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.
The Chamber had the 2017 Holiday Mixer leading up to the holidays in December at a popular local spot. Bitters and Bones hosted a crowd of over 70 for the event.
The Chamber's Holiday Mixer was a success with a crowd of over 70, plenty of gift giving, and entertainment provided by the MC, dressed as Santa pictured here.
The Harrietstown Town Hall hosts our annual Sparkle Village Craft Show event which attracts vendors and customers from all over the North Country.
A view from above of the Auditorium in the Harrietstown Town Hall of our Sparkle Village Craft Show event. The Friday night portion of the two-day event attracted over 400 people.
The Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Show is held at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium in Saranac Lake. The Sparkle Village Craft Fair is sponsored by the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium holds 35 vendors and their wares for the Sparkle Village Craft Show every December. Vendors come from all over the North Country to set up for this two-day event.
The Harrietstown Town Hall is exceptionally decorated for the holidays. The Adirondack holiday season begins with the Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Show where you can find unique gifts.
The 2017 Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Show hosted over 50 vendors with unique crafts, paintings, photos, and plenty of other gifts. This show typically takes place on the first weekend in December.
Looking for a riverside dinning experience? You'll want to stop by Left Bank Cafe on Broadway, pictured here during our November 2017 after-business-hours event the '5:01 Connect Series.'
Pictured here is a local restaurant specializing in French cuisine, known as Left Bank Cafe on Broadway. This business hosted the November 2017 5:01 Connect Series with a packed house.
The Welcome Center that the Chamber maintains is located in the Harrietstown Town Hall a 39 Main St.
Just inside the main entrance of the Harrietstown Town Hall is the Welcome Center, in Suite 2. Pictured here is our mascot, Lila, welcoming locals and visitors to come check out the Welcome Center.
Lila is our official canine greeter for the Saranac Lake Welcome Center, a hub for information on what to do and see in the region.
The Welcome Center is also a great place to gather information on what the Chamber is doing, just be sure to give Lila some attention.
One of the most popular attractions in the region is the 6er hiking challenge, a great collection of local mountains for you to get out and enjoy. At the Welcome Center we offer free 6er maps.
Located at the intersection of Main St. and Rt. 3, the Welcome Center is hard to miss. Pictured from across the street is a welcoming sign for those participating in the Can-Am Rugby Tournament.
The Welcome Center is staffed by our employee, Cassandra Hopkins, who is there to answer your questions and make recommendations for your time in Saranac Lake. Stop by and pay her a visit.
Looking across Main St. from the Welcome Center is a view of Lake Flower and our neighbors at the Verizon Wireless store.
The Adirondack Carousel is a signature attraction in Saranac Lake. Located at the corner of Depot St. and Bloomingdale Ave. in William Morris Park, it features hand-carved Adirondack animals to ride.
Recently opened, The Book Nook, LLC is Saranac Lake's bookstore run by Jessie Fischer offering a wide selection of books along with special events such as book signings and trading card tournaments.
There have been several store fronts around Saranac Lake that have been spruced up recently. Pictured here is Nori's, our local health foods store, getting some work done on the front windows.
Human Power Planet Earth is our local bike shop in Saranac Lake where you can get a tune up or look to purchase a new bike. Pictured here is shop owner John Dimon working on bike repairs.
The Chamber is constantly working towards gaining new membership from our business community. Recently, the Irish company, Crua Outdoors decided to join our team, pictured is Dylan Van Cott.
Renovations are being done in Saranac Lake, including on the storefronts of Adirondack Artists Guild and Ampersound on Main St.
In the summer, every Wednesday night in Downtown Saranac Lake on the Berkeley Green there is a free concert. This special summer concert series has included Crowfeather, Nine Horses, and Blind Spots.
The Green Side of Business Series offers seminars to help businesses and other community members. Pictured here is our Oct. 25th seminar "Is Quickbooks Right for You?" well attended in the Library.
Our first seminar in The Green Side of Business series kicked off with "Managing Leave Time" hosted at our 193 River St. location. Pictured is speaker Jaci Kelleher, an attorney in the area.
The Green Side of Business Series offers seminars to local businesses and community members. Check out our events page for upcoming seminars.
Riverside Park is a great community space, right across the street from our Welcome Center. In September, the annual Farm to Fork Festival was held there with plenty of local dishes to try.
The Farm to Fork Festival was well attended this year, taking place over Labor Day Weekend.
The Farm to Fork Festival is an event that is family friendly and brings together members of our community as well as visitors.
Grab a plate and sit down to enjoy locally sourced dishes to celebrate the region and eating locally at the Farm to Fork Festival.
The Farm to Fork Festival was accompanied by the weekly Farmer's Market hosted Saturdays in Saranac Lake from 9am to 2pm.
Riverside Park is adjacent to Lake Flower and even offers boat docks for those wishing to take a boat ride to the event.
Vendors come from all over the region to sell locally grown produce, artwork, and other handmade products at the Saranac Lake Farmer's Market.
Farm to Fork Festival 2017.
Plenty of local produce to pick up at the weekly Farmer's Market, now taking place in the John Black Room of Historic Saranac Lake on Church St.
Crowds at the Farm to Fork Festival in Riverside Park.
The 5:01 Connect Series is a monthly event hosted by different businesses throughout our community. In October, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters offered their shop as a place to connect after hours.
St. Regis Canoe Outfitters hosted an event in October where community members could come after work to talk, eat, drink, and listen to owner Dave Cilley speak about his business.
Be sure to check out our Events page to keep up to date on where the next 5:01 Connect Series is being hosted.