NCA news & updates

November 2022

NCA Board Meetings

The North Country Alliance Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:00am. All members are welcome to join.

Board meeting minutes and agendas are posted on the NCA website. The next board meeting is: November 16, 2022 at 11:00am. A new Zoom link is coming. Reply to this email if you would like to join the meeting and you are not a board member. 

Join the NCA: Please consider joining the NCA. For membership questions, contact Matt Siver at

Member Events

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Member Events

November 1-December 7, 2022 2:00pm

Management Development Essentials builds leadership skills for managers who are new to management roles, and provides a current perspective for those who have been in management for years. This six-week program is offered online in two hour blocks, twice per week.

November 2, 2022 6:30pm

Community Meeting on Housing in Franklin County at the Paul Smiths VIC. 

November 9, 2022 5:00pm

Taste of the North Country at West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh; North Country Chamber fundraiser (emphasis on fun). 

November 10, 2022 9:00am

Access to Capital for Your Small Business. Pursuit Lending and the NC Chamber are teaming up to bring this workshop on funding your business. 

November 17, 2022, 8:300am

HR Leadership Roundtable for NC Chamber members: an informal networking and information sharing session on Human Resource issues. 

A Full House for the Fall Forum

Thank you again to our event sponsors:

Renewable Energy in NYS: Understanding the Evolving Landscape and How it Affects North Country Communities was the topic at this year's Fall Forum on Wednesday, October 19th in Lake Placid. 

Thank you to our panelists, all of whom shared valuable information and perspectives. Everyone came away from this meeting knowing a lot more about the state of renewable energy in NYS, what is on the horizon, and what we need to learn more about.

Our panelists included:

Bart Franey - National Grid, Vice President Clean Energy Development

Kevin Lanahan - New York Independent System Operator,  Senior Leader in Corporate Affairs and Communications

Kevin Hale - NYSERDA, Director of Economic Development and Strategic Partnerships

Jody Olcott - Essex County IDA, Co-director

Cheyenne Steria - Naturally Lewis, Director of Finance and Incentives

Jill Henck - ANCA, Clean Energy Program Director

Slide decks from the event are available at this link. Reply to this email for contact information for the panelists. 

NYS Grant Program for Small Enterprises

The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New York State economy.

Eligible businesses include small business, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations including independent arts contractors. Due to a limited amount of funding and the high volume of requests expected, business type, geography and industry may factor into ability to receive a grant.

More information is available at this link.