CORRECTION — A previous version of this email contained last year's Travel Show Schedule. The information has been updated in this email.

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An update from Executive Director Gina Mintzer
In this issue of Membership Matters, we’ve attached the 2019 Annual Report – it’s our way of saying “this is what we’ve done for you lately.”
In short, we’ve upgraded our administrative technology with Simpleview CRM. If you haven’t logged in yet, please try and/or call our office and we will resend you a password to login and check your listing, contacts, upload images, etc… All so that we can serve you better!
 The entire staff has focused on being as visible as possible among you, our members and then sharing all those connections through effective marketing activities.
The CVB has expanded the staff, customer relationship management, realized international recognition and broader visibility as a meeting, convention and sports destination.
Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center has afforded the Chamber new potential to promote our destination and members through marketing, visitor interactions and information distribution. 
Please enjoy the read and share your thoughts and ideas with us! 

As always, at your service,
RSVP Today!
Join us at our Holiday Mixer at The Queensbury Hotel on December 10! RSVPs are requested.
Wear your ugliest Christmas ensemble for a chance to win a prize.
Please remember to bring an unwrapped gift for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks.
Show Time!
We started our Travel Show Circuit in October with the International Travel and Tourism Show in Montreal.
Kim and Amanda distributed approximately 750 Travel Guides and collected hundreds of email addresses. Questions about hiking and camping were the top inquiries at the show.
Following this show we did see a spike in activity on our website from the Quebec province.
Click the image to the right to see the full Travel Show Circuit.
Ribbon Cuttings
We joined the Strand Theatre for a ribbon cutting recently and saw the amazing renovations in this historic space.
LGRCC Ribbon Cuttings are sponsored by Kingsbury Printing.
We celebrated the renovations at the Lake George Land Conservancy Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob in Fort Ann, NY with Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce. The LGLC spent over 2 years renovating this trail so future generations could enjoy it. Congratulations on your hard work! 
If you're adding to your business, opening a new location or celebrating an anniversary, we'd like to help publicize your great news! If you'd like to have a ribbon cutting at your business, click here for our form.

The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings are sponsored by Kingsbury Printing .
New Members
1,000 Acres Ranch Resort, The
465 Warrensburg Road
Stony Creek, NY 12878  
Phone: 518-696-2444
Website: 1000Acres.com (not working yet)
Email for Public: info@1000Acres.com
Email for Chamber: Brandon@1000Acres.com
POC: Brandon William 
 
Description of business: Since 1942, 1,000 Acres Ranch has been offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the Adirondacks as nature intended, with miles of horseback riding and hiking trails, river activities and a true dude ranch experience found nowhere else in the Northeast. It's no wonder we've been a family tradition for generations.
Cellular Sales
578 Aviation Road, Ste. 3
Queensbury, NY 12804  
Phone: 518-792-1662
Email: kristina.mobilia@cellularsales.com
POC: Kristina Mobilia
 
Description of business: Authorized agent for Verizon Wireless and recognized as its largest
retailer in the United States. Visit our Aviation Mall location to receive personalized service and a free plan analysis, update your account, or shop the latest Verizon plans, smartphones, tablets and accessories.




Do-Rest Court
1846 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845  
Phone: 518-668-4663
Website: Dorestcourt.com
Email: Dorestcourt@gmail.com
POC: Rob Foglietta
 
Description of business: Located 1.5 miles south of Lake George Village, this 20 cabin property offers 1 and 2 bedrooms with living rooms and kitchen areas. Heated Pool, Direct TV ,Wifi, and bike rentals available for guest. Property has trolley stop out front and the Warren County Bike Trail in the back.
Hike with Jackson
136 Ottawa Street, #2
Lake George, NY 12845  
Phone: 518-791-1528
Email: hikewithjackson@gmail.com
POC: Jackson Donnelly
 
Description of business: Hike with Jackson offers guided hikes in Lake George and the Adirondacks. Choose from 1 to 1.5 hour short hikes, half-day hikes, or easy full-day hikes. Custom planned hikes for specific mountains or high peaks based on availability and current conditions.
Hunt Companies, Inc.

515A Country Route 45
Argyle, NY 12809  
Phone: 518-638-8061
Email: JGonzales@Huntcompanies.net
POC: Juan Gonzales
 
Description of business: A premier builder of commercial structures throughout New York, Vermont, and western New Hampshire. We achieve our customers' construction goals relating to building function, budget and schedule with continuous research and training to maintain "strength through knowledge."
Glens Falls Collaborative
P.O. Box 825
Glens Falls, NY 12801  
Phone: 518-615-4687
Email: ourglensfalls@gmail.com
POC: Candice Frye
 
Description of business: While you are visiting the Lake George region, spend some time in Glens Falls. You will find: fine art, theater, sports, parks, relaxation, specialty shopping and hospitality, all in a friendly, compact and walkable city. Learn more about Glens Falls and its Collaborative Members at our website. 
The Lagoon
204 Canada Street, Ste 11
Lake George, NY 12845  
Phone: 518-685-5009
POC: Joseph Mondella
 
Description of business: Located in the heart of Lake George on the middle level of The Village Mall. Open year round for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the best views of the lake from our deck while dining on fantastic food and drinks, including thin crust brick oven pizza and a rotation of 20 craft beers on tap. Providing a family and pet-friendly atmosphere.
Happy Hour everyday from 3 to 5 p.m. Half price apps!
Northeast Electrical Solutions, LLC
151 Stone Schoolhouse Road
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: 518-792-1662
Website: neesny.com 
Email: mpicard@neesny.com
POC: Marley Picard

Description of business: Performing electrical installations for residential and commercial clients, including the installation of generators, A/V and pre-wiring for fire and security systems. At Northeast Electrical Solutions, LLC we offer professional, economical and smart electrical solutions. We design, wire and guarantee all residential and commercial work.
News
Save the date of December 28, 2019 for a new event in Lake George called Stew & Brew !
Stew & Brew will feature stews from several local restaurants.
More details to follow!
If you're in need of health or dental insurance, we have some great options.
January 1 is open enrollment. Any business that has two or more employees (including owners that are in a partnership and file K-1 tax forms) are eligible. 
Contact the office at (518) 668-5755 for more information.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House in November!
The bin was overflowing with food donations from members for the local pantry.
Thank you for your generosity!

XII Sporks American Cuisine — the NEW restaurant located at 462 Canada Street in Lake George — is now offering Sunday brunch!
Brunch will be available every Sunday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.!!
18.95 and for seniors / kids 13.95. 

They are also offering a Christmas Day Buffet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Make your reservations now by calling (518) 685-5082

Winter hours — Open daily 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. till 9 p.m. They will be closed Christmas Eve and reopen Christmas Day for the buffet.
New York's first statewide bike-friendly certification aims to connect bicyclists with businesses who cater to their needs.
L aunched in 2017, Bike Friendly New York (BFNY) is a bicycle friendly certification program administered by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation. BFNY aims to recognize and promote businesses that provide special accommodations for bicyclists. A wide range of businesses can apply for bike-friendly certification, including restaurants and bars, lodging, shops, and museums. BFNY was conceived with businesses located along the statewide Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) in mind; however, eligible businesses across New York may apply and be certified.
Our new member Binley Florist is having its 5th Annual Kids & Kritters Meet Santa event on Saturday. Head to Binley Florist for a day of fun for the whole family. Bring your kids and pets to meet Santa and have a professional photo taken. There will be great vendors, too!
Wax n Wix , Lake George Beach Club and Adirondack Winery are collaborating on an event this Sunday! It's great to see these three year-round Lake George businesses working together.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, you can make TWO wine glass candles at Lake George Beach Club, guided by Wax n Wix while enjoying a glass of Adirondack Winery wine. The candles make excellent gifts and are a beautiful addition to your holiday decor!
On December 8, Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to visit with Santa at the Aviation Mall during a time when extra care is taken to support the sensory physical and other developmental needs to make this a magical holiday experience.
There are wonderful holiday celebrations and festivals this weekend in Glens Falls, Lake George, Johnsburg and Warrensburg!
Find full schedules on our website for these events.

The Adirondack Region Food and Farms Business Expo event is intended to help farmers and agricultural producers grow their business and encourage hotels, restaurants, bars, retail locations, and institutions to purchase local products.
The event, which is organized and sponsored by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County, and Taste NY, will give vendors the opportunity to showcase, market, and sell their products onsite while allowing buyers to sample and purchase high-quality goods that are grown and made in New York. The Expo is open to buyers, retailers, restaurants, markets, schools, institutions, and distributors as well as farmers, food and beverage producers, brewers, cider- and wine-makers, and distillers.
In addition to the Expo, the event will include two free marketing workshops presented by CCE staff to help local businesses and vendors expand their reach in the marketplace. Pre-registration for these workshops is recommended, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.
Travel with us and the Premier Plus Travel Tours from April 21 to May 1, 2020 to Greece!
The vibrant island of Mykonos will capture your soul. Be enchanted by the beauties of Santorini. Do not forget your camera at Oia, one of the most picturesque of the Greek villages.
Call Sandy DeKleine at (518) 668-5755 or email her at sandy@lakegeorgechamber.com to sign up!
Call Sandy at (518) 668-5755 to sign up or email her at sandy@lakegeorgechamber.com .
The property where Saddle Up Stables is located is for sale.
Here's a brief description:
• Currently operated as The Saddle Up Stables - an active, seasonal horse stable, with a small retail store, manicured nature trails, multiple parking areas and three (3) cottages on site.


We have a Facebook group for members ! Please request to join this group so you can network online with other Chamber members.

If you're a member and have news you'd like us to include in the next newsletter, please email Amanda Metzger at amanda@lakegeorgechamber.com or call the office at (518) 668-5755.
Not a member yet? Contact Kim Saheim at membership@lakegeorgechamber.com or call the office. Thanks for reading!