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Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

FEBRUARY 23, 2018


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EDC President & CEO Ed Bartholomew
Outlook 2018

DRI moves into second gear

GLENS FALLS - EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew has said that 2018 is the year when the Downtown Revitalization Initiative moves from planning to action.

"Now we're starting to break out from the huddle and get into the play," he said at a recent meeting of the Glens Falls Local Development Corp.

The city in 2016 found out it was being awarded $9.7 million through the governor's Economic Development Council. Public input sessions and planning meetings followed.

Read the article in the  Post-Star.

For the Outlook 2018 series click here.

Warren County Watch Extra

"Senator Schumer Visits Warren County"

Photo taken by E.Reid Coker - 

Click here for column by Maury Thompson.

Maury Thomson covered the region for  The Post-Star  for 21 years before retiring in September. 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.  His next full column will be published March 2.

The Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC) is pleased to announce the availability of the public survey for our Long Range Plan update, 2040 Ahead. If you travel in and around Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga County region, we want to hear from you! We want to know about how you get from place to place, the transportation problems that affect you, and what priorities you think are most important for the transportation system. The survey is located here
A/GFTC is made up of local elected officials, planners, municipal staff, and representatives from state and federal transportation agencies. Every 5 years, we update our Long Range Plan, to set goals and priorities for the regional transportation system. To learn more about A/GFTC, visit our website at


Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company: Just | Hosted

Jaden Smith's environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it that he told his parents.

Then he learned in school about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, those floating "islands" of garbage and plastic debris, and insisted that his family do something about it.

The result is Just, an eco-friendly bottled water company founded by Smith and his famous dad,  Will Smith.  The company makes its packaging from almost entirely renewable resources, including "plastic" derived from sugarcane.

Read the article in  ABC News.

Read the article in  The Daily Gazette.

Adirondack man has been Rotarian for 56 years

Rotary Club provides opportunity to do good

Bill Wildermuth, 82, has been a member of Rotary Club International for 56 years. He started at age 26 in Long Island, and is now a member of the Chestertown Rotary Club.

Read the article  in The Sun.

Lakes to Locks Passage photo contest


Help us celebrate 15 successful years of helping communities and fostering local economies. We provide a wide variety of services to municipalities, museums, and nonprofits all along the scenic byway-from Albany to the Quebec border. To help spread the word and highlight the beauty of our byway, we want 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.

In order to make this first (and what we hope will be an annual) event possible, we are appealing to local businesses 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.

Contact EDC President Ed Bartholomew at 

Loan Fund of $500,000

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

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

January 14 to March 18

GLENS FALLS, NY - An exhibition featuring the works of the artist credited with inspiring the Art Nouveau movement opened on Sunday, January 14, at The Hyde Collection.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau includes more than seventy works drawn from the Dhawan Collection of Los Angeles, California, one of the most significant private collections of Mucha's work in the United States.

Click here for more details.

Ski and ride 9 sides of 4 unique peaks!

For tickets, passes and special events information click here.

Shuttle keeps on trucking people between downtown, Gore Mountain

Free service funded by town, occupancy tax, donations and ads

JOHNSBURG | Half a dozen years into the program, a free shuttle service between Gore Mountain and Main Street in North Creek keeps busing visitors between the ski resort and the downtown business district. 

The shuttle sponsored by the North Creek Business Alliance has two shuttles that run daily between Main Street, North Creek, and the Gore Mountain Ski Area. 

Read the article in  The Sun.
West Mountain 

Ski, Ride and Tube Day and Night

West Mountain is open for the season for skiing and riding and tubing!

For hours of operation, tickets and passes click

The Great Upstate Boat Show 2018

The Capital Region's Largest Boat Show March 2-4, 2018
The Annual Great Upstate Boat Show will be held on March 2-4, 2018 at the Adirondack Sports Complex ("The Dome") in Queensbury, NY.

With dealers, boat brands, boats on display, lifestyle vendors, and seminars, don't miss the biggest boat show between New York and Montreal!

Get The Details :
Show Hours:
  • Friday, March 2: 11:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday, March 3: 10:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Sunday, March 4: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission Prices
  • Adults: $12.00
  • Children (under 12 with parent): Free
Whether you are in the market for a new or pre-owned boat, looking for boating accessories, or just browsing, this is an event you won't want to miss!

For more information on the Great Upstate Boat Show in Queensbury, and to print an online coupon for $2.00 off admission, visit

2018 Thurman Maple Days

Having a 'sweet' time is easy during Maple Days in  Thurman, NY.
For three consecutive weekends in March, Thurman celebrates all things maple and you won't want to miss it!

Four maple farms participate in Thurman Maple Days:
  • Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, 74 Bear Pond Road, Athol, NY
  • Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road, Thurman, NY
  • Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, 312 Dippikill Road, Warrensburg, NY
  • Toad Hill Maple Farm, 151 Charles Olds Road, Athol, NY
Watch sap being gathered and boiled and see how a Certified Tree Farm makes maximum use of the wood from all types of trees. Learn what's involved in this industry, have some old fashioned family fun, and take home some of the best maple syrup in the country.

Making maple syrup is a unique and time-intensive process, but the end result is well worth waiting for!

Come hungry! There will be syrup samplings, pancake breakfasts and more. After you've had your fill of maple sugar you can get a llama kiss, enjoy games and activities for kids, shop for delectable goodies, dance to live music, and more.

Visit the website to learn more.

The Celebration Is State-Wide: NYS Maple Weekends
For two weekends, maple farms all over New York State will hold open houses and other fun maple events. On March 17 - 18 and 24 - 25, 2018, more than 130 locations will open their doors to the public with demos, family friendly activities, pancake breakfasts and much more.

Your're Invited to the 30th Annual Job Discovery 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SUNY Adirondack Gymnasium
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY  12804

Organized and facilitated by a committee comprised of local employers and volunteers,  Job Discovery is the region's premier job fair and business expo.  Don't miss this cost-effective method of recruiting and promoting your products and services! It's also a great opportunity to network with other employers.

Click here for more information and to register.


32 X 24 Trailer-mounted mobile stage
Ready for your banners, lights, sound

We set up, maintain, take down!

Available for use to all:
            Fire Departments
            Not-for-Profit festivals  
            Arts Projects
            Business Districts
            Any season, year-round
Contact: Village of Lake George
                 PO Box 791
                 Lake George, NY 12845
                Mayor Robert M. Blais
                518-668-5771 x8         
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.  Next update March 2, 2018.

Enjoy the last weekend of the 2018 Lake George Winter Carnival 

Weekends In February Are Winter Carnival Time!

Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly festival! The Winter Carnival takes place each weekend throughout February (Saturdays and Sundays from 2/3/2018-2/25/2018), so mark your calendar now and get ready to take part in the fun.

Click here for more information and schedule for the last weekend (weekend 4) of carnival.

Release: Invasive species programs working

A press release from The Nature Conservancy reports success in 2017 in keeping invasive species out of Adirondack lakes, thanks to volunteer and cooperative efforts with the Adirondack Watershed Institute.

Read the press release  in The Adirondack Explorer.

Article on how Amazon is targeting medical device industry and medical supplies in healthcare

Amazon might be more interested in medical devices than pharmaceuticals, one analyst says.

Read the article in  CNBC.

Continually low unemployment in Saratoga County is now having negative impact on local economy due to workforce shortage issues

Read the article on  CBS 6.



February 27, 2018
8:00 a.m.
333 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 

March 23-25
NYS Federation High School Boys' and Girls' Basketball Tournament
Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls - Info - 798-0202

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