Over the course of two weeks, and with the help of 50-plus volunteers, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce gained 200 new members, and set new records during its May Membership Blitz.
“We are thankful to our new members for investing in our community and are grateful for our volunteers” said John Marcantonio, membership director. “We couldn’t accomplish this without them.”
Volunteers from this year’s blitz set a few new records, Chamber officials said. Dave Collins of D. A. Collins set a new individual recruitment record
with over 50 new members. The team led by Collins and Mike Munter of
Munter Enterprises recruited 103 new members, also a new record.
The record growth during previous membership events positioned the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce as the largest chamber in the Capital Region based on number of members, according to information in a ranking by The Albany Business Review.
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce now has more than 2,600 members.
Chamber officials said perhaps what is even more important than new member recruitment is member retention. To that end, the Chamber offers a suite of business-to-business and targeted consumer opportunities for its members.
“While this membership event has helped the Chamber grow, we aim to make sure the relationship we have with our members is a mutually beneficial one,” Marcantonio said. “Chamber members have access to a variety of products and services that can positively impact their business, and we’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our offerings.” For more information on the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce visit www.saratoga.org or call 584-3255.
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