EDC congratulates Apex and its employees!
Apex named a top solar contractor in US
QUEENSBURY - Local installer Apex Solar Power has been named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine.
Apex achieved a rank of 136 out of 500 solar companies.
NYSERDA & CEG Launch the State's First Solarize Campaign for Manufacturers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcement Made at Dimension Fabricators NY-Sun Supported Solar Array Ribbon-Cutting
Supports State's Goal of 50 Percent Electricity to Come from Renewable Sources by 2030
The New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) launched the first state-supported Solarize campaign aimed at helping manufacturers install clean-energy producing solar systems. The campaign will bring together potential solar customers in the Capital Region to receive competitive pricing through joint purchasing arrangements. Expanding the adoption of solar installations by manufacturers is vital to supporting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's energy requirement for 50 percent of New York's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030.
For Oneonta's Aging Downtown, a $10 Million Face-Lift
This article from
The New York Times posted on LinkedIn outlines plans for Oneonta's 10 million DRI also mentions
Glens Falls as a winner as well in several references.
Levi to head ESD Tourism
Empire State Development veteran Ross Levi is the new head of their I Love NY tourism program.
Levi has been with ESD since 2012 and he has helped oversee events in the Catskills and Adirondacks.
News from West Mountain:
The West Mountain Bike Park opened in July and is receiving rave reviews for its cross-country, downhill mountain biking trails, lessons and rentals. West Mountain's Bike Park and Scenic Lift Rides/Hikes is open Thursday's-Sunday's this summer! Visit
for more information!
West Mountain is hosting its Second Annual "Over the Top 10K Mountain Bike & 5K Trail Run Race" on August 19th at 10am.
Get ready for the time of your life!
Come to beautiful Queensbury, NY-based West Mountain for our annual "Over the Top 10K Mountain Bike & 5K Trail Run Race"! Teams and Individuals accepted!
Support of West's race events help support our non-profit community partners all year-round! They include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Glens Falls YMCA, Camp Under the Woods, GF Rotary, ALS, Special Winter Olympics (Over 20 years), Boy Scouts of America, Prospect Center, Girl Scouts of America, GFHS, West Mountain School, QBHS, Charles R. Wood Foundation, Double H Ranch and West Mountain Ski Patrol.
The courses have beautiful views of the Hudson River Valley and ADK mountains and vary in variety and difficulty. Individual and 2-person teams are accepted! The race is being held on Saturday, August 19th at 10 am. Registration available
. Race registration and check in will take place in the main lodge from 8 am-9 am.
Awards, BBQ lunch, and Craft Beer tastings with Lake George Beer Hub (included in your race fees), will take place immediately following the race on the patio in the back of the Main Lodge. Racers also receive an "Over the Top" t-shirt and an all-day access band to our new Mountain Bike Park.
West Mountain recently named Sean Warman West Mountain Racing's new Program Director/Head Coach.
WMR Program managers Spencer and Sara Montgomery are excited to announce the hiring of Sean Warman as Program Director and Head Coach
starting 7/15/17. They feel they have found the perfect person to run and grow the race program at West Mountain. Sean's experience, attitude, knowledge and professionalism will help lead WMR into the future and become a top-tier Race Program in the East and beyond. Sean's experience vast & teaching skill is at US Team level. He is nationally renowned on the hill and online,
. Sean is very excited to work with our athletes, parents & WMR staff. Some of Sean's Accolades include: US Ski Team Skills Coac
h Eur., Mt. Hood, Mammoth, Private coach of top Junior racers in the US, National Alpine Demo Team/PSIA Team Adv. Educator & Coach & Team Selector, USSA National Coach Academy & Cert., Instructor Portillo, Chile, Teams Director at Hunter Mtn. & Northstar CA, Snow Sports & Competition Mgr. Sierra Tahoe CA, and Training Director Heavenly Mountain in Tahoe CA.
Sean believes, "success is not random, an organized systematic approach is critical; this requires skill prioritization and progression, precise execution, deliberate deep practice at failure threshold, time on snow and great coaching combined with Master Coach time free-skiing & gates." "Great ski racers come from great skiers".
West Mountain Ski Center
59 West Mountain Rd
Queensbury, NY 12804
Carpool Karaoke JUST
JUST Water was along for the ride for Will Smith's episode of Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke.
Nielsen Acquires Artificial Intelligence-Powered Sports Marketing Startup vBrand
vBrand's Advanced Machine Learning Platform Will Be Integrated into Growing Nielsen Sports Business for Added Speed and Scale
New York, NY - Aug. 3, 2017 - Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) today announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming. vBrand and its technology will be fully integrated into Nielsen Sports, bringing increased delivery speed and scale to the company's existing flagship sports products, Sport24 and Social24. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sad Songs, Artificial Intelligence and Gracenote's Quest to Unlock the World's Music
detailing how Gracenote is using artificial intelligence (A1) to build music playlists across the globe.
Inside the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel
t's been just over a year since real estate developer
spent $2.5 million to buy the historic
in downtown Glens Falls, New York.
Moore is investing $1.5 million in the 125-room hotel that has hosted weddings, convention groups and a long list of celebrities over the past 90 years, including
and U.S. Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy
Go to the Business Review article and check out the slideshow for more information and a look inside the 91-year-old hotel.
Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back
Proposals can be submitted in September rather than July
The state's economic development incubator has extended by a month and a half the deadline for investors to submit proposals for redeveloping the shuttered Frontier Town theme park in the Adirondacks.
The original deadline of July 28 was moved forward to Sept. 15.
518/838 AREA CODE OVERLAY
WHAT IS IT?
An overlay is the addition of another are code to the same geographic area as an existing area code. The new 838 area code is being added to the area served by the current 518 area code, highlighted below
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
This change simply means that you will need to enter the 10-digit phone number (including area code) whenever dialing a local number. Your current phone number will not change; the price of a call will remain the same; and 911/311/411 calls aren't impacted.
Take a few minutes this month to update any contacts in your phone to include the full 10-digit phone number.
Contact ADK Technical Solutions
SAVE THE DATE:
EDC 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK PLANNING & ZONING CONFERENCE
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.
Sponsorship opportunities and registration information coming soon!
Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, Lake Luzerne, NY
Make It A Western Night
Wednesday, Friday And Saturday Nights at 8 p.m.
June 30th thru Labor Day Weekend
WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16, 2017 - 5 TO 7 P.M.
Take A Bite is a popular, family-friendly event in Glens Falls, running eight weeks from June 28 to August 16, 2017, on Wednesday evenings. Restaurants offer "small plates" priced at $5 and under, while guests stroll through
downtown enjoying live entertainment and music.
TUESDAYS, JULY 11 TO AUGUST 15, 2017 - 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
Out to Lunch is a Glens Falls Collaborative's event aiming to bring employees of local businesses, visitors and local residents to
City Park during lunchtime to contribute to the vitality of Downtown and create a welcoming and entertaining space for the community. In City Park, there will be picnic tables, artists creating, and live music. Out to Lunch is on Tuesdays from July 11 through August 15.
The Hyde offers Kids' smART Series
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays, July 18 to August 29
Museum open late for Hyde Night Out series
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:
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's Premier Musical Arts Festival.
and collaborative artist retreat on the shores of beautiful Lake George, NY.
For tickets and more information click
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Forget First Class. Charters Are Cheap Enough to Take a Private Plane
Article in Entrepreneur magazine about the trend of increasing use of private charter travel as it gets more affordable and accessible. Warren County's Airport well positioned to be a big beneficiary from both business and tourism connections especially as traditional airlines consolidate and offer fewer routes to second and third tier cities & resort areas, increased delays/cancellations and higher ticket prices.
Albany Area Continues to be a Tech Job HOT Spot
Recent National Ranking and the Linium Hiring Index Show Strong Growth in Tech Jobs
Millennials Prefer Revitalized Historic Areas Not Malls
Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls
August - October
Queensbury Farmers Market
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
Davidson Brothers Parking lot
1043 State Route 9
Saturday, August 19
West Mountain's "Over the Top" Race!
SAVE THE DATE
September 15-17 (rescheduled from July 14-16)
An event to benefit S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic Invasives from Entering) Lake
George Partnership on Lake George, NY
Lake George, NY
For more information and to register click
September 19, 2017
Saratoga Room, 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
Crandall Park - Glens Falls, NY and Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport - Queensbury, NY
The Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY
Glens Falls City Park