SEPTEMBER 2017
Moving Forward
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes our new Executive Director, Adrienne Relyea!
Relyea is a 1997 graduate of Saranac Lake High School and an active community member. She held the chamber’s Director of Membership position from 2007 to 2012. She lives in Vermontville with her two daughters, Emma and Kathryn, and dog, Piper.
“I am both humbled and thrilled to be asked back to the chamber,” Relyea said. “I have a passion for the Saranac Lake area and hold this community close to my heart. I grew up here, my family had a business here for 14 years, and I’ve been raising my daughters here for almost 15 years. I’m looking forward to serving our membership and getting more intimately involved with the intricate needs of our community and businesses.”
Relyea started her new position Aug. 14, with a week of overlap with outgoing Executive Director Johnny Muldowney.
Embracing Change
Now Managing 2 Locations!
  • The Saranac Lake Welcome Center is now located at 39 Main Street in the Harrietstown Town Hall! Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8-4pm or call 518-891-1990

  • The Saranac Lake Welcome Center is a huge membership benefit as we are able to increase visibility for our membership and marketing materials

  • The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office remains at 193 River Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Hours are Monday-Friday 8-4pm or call 518-891-1991
Forming Partnerships
Work Readiness Through Work Experience
Community Based Work Experience (CDOS)
a partnership with the Saranac Lake High School
We are thrilled to partner with the Saranac Lake High School to host a student in the CDOS program. We will also serve this program by assisting in connecting businesses and organizations that would also like to participate in this program.

Students benefit by;

  • Exploring career and skill options through work-based learning experiences
  • Practicing skills learned in the classroom in actual work-site situations(math, computer skills, etc.)
  • Learning first-hand what employers expect from their workers: teamwork; organization; problem solving; punctuality and specific work skills
  • Discovering career interests and goals, and planning for them
  • Leaving high school with actual job experience
  • Gaining a clearer understanding of workplace expectations
  • Understanding an entry-level job setting and what is needed to succeed

Partnerships between the school and local businesses that participate in the CDOS program allow students to gain job experience as they learn and practice entry-level skills, increasing their work readiness, independence and employ ability.

With placement at businesses in their own community, students gain actual work experience and discover their strengths and levels of independence in academic, career development and foundational skills needed for living, learning and working in their communities.

If your business/organization is interested in being a partner in this program, please email Adrienne@saranaclake.com
Upcoming Chamber Events
Members!

Please let us help you promote your event or even if you have news! Send detailed information to adrienne@saranaclake.com

We will promote it on all of our social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email blasts and of course our tourism site www.saranaclake.com

We are here to promote you!


For a full event schedule please visit www.saranaclake.com


Ongoing Projects....
COMING SOON!

We are actively working on development of a new website that is focused on business & membership services, bringing you more resources and value to your membership!
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