Board Member Spotlight: Vicki Marking

Do You Know Vicki Marking?

Vicki Marking is the Sales and Marketing Director for PrimeLink, Inc., and the parent company Champlain Telephone Company. She has been a part of The Development Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2016. Her expertise in marketing and communications make her a valuable asset to the organization.

Vicki is chairperson of TDC’s Business Attraction and Retention Committee. This committee is spearheading a program in 2020 to refresh the company website and marketing materials. Vicki has been instrumental in this process.

Learn more about Vicki in this TDC board member spotlight interview:

What do you do for work?
I am the Sales and Marketing Director for PrimeLink, Inc. and parent company Champlain Telephone Company.
PrimeLink is a full-service telecommunications and IT company offering fiber optic internet service, business telephone services, and fully managed IT services for businesses. We offer products such as cloud-based phone systems, local and long-distance telephone services, and all-inclusive individualized packages for on-site IT services.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Plattsburgh, I am a graduate of Peru Central School and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. My parents still live in Schuyler Falls.

How long have you been on the TDC board?
I have been a part of the board since 2016.

What has been your favorite project that TDC has been a part of?
There seems to always be something exciting going on at TDC. Most recently, I have loved being involved in the Education and Workforce Development Committee. Having a hand in determining investments for special projects, like the STEM program at Beekmantown Central School, to help prepare our local students to join the workforce to support our local industries.
As chairperson of the Business Attraction and Retention Committee, I have been a part of updating TDC’s image and brand. This has been an exciting and creative process to be involved in!

What is most rewarding about being a part of TDC?
It is very rewarding to be a small part of attracting new business to our area by providing quality facilities and support for incoming companies. It is rewarding to tell the successful story of Plattsburgh and why businesses should want to be located here!

What sets TDC’s board apart from other organizations you are a part of?
I love being a part of TDC’s board because of the members that it is comprised of. Everyone has such diverse personal and professional backgrounds, which allows for great discussions at the committee level. Everyone is passionate about what sets our region apart from other areas and how we can continue to attract quality employers to our area.

What do you like to do for fun?
My husband and I enjoy boating and spending time camping on Chazy Lake.

TDC’s board of directors plays a large role in the success of the organization. Their leadership has helped to shape TDC into what it is today – helping hundreds of businesses grow and expand in the greater Plattsburgh region. The board of directors is composed of business men and women from across Clinton County. If you’d like to learn more about this group, contact us at TDC@thedevelopcorp.com.

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