Chamber Networking Events
Breakfasts are the third Thursday of each month with the exception of August and December. Topics and speakers are scheduled to discuss important county issues, business strategies, or other topics of interest to our membership. Breakfasts are held at various facilities throughout the county from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Attendees have a chance from 7:30 to 8:00 to network with individuals before they sit down to eat or while at the breakfast table with 6 to 8 other members. First-time attendees are invited to stand and to introduce themselves to everyone. For more information about attending a Chamber networking breakfast or being a sponsor, please contact the Chamber office at 584-3255.
Business Development Groups
The Chamber's Business Development groups are similar to the Saratoga County Chamber's Leads Groups. They are category exclusive and were set up with not only a focus on lead generation, but also a peer to peer networking opportunity and an education component. The volunteer leaders of these groups decided on this term rather than "Leads" groups feeling that they offered much more. Chamber Liaison – Denise Romeo, 584-3255, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Golf Outing
At the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Spring Golf outing, you can have fun, connect and conduct business! Our annual Spring Golf Outing is held in May. Come and enjoy a Chamber member course and sunshine while opening new doors with fellow Saratoga County Chamber members.
The mission of the Saratoga County Chamber’s Leads Groups and Business Development Groups is to provide structured opportunities for Chamber members to develop a network of relationships designed to build business through quality referrals. Groups are limited to one representative from each industry (i.e. one realtor, one banker, one printer). Group members must be a member of the Saratoga County Chamber. Openings are filled on a first come basis.
Please contact the group liaison for more information.
Leads Group 1
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. at the Chamber Offices, 28 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs. Chamber Liaison – Joe Russell, 584-3255, email@example.com.
Saratoga Business Network
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at various local restaurants. Chamber Liaison-Joe Russell, 584-3255, firstname.lastname@example.org. $14.00 lunch menu, all inclusive.
Business Development Group 2
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month; 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, Moe Road, Clifton Park. Chamber Liaison - Joe Russell, 584-3255, email@example.com.
On the fourth Thursday of each month the Saratoga County Chamber holds a member networking mixer. Our mixers are held at locations all across Saratoga County from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The number of attendees can range from 125 to 400+ people depending on the location, weather and time of year. The host facility provides discounted drinks and free appetizers for everyone who attends. The cost to attend is $5 for those who pre-register and $10 for those who show up at the door.
All new members are invited to participate in a New Member Orientation. These orientations are typically held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. right before a networking mixer. Attendance at an orientation is free and the Chamber treats everyone to one free drink as well. The mixers are facilitated by a member of the Chamber's staff - - typically the President Todd Shimkus - - who gives a brief introduction to the Chamber and then asks attendees "why did you join the Chamber and what do you hope to get from this investment?" As new members answer these questions, Todd then describes what programs and initiatives the Chamber organizes to meet those needs and expectations. For more details on the Chamber's next New Member Orientation, please contact Joe Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young ProfessionalsThe Saratoga Young Professionals Network is a community engagement group for professionals of all ages, new residents of the Capital District and regional leaders who are passionate about creating a vibrant, inclusive community to live, work and play.
Mission: SYPN mission is to attract and retain top talent to Saratoga County by promoting community engagement, positive partnerships and building relationships to advance the future business leaders in our community.
SYPN will develop programs and events around these 5 key areas.
- Access to community and business leaders.
- Signature event(s) that will promote Saratoga County as a place to live, work and play.
- Volunteer & Partnership with local businesses, groups and non-profits.
- Networking and Socializing
- Leadership and Professional Development