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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

A standing room only crowd of over 200 at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls was on hand this morning to hear a panel discuss the topic " Bullish on Glens Falls". The Albany Business Review hosted its "Power Breakfast" series and moderator Michael DeMasi asked questions and received comments from panelists: Ed Bartholomew, President of EDC Warren County; Elizabeth Miller, CEO Miller Mechanical and local developer; Mark Levack, President of Levack Real Estate; and Peter Hoffman, President of Glen Street Associates and local developer. The program included a glimpse into key turning points over the past several decades that have led to the rebirth of Glens Falls as well as what areas should be expanded to continue momentum. 

Albany Business Review Power Breakfast
The Queensbury Hotel - November 17, 2017


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY

Please join us as we celebrate the holidays in the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel located in the heart of Downtown Glens Falls.  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)

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Sponsorship Opportunities are available with benefits being offered for a co-sponsor fee of $575:
  • 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

To register RSVP by 12/1 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.

Beyond the Headlines Episode 58 Ed Bartholomew with Host Michael Lenz of Look TV

Click  here for recent economic news happening in the Glens Falls region.
On Election Day NYS Proposal #3 passed- a great victory for everyone in NYS but particularly ADKs. Congrats to Behan Communication which assisted the Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages in getting the word out on this critically important initiative.

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Article on Prop 3 passing

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Johnsburg, ORDA reach agreement on Ski Bowl land use

ORDA will provide services, marketing, but no cash

JOHNSBURG | The Town of Johnsburg and the Olympic Region Development Authority (ORDA) have come to a 20-year agreement to allow the authority's use a portion of the Ski Bowl Park for the cost of $1 plus services and other considerations. 

At the Nov. 9 town board meeting, Councilwoman Katie Nightingale provided the public with copies of a yet-to-be-signed agreement between the town and ORDA, which operates the Gore Mountain Ski Area. 
Councilman Gene Arsenault is expected to sign the agreement on behalf of the town. 

The agreement, which was authorized by the three board members present at the Nov. 9 meeting, concludes negotiations that have gone on for over two years. 

ORDA has been seeking to create a summer attraction in the Gore Mountain area to allow it to add much needed revenue to its operations.

Read the article in  The Sun.

Just Water
New JUST commercial

Latest commercial from JUST Water via You Tube channel features backdrop of "Hometown USA" Glens Falls NY and the Adirondacks. Founder Jaden Smith touts the importance of STEM education in moving sustainable business models forward not only in water production but many other day to day products and services.

Latest commercial from JUST Water
Latest commercial from JUST Water

Lake George town code to get facelift

This was a topic featured at EDC's Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum Dan Barusch presented in 2016.

LAKE GEORGE - Lake George's zoning code could receive an overhaul to bring it into the 21st century under changes proposed by town officials.

"It's probably one of the biggest changes in the zoning code since it's been adopted," said Dan Barusch, director of planning and zoning for the town.

Read the article  in the Post-Star.

Stefanik requests federal funding for Lyme research

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, as part of a bipartisan group of Congress members, is seeking more federal funding to combat the tick-borne Lyme disease.

The group has requested that the acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Eric Hargan, improve the evaluation of federal efforts to fight Lyme and to request funding for those efforts in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2019 budget.
Read the article in the  Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Capital Region's Craft Beverage Industry Is Brewing

Summary of brewery project mentions several in Warren County 

Click here  for article in Center for Economic Growth (CEG) website.

These Albany area homes sold for the highest prices in 2017

8 of top 20 most expensive home sales in the region were on Lake George.

Read the article in  The Business Review.


What Matters To You?
Thousands of people just like you are impacted by what happens at, in, and around Lake George.  Take our 2017 Constituent Survey today to help us get you updates on what matters most.

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New Loan Fund of $500,000
Launched October 2017

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


Don't miss out on Year Three of Adirondack Thunder hockey with season tickets for the 2017-18 season! All seats in the house are just $13 per game, regardless of where you sit !
CLICK HERE   to view the full flyer and download an order form or call 518-480-3355 x1 to reserve your seats today! 

Friday, November 25, 2017 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals at 7:00 p.m. in the Cool Insuring Arena.

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

Adirondack enjoying success on lengthy road trip
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Girard a peerless talent
Glens Falls' two-sport star can do it all at quarterback

Good Luck Glens Falls Indians!
EDC Chair Arleen Girard is the Mom of talented Joe Girard!

Click here for an article in the  Times Union .

West Mountain 

Estimated 2017-2018 season opening date will be Friday, December 8th 2017 (weather pending)

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Crandall Public Library

Small Business Saturday November 25, 2017

It's right around the corner.
Celebrate your community with the small
businesses that make it special.

EDC Warren County supports small businesses and we encourage you to support all small businesses in the region.

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.

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.

Lake George Village hosts its 20th annual "Lite Up the Village" on Saturday, November 25 at Shepard Memorial Park.

Festivities begin at 4pm and end with a spectacular fireworks show and holiday light parade featuring illuminated apparatus from over 11 fire departments.

The Village illuminates over 30,000 lights simultaneously as Santa arrives to greet everyone at the Lake George Firehouse.

The Zucchini Brothers band and nationally famous ventriloquist/magician (Steve Charney) performs at 4:30 in the park followed by the Lake George Community Band Holiday Concert at the firehouse. There's also a petting zoo, pony rides and merchants featuring holiday sales and free refreshments.

Fire pits illuminate the park as well. An awards ceremony concludes the evening at the Lake George American Legion with cash prizes to the winning fire department.

The Village and Town of Lake George, along with the Chamber and Ladies Auxiliary sponsor the event now in its 20th year. Last year over 1,000 attended the rain (snow) or shine event!

GE Planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady unit

Schenectady -  General Electric Co. CEO John Flannery says GE Power can stay, but it needs to slash its budget by $1 billion.
Read the article  in the Times Union.

New Discovery Makes Wood Pellet Storage Safer

The benefits of bio-based sources for heat and power systems are sometimes called into question, but a new discovery is helping make wood pellets better for the environment.

Potsdam, N.Y.-based Clarkson University found a way to keep carbon monoxide (CO) that builds up in stored wood pellets from releasing into the atmosphere.

Wood pellets can be used as fuel for micro combined heat and power systems.

Read the article  in  Renewable Energy World.



November 21, 2017
8:00 a.m.
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street,  Glens Falls, NY 

November 23, 2017 - Happy Thanksgiving from EDC!

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