The Trenton Chamber of Commerce has 120 members for 2013. Its governing body consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, which are voted in annually. There are Six Directors which are voted in for 3 year terms, two rotating out each year.
President - Debby Leiker, Adirondack Cheese Company
Vice President - Fitz Hardiman, Adirondack Diner & Lanes
Secretary - Betsy Mack, Unity Hall Foundation
Treasurer - John McCann, JMcPromotions
Patricia Tyson - M&T Bank
Nicole Hudon - Hudon's Sled & Salvage
Al Heywood - Heywood's Blueberries & Greenhouse
Dan Hudon - Dan Hudon Sales
Fred Van Namee - Foothills Rural Community Ministry
Ansley Schmidt - North Country Motors
CAMV(Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley) Representative's - Carol Buczek - Tours by Design, John Fox - Remsen VFW, Phil Williams - Williams Oil.
The Trenton Chamber of Commerce's basic Mission is to "Promote Business in our Business Community". We hold meetings every second Thurs. of the month at the Municipal Center, calling to order at 8:30am. For our members, we publish a Business Listings Brochure each year as well as maintain an active website that has member listings both alphabetically and by business category (www.trentonchamber.com). The Chamber also maintains a "Facebook" page, you can "like" us there.
The Trenton Chamber sponsors quarterly Business After Hours, which are hosted by a chamber member, and are a great opportunity to meet/socialize with other business's in our area. We also hold an annual dinner for members in January. The Trenton Chamber participates in the "Adopt a Highway" program, picking up trash along Route 12 from Hinman Rd. to Poland Rd. twice a year. One of the money making efforts include a Fuel Raffle in the Fall, with the winner announced at the December Business After Hours.
The Trenton Chamber of Commerce partners with the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce to offer members a source for Medical Insurance (details included in attached). We launched in 2010, the 1st annual Endowment Fund Program, allowing members who meet eligibility requirements, to apply for a $500.00 fund, given to one member who is decided upon by a panel of judges. We also offer to help pay up to $20.00 for a member ($20.00 annually per membership) to take a business related class, such as a computer class or a class on Quickbooks, to help you "Smarten Up", as this program is called.
The Trenton Chamber of Commerce functions on a volunteer basis, everything we provide for our members is accomplished by member's volunteering their time and efforts. Member participation is encouraged and welcome, there are many ways you can offer your time and services. Plan to attend our monthly meetings if you can, we want your input and participation in making this organization work for you.
Committees should meet, at minimum, quarterly and be prepared to report out at meetings. A chair for each committee can be decided upon by the group, one who will communicate to all members and encourage participation from all members. Each committee should (re)define committee goal.
Press releases of meeting minutes, special news.
Member Volunteers - Ansley Schmidt, Nicole Hudon
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