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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JULY 14, 2017
Capital Region Economic Development Council has mid-summer meeting

ALBANY, N.Y.>> The Capital Region Economic Development Council held a mid-summer meeting on Thursday, bringing together local leaders to discuss ongoing programs.

This public-private partnership council is one of 10 across the state, established in 2011 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, with the task of developing long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions.

In the past several years, these councils have redefined the way New York state invests in jobs and economic growth by putting in place a community-based approach and establishing a competitive process for state resources.

EDC President Ed Bartholomew participated at this meeting and thanked Governor Cuomo for his leadership and promotion of downtown through New York State along with noting appreciation to the council for their continued support of the city.

Read the article in the  The Record .

Price Chopper Closing 55-year-old Glens Falls store

Glens Falls - - When it opened in 1962, the  Golub Corp.'s  Central Market store at 84 Cooper St. in Glens Falls was one of the earliest major supermarkets to open in this southern Adirondacks city, recalls  Mona Golub , the company's spokeswoman.

Since then, the Central Market name has given way to Price Chopper and now the new Market 32 format, with stores opening up in surrounding communities and averaging more than twice the size of the 18,000-square-foot Cooper Street store.

Read the article in the  Times Union and  for an article in the Post-Star click  here.

Local Plumbers Union State-Of-The-Art Training Center Key To Filling Jobs In Region

For the 450 members of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 773, the outlook regarding the future of jobs is good. Its state-of-the-art training center in Queensbury continues to prepare journeymen for the fast-growing list of jobs in and around the region, union officials said.

Located at 37 Luzerne Road in Queensbury,  the team of expert instructors and support staff at Local 773 serves seven counties that span from Saratoga County to the Canadian border. They provide qualified pipefitters, welders, plumbers, HVAC workers and fire-suppression experts to industries ranging from commercial and light industrial to high-tech companies such as GlobalFoundries.

The $5-million facility was built in response to the rapid increase in apprenticeships the union experienced seven years ago, officials said. It was located on Bluebird Road in South Glens Falls but was no longer able to accommodate the union's growing membership.

Read the article in the  Glens Falls Business Journal.

Park Theater restoration aims for an October opening

Glens Falls - Underneath the plastic-shrouded front of the Park Theater on Park Street is a refurbished white brick façade just waiting to be unveiled to passersby.

And although the interior of the 116-year-old theater currently resembles a maze of curved and straight two-by-four studs waiting to be formed into sleek new walls, Elizabeth Miller's vision of a restored iconic local theater is taking shape - and hopes are it'll be open in October.

"I have a vision. I have a dream," Miller said, standing in the theater Thursday. "I'm trying to do the right thing to keep it as historically accurate as I can. And I'm going to be so excited to have it up and running."

EDC Warren County President Ed Bartholomew said the project is a great example of a private-public partnership. He credited Miller for the lion's share of the investment, but said a $600,000 state grant and five-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement agreed to by the Glens Falls Industrial Development Agency helped.

"And let's give credit to Dr. Kirkpatrick for saving it years ago," he said.

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Possible Central Sewage System for North Creek Explained

Two of four options essentially ruled out

WEVERTOWN - Sewer Commission Chairman Matt Parobeck presented the Johnsburg Town Board last month with the engineer's report containing options and the recommendation for a centralized wastewater system in the Hamlet of North Creek.

Parobeck outlined a draft report, created in March by Cedarwood Engineering Services, Inc., containing four possible options and estimated costs for each.

Read the article in  The Sun.

Glens Falls Civic Center Gets New Name

Glens Falls Civic Center Gets New Name (WRGB)

GLENS FALLS , NY (WRGB)  --For the first time in its nearly 40 year history, the Glens Falls Civic Center has a new name.

The downtown home of the Adirondack Thunder will now be known as the "Cool Insuring Arena."

The Adirondack Civic Center coalition announced a new, five-year sponsorship agreement with "Cool Insuring Agency" Tuesday.

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For a recent  Post-Star  article click  here.

James "Bone" Bayse was selected as the new general manager at Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek, NY (Enterprise photo - Antonio Olivero) 

Bayse selected as Gore Mountain general manager

Focus will be on expansion of non-winter attractions.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
For Glens Falls basketball star Joseph Girard III, recruiting heats up 

JG3 mixes in relaxation, workouts amid phone calls

Glens Falls
Tenacious college basketball coaches are contacting Glens Falls High standout Joseph Girard III at such a fast clip that the rising junior might want to consider multiple earpieces and cell phones.

Read the article  in the Times Union .

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

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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.
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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.

Crandall Public Library
July 2017 Highlights  


Friday, July 14 though Sunday, July 16

The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour will make a stop in Lake George this year!

The tour, broadcast on television, aims to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great time at the beach.

At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors - they also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions at hosting venues.

Teams who finish first and second are awarded a bid to compete in the 2017 EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball Championship in Hampton, Virgina, at Paradise Ocean Club on Friday, August 11 (Juniors 12U & 14U) and Saturday, August 12 (Pro, Adult & 16U, 18U).

For schedule, registration and event details click here.

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.


Million Dollar Beach in Lake George, N.Y. (Times Union archive)

Seasonal businesses helped as strong economy, holiday weekend spur tourism
Lake George visitor center already seeing shoulder-to-shoulder traffic

Read the article in the  Times Union.

Bartholomew praises new Stefanik-backed broadband legislation

Legislation U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, co-sponsored to establish tax incentives for investment in rural broadband development would be beneficial to regional economic development, said Edward Barthlomew, president of EDC Warren County.

Read the article in the  Post Star .






Saturday, June 17 - October 28, 2017
Glens Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

NYSEDC Schedule of Events

Friday, July 14, 2017
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Saugerties Stallions
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
East Field Stadium
175 Dix Avenue, Glens Falls, NY

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Saturday, August 19
West Mountain's "Over the Top" Race!

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 here.

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

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