Sample Business Support Letter

Sample Letter Format:

To:       The Honorable  _________________

Street Address
Their City, NY xxxxx


From:   Your Name______________________

            Your Business Name or Affiliation

            Your Address

            Your City and State, xxxxx


Today’s Date, 2011

RE: Sampson State Park Marine in Romulus, New York

 Dear _______________________,

I am writing you this letter as a supporter of the need to maintain and renovate the Sampson State Park Marina located on Seneca Lake near Romulus, New York.  Through its many years of use by the public, the Sampson State Park Marina has structurally deteriorated to the point requiring potential closing of the marina if significant repair and reconstruction are not undertaken.

As a member of the business community, I am keenly aware of the significant financial impact which the Sampson State Park Marina has upon our region.  Many of the Sampson Marina users purchase and register boats in Seneca County, New York and thereby provide revenue to local businesses and government agencies via purchases, taxes and registrations.  In addition, local purchases in stores, restaurants and other marinas contribute significantly to the local economy.  Many seasonal boaters have also made significant “one time” purchases within the local communities in the form of boat or vehicle purchases.  Additionally, each boat owner utilizing the Sampson Marina pays a daily or seasonal use fee which generates revenue for the State of New York.   The Sampson State Park Marina is a part of the economic engine serving the local and regional communities dependent on tourism revenue generated by state park visitors.  Many local jobs are also dependent on the continued operation of Sampson State Park and its marina.


I respectfully request the elected officials of New York State to appropriate the funds needed to complete the renovations necessary to ensure the continued public safety and use availability of the Sampson State Park Marina. The Sampson State Park Marina is a huge asset to the region which must be preserved for our current and future generations.    Thank you your consideration of this matter


Your Name By Signature

Don Kloeber,
May 24, 2011, 2:58 PM