Saranac Lake area 

chamber of commerce 

Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships

SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE DEVELOP THIS NEW AND EXCITING SITE FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNITY

OUR TARGET DATE FOR COMPLETION IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR 2018

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce offers business support directly to its members, existing businesses and potential new businesses as well as through a variety of partner organizations including the North Country Small Business Development Center, Essex County Industrial Development Agency, & S.C.O.R.E. These partnerships will give members, existing businesses, and potential new businesses access to expertise from regional business professionals versed in every aspect of business, from start up to expansion.

North Country Small Business Development Center (NCSBDC)

The North Country Small Business Development Center (NCSBDC) at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide network of 24 regional centers located throughout New York State. The New York State SBDC (NYS/SBDC) is accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and has more than two decades of serving the small business community. Their core services are:

  • Free and confidential one-on-one counseling,
  • Market/industry research assistance
  • Customized business training seminars

The North Country SBDC is supported by the State University of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Due to this support, their services are free of charge. We are physically located at 194 US Oval at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The SBDC business advisors provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training to help them meet the challenge of today’s complex economy. 

Counselors will tailor one-on-one counseling to meet your needs. Some topics commonly addressed include:

  •  Business plan development / Cash flow projections
  •  Financial analysis / Legal and regulatory information
  •  Marketing assistance / Business start-up information
  •  Buying and selling a business / Human resource development
  •  Import/export assistance / Government procurement

Their staff is comprised of business professionals with either small business ownership or executive management experience. They can help you develop practical solutions to deal with the challenges of starting and operating a successful business.

To Make An Appointment Contact The North Country Small Business Development Center

For More Information Contact The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Essex County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)

The ECIDA mission is to create a viable business atmosphere that will attract compatible and diverse sustainable economic development opportunities while focusing on major assets, retention / expansion projects, quality of life and job creation.

The IDA can provide financing through loan and bond programs, economic incentives, assistance with local regulatory agencies, and building/site location assistance. The Essex County IDA has a variety of financing opportunities available. The ECIDA is also able to partner with New York State and other Regional development organizations. For detailed information on the following, contact the ECIDA office.

For more information on the ECIDA

Franklin County IDA

The FCIDA is committed to serving new and existing businesses and industries, and to assist with the creation and retention of quality jobs by facilitating strategic investment for the economic well being of Franklin County.  The Franklin County IDA has a variety of financing opportunities available. The FCIDA is also able to partner with New York State and other Regional development organizations. For detailed information on the following, contact the FCIDA office.

For more information on the FCIDA


OUR MISSION

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 as the community's leading advocate for business. The mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its membership and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies. The Chamber provides business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of the Saranac Lake community.

By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its members, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization working to improve the quality of life in the Tri-Lakes area.

CONTACT US

Welcome@slareachamber.org

Director@slareachamber.org

518.891.1990 and 518.891.1991

OUR PARTNERS






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