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

OCTOBER 20, 2017


Good Afternoon:

Next Thursday morning at the Crandall Library we will have an opportunity to  hear from Lourdes Zapata, Executive Director of the New York State Division of  Minority and Women's Business Development for an informational forum and update on New  York's MWBE program.  If you are a municipality or business that receives funding requiring  MWBE participation, I believe this would be a helpful meeting to attend.
Ed Bartholomew
EDC President/CEO

Date: October 26, 2017

Time : 9am registration

Location: Crandall Library, Community Room, 251 Glen Street, Glens 
Falls, NY 12801

Please RSVP

The forum will be followed by a question and answer session.  Light refreshments will be provided.

At EDC's Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors this past Tuesday:  

EDC Board of Directors unanimously adopts resolution of support for statewide proposal number 3 that will create a land account to address specific public health and safety concerns for use by towns, villages and counties within the Adirondack Park Agency having no viable alternative than using forest preserve land.

Proposal would change how communities in the Adirondack Park make changes to land

HORICON, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Many people know of the Constitutional Convention ballot proposal and the one that would take away pensions from government officials convicted of corruption.

There is a third ballot proposal that is being left somewhat forgotten.
"There are 130,00 permanent residences in the Adirondack Park and about 130 little communities," John Sheehan, Director of Communications for the Adirondack Council, said.

Yet if the town officials of these communities want to make any changes to the land around them, they have to go through the painstakingly long process of creating a constitutional amendment that has to be approved on a statewide ballot.

Click here.

Measure Would Cut Red Tape on NY Lands Deemed 'Forever Wild'

Click here.

First wave of downtown revitalization projects coming soon

GLENS FALLS - Programs to help people start new businesses and allow existing merchants to upgrade their facades are set to be rolled out late this year as part of the city's $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

The DRI contains $600,000 set aside for the Glens Falls Downtown Revitalization Fund, according to EDC Warren County Executive Edward Bartholomew. The Local Development Corporation will be administering the fund.

This is the first of the projects using the economic development funding the city received from the state. Also in the pipeline is planning for the city arts trail and soliciting proposals for the year-round farmers market building, which is the centerpiece of the redevelopment.

Read the article in  The Post-Star.

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

Gore Mountain Job Fair
Winter Employment Opportunities

Saturday, October 21, 10am-1pm. Meet department supervisors, learn about, and submit applications.

Click  here.
Come learn about the Empire State Trail, Lakes To Locks, and celebrate our 15th anniversary.

You're invited to our 15th anniversary annual meeting!
Don't forget to RSVP. It will be fun and informative!

Guest Speaker: Andy Beers
Empire State Trail Director

Lakes to Locks Passage is celebrating 15 years of service to communities and organizations along the scenic byway. Come celebrate with us, learn about our exciting projects and services, and listen to featured speaker, Andy Beers, Director of the Empire State Trail--the proposed 750-mile hiking and biking trail from Buffalo to Albany and from New York City to Canada.
His presentation will provide an overview of the trail's benefits, costs, and challenges - with a focus on improvements to the Champlain Canalway Trail and the EST bicycle route in the Champlain Valley.

Wednesday - October 25, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Community Room
Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street

The event is free and open to the public.
Kindly RSVP on or before October 20, 2017. 
Lakes to Locks Passage is a nonprofit organization that manages a scenic byway from New York's Capital Region to the Canadian border--a region of spectacular landscapes laden with history, culture, and art. Our mission is to inspire people to discover, honor, celebrate, and share the heritage and stories that connect our lives and to foster vibrant communities for future generations.
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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
7:00 PM 
Warren County-Glens Falls, NY
Cool Insuring Arena (Glens Falls Civic Center)
Heritage Hall
Bill Dineen Way
Glens Falls, NY 

New York State is offering two hour training courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
  • A key component to the training is the distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to each family that registers and attends in-person to only the public events listed below.
  • Courses will be offered on multiple dates and locations around the state.
  • Check back for updates or sign up to be notified of upcoming courses.
  • Sessions last approximately two hours
To register click here.

West Mountain Job Fairs

Wednesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 15th from 5-8pm. Check in is in the Main Lodge

Click here.

Don't Miss the Warren County Watch with Maury Thompson 
Next Friday!

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.

"Deux Enfants Terribles" Exhibition at The Hyde

When: Today until Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Click  here.

Sabre Networks joins the StoredTech Team to Provide Enterprise IT Solutions

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. and YOUNGSVILLE, N.C., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stored Technology Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Sabre Networks. Sabre is a North Carolina based IT Managed Solutions company. They have a customer centric focus, and share ethics and values with StoredTech. Sabre is joining forces with StoredTech to provide better buying power; the ability to provide deeper large enterprise solutions that can impact their clients; and to increase the level of security and stability. These additional services include telecommunications (both on premise and hosted), cloud based solutions using Microsoft Azure, security and access control, virtualization (disaster recovery), and more.

Click here  for the press release.
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest Raises Thousands for Local Charity

Click here.


Glens Falls, NYThe Adirondack Thunder kicked off the 2017-18 season in exciting fashion as they defeated the Brampton Beast by a 5-4 final in front of 4,021 fans on Saturday at Cool Insuring Arena. 
The Thunder kicked off the scoring early as Troy Bourke capitalized with his team on the man advantage to open up a 1-0 lead. After he took possession of the puck from Ty Loney, Bourke banked a shot off the right skate of Brampton goaltender Michael McNiven and into the back of the net for the first goal of the 2017-2018 season. Bourke's tally was his first in a Thunder jersey, while Loney, dating back to last season, extending his scoring streak to four games.

Click here.


Friday, October 20, 2017 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Manchester Monarchs at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.

Kids Free at this Friday's Game!
The Adirondack Thunder are back in action for a Fidelis care Kids Free Friday, this Friday at 7 PM!  For every adult ticket purchased at the box office, fans can also get one youth ticket, courtesy of Fidelis Care.  The Thunder host the rival Manchester Monarchs for the first time this season in a North Division battle.

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

Merkosky elected into AHL Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Glenn Merkosky, a former player and coach for the Adirondack Red Wings, was named Tuesday as part of the Class of 2018 to enter the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

Merkosky played 10 AHL seasons. After four seasons with Binghamton and Maine, he joined Adirondack for the 1985-86 season. That year he scored 24 goals and had 57 points in 59 games, helping the team to a Calder Cup title.

Read the article in  The Post-Star.

Crandall Public Library

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The 2nd Annual
Lyme Away 5K Race/Walk

J oin the Fight Against Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases!

October 22, 2017  
Cole's Woods, Glens Falls, NY
10:00 am

Lyme Away 5K Sign-up!  Run, Walk, or Volunteer

Click  here.


Each year, the Clean Energy Economy Conference draws 250 policy makers, developers, industry professionals, engineers, business owners, educators and community leaders to connect, learn, and move clean energy projects forward.
This conference provides a unique setting for collaboration and emphasizes the importance of transparent communication, cross-boundary support and a strategic approach to addressing the energy and economic issues common to northern New York regions.
ANCA is pleased to be partnering with the Capital District Regional Planning Commission to host the conference in Glens Falls, NY, where successful revitalization efforts include clean energy projects to help secure a sustainable future.
For more information, contact ANCA at (518) 891-6200 or


Power. Projects. People .

The clock is ticking!   Register TODAY for this year's conference, the premier forum in northern New York for connecting people, businesses and communities around clean energy issues and opportunities.

What's New in 2017?

- Come learn about the innovative collaboration between Just Beverage, Apex Solar and CSArch that is helping students in Glens Falls learn about solar energy
- Discover which NY program you should use to save money in your town or school district
- Learn how to secure the cost savings from a switch to LED lighting in your community
-Find out about Dandelion, a start-up that is bringing innovative geothermal technology to northern New York

Book a room at The Queensbury Hotel, our host for the Energy Conference, BEFORE October 10th for a discounted rate. Located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, The Queensbury is walking distance to shops and restaurants, including Wednesday night's reception venue, Morgan & Co. Use the group code ANC102417 to receive the discount for our blocked rooms.

Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Schenectady County Community College

In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year's event is a comprehensive summit focusing on New York State's vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries.

Click here.

Glens Falls Rotary and Local Womens Groups Celebrate Women at 100th Anniversary Womens Suffrage Banquet

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY

Cost:  $55 per ticket 

To purchase event tickets or advertisements please email:

Click here for more details.

Power Breakfast: Bullish on Glens Falls

Friday, November 17
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY  12801

Glens Falls and Queensbury are buzzing with new construction and real estate investments.

The Albany Business Review is bringing together a panel of deal makers and business leaders to talk about the opportunities, and what is coming next for the area.

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.


Joanne Conley, Tourism Director
Warren County

Warren County is Successfully Growing The Tourism Economy

Lake George, NY - "The Warren County Tourism Department has undergone a much-needed overhaul in the last two years ago," says Joanne Conley, Tourism Department Director. The jump to increased social media engagement and digital campaigns was long overdue. Gone are at least six niche print publications that became one consolidated, content rich, year-round travel guide. Digital and social media have eclipsed print ads. Television commercials, while still important, are evolving into versatile video that can be leveraged in native ads and on YouTube.

As the destination marketing organization for the entire County, the Tourism Department has data to support the good health of the tourism industry, has an aggressive marketing program in place, and continues to cultivate valuable relationships with local, regional and statewide tourism partners. 

Click here for the full press release.

Bridge Deficiency Report

State Comptroller released a new report on state of bridges in NYS

For a report of Warren County bridges click  here.

For the state report county by county click  here.

How Can Vermont Boost Its Outdoor Economy? State Officials Seek Public Input

Vermont is doing extensive research and public engagement into outdoor recreation, how it is being used and how to expand it to grow economic activity.

Click here for an article in VPR.



South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

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

November 5, 2017
Chris Gibson featured presenter
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
The Queensbury Hotel downtown Glens Falls
Free Admission

November 15-16, 2017
The Business Council
The Gideon Putnam

November 21, 2017
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street,  Glens Falls, NY 

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