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  • Visible & Vocal2014 - ISSUE 7The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

    www.saratoga.org

    WE BELIEVE . . .in opening Doors

    anD closing DealsThe Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is launching a new annual event geared towards sales professionals and those who drive your economic engine.Most products and services that our mem-bers manufacture, distribute or offer would not find their way to the hands of a pur-chaser, buyer or customer without an effec-tive sales team. The Chamber plans to offer a special workshop for those who sell by opening doors and closing deals at least once a year starting on November 12th. We are launching this new sales focused event in the month of November in the

    anticipation that it may help you to close in on year end numbers and set achieveable and sales goals for the upcoming year. During an industry development training, Keith Van Veghten, your Director of Events, met David Aaker. Aaker is an internationally recognized Motivational Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Author on Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Communication. On Wednesday, November 12, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will feature Mr. Aaker in two, two-hour Turning Service into Sales seminars at the Holiday Inn, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Sessions

    will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.Mr. Aaker was recently named Among Americas Best Speakers by Sky Radio on American Airlines, and was featured on 42,000 flights worldwide in May of 2009. He is also a published author in 2 books. Success Simplified, a new anthology of 24 nationally selected speakers and 50 Unforgettable Speakers, both published by Insight Publishing. His fun, interactive and very informative sessions help sales profes-sionals at any level develop, advance and polish their communication, customer ser-vice, sales and leadership skills.

    When I participated in Mr. Aakers seminar in June of 2014, I immediately thought that he would be a perfect fit to feature as an international speaker for our members, said VanVeghten. His ability to connect with those in attendance and get them to participate made me realize that what he is teaching is something that can be implemented as soon as you step back into your office. If you are looking to polish your sales and services skills, regardless of your industry, I strongly recommend you join Mr. Aaker on November 12th. I look forward to hearing him speak again to pick up on anything that I may have missed the first time. He is THAT good!

    seminar for sales professionals noVember 12

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT!SMALL BUSINESSES: NOVEMBER 3 NOVEMBER 28 FOR JANUARY 1, 2015 COVERAGE

    SOLE PROPRIETORS: NOVEMBER 15 DECEMBER 10 FOR JANUARY 1, 2015 COVERAGEFor 2015, the Chamber will be accessing plans through our in-house Broker, Susan Rowland, to offer more choices and a more convenient monthly billing cycle. Plan information and rates will be available by the end of October. Current participants in the health insurance program will be required to complete and submit new enrollment paperwork. This process will be communicated by mail or email once the 2015 plans and rates are confirmed. Susan may be contacted with any questions at 584-3255, Ext. 211, or by email at srowland@saratoga.org.

    The Energy AllianceSM is a member benefit program sponsored by your Chamber of Commerce and more than 20 others throughout New York State. Participating in the Energy Alliance allows you to benefit from the purchasing power of a large group and to cut your electricity and natural gas costs.If you are a member who is not currently enrolled in this program, we encourage you to consider it. This pro-gram has the potential to save you money and is really very simple with absolutely no gimmicks. Even if you are already with an energy supplier, why not use the Chamber program to find out if youre really getting a good price? Savings for participants can range from modest to sometimes thousands of dollars depending on your account type and usage. It costs absolutely nothing to receive a quote except a few minutes of your time to fill out an authorization form and forward that, along with a copy of your latest utility bill to the Chamber. We will then work with our partner, EnergyNext, Inc. to analyze your bill and provide you with an estimate of pos-sible savings. For more information contact Denise Romeo by calling the Chamber at 584-3255 or via email at dromeo@saratoga.org.

    MEMBER BENEFIT CORNER - ENERGY PROGRAM

    LEADERSHIP SARATOGA CLASS OF 2015 ANNOUNCEDLeadership Saratoga, a program of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, announces its twenty-eighth class of partici-pants. The group held its opening retreat on September 28th and 29th at Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain

    Lake, NY. The Leadership Saratoga program selects up to 24 people each year to participate in an intensive nine month training program designed to teach them skills for stronger leadership, group dynamics, and issues facing Saratoga County and area nonprofits. After completion of the program participants are expected to volunteer as leaders in their communities within Saratoga County.Members of the Class of 2015 are: Joe Anderson (Northwestern Mutual), Karen Charbonneau (Realty USA), Andrew Collar (National Grid), Julie Cuneo, Pam Darcangelo (Gilead Sciences), Dave Dittmer (Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp.), Collin Donohoue (KAPL), Jen Ferriss (Southern Adirondack Library System), Leah Ferrone (Saratoga Center for the Family), Raj Ghoshal (Polyset Company), Jim Ireland (Ballston Spa National Bank), Kate Jarosh (Bonacio Construction), Jess Kerley (GLOBALFOUNDRIES), Brian Martin (The Initiatives Group), Ed Martin (Lavelle & Finn LLP), Christine Mastrianni, Jim Norton (Stewarts Shops Corp.), Greg Phillips (First National Bank of Scotia), Ryan Riper (Town of Wilton), Joe Santiago (Clifton Park and Halfmoon EMS), Lorrie Shilling (The Wesley Community), Paul von Schenk (Adirondack Trust Insurance) and Dianne Winter (Caffe Lena).In addition to the various sessions they will attend, participants will also work on group projects to benefit four area nonprofits; AIM Services, The Brookside Museum, The Franklin Community Center and the Saratoga Rowing Association. The Leadership Saratoga program has been in existence since 1985 and has an Alumni Association of more than 500 graduates. Those that are interested in learning more about the program can visit www.LeadershipSaratoga.org or can contact Program Director Kathleen Fyfe. Applications for the next class will be available in April 2015.

  • NEW MEMBERS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT, August 6 - September 30, 2014aboutGolf SimulatorsKenneth Reynolds79 Warren Street - Suite 2-DGlens Falls, New York 12801744-6326ken@aboutgolf.comwww.aboutgolf.comPGA TOUR Golf Simulators for your home or business

    Amsterdam PrintingMallory Richstone166 Wallins Corners Rd.Amsterdam, New York 12010842-6000www.AmsterdamPrinting.comFor 115 yrs providing promotional products for your business

    Apex Solar PowerBrent McDevitt52 Main StreetQueensbury, New York 12804309-2SUN (786)www.apexsolarpower.comSolving Todays Energy Crisis Residential & Commercial

    Ashley Lynn DesignsAshley DAgostinoBallston Lake, New York 12019331-7870adagostino11@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Lynn-Designs/640525082686100?ref=hlBranding, Packing, Editorial, Marketing & Web Design Services

    Backstretch BarbequeSuzanne ManginiSaratoga Springs, New York 12866598-2501backstretchbarbeque@gmail.comAward winning barbeque for parties, fundraisers

    Bark Busters Home Dog TrainingRachel Baum CPDT-KASaratoga Springs, New York 12866248-1781upstateny@barkbusters.comwww.barkbusters.comIn-Home Dog Behavioral Therapist & Trainer

    The BarrelhouseCharles Usas68 Beekman St.Saratoga Springs, New York 12866871-1502info@barrelhousesaratoga.comwww.barrelhousesaratoga.comGreat Food, 20 Beers on Tap, and Cold Drinks

    Boggan & Sons ConstructionRachel Lane Boggan & Lorine GuidoGansevoort, New York 12831490-6553lorine@boggansonsconstruction.comwww.boggansonsconstruction.comResidential Remodeling and Restoration.

    Capital Painting ServicesKorey Flint98 Church St.Saratoga Springs, New York 12866860-0883kflint530@gmail.comwww.painting-services-saratoga.ny-biz.coResidential & Commercial Painting Services

    Carmody FordCindy Carmody Spence1111 Route 29Greenwich, New York 12834692-2246cindy@carmodyford.comwww.carmodyford.com54 year old Family run Ford Dealership

    Cooper Erving & Savage LLPKelly Malloy63 Putnam St.Saratoga Springs, New York 12866449-3900kmalloy@coopererving.comwww.coopererving.com/General Litigation, Real Estate & Employment

    Creatacor, Inc.Linda Casimano10 Enterprise AvenueClifton Park, New York 12065664-8750info@creatacor.comwww.creatacor.comDesign/Graphics/Custom Exhibits/Retail Displays

    Daniel J. Fleming DDS458 Maple AvenueSaratoga Springs, New York 12866583-9834daniel_fleming_12804@yahoo.comDental Care

    Dock Browns Lakeside Tavern and Inn (The Nest)Melissa DAndrea511 Route 9PSaratoga Springs, New York 12866306-4987Melissa@brownsbeachresort.comwww.BrownsBeachResort.comUnique & modern twist on classic comfort foods

    Edward Jones Investments, Jess T. Esposito175 Broad StreetGlens Falls, New York 12801581-5944jess.t.esposito@edwardjones.comwww.edwardjones.comRetirement Plan/Inc. Income/College Edu. Plan

    Fibertech NetworksC.J. Day32 Lamplighter LaneSaratoga Springs, New York 12866791-3590cday@fibertech.comwww.fibertech.comFiber Optic Data, Ethernet, Internet, Dark Fiber

    First Baptist ChurchThe Reverand BRH Greene45 Washington St.Saratoga Springs, New York 12866584-6301fbcsaratoga@biznycap.rr.comwww.firstbaptistsaratogasprings.orgSpiritual Direction

    Gennaros Pizza ParlorWayne Cherry46 Marion Aven