About




Uncle Marty is proof that a positive attitude makes a big difference. As an entrepreneur, writer, and business coach with over 25 years of experience in the retail shipping industry, he loves to share what he's learned in business … and in life.

Marty enjoys working alongside his team at Uncle Marty's Shipping Office, a hip, community-focused business center adjacent to Cornell University in beautiful Ithaca, New York. There, as Co-Founder of the Collegetown Small Business Alliance and an active member of the Tompkins Chamber, Marty works closely with his neighbors to find solutions to local challenges and ensure their one-of-a-kind neighborhood remains exceptional.

In addition to being a small business owner, Marty volunteers as Director of Communication and Advisor to the Board for the Association of Mail & Business Centers (AMBC), having previously served five years the non-profit’s board of directors, completing his term in 2018 as Board Chair. He’s been honored to be a panelist and speaker at summits and industry events across the country for more than a decade, and both he and his business have been featured multiple times in industry publications like FedEx ShipSource®. After years as a contributing writer for MBC Today, the mail and business center industry’s leading publication, he’s now the magazine’s editor; his business advice column, Ask Uncle Marty™, is a favorite among readers.

Bearing his Uncle title with honor, it's Marty’s privilege to serve as a voice, leader, and mentor in his communities and the unique, ever-changing retail shipping industry. 

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