The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization

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Name (Age): John Marcantonio (39)

Company/Title: The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce

Family: wife Shelly, baby due November 2010

Brief Resume: Began my chamber involvement as a volunteer. As an employee of one of the members I quickly saw the value of the ARCC and volunteered on the membership committee and the Adirondack Business Council for 8 years prior to joining the staff in January 2009.

What do you do?: My primary responsibility is to increase the membership of the ARCC through community awareness, member retention and member participation. I am also the Chamber liaison with Young Professionals Organization.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Business Public Management SUNY Utica (2002), Associates Degree in Business from Adirondack Community College (1990), South Glens Falls High School (1988)

Community Involvement: Board of Directors Glens Falls Rotary, Warren County LDC Business Loan Review Committee

Hobbies: Golf, Hiking the High Peaks

Career aspiration in high school: Architect

First job: Delivering newspapers at twelve years old.

Favorite Quote: “The world is run by those who show up.” My previous boss Todd Shimkus passed this along to me.

Why do you choose to work/live in area?: We get to live in a place that people choose as a vacation destination. There is so much to do here. There is such a great sense of community.

Favorite restaurant: Heidelberg

What type of business contacts do you seek?: Any business owner who wants their business to succeed, grow and thrive.

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