GLOVERSVILLE — Social distancing will not be required.
A cornerstone networking event hosted by the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is reverting back to pre-COVID norms three years after the pandemic’s Adirondack foothills debut.
“With COVID and everything, we were on a low with in-person events so we’re very excited to have it back up and running,” said chamber Executive Assistant Nicole Tennant.
Business After Hours is something of an open house for members within chamber’s two-county network. During COVID-19, the event occurred irregularly — the last gathering was at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in September.
Now returning to pre-pandemic standards, the chamber hopes to host the event monthly. About 32 members are expected to attend the upcoming business mingle at the Family Counseling Center of Fulton County in Gloversville.
Within the last three years, the 47-year-old Family Counseling Center has taken on two projects: a 18,500-square-foot addition and 9,000-square-foot renovation. Construction began in March of 2020.
The $8.5 million new site, fully opened in the fall of 2021, accommodates an on-site pharmacy and additional staff, as well as expanded primary care, crisis and addiction services.
“The Business After Hours is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our story, the work we do, and the commitment we have made to the community and we truly appreciate our partnership with the Chamber,” the center’s spokesperson Jennifer Jennings said in a statement.
The chamber boasts some 600 members ranging from businesses to nonprofits to municipalities.
In the fall, Fulton County approved plans to create a tourism division, effectively ceasing its public-private partnership with the chamber in hopes of localizing visitorship objectives.
Another change in December was the ascension of past tourism director Anne Boles to the novel position of executive director, and longtime workforce development head Nicole Walrath became executive vice president.
Where: 11-21 Broadway in Gloversville
When: March 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Food: Union Hall Inn Restaurant is catering the event.
Access: Free for FMRCC members only
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