NCA news & updates
June 2021
Annual Meeting In Person on June 16 in Lake Placid

NCA Annual Meeting
June 16, 2021
Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid
One of two annual NCA membership events. Join your colleagues in business, economic development, education, and workforce development for this informative networking event at the beautiful Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid. COVID protocols will be in place.

In addition to the meeting, networking, and sharing a meal, this year's Annual Meeting program features a peer-to-peer facilitated discussion on post-pandemic initiatives including workforce, business development, federal stimulus projects, and more. The monthly and annual NCA Board meetings will precede the discussion.

Thanks to generous support from event sponsors National Grid, Workforce Development Institute, and Atlantic Testing Laboratories, there is not cost to attend this event.
Farm to Table at the Hearth of Malone
"Grist Mill Pils" is a beer brewed by Nathan Drake of Township 7 exclusively for Hearth. For every pint of Grist Mill Pils sold, Hearth donates twenty-five cents to the restoration of the Historic Grist Mill of Malone. 
Hearth of Malone is a farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in sourcing the highest quality ingredients, locally whenever possible, and using them to produce thoughtful modern-American food. Bowe and Arrow, LLC used NCA financing for renovations, machinery and equipment, and working capital to start the business.

Chef Jesse Badger, who was raised on a subsistence farm in rural southern Indiana, has created a menu grounded in small-scale agriculture and centered around using everything from a stone oven that only burns local hardwoods to the most modern techniques and ingredients to produce food that is welcoming and delicious. The menu will change seasonally based on local ingredients and requests from patrons.

"Hearth of Malone is, in a way, a tribute to the innovative, hardworking and entrepreneurial people of the North Country," says Darren Gough, CEO, MCM Development Malone, LLC.
Member Spotlight: Community Bank
"In my years of experience working with NCA as a lending partner, I have been most impressed with its knowledge of North Country markets and its understanding of the challenges businesses face. The NCA has always been flexible with its lending structures, which has helped many businesses successfully move forward. 
--Ron Bacon, VP/Sr. Commercial Banking Officer, Community Bank
Community Bank System Inc serves communities through 230 customer facilities in NY and surrounding states PA, VT and Massachusetts.  For over 150 years we have worked with individuals, businesses, and municipalities with checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, personal and business loans, insurance, and financial planning to help people reach their goals and live their dreams. A focus on customer service is what distinguishes Community Bank.

Joining organizations like the NCA is one way Community Bank stays informed about, and involved in, local projects that build wealth and economic development in the region. Offering our oversight and expertise allows us a chance to give back, and helps us continue to understand the needs and developments in the areas we serve.

The relationships we build through the NCA serve as an engine for continued growth in the North Country. NCA plays a critical role as a financing partner to all banks, assisting startups and established businesses in need of capital for growth.