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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

JUNE 8, 2018


Dr. John E. Kelly III

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.

Consider sponsorship of this key technology presentation by one of the nation's leaders in the field of cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning!

Premium Event Sponsor - $1,350 
* Three (3) tickets to luncheon (open seating) 
* Logo recognition in event materials 
* Distribution of your supplied promotional item to guests 
* Tax-deductible donation

Event Sponsor - $750 
* Two (2) tickets to luncheon (open seating) 
* Logo recognition in event materials 
* Tax-deductible donation

For sponsor reservations, email Jennifer Switzer ( )  or call 518.761.6007. 

Lakes to Locks Passage Photo Contest


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  

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. 

June 6 - 9: DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally, Lake Luzerne

DirtDAZE, an adventure bike rally, will be held in Lake Luzerne June 6-9 in coordination with the annual Americade rally in Lake George, the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce announced.
The adventure bike rally will be held on private property in Lake Luzerne, with access to dirt roads for riding.
Registered attendees of DirtDAZE receive free admission to the Americade Expo in Lake George.
Information is available at

June 10 Flag Day Celebration in Glens Falls

June 13 Information Session for Accelerated Degree in Business Administration at SUNY Adirondack

Help your employees reach the top! Invest in your workers, reduce turnover, and provide professional development.

Students complete an associate degree in 16 months or less.  SUNY Adirondack's new Accelerated Degree Program in Business Administration starts Fall 2018 Specifically designed for busy adults, students can work around 9-to-5 jobs and family commitments. Classes run two nights a week, with additional coursework completed online. For more information about the program click here

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

There are more jobs than people out of work

The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: there are now more openings than there are workers.  April marked the second month in a row this historic event has occurred, and the gap is growing.

Interestingly, while the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8 percent, tied for the lowest rate since 1969, the level of those falling out of the workforce has surged. The total of those counted as not in the labor force is now at a record 95.9 million, a 21 percent rise over the past decade.

May jobs report signals bustling economy

The May jobs report " painted a picture of a robust labor market by any measure."

  Read More from The New York Times
Utah expands diverse manufacturing base

Utah is branding itself as an outdoor recreation manufacturing hub. The state leverages existing advanced manufacturing industries located there, like aerospace and medical device manufacturing.

Read More in  Site Selection  magazine
DEC/APA guidelines issued for trail bikes

The state Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation approved guidance for constructing mountain bike trails on state land, and plans include the building of mountain bike hubs in both the northern and southern Adirondacks.

  Read More in The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Report on new Stony Creek trail system

The park that stretches on both sides of Murray Road offers an interesting network of trails for all abilities, including a wheelchair-accessible stretch on the west side of the park.


Prepared by Warren County Tourism Department

June 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
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