Your experience and participation in the Chamber will contribute to an economically stable / socially viable community. Join now and take full advantage of all we have to offer:
Our members have a vision for the future and want to pursue activities to promote positive change and improvements in services and programs. The Chamber represents members as a collective voice on questions / concerns of taxation, legislation, and historic preservation, as well as on city services designed to protect and enhance our business community. When we all put our heads together, a lot can be accomplished. Together we are stronger.
Membership has its perks and we want to help your business increase its visibility in the area.
- Monthly Membership Meetings: Our monthly membership meetings provide the opportunity to make valuable new business contacts in a relaxed setting. This is a great opportunity to get face-to-face exposure, develop relationships and build important business connections.
- Weekly Chamber Member Promotions: Each week we feature a member on our web site and often promote our member’s own business announcement or community events on our Facebook page. We are always looking for member-related news to share with the community.
- Sponsorship Opportunities: If you are interested in sponsoring a Chamber or community event, let us know. We have developed a contact list for Mechanicville’s and Stillwater’s most popular events and can connect you with the right people.
- Membership Directory: Your company’s contact information will be listed along with a 30-word description of your choosing. This listing will be included in both the printed guide and the online version. Website visitors are people who are seeking business, relocation and economic information about our area.
Network and Connect
Your membership increases in value when you regularly attend membership meetings and events, talk to other members, and serve on committees. That’s when you get to make deep and lasting connections. Our Chamber is different than many larger ones because of the nature of our close-knit communities. We really strive to get to know our members and find out how we can be of service to them. It is not unusual to have a Mayor at a meeting. This personalized level of attention sets us apart.
Community thought leaders from the private sector and government attend and present at the Chamber’s annual Economic Summit. Attendees have included Congressman Paul Tonko, State Senator Kathy Marchione, Stillwater Supervisor Ed Kinowski, and Mechanicville Supervisor Tom Richardson who represented the government. Representing the private sector have been Mike Russo of Global Foundries, Mike Tucker, CEO of of the Center for Economic Growth, and Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce,
The event highlights the success stories of local businesses and exhibit what the future holds for Mechanicville and Stillwater. Proceeds from the event will help the Chamber of Commerce finish renovating the XO tower and convert an adjoining building into a railroad museum.
Join the Chamber
The Chamber is the best place to create and build relationships within the community; with other business owners, potential customers and our government and political leaders. There are many great reasons to become a member!