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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JUNE 22, 2018

INSIDE EDC
C.R. BARD has full-time positions available

Several full-time positions are available at C.R. Bard, now owned by Becton Dickinson.  Please forward to anyone who may be interested. 



Dr. John E. Kelly III
EDC ANNUAL LUNCHEON

The Era of Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence

Monday, July 2, 2018
Registration and Networking: 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Luncheon & Program: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, New York

EDC is  very honored to announce our Annual Luncheon keynote speaker will be: 

Dr. John E. Kelly III
IBM Senior Vice President
Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research

Dr. Kelly will address the utilization of cognitive technology in today's businesses. He will also provide an update on the Jefferson Project at Lake George, a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research, and The FUND for Lake George.

Dr. Kelly and his team were responsible for advancing the science of cognitive computing through his support for IBM Watson.

Dr. Kelly completed his undergraduate studies at Union College and he earned his Master's degree and Doctorate from RPI.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
We extend our appreciation to our Event Sponsors as well as our Titanium and Platinum Members, whose investments in EDC include event sponsorship: 

Event Sponsors
Adirondack Trust Company
Creighton Manning
Hilltop Construction Company
Nemer Motor Group
Tucker Strategies
UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773

Titanium Members
Adirondack Technical Solutions
Finch Paper LLC
Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company
North Country Janitorial, Inc.
Rozell Industries, Inc.
 
Platinum Members
Ames Goldsmith Corporation
AngioDynamics
Barton International
CMI AV
Cool Insuring Agency
Glens Falls Hospital
Gore Mountain (ORDA)
Harris Beach PLLC
National Grid
NBT Bank
The Queensbury Hotel


See the report in the Glens Falls Business Journal about West Mountain's new Face chairlift, and new zipline and treetop aerial mountain adventure systems!

Lakes to Locks Passage Photo Contest


SENSE OF PLACE PHOTO CONTEST - ENTER BY JULY 2

Lakes to Locks Passage recently launched its first annual photo contest. To help spread the word and highlight the beauty of the byway, Lakes to Locks wants residents and visitors to share their favorite spot on the Lakes to Locks Passage scenic byway...whether they're paddling Lake Champlain, hiking a trail, exploring an historic building or quaint village, crossing a lock on the Champlain Canal, or learning about the history hidden in these stunning landscapes.

Entry Details
Upload your images by July 2. You've got plenty of options, places, and scenes to choose from. You don't need to be a professional. Just get out, explore, and snap a picture. (Or send one from a previous year.) Show the places you love -- and tell why you love them. There are two age categories: Kids (16 and under) and Adults. All are welcome! 


Local businesses are encouraged to donate prizes that will be given to the winners of the photo contest.

Click here for more information or contact Community Outreach Director, Gretel Schueller, at  gretel.schueller@gmail.com  

EDC President Ed Bartholomew serves as president of Lakes to Locks.

Don't Miss the next Warren County Watch with Maury Thompson 
Coming Soon!


Maury Thompson is a former newspaper reporter, who retired from The Post-Star after 21 years covering the region.
 
He keeps his finger on the pulse of economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County by writing a twice-a-month column for EDC Warren County. 

WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS


Through July 22: Rockwell Kent exhibitions



Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), Flame, 1928, wood engraving, 8 x 5 ½ in., Collection of Ralf C. Nemec. 

Rockwell Kent was a polarizing figure: An acclaimed artist and printmaker, a household name as traveler and author, his private mores scandalized family and friends, his social activism his political adversaries. His politics garnered him a certain degree of notoriety, while his art earned him critical acclaim. 

The Hyde Collection has two exhibitions of the artist's works in three mediums.
Click here.


September 30, Bike the Barns

Celebrate local farms & food with the ANCA's 3rd Annual Bike the Barns -- one-day farm-by-bike experience.

Start/Finish:  Asgaard Farm & Dairy, Au Sable Forks, New York

To register and for more information about route options, farm stops, local food and live music, visit www.adirondack.org/btb

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Portions of Glens Falls and Johnsburg eligible for federal tax credit

A portion of the city of Glens Falls and the town of Johnsburg have been deemed eligible for a federal tax credit to allow people to make investments in projects and not have to pay capital gains taxes.

Read More in the Post Star
Glens Falls ranked #4 on "Best Markets for New Collar Jobs" list

New collar workers are hired for jobs that require vocational, tech, or skills-based training, but not necessarily a bachelor's degree from a university. The rise of these types of jobs means that new paths are available for anyone who doesn't think college is the right choice for them. See why Glens Falls came in at #4 on this list of locations nationwide. 

Read More on  ZipRecruiter  website
Reaching the Summit: The World's Smartest Supercomputer
Note: This article is written by Dr. John E. Kelly III of IBM, who will be speaking at EDC's Annual Luncheon on July 2. See above event listing for details. 

With the U.S. government's unveiling of "Summit" - the world's most powerful and smartest artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer - a major computing milestone has been reached. This is the result of years of dedication and innovation by IBMers around the world.

Read More on the IBM website 
UPCOMING EVENTS

June
Prepared by Warren County Tourism Department


CONTACT EDC 
For member information on how to join EDC, contact:
Ed Bartholomew, ebartholomew@edcwc.org

To share your news, submit to info@edcwc.org

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