• Recommendation on Proposed Affiliation and Notice of Special Membership Meeting

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    September 12, 2019

    Overview

    The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County informed our membership last spring that our board and the Capital Region Chamber board had formed a Task Force to explore potential affiliation. After conducting a membership survey, focus group and a comprehensive due diligence review, we are pleased to report that both Boards have concluded that it would be in the best interest of each Chamber, its members, and the communities that we serve for the Chambers to affiliate.
     
    Through integration, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County would become an affiliate Chamber and continue to present locally-focused programs and provide issue advocacy at the local level. The Capital Region Chamber would serve regional business interests and provide broad-based member services.  Members would have access to more resources and services. 
     
    Learn more about proposed affiliation by reviewing a list of questions and answers and/or attend an upcoming information session on September 24 or October 2. In addition, to learn more about the Capital Region Chamber, visit www.capitalregionchamber.com.

    Our Board recommends this new organizational structure to our membership for consideration. As a Member of Record of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, you or your authorized representative are encouraged to vote either via proxy or in person at a special membership meeting to be convened for purposes of authorization of the affiliation and other matters pertinent to the integration of the Chamber. The meeting, to be followed by a Business After Hours, will be held on October 10, 2019 at 5:15 PM at Bryant & Stratton College, 2452 Route 9, 2nd Floor, Malta, NY 12020.  

    Affiliation will enhance member value and organizational impact. 
    Review the Enhanced Member Value

    Chamber of Southern Saratoga County Proposed By-laws. 
    Review the Proposed By-Laws

    Methods of Voting
    There are two methods by which you, as a Member of Record, can cast a ballot with respect to the Omnibus Resolution concerning the contemplated affiliation:

    Attend the Meeting. 
    An authorized representative may attend the special meeting of the membership, during which he or she will be given an opportunity to complete and submit a ballot.
    - or -  
    Forward a Proxy-Authorization. 
    You or an authorized representative can complete the Proxy-Authorization Form and return it to the Chamber by mail at the address below, fax to 518.371.5025 or email as an attachment to digital@southernsaratoga.org, at any time prior to the membership meeting being called to order. This Proxy would authorize a corporate officer to cast a vote on your behalf, in the manner that you direct, without need for a representative to physically attend the meeting.

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