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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

AUGUST 30, 2018

EDC Warren County acknowledges and honors our working women and men of our upstate region and the businesses that provide the employment opportunities. 

T H A N K   Y O U 
Ed Bartholomew,  President and CEO  


EDC Partnering with CEG for Special Event in September

Join us on Thursday, September 20 at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury for breakfast and an informative program, including:
  • Overview of CEG's Business Growth Solutions: learn how our programs and resources can help your business compete and grow in today's markets
  • Thinking differently about family wealth planning - common issues and mistakes
  • A new approach to risk management

8:00am  - Breakfast & Networking   |   8:30am - Welcome & Program Intro
9:00 - 9:50am - Breakout Session I  
|  10:00 - 10:50am  - Breakout Session II  

Breakout Sessions
  • Thinking Differently About Family Wealth Planning  |  The Affinity Group 
    Why owners and executives need to think differently when it comes to their own - and their family's wealth planning. This session will address common issues and mistakes, how to change your behavior patterns and take a different approach to ensuring future personal financial stability.
  • Transforming the Risk Function: Performance Driven Risk Management  |  Grant Thornton
    A new approach to risk management that could propel your organization into the future.  Hear from Grant Thornton's thought leaders on the latest trends in enterprise risk management. The presenters will share recent industry insights and the results of Grant Thornton's Governance Risk and Compliance Survey.  The session will introduce a framework that integrates risk management (including cyber risk management) and performance.
  • Software/IT Solutions  |  SteadFast IT 

Business Start-Up Course at SUNY Adirondack

This fall, SUNY Adirondack will host a weekly evening course to support small business growth in Warren County and the surrounding region. This program is made possible by a partnership between EDC Warren County,  Warren County LDC, Washington County LDC and SUNY Adirondack.

Save the Date!


Thursday, October 4, 2018
Half-Day Forum: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Lake George, NY
EDC Warren County is pleased to host this event, now in its sixth year. Join  more than 80 local and regional municipal officials, planning professionals, and service providers with interests in zoning and planning to cover important and timely topics such as:
  • Storm Water Hazard Mitigation
  • Converting Older Motel & Cottage Property
  • Legal Perspective: Special Use Permits and other Practical Board Issues
  • Working with the Adirondack Park Agency
  • Dealing with Difficult Applicants and Audiences
  • In-Law Apartment Issues 
  • And more
Don't miss expert presenters including:
  • NYS Department of State
  • Professional Engineers & Planners
  • Experienced Legal Experts
The Forum fulfills annual NYS board training requirements upon municipal approval.

Sponsorships Available
For information, contact:  
John Wheatley, Vice President

Gracenote's Potential Impact on Indian Music Market

An interview with Queensbury-based Gracenote's General Manager, Brian Hamilton, revealed interesting connections between this local company and the development of the music market in India.  "As the world's second largest mobile market, India is very much in a growth stage and on its way to becoming a mature music market... An independent focus on music centering on artist development, coaching and building brand recognition beyond the movie is important to grow the music industry beyond Bollywood...We anticipate the trend of increasing consumption of Indian music by listeners around the world will continue with Gracenote Global Music Data as a major facilitator," he added.

  Read More on News Today

JUST Water's UK Launch Promo features Actor Will Smith

JUST Water had some fun with its product launch in the UK last week, with actor Will Smith (father of JUST Water founder Jaden Smith) greeting shoppers in a London store called Boots. While JUST Water's product in the U.S. is bottled in its Glens Falls-Queensbury operations, the UK water source is in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Watch the video on Instagram


Warren County Tourism Dept. Seeks 2019 Travel Guide Information and Advertising

In a recent email to area organizations and businesses, the Warren County Tourism Department noted it is already working on the 2019 Travel Guide and seeking input from local businesses and municipalities: 

Our 2018 Lake George Area Guide was touted as an example of how a travel guideshould be designed at this year's New York State Travel Industry Association conference session "The Travel Guide of Tomorrow." The 2019 Guide will expand on that success and continue to serve as an inspiration piece to visit the Lake George Area and utilize our website as a vacation planning resource. 

Please take a look at your property listing on and let us help  you optimize your FREE listing with a better description, images, packages and more.  We are always looking for great photography to use in our guide, website or social  channels, as well as share with I Love NY when they frequently request images for press releases, blogs and social media posts. 

We also invite you to team up with the Lake George Area and advertise in the Travel Guide . Circulation of 150,000 is distributed to strategic target markets and as a fulfillment piece, a process we've refined over many years to ensure it is getting into the hands of qualified consumers. 

Thank you for your support of the Tourism Department as we continue to promote the  Lake George Area as a preeminent year-round vacation destination. 

To update your listing, contact
(518) 761-6366 

Park Theater's Fall Schedule of Entertainment Available

The recently completed Park Theater has posted its schedule of fall entertainment and performances. This refurbished historic theater will bring additional visitors to downtown Glens Falls to enjoy this creative space for the arts. 

View the fall schedule from  The Park Theatre

Lakes to Locks Passage Chosen as One of the Best All-American Road Trip Routes

Lakes to Locks Passage was recently featured as one of the nation's top road trip routes by, a member of the Expedia family. As you may already know, the Lakes to Locks Passage route is one of the few roadways in America that is featured as a "premier destination" by the Federal Highway Administration. 

Read More on Car Rentals website
WWII Aircraft Display Coming to Queensbury

In honor of WWII veterans, from September 10-13 The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour will bring an extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft for a local living history display as part of a 110-city nationwide tour.  Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft or have flight training. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924. 

See the display at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, at Rich Air, 443 Queensbury Avenue, Queensbury NY. Hours are:  September 10th - 12 PM to 5 PM; September 11th and 12th - 9 AM to 5 PM; September 13th - 9 AM to 12:00 PM.

Tech Valley Included in Site Selection Magazine

This o verview profiles Tech Valley in New York State, which includes Warren County within the 19-county region. It includes information on the 370-page economic impact study called Partnering to Grow the New York Regional Nano-Cluster, which reported impressive economic benefits surrounding the semiconductor industry in New York's Tech Valley region.

Read More from  Site Selection

Architectural Digest Article Features Two Warren County Destinations

In its article, "The 7 Most Beautiful Hotels in the Adirondacks," Architectural Digest includes both The Sagamore and Camp Orenda as examples of our area's fine lodging facilities. "These stunning upstate New York properties remind visitors why the region is a longtime favorite among titans of industry." 

  Read More from Architectural Digest

Netherlands Tech Blog Cites Jefferson Project Impact

Tech blog The Next Web (TNW) based in the Netherlands featured a piece entitled "IBM's 'smart' lake could be the solution to deadly red tides" about how the groundbreaking environmental work being done over the past five years on Lake George, using sensors and supercomputers, is giving insights into red tide and algae blooms in other lakes and ocean beach areas.

Read More from  The Next Web

Demographic Shift Underway in Younger Generations

A large demographic shift is emerging in the younger generations. By 2019, 32% of population will be Gen Z (defined for this article as those born after 2000), edging out Millennials (defined for this article as those born between 1980 and 2000) at 31%. Given different character-shaping events for both cohorts, there are numerous impacts on local and regional economic development, including housing, jobs, transportation, education, tourism, and telecommunications.

Read More from  Bloomberg

Thursday, September 20, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Small Business Start-Up Course
SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury

Thursday, October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum
Hosted by EDC Warren County
Fort William Henry, Lake George

Prepared by Warren County Tourism Department

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