CRG marketing Fulton County in national business magazine

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is marketing the county in a national publication, the agency’s board of directors heard Friday.

“The Business Facilities Magazine came out,” Ken Adamczyk, CRG economic development specialist, told the board during his membership and marketing report.

Adamczyk said the magazine is a national site selectors’ periodical that goes out to hundreds of thousands of readers.

“We have this ad in the magazine,” he showed the board, as well as an article about the Tryon Technology Park in Perth.

Elsewhere in his report, Adamczyk mentioned a recent tour the CRG conducted at the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility. The tour was with federal, state and local officials and was designed to showcase a need for infrastructure funding for such equipment as a thermal sludge dryer, he said.

Adamczyk also noted the tour called attention to Fulton County’s SMART Waters sewer project, which may eventually stretch from Northville south along the Route 30 “pike” to Johnstown.

The CRG’s Google Business initiative had 61 new views this month, Adamczyk reported.

He reported the CRG assisted Fulton County with some branding changes for future advertising, such as with logos. Fulton County’s “positive” logo has been retired.

Adamczyk said the CRG had 16 people complete required Microenterprise Grant training, as part of their future application process. He said the CRG is not sure at this time of the funding process.

The CRH has a date of Sept. 11 set for its “gala” event this year, Adamczyk said. He said he’s not sure if the board wants him to pursue a daytime family event or an evening adult event.

“I’d like to know what you prefer,” Adamczyk told the board.

The CRG is up to 43 percent of a membership goal, with 61 percent paid members, he said.

“We’re sitting pretty well in that area,” he said.

In his report, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist James Hannahs said the CRG in April has placed “heavy” stress on administrative projects.

The “Hometown Heroes Program” to honor the military and veterans is going well, he said, with a sample banner produced.

“We’ve been making a lot of progress,” Hannahs said.

He also reported Food Truck Fridays, which is “going swimmingly,” will begin April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The events will feature food and live music, and he has been working with Gloversville City Clerk Jennifer Mazur. Sponsors for the events include Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery and Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Hannahs also reported efforts to refurbish the Elk Street Park, which he said includes paint donated by Benjamin Moore & Co.

By Patricia Older