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.



Cassandra Hopkins is our Welcome Center Representative in Harrietstown Town Hall. She is ready to connect with the community as well as make Saranac Lake a place that visitors want to return to again. Cassandra graduated in May of 2017 from Clarkson University where she spent four years studying political science, including one semester spent in Saranac Lake for the University's Adirondack Semester. Since coming to Potsdam she has made the North Country her home and is happy to finally live full time in Saranac Lake. When she is not working, Cassandra enjoys spending time outside exploring the region canoeing, hiking, and going on walks with her puppy, Lila. Cassandra is looking forward to being a part of more Chamber events and working to make sure the Chamber fulfills its role in the Saranac Lake community. 



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
  • Dana Kellerman, Adirondack Health
  • 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)


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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