Are you getting your money’s worth?
When was the last time you put the Chamber staff to work for you? We often tell the folks at our New Member Orientation that they should consider Chamber employees an extension of their own staff. When you joined the Chamber, you hired all of us to work for you and your business.
Who should you talk to? General membership questions should be directed to Bill Fioravanti. (If you’re not a Chamber member, contact Bill or Cheryl Cohen, our Director of Membership Investment.) Members of the Chamber who are interested in partnering with the Chamber on sponsorships of any kind should contact Karen Sawyer, our Manager of Community Partnerships. The Chamber has many different sponsor opportunities and Karen can explain all of these sponsorships and how they can benefit your business.
If you have a concern about legislation that may be affecting your business or would like to learn more about government issues, grants or loans, contact Carol Smith, Vice President of Government Initiatives and Special Projects. Questions about health insurance should be directed to Christine Florio at Orange Benefits Partners, the group that handles all our members’ health insurance needs.
If you want to promote your business in the Chamber’s monthly publication, The BusinessWatch, contact Vice President for Communications Ellen Daley. Wendy Melick, our Information Technology Specialist, is the one to contact if you have questions about our website. Roseann Bouzakis is our Director of Events and handles all the reservations for these events.
Have a question about an invoice? Contact Rudy Hoke, our Vice President for Finance and Facilities. Patricia Mugnano assists Bill in the Membership Department. She is also the person to contact if you need to make changes in your contact information for the Chamber database or would like to make an appointment for free business counseling by one of our SCORE volunteers.
And, of course, you can call me anytime with any thoughts, ideas, concerns or suggestions. As we always say, this is YOUR Chamber of Commerce.
John A. D’Ambrosio, Ed.D.