5S in Amsterdam.

All businesses that sign up for membership during this time will be included in special new-member promotions and will be invited to the membership drive victory party, which will take place during a Business After Hours event May 15 at Lakeside Tavern & Marina in Mayfield, a news release said.

The membership drive will be led by the members of the chamber’s Board of Directors. The members will be captains of teams that include chamber member volunteers. Michele Marzullo, the chamber’s director of membership, will be the staff liaison.

In the news release, Marzullo said, “I am very excited to be a part of this important chamber project. This membership drive is so vital for the chamber to be able to strengthen our region’s voice of business and to make possible additional programs and services for our members.”

According to the news release, there are a number of incentives for prospective new chamber members during the membership drive:

Free insert in monthly chamber newsletter, Newsline, good for one year from the date of joining the chamber.

Free one-year enrollment in the Chamber Check program for all new retail businesses.

Entry into a drawing for two tickets to the chamber’s Annual Cocktail Party and Reception.

Free listing on the chamber website.

Special advertising discounts in The Leader-Herald and on radio station WENT-AM.

For information on how to join the chamber, call Marzullo at 725-0641.

The chamber’s offices in Gloversville at 2 N. Main St. and in Amsterdam at 1166 Riverfront Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the membership drive dates if businesses want to drop in and join the chamber, or ask questions, the news release said.