EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NOTES
Hi Everyone!

Yet another busy week in the office! We're talking to a few college students to fill some new intern positions in the office this semester, and I've been impressed with how professional all these student interactions have been. I can't wait to introduce you to them soon!

I've been on the radio a bit this week. I interviewed with Jody Tosti for her Community Connection on B99.3 and I also sat in live with Patrick on Mix 96.1 to talk about Fright Fest. Someone told me I have a radio voice, and I guess I agree, so no picture for y'all this week!

Again, mark your calendars for our Annual Dinner on November 14 - this is our most important meeting of the year where we vote on board members and also present the Pride in Potsdam and Outstanding Citizen awards. Please fill out those nomination forms by October 8!

Again, I'd love to speak with you about what I can do to help you and your business, so please stop in to the office Monday - Friday 9am - noon, or email me at director@potsdamchamber.com to set up a time to meet. And make sure you like our page on Facebook, join our new Members Only Facebook group!

All the best,

Maggie McKenna
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Soul Waffle
Business Leader Spotlight

Soul Waffle is a women-owned eatery located at 57 Market St in Potsdam. They strive to provide a welcoming and uplifting atmosphere for our community. They specialize in creative and mouth watering waffles, sammies, salads and power drinks to satisfy the health nut and sweet tooth of your family.

Every once in a while I decide I want to grab lunch out, and when I have no idea what to have, I go to Soul Waffle because there are so many unexpected options. (I mean, it's waffles for lunch... already unexpected!) Last time I tried the Falafel Waffle, and it was delicious. My sweet tooth also can't resist a Liege waffle, nothing on top, it doesn't even need it.

Be sure to check them out on Tuesday evenings for some music, plus we have a few more coupons available in the Chamber office, so stop in for one! They have online ordering and do catering, too! Follow them on Facebook or visit their website.
CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTS
MORNING NETWORKING
Thursday, October 4, 8 AM
Jernabi Coffeehouse
11 Maple St, Potsdam


Networking is an art. The Chamber promotes local businesses and aims to facilitate opportunities for our member businesses to receive and give quality referrals.

Join us for a morning coffee with Director Maggie McKenna, Assistant Brittany Ashley, and a group of your colleagues to learn how to build your business locally and refer business to your neighbors.

This will be our team's first networking event, so we welcome any and all comments or suggestions. We hope you can join us, but do we plan to hold small events like this more regularly and at different times to offer options for all you busy people with varying schedules.
UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

Do you like have a blank logo in your directory listing? Probably not! Please fill out this form, if you haven't already, so we can update your listing on our website. If your business is not currently on our new website , we are very sorry and we will be sure to add you right away! The form may take a few minutes to fill out - we appreciate your participation.
FRIGHT FEST 2018
Friday October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018
Some of you have already reached out to let me know you'll be involved. We don't have all that much time to put this whole thing together, so we will be charging a small involvement fee for participating businesses and street vendors - $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Please fill out this form no later than October 1 to let us know what you're going to be doing, and so your information is included in our advertising! It's important to know which businesses will be staying open late and if you'll be offering any special deals, discounts or holding an event.

Here's the plan so far:
Friday
5 - 8 PM: Late night shopping ( please fill out the form to let us know you'll be involved ), haunted walking tours, and advertising haunted house events around town
8 PM: Bonfire at Garner Park (with Fire Dept and Village DPW)

Saturday
8 - 10 AM: Costume Run/Walk with kids race (fundraiser for SLCCDP)
10 AM - 4 PM: Market St closed off with vendors and activities ( please fill out the form ) If we have enough vendors, we will also have vendors in Ives Park
10 AM - 12 PM: Potsdam Rotary book giveaway
10:30 AM: Story Time with Potsdam Childrens' Librarian Rebecca Donnelly
11 AM: Ragamuffin Parade and fire truck runs (with Kiwanis and Fire Dept)
1 PM: Costume Contest
2 PM: Dance performances
CHAMBER MEMBER NEWS
Good Neighbor Day TODAY
Friday, September 28

Community Bank NA
Potsdam Locations - Market St & May Rd

Potsdam Community Bank NA locations are collecting product and cash donations for the Potsdam Humane Society. They're collecting bleach, dog and cat toys and treats, canned cat food, dry dog food, paper towels, and old blankets and towels.
NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to our newly accepted members! Welcome to the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce! If you have some time, consider checking out their locations or sending them a note to say Hi!
Corner CR 25 & Barnes Rd
Canton, NY 13617
219 State Highway 11B
Potsdam, NY 13676
6385 US Highway 11
Canton, NY 13617
6558 State Highway 56
Potsdam, NY 13676
COMMUNITY EVENTS
FINAL CONCERT TOMORROW
Saturdays Aug 25 - Sept 29 at 6 PM unless noted Ives Park, downtown Potsdam.
Performance Oct 14, 3 PM
Organ Encounter Oct 13, 3 PM
Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam
Community Performance Series hosts 19th Annual Ranlett Organ Recital.
Tickets available at cpspotsdam.org
Village Green, Canton, NY
Saturday, September 29, 10 AM - 4 PM
30+ vendor booths selling handmade items and fine art to benefit the artists.
​​This event is free & open to everyone. Contact SLC Arts Council for more information.
Saturday, September 29, 12 - 4 PM
Mandaville Camp & Retreat Center, Winthrop

Explore camp, navigate the corn maze, bounce house, archery, field games, photo scavenger hunt, crafts and more.
Lunch foods available for purchase. Rain or shine. Admission and activities free.
Friday, Oct 19, 9am-4pm
SUNY Potsdam, McNall Science Ctr

Campus and community Oktoberfest-themed science festival with demos and hands-on activities for all ages. They are looking for sponsors to get on the special event tee-shirts, so please contact Chemtoberfest! event chair John Proetta for more details.
Thursday Food Samplings
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Calendar of Events and Calls for Artists
CHAMBER MEETINGS
Board Meeting - 3rd Tuesday at 8:00 AM
Events & Festivals - 1st Friday at 8:30 AM
Membership & Marketing - 2nd Thursday at 8:30 AM
Town & Gown - 4th Thursday at 8:30 AM

All chamber members are welcome to attend any meeting.
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Potsdam Chamber of Commerce
24 Market St
Potsdam, NY 13676

315-274-9000
fax 315-274-9222
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 12 PM or by appointment