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Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships

101 photo(s) Updated on: November 16, 2018
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  • BluSeed Studios provided a beautiful event space for the November 5:01 Connect on the 15th. Many community members attended to see the new art show, and to learn more about Saranac Lake ArtWorks.
  • The 5:01 Connect is a free networking series that allows members of the community to get together and learn more about the host's space. This month's also coincided with a unique holiday art opening.
  • BluSeed Studios is located at 24 Cedar St. in Saranac Lake. It is a diverse space that hosts an upstairs gallery, BluStage for musical and theatrical events, and several studio spaces.
  • Executive Director of the Chamber, Patrick Murphy, introduced the co-hosts of November's 5:01 Connect event, BluSeed Studios and Saranac Lake ArtWorks.
  • Along with the November 5:01 Connect, BluSeed Studios hosted the opening of their holiday show, "Off the Wall." A diverse selection of artwork was available for purchase to take off the wall and home.
  • Member of the BluSeed Board and Saranac Lake ArtWorks, Mark Kurtz, addresses the crowd to give an update on the local arts scene and upcoming events.
  • At the 5:01 Connect, representing the arts community, Mark Kurtz and Kathy Recchia presented St. Bernard's School's art program with funds collected from this year's Plein Air Art Show.
  • Ray Dora, the St. Bernard's School Principal, talked about how the school is an integral part of the community and how the community in turn looks out for the school and its students.
  • This 5:01 Connect was special for the Chamber because it was the first for our new executive director, Patrick Murphy, who addressed the crowd and introduced Ray Dora.
  • The 5:01 Connect is a great opportunity to get out and meet with community members as you learn about the host and what they do. There's always plenty of good company and delicious food and drinks.
  • This October's 5:01 Connect free networking event was hosted by Saranac Lake's St. Bernard's School.
  • Cathy Moore, publisher of the paper, talked to attendees about what it means for the paper to reflect the community and how their newest campaign, 20 under 30, will do just that for engaged youth.
  • The 5:01 Connect event serves to highlight local businesses and allows the host to teach attendees more about their business. Here interim director, Dani Delaini, introduces publisher Cathy Moore.
  • Attendees were invited on a behind the scenes tour of the printing room for the paper, given by production manager Steve Bradley.
  • Inside the office space part of the building, folks mingled and enjoyed delicious food and drinks.
  • The September 5:01 Connect was hosted by our local newspaper, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, at their headquarters right here in Saranac Lake.
  • Learning about community businesses is so critical to the business community, the Chamber, and to consumers. The 5:01 Connect Series affords this opportunity to both members and non-members for free.
  • The Chamber's Board President, Keith Braun, introduced Crua Outdoors and the North American Sales and Operations Manager, Dylan Van Cott, who spoke about the company during the 5:01 Connect.
  • The company chose Saranac Lake for the enthusiasm for camping here, and the tight knit community feel.
  • A crowd gathered to mingle, snack, and learn about one of the Chamber's member businesses. Crua Outdoors has been operating out of Saranac Lake for just over a year and employs three people.
  • A highlight for this event was being able to be outside and check out Crua Outdoors' products- well insulated tents. The tents are sold, distributed, and rented out of the office on Broadway.
  • The August 5:01 Connect Event was hosted by Crua Outdoors, an international tent company with their North American Headquarters based in Saranac Lake.
  • The marketing team at Great Range gave an excellent talk on how they came to be a team and what they have done so far, including the 2018 Saranac Lake Visitors Guide.
  • The Great Hall Bar in the Hotel Saranac was dazzling and crowded throughout the event. What better way to enjoy a cocktail after work than with other hardworking members of your community.
  • Every month the Chamber helps sponsor, promote, and host a 5:01 Connect networking opportunity for members and potential members. This event highlights a member business during a casual meet up.
  • The Chamber's Board President, Keith Braun, addressed the crowd at the July 5:01 Connect event, focused on the Hotel and Great Range. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine with a drink and snacks.
  • Spend a summer day or evening out on the terrace of the Hotel Saranac, where the Chamber and Great Range hosted the July 5:01 Connect networking event.
  • The 10th Anniversary of the Adirondack Plein Air Festival is a must-see community event focusing on artwork completed over the course of the week long paint-out in the greater Saranac Lake Area.
  • Artists come from all over to participate in the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, which gives back part of the proceeds from the event to local schools' art programs.
  • The Adirondack Plein Air Festival finished with the annual Show and Sale in the Harrietstown Town Hall where the artists' work from the week was up for viewing and purchasing.
  • Bicyclists, motorists, pedestrians, etc. each group finds their way through Saranac Lake. Plan your travels on a Saturday and make the farmer's market in Riverside Park a stop.
  • The Harrietstown Town Hall, located at the intersection of Main St. and Route 3/River St., is where the Welcome Center for Saranac Lake is. Please pay us a visit and plan your trip with our staff!
  • From 9am to 2:30pm you can peruse the varied items offered up by vendors from across the region. Be sure to bring your shopping bag because you most likely won't be going home empty handed.
  • Close to 30 unique vendors take over Riverside Park each week for the Saturday Saranac Lake Farmers Market, organized by Ausable Valley Grange Farmers Markets.
  • This is a view of the Saturday Saranac Lake Farmer's Market looking over Lake Flower from the Main Street Dam. A shopping experience on the water right downtown in Saranac Lake just can't be beat!
  • Take out your fishing gear, there's opportunity around every river bend to snag a small fish. Plenty of larger fish dwell in the lakes, Lake Colby is a good start.
  • Here's a look inside The Gazebo on the Berkeley Green right in the heart of Saranac Lake's downtown. Come stay and play on Main St. in Saranac Lake.
  • The Saranac Lake Free Library is a retreat open for anyone. The librarian staff are friendly and helpful, there's history to uncover, an open community room, and of course, bookshelves, computers, etc
  • Our Hotel Saranac stands tall and proud on Main St., where you can dine, shop, and play without leaving her establishment, though we know you'll want to explore even more!
  • Can you say 'picture perfect?'
  • July's blue skies are just visible above, looking ahead you can also see The Berkeley Green Gazebo, The Saranac Lake Community Store, and several other Main St. storefronts.
  • This is a snap shot of Main St., looking Westward to the historic downtown store fronts and the walkway down to the riverbank of the Saranac River. Take a stroll on the sidewalk, or sprint in the gym.
  • The walkable streets of Saranac Lake are one of the highlights of a day in town. Spend a few hours, shopping, eating, and viewing artwork in the lively downtown corridor of Saranac Lake.
  • Look down Main St. to the intersection with Route 3/River St. You can see this is another busy July day in Saranac Lake.
  • Last Thursday, June 28th, was a success thanks to the Annual Dinner host, The Porcupine Inn, catering by Lakeview Deli, and sponsors Adirondack Health and Taylor Rental Party Plus.
  • A large crowd gathered to celebrate the annual update on the Chamber and the awarding of Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year as part of the 97th Annual Awards Dinner.
  • Past Citizen of the Year recipients gathered at the Chamber's Annual Dinner to help announce the 2018 recipient. The Annual Dinner was hosted by The Porcupine Inn and Lakeview Deli Catering.
  • At the Chamber's Annual Dinner the Citizen of the Year was awarded to Martin Rowley. Pictured here are Sandy Hildreth, Adrienne Relyea, Martin Rowley, Mark Kurtz, Tim Fortune, and Keith Braun.
  • The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's introduction to the area, a Welcome Center! Come to 39 Main St in Saranac Lake for a proper introduction to everything this area has to offer. 7 days a week
  • The Saranac Lake Farmers Market will be in action at Riverside Park every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, now through October. Come on out for the best homegrown and handcrafted products!
  • This year's Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme is Adirondack Festival, as displayed on the ice palace at Lake Flower Landing.
  • Visitor's come from all over to view this Winter Carnival tradition, the ice palace. You can walk around and check out the palace for free, 24-hours a day for the length of Winter Carnival.
  • Palaces have been built with anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000, 2-by 4-foot long blocks and have at times measured up to 30-feet wide by 90-feet long and 60-feet high, when weather allows for it.
  • From the 2nd floor, the Hotel Saranac stretches up another 4 stories to accommodate guests in quaint, neatly kept rooms overlooking the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks.
  • What a treat! The 2nd Floor of the Hotel Saranac is dedicated to lounge chairs, and grand ball room, and The Great Hall Bar, with views looking over the Village of Saranac Lake.
  • The grand reopening of Hotel Saranac took place on January 18th, 2018. The hotel has historically been a community focal point and will continue to host events along with accommodating travelers.
  • Pictured here are the Hotel Saranac staff at the ready during the grand reopening on January 18th, 2018.
  • The historic landmark in Saranac Lake, Hotel Saranac, has opened its doors once again. The hotel was purchased in 2014 by Rodel Companies and had undergone renovations up until the grand reopening.
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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.

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