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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
Lake George, NY

8:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

Back by popular demand in its 5th year, this event is hosted by EDC Warren County and the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board.

Join over 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:
  • Staging Communities for Smart Growth
  • Hamlet Revitalization
  • Zoning & Planning Connection to Economic Development
  • Zoning within the ADKS
  • Main Streets and Complete Streets
  • SEQRA & Regulation Updates
  • Zoning For Solar
  • Flood Smart Communities
Presenters include:
  • Lisa Nagle - Elan Planning
  • Jim Thatcher - CT Male
  • Don Fletcher - Barton & Loguidice
  • Dave Gasper - NYS DEC
  • Jayme Breschard Thomann - Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Board
  • Chris Round & Paul Cummings - Chazen Companies
  • Cathy Hamlin - NYS Department of State (DOS)
  • Kaylee Whitehouse - PV Trainers Network
  • Christina Carton - City of Saratoga
  • Sue Wilson - Town of Bolton
  • Jim Martin - LA Group
  • Matt Simpson - Town of Horicon
  • Robyn Burgess - Adirondack Park Agency (APA)

Click here for the agenda.

Attendance and certificate of completion from this event qualifies for mandated NYS continuing education requirements for planning and zoning board members upon individual town/municipalilty approval.  Inquire for details.

Register Now!
$25 registration fee. Space is limited so be sure to register early.
Register online or make checks payable to EDC Warren County and
mail to:  EDC, 333 Glen Street, Suite 101, Glens Falls, NY  12801

Elaine Behlmer, 518-761-6007

Thanks to our sponsors!

Sponsor & Program Information
For information on sponsorship and program topics for this year's event contact:
John Wheatley, Vice President
Dr. Douglas  Huntley, Supintendent of the Queensbury Union Free School District presents at EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

At EDC's Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Superintendent Dr. Doug Huntley presented on the development of multiple pathways to graduation, which includes the implementation of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme at Queensbury High School, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and Early College Career Academy at SUNY Adirondack with connection to future employers through internships, job-shadowing and mentorship. Assistant Superintendent for Business Scott Whittemore attended this meeting.

This is the 1st in series of discussions on education EDC will host.

To learn more about the programs click on links below.

EDC thanks Dr. Huntley for making the time in his schedule to participate and his expertise in Tuesday's presentation along with his outstanding leadership and dedication to our community.

EDC President Ed Bartholomew provided an update at Tuesday's meeting on EDC recent activities including a marketing plan for exits 18 and 19 and continued promotion and attraction efforts of  Carey Industrial Park,  Native Textiles Building Carey Park and Queensbury Business Park.  EDC has prepared video clips for all three to be used in a variety of interactive marketing projects being planned.

To view videos click and download links below or wait until Monday when it is on EDC's YouTube site at

Click here for an article in the Post-Star covering more of Tuesday's Meeting.

New Loan Fund of $500,000
Launching October 2017

  • $250,000 From NYS ESD
  • $250,000 From Local Private Banks
  • Small & Medium Sized Businesses
  • Bridge Gaps, New Equipment, Capital, Expansions

Workforce Development System

Career Jam 2017
Attention Local Business Leaders:
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 local workforce leaders will host Career Jam, a one-day hands-on career exploration event for 8th and 9th grade students from local school districts throughout our multi-county region.

Click  here.

As he battles cancer, longtime broadcaster Dave Strader finds strength in calling playoff games

Click here for an article in ESPN.

Dave Strader to be feted Saturday in Glens Falls
Arena press box to be named in honor of former Adirondack broadcaster

Click here for an article in LMTonline and to view a 2010 photo of Dave Strader with fellow Glens Falls native Jimmer Fredette.

GF home sales are up 29%; crave inventory

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

Home sales in the City of Glens Falls have jumped 29.3 percent so far this year.

There were 97 sales through July 31, up from 75 in the same period last year.

Thirty-three of the 97 homes sold for between $100,000 and $150,000; 85 were less than $200,000.

"People want to be in Glens Falls," said Julie Snyder of Realty USA. "They love the sidewalks, and they want to be able to walk downtown.

"The one drawback is the high taxes, but properties are going under contract very quickly, quicker than normal. They want the neighborhood schools, and to be close to downtown activities."

Ms. Snyder said she's sold 14 houses in Glens Falls this year, and another pending.

"Houses are moving better in Glens Falls than they ever have in my 24 years in the business," said Pat Seelye, partner/owner of Remax Peak Performers.

He said that this past spring, he had lined up six appointments to show homes to an interested buyer, "and two days later, five out of the six had already sold."

Nielsen News:

Nielsen Is Bringing Real-Time Interactive Ads to Smart TVs to Keep Streaming Audiences Engaged    Article explaining more details on how acquisition of Gracenote and their metadata inventory fits with new business Nielsen is developing in conjunction with online content and newer generation of smart TV's.

Thunder Update - Training Camp Starts October 1st

Ticket Pick Up Party  - Tomorrow September 23rd from 4pm-6pm in the main lobby.  Please make sure to read the yellow insert when you pick up your tickets. We will have a merchandised sale going on as well.

Preseason Game  - October 6th at 7pm.  All Tickets will be General Admission. If you have a Full Season Ticket you get the Pre Season Game included free of charge. All other packs will need to purchase a ticket at the box office starting September 18th. Price = $10/Adults and $5/Kids & groups of 10-or-more. 
Opening Night Tickets   - Opening Night tickets went on-sale to the general public this Monday, September 18 th  at 10am. Please keep in mind if you have not renewed your seats or are still interested in purchasing a ticket package please do so as soon as possible.
Binghamton Devils Opening Night   - The Binghamton Devils have offered all our ticket holders a special ticket deal for their Opening Night game on October 7 th  at 7pm.
To order tickets please use this link:   If you have any questions please call the Devils number 607-722-7367.

Thunder Roster Update -

Paul Rodrigues  - Rodrigues played in 57 games last year with the Norfolk Admirals. He was fifth on the team in scoring with 32 points.
Eric Neiley  - Neiley joins the Thunder after a trade earlier this month brought him here from the Atlanta Gladiators. Scored 27 goals with the Gladiators last season.
Mathieu Brodeur   - Brodeur returns for his third season with the Thunder. He had 19 points in 15 games here in Adirondack before being called up to the Syrcause Crunch.  The Crunch made it the Calder Cup finals before losing to Grand Rapids. Brodeur had the game-winning goal in Game 5.
Roster as of 9/22/17
Head Coach   - Brad Tapper
Associate Head Coach   - Alex Loh
Players  - Kevin Lough, Terrence Wallin, JC Campagna, Brian Ward, Conor Riley, James Henry, Austin Orszulak, Stephen Johnson, Pierre-Luc Mercier, Mike Bergin, Tim Harrison, Paul Rodrigues, Eric Neiley and Mathieu Brodeur.


Ticket Add On's  - If you have a Full or Half Season Ticket and would like to add tickets to Opening Night please let me know by Friday, September 22nd . At this moment I cannot guarantee a seat right next to yours as we are still selling Full and Half Season Plans however beginning this weekend I will start to lock in seats. Please remember its $15 per extra seat all season long.

Season Ticket Holder AYCE Add On  - If you have a Full Season and would like to add the All You Can Eat package onto your plan please let me know before Friday, September 22nd.
Price - $40 per person
Games - 10/14, 11,25, 12/31, 2/24, 3/10 - (Promotions in Order: Opening Night, Saturday after Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, Hall of Fame Game, Law Enforcement Appreciation Night)
Food - Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soda (you will be allowed to get one hot dog or hamburger with a soda per trip)
Location: TBD
Wrist Bands - You will receive 5 wrist bands (all a different color). Each night will be a certain color.

Full Season Tickets  - All 36 Home games plus plenty of benefits. Unlimited Ticket Exchange, Free Playoff Games, and many more. - $537 (Adult) & $385 (Youth).

Half Season Tickets  - You pick 18 games and your seat for the games you want to come to. You do have Unlimited Ticket Exchange in case you want to switch a game during the season. - $269.

Five for Feasting   - One (1) Ticket to our five (5) best games  + ALL YOU CAN EAT & DRINK (hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda) = $99.

Upcoming Events

Boat Cruise with the Thunder   -  Tuesday, October 10th from 6pm - 8pm Boarding will start at 5:30pm.  Price -  $20 for Adults and $10 for Kids. For all transactions please see Victoria Beagle in the Main Office or Jalane Lord in the Thunder Office. Cash, Credit Cards, and Checks are accepted. Please make checks out to Glens Falls CC Foundation (this is only for the boat cruise).

Adirondack Stampede Rodeo  - Friday and Saturday, November 3rd-4th,  On Sale Now!
More shows to announce soon!

Thunder Office Hours - Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. Typically someone is here until 6pm most days since the season is only a few weeks away. However please call before if you plan to stop in after 5pm.
Sean Driscoll I Director, Ticket Sales & Services
Adirondack Thunder
1 Civic Center Plaza I Glens Falls, NY 12801
O: 518-480-3355, Ext: 319 I C: 518-338-8799

Pioneer Bank expands to Queensbury

EDC welcomes Pioneer Bank to Warren County as it opens its first branch in Queensbury!

Read the article
in the Post-Star.

Capital Region's Minority Population Grows, Fastest in Saratoga and Warren Counties

Minority population growth by percentage highest in Warren and Saratoga Counties for Capital Region

Read the article by Center for Economic Growth (CEG).

Two North Country Hospitals Lost Millions of Dollars in Recent Years

Two hospitals in the North Country that are affiliated with a Vermont-based health network have lost millions of dollars in recent years.

Since 2013, Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh have run huge deficits - $25 million combined. That's according to VTDigger, an investigative news site

Read the article from  NCPR.

45th Anniversary!
September 21- 24, 2017!

The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff.  We rely on our local community for support to put on this event.   We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program.  We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY

Click here for schedule.

Crandall Public Library

Economic Development Corporation/EDC Warren County
has successfully moved to our new location at:

333 Glen Street, Suite 101
Glens Falls, NY  12801

Our telephone number remains the same:
(518) 761-6007.

EDC continues to receive forwarded mail from our old address and is looking for your help in changing our contact information.  Please correct your records to reflect our new contact information and direct all future correspondence to our new address above.  We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your assistance.

Vote Yes for the Adirondacks and Catskills

Help Keep The Adirondacks & Catskills Safe
for Residents and Visitors Vote YES for Proposition 3

On Election Day 2017, New York State voters will be asked to help make the Adirondacks and Catskills safer for residents and visitors by voting Yes for Proposition 3, the Public Health and Safety Land Account. 

Click here.

Capital Region dreams of Amazon's $5 billion HQ2

Could the Capital Region compete for Amazon's HQ2?

It sure is going to try.

The Seattle-based online retailer and high-tech juggernaut has announced a public competition for a second headquarters location somewhere in North America. It's called HQ2 and would cost $5 billion.
The deadline to submit proposals is Oct. 19, and the Center for Economic Growth in Albany is already putting together a pitch to win over Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

"This is something that we need to do. It's a great opportunity - it's Amazon," Andrew Kennedy, the CEO of the Center for Economic Growth in Albany told the Times Union Friday. "This region meets all of the criteria and we have the sites."

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Support from the sky: FBOs help in disaster relief

Article gives insight into the role general aviation airport networks are currently providing for hurricane disaster relief in Texas and Florida. FBO's pilots and facilities all offering assistance including medvac, supply & equipment delivery and pet shelters. 

Read the article in  General Aviation News.





Charles R. Wood Theater

September- October 28, 2017
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

September- October
Queensbury Farmers Market
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
Davidson Brothers Parking lot
1043 State Route 9
(518) 792-0438

September 21-24
Crandall Park - Glens Falls, NY and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY

September 24-26
The Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY

September 26
8:30 a.m.
Conference Room, 333 Glen Street, Suite 101,  Glens Falls, NY

October 1
Glens Falls City Park

October 20
7:30 am - 10:00 am
HVCC TEC-SMART Campus, 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY

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