Tuesday March 30, 2021
NYS Announces 30 Years of Age and Older Will Be Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning TODAY!
Beginning Tuesday, March 30 at 8 a.m., all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

Beginning April 6, universal eligibility goes into effect and all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. 
WEBINAR: An Update on the COVID-19 Vaccine in the North Country
Join the North Country Chamber of Commerce and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for our 3rd Webinar answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine submitted by our business community. 

As the restrictions are opening up to all NYS residents 16+ (starting April 16th) and more vaccines enter the marketplace, we are turning to our panel of experts for answers. 

  • Date: April 7th
  • Time: 10am

Panelist Include:
  • Dr. Wouter Rietsema - Leading the North Country Regional Vaccination Network charged with planning and coordinating Covid-19 vaccination for the 7 counties of the North Country Economic Development Region.
  • Dr. Mona Chitre - Chief Pharmacy Officer and VP of clinical strategy & innovation, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Ruth-Ann Van Arnam - Pharmacist, Kinney Drugs
  • Margaret Searing, RN - Quality Coordinator, Clinton County Health Department
  • Dr. Tracey Henderson - Health Center Medical Director & Pediatrician, Adirondack Health

Register and submit your questions below.
Updated Guidance Issued for Professional Sports & Indoor Amusement & Family Entertainment Centers
On Friday NYS updated the Guidance for Professional Sports with Fans and Indoor Amusement and Family Entertainment Centers. These guidelines are posted on the NY Forward website and can be found below.
Join the North Country Chamber of Commerce for North Country Connection. This program connects future leaders with the tools they need to grow personally and professionally.

Through a series of Community Exploration Sessions, you'll learn about the challenges facing our region and how you can get involved to make the North Country stronger than ever. Professional Development sessions will be included to help build the skills necessary to take your career to the next level. Discover how you can play a vital role in our community, take the next step in your career development and make valuable connections that will last for years.

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS:
  • Get an inside look at your community
  • Network with community leaders
  • Develop skills to become a more effective leader

EMPLOYER BENEFITS:
  • Cost effective Professional Development Training
  • Community awareness that helps your employee better understand the role they play in strengthening the economic vitality of our region.
  • Opportunity for your employee to make beneficial business connections

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:
  • New employees
  • New to the North Country
  • People who wish to take on future leadership roles.
  • If you are looking to get involved and grow both personally and professionally

REGISTRATION FEES:
  • Fee includes the Educational Series, Welcome & Closing Reception and Admission to two Business After Hours.
  • Certificate of completion will be provided to participants.
  • $175 per Chamber & Chamber Partner Member
  • Proceeds will support the continued work of your Chamber during this time

Session will be offered in person with a virtual option, as needed.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Business After Hours is Back - April 22nd
We are excited to announce the return of Business After Hours...safely, of course! We are eager to get back to in-person networking in a safe and social environment - we hope you are too! We hope that you join us on Thursday, April 22nd at Best Western Plus Plattsburgh. 

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors are taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe environment. Attendance will be limited to follow the NYS regulations, masks are to be worn at all times and social distance be respected.

Come see what is happening at Best Western Plus Plattsburgh and LayerEight. Enjoy snacks, a beverage and quality networking!

Be sure to bring your mask and business cards for the raffle.
Your Input Needed on Remote Working
The New York Forward Advisory Board is reaching out on behalf of the State of New York asking you to complete a quick survey on your companies' plans for remote work in the future.

These responses will be critical to give policymakers a full view of teleworking and its impacts on the economy. Your input is important and time-sensitive for the State, so we have extended the deadline for the survey to completed by Friday, April 2. The survey will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and will be completely private and anonymous.

On behalf of NY Forward and the State of New York thank you for your help!
To help the North Country reopen safely and meet the state and local mandates, The North Country Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of resources to navigate state and local requirements. Check out the home page for details. There is also a series of webinars available for businesses to help educate and provide answers to common questions.
Today's Dose is Generously Supported By:
QUICK LINKS:
  • NYS Vaccination Updates: Official Site for making an appointment to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Forward NY: Official State Website for opening procedures and guidelines.
  • NYS Travel Advisory: Stay up to date on the latest NYS Travel Advisory Updates.
  • Looking for Supplies: If your business is looking for hard to find protective products, we have created a list of businesses offering hand sanitizer, gloves, wipes, masks and other items.
  • SCORE: Small business owners are resilient and can power through this challenging time, with SCORE by their side.
Have Questions? We're here to help!

North Country Chamber of Commerce
518.563.1000