“As a small business owner in the Capital Region, I feel lucky to be part of a community where small businesses are supported and welcomed.  I hope someday I am able to motivate and inspire others in the same way. Thank you to everyone that keeps this program going. I am just a small example of how dreams do come true when you are given the direction, support and leadership from those who have done it before you!  Thank you!”

– Jennifer Rittner, Three Chicks & a P

“The Entrepreneur Boot Camp was such an important part of my plan and my current success. I feel as if I have made great connections, internalized great habits and formulated important operations/policies/protocols for my business and my life. The bonus of having the Chamber in my corner is invaluable. Ten weeks wasn’t long enough.”

– Sheilah Sable, Call Sheilah!


“About six months before I started the Entrepreneur Boot Camp, I had quit my unfulfilling sales job to pursue my passion – video production. While I had the creative skills to succeed in the field, I lacked the business knowledge needed to run a small business. Janet carefully crafted a curriculum that provided hands-on experience and invaluable consultations on the legal, financial, marketing and human resource aspects of business from professionals in each field. She mentored each of us, providing individualized counseling to take our businesses to the next level. As entrepreneurs, it can be hard to take time out each week to think strategically about the future of a company, but I am so glad that I did. The Entrepreneur Boot Camp – or the ‘mini MBA’ as I called it — was the smartest investment I’ve made in my company to date. I could not give the course, or Janet, a higher recommendation.”

– Dale Mattison, 32 Mile Media



Taking the Chamber’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Class is the best business decision and investment I have made.”

– Michelle Boyle, Tidy Thyme


“Thank you for inviting me to this awesome program. I have been brainstorming and have made some changes to my business concept.  Being in this program has helped me to expand my vision for the business and its mission. I am soooooo excited! What a great gift this program is for me. ”

– Rose Kempf, Living for Wellness


“Wow.  Thanks again. The support just keeps coming and coming. Best investment I ever made.”

– Joyce Chicoine, People for Exceptional Progress (P.E.P.)