SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (SLACC) is pleased to announce that Keith Braun has been selected by the Board of Directors to serve as its president.
Braun has served on the board since 2014 as the representative for Paul Smith’s College, where he serves as Director of Admissions.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the chamber board,” Braun said. “We have a great group of leaders and a wide variety of talents within the Board of Directors and the Chamber’s Professional Staff.”
According to Braun, the Chamber’s Board of Directors is currently engaged in a strategic planning process. The board has identified several topics that the Chamber will be a leader in addressing, including workforce development. With many different organizations working towards similar goals, the Chamber will also serve as the convener – bringing together many groups to best serve the community, execute events, and develop partnerships. The chamber will be presenting the developing strategic plan to its membership over the next few months.
“The Board of Directors is passionate about serving the Chamber’s membership and the greater Saranac Lake area,” said Adrienne Relyea, SLACC’s executive director. “There is a fresh energy in the chamber; I am looking forward to where we’re headed.”
Braun and Relyea said that input from the Chamber’s membership is a key to success. SLACC members and other community stakeholders are encouraged to get involved. For more information, contact Adrienne Relyea, executive director, at director@slareachamber.org or (518) 891-1991.