Saranac Lake area 

chamber of commerce 

Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships


"Local businesses teaming up to promote and protect their interests and those of their home community — that’s the definition of a chamber of commerce. They have an important role to play." Crowley, P. (2017, October 4) [Editorial]. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The Chamber is Saranac Lake's business hub and the opening paragraph in the October 2017 Adirondack Daily Enterprise editorial summed it up well. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are working to bring more services, more engagement, and overall a welcoming environment for businesses to convene in Saranac Lake. The Board is excited for the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to once again become the 'hub of business' in our area.



Emma MacPherson is our Welcome Center & Engagement Coordinator in Harrietstown Town Hall. Emma relocated from Salt Lake City but is no stranger to Saranac Lake; with past positions at The Wild Center and the Adirondack Mountain Club, she has started to lay roots in the community with her mish-mashed family of humans, dog, and chameleon. Her focus is on promoting members to visitors, supporting Chamber events, regaling guests with her favorite puns, and communicating what's happening here at the Chamber with you. Stop in to see her (and sometimes Shadow) at the Welcome Center.



Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has recently accepted the full time position as the Executive Director of the Chamber. President of the Board, Keith Braun stated, “Patrick brings to us a mix of nonprofit and economic development experience and a passion for the greater Saranac Lake community that will lead to great things for the chamber, its members and the surrounding community.”  Patrick is excited to take on this new role and plans to help the Chamber continue to reach its goals while being the leading advocate for local businesses and community economic development. He expressed his eagerness in a statement, “I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at The Wild Center and I am grateful for the community building experience gained through my positions there. Combined with my community and economic development background, I am eager to start my work with the chamber board and the membership to hit the ground running and advocate for our local businesses.”


  • Keith Braun, President, Mac's Canoe Livery 
  • Diane Leifheit, 2nd Vice-President, Point of View Studio
  • Joe Shoemaker, 1st Vice-President, Norsk Titanium
  • Renee Darrah, Treasurer, Champlain National Bank 
  • Jodi Gunther, Adirondack Premier Properties
  • Carl Hagmann, Say Real Estate
  • Fred Mazzeo, Porcupine Inn
  • Chris Morris, Tell Media
  • Dr. Terry Lindsay, Paul Smith's College
  • Brittany Sternberg, Coakley Home and Hardware
  • Katie Kirkpatrick, St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center
  • Danielle Delaini, Adirondack North Country Association(ANCA)


518.891.1990 and 518.891.1991


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.


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