The Business Promotions Committee works throughout the year to promote our member businesses to the greater Potsdam Community. This committee is responsible for Chamber projects such as promotional brochures, Potsdam postcard project, and the Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate Program. They also coordinate the annual Fright Night event in October, Holiday shopping promotions in December.
Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Activities: Fright Night, Holiday Promotions, brochure publications, special events, advertising and other incentives
Chair: Marylee Ballou
Events & Festivals Committee
The Events & Festivals Committee works on the largest event the chamber organizes; Summer Festival. They also organize a Spring Fling and Fall Festival as well It is a very busy committee that could always use more involvement from the community!
Meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Activities: Summer Festival, Spring Fling, Fall Festival.
The Information Technology Committee is dedicated to providing information for members about emerging technologies, so that they may use them to benefit their businesses by saving time and money. Their primary avenue of accomplishing this has been to provide luncheon seminars three to four times per year.Meets 1st Friday of the month at noon. Activities: Luncheon seminars to educate members about IT; exploring how the Chamber can help stimulate tech growth in our region.
The Membership/Marketing Committee holds many events to stimulate member involvement throughout the year. Quarterly Mixers are held. They provide networking with fellow members and the chance to meet some of the chamber’s newest members. This committee is responsible for the Spring Luncheon and the Annual Dinner. These gatherings provide the chamber the opportunity to recognize member businesses milestone anniversaries, honor a Business of the Year, and present other awards like the Commitment to Community and Outstanding Citizen Awards.
Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30. Activities: Member Mixers, Member Referral program, Spring Luncheon, Annual Dinner, Ribbon Cuttings.
Events & Festivals Committee
The Events & Festivals Committee works on the largest event the chamber organizes; Summer Festival. They also organize the annual Fright Night.
Meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m.
Activities: Summer Festival, Fright Night (assist with other
community events such as Plein Air/Sandstone Festival, Country
Legends Festival, and Potsdam Mega reunions)
The Town and Gown Committee tackles many issues throughout the course of the year that are important to local residents, business owners, property owners, and students. They organize the annual Spring Clean Up, which takes place during April of every year to help clean Potsdam up after a long winter. The committee also has a Pride in Potsdam Award and names nominees for the award throughout the year.
Meets every 3rd Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Activities: Town/Village/College Relations, Community Enhancement Issues, Beautification, Pride in Potsdam Award, Spring Clean Up Day, welcome signage