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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

DECEMBER 2, 2016
INSIDE EDC
EDC Holiday Mixer - RSVP Today!



Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
 

9th Floor Monument Square
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
 
Please join us as we celebrate the holidays overlooking the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, Glens Falls and surrounding communities. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Your Donations Are Appreciated
Unwrapped Gift for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks 
10-12 age group most needed
(Board Games * Remote Cars * Electronics * Craft Kits * Gift Cards * Lego Kits)

Thank you to our sponsors.

333 Glen Street LLC











 
Interested in sponsoring this event?  Sponsorship Opportunities are available with benefits being offered for a co-sponsor fee of $550:
  • 5 event tickets
  • Premium logo placement in promotion & event materials
  • Podium acknowledgement
  • Mention in pre-event website and e-newsletters
(Please note EDC is a 501C3 organization and co-sponsor fee is tax deductible.)

To become a sponsor, contact: Elaine Behlmer at ebehlmer@edcwc.org or call 518-761-6007 x203.

To register RSVP by 12/5/16 to Elaine Behlmer.  Cost is $10 per person to attend. Please make check payable to EDC and mail to 333 Glen Street, Suite 101, Glens Falls, NY  12801.

Hurry!  This event fills quickly.

EDC Welcomes Mohawk Werks to Warren County!

Staff at Mohawk Werks deliver a new grooming machine to staff at West Mountain.
Business Moves to Warren County for the Sales Tax Rate

Queensbury - Warren County's low sales tax rate just drew a new business to the industrial park.  Mohawk Werks is relocating from Oneida County because of the rate, said owner Bill Brandt.  His company sells ski trail grooming equipment: big-ticket items that are often picked up at the building. In Oneida County, that means buyers must pay a sales tax rate of 8.75 percent. In Warren County, the rate is 7 percent.

EDC is pleased to have participated in discussions.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.

Study: Glens Falls Civic Center had $10.6 million impact over past year


For a link to the Glens Falls Civic Center Economic Impact Study just released and posted on Post Star click here.


Glens Falls Football Wins State Championship!
 
Read the article in the Times Union.

Get your hockey tickets now:

Upcoming Home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center at 7 p.m.

Friday, December 2, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Colorado Eagles

Saturday, December 3, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Colorado Eagles

Tuesday, December 6, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Norfolk Admirals

Saturday, December 10, 2016:  Adirondack Thunder vs. Norfolk Admirals



Click here to website for ticket information.
Click here for schedule.




Glens Falls, NY - JUST water, the ethically sourced 100% spring water in a paper-based bottle, is now available on the University of Colorado (CU) campus in Boulder, through a partnership with New Age Beverages. University of Colorado advocates for students to choose reusable bottles, mugs, bags and other items instead of single-use plastics, and has long considered completely banning plastic water bottles. Given its focus on environmental conservation and sustainability, CU students are actively seeking out better alternatives to plastic - now they have JUST water.




JUST Water Launches Six-Pack with Stop & Shop

JUST water was launched in single bottles late 2015. Based on strong uptake by consumers resulting in earlier than anticipated demand for multi-pack purchases, JUST was able to respond quickly by introducing a six-pack. The new six-pack contains the same 16.9-ounce JUST water bottles, in a JUST signature light blue recyclable case, and retails at Stop & Shop for $6.29.








SCHENECTADY - The Golub family on Wednesday downplayed rumors that Price Chopper could soon be sold to Albertsons Companies Inc.

"I don't comment on stuff like that," said Golub Corp. Chairman Neil Golub, after an event at miSci to honor the Golub family for years of generous contributions to the museum.

Read the article in  The Daily Gazette.

WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
Warren County Tourism shares a link to the "Comprehensive Destination Research and Strategic Review" final report, as conducted by BBG&G Advertising & Public Relations.


Deborah Garry, President and CEO of BBG&G will make a presentation to the Tourism and Occupancy Tax Committee Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  Members of the public are cordially invited.

A Master Trail Builder; A Vision For North Creek

To really understand this story, you have to bear in mind two distinctive things about North Creek.

One, it butts up against the mountains much tighter than most Adirondack communities. Start on the path that runs beside Town Hall (within sight of the Hudson), and within minutes you're climbing steeply up Gore Mountain, entering one of the largest wilderness complexes in the Park.

Two - and this negates the first advantage - North Creek is one of the few Adirondack hamlets bypassed by a state highway. Instead of following the main street, the state cut Route 28 between the town and the mountain, in much the same way that highway builders cut off many of our finest cities from their river or ocean fronts. (Think Albany or Boston).

The result: the Adirondack town that should have perhaps the easiest access to recreation finds itself physically and psychologically marooned.

But that's changing, thanks more than anything else to the vision of one man.

Read the article in Adirondack Almanack.


Montreal tops Toronto, startups raise $2.5 billion during year

Warren County less than 3 hours drive from fast emerging Vancouver hub joining NYC and Boston also under 4 hours.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Schumer Pushes for Infrastructure Spending In Next Congress

New York's Senator Chuck Schumer hopes to pass a new infrastructure bill in the next Congress to invest federal money into improving infrastructure like roads, bridges and Internet access in upstate New York and around the country.

Read the article in  NCPR.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December

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December
The Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls, NY

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December
8:00 a.m. 
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Save the Date:  
Tuesday, January 17 - Thursday, January 19
Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road
Albany, NY

Save the Date:
Monday, January 23
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Hilton Albany



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