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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

AUGUST 17, 2018

INSIDE EDC

EDC Partnering with CEG for Special Event in September


Join us on Thursday, September 20 at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury for breakfast and an informative program, including:
  • Overview of CEG's Business Growth Solutions: learn how our programs and resources can help your business compete and grow in today's markets
  • Thinking differently about family wealth planning - common issues and mistakes
  • A new approach to risk management

Program
  
8:00am  - Breakfast & Networking   |   8:30am - Welcome & Program Intro
9:00 - 9:50am - Breakout Session I  
|  10:00 - 10:50am  - Breakout Session II  

Breakout Sessions
  • Thinking Differently About Family Wealth Planning  |  The Affinity Group 
     
    Why owners and executives need to think differently when it comes to their own - and their family's wealth planning. This session will address common issues and mistakes, how to change your behavior patterns and take a different approach to ensuring future personal financial stability.
     
  • Transforming the Risk Function: Performance Driven Risk Management  |  Grant Thornton
     
    A new approach to risk management that could propel your organization into the future.  Hear from Grant Thornton's thought leaders on the latest trends in enterprise risk management. The presenters will share recent industry insights and the results of Grant Thornton's Governance Risk and Compliance Survey.  The session will introduce a framework that integrates risk management (including cyber risk management) and performance.
  • Software/IT Solutions  |  SteadFast IT 


Business Start-Up Course at SUNY Adirondack

This fall, SUNY Adirondack will host a weekly evening course to support small business growth in Warren County and the surrounding region. This program is made possible by a partnership between  Warren County LDC, Washington County LDC and SUNY Adirondack.




Save the Date: Thursday, October 4, for
Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum

EDC Warren County will facilitate the  Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum once again this fall, bringing together experts from local and state government as well as engineers, planners, and others for a robust discussion of various topics. Additional information will be made available soon. For now, save the date to join us!

Thursday, October 4
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fort William Henry, Lake George

For more information, contact John Wheatley at EDC, jwheatley@edcwc.org.

AngioDynamics Enhances Oncology Solutions

According to Business Wire, AngioDynamics  has announced the acquisition of the BioSentry Tract Sealant System (BioSentry) technology from   Surgical Specialties, LLC , a medical device company headquartered in   Westwood, Massachusetts .

"The addition of the BioSentry technology to our oncology portfolio is the type of strategic and thoughtful acquisition that aligns with our plans to deliver safer, clinically relevant, and economically favorable solutions that improve patient outcomes," said   Jim Clemmer , President and CEO of   AngioDynamics . "By expanding our offerings in the oncology discipline, we are creating an opportunity to serve patients who may also benefit from our core products earlier in their disease state."


Read More on Business Wire

WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS



Warren County Tourism Dept. Seeks 2019 Travel Guide Information and Advertising

In a recent email to area organizations and businesses, the Warren County Tourism Department noted it is already working on the 2019 Travel Guide and seeking input from local businesses and municipalities: 

Our 2018 Lake George Area Guide was touted as an example of how a travel guideshould be designed at this year's New York State Travel Industry Association conference session "The Travel Guide of Tomorrow." The 2019 Guide will expand on that success and continue to serve as an inspiration piece to visit the Lake George Area and utilize our website as a vacation planning resource. 

Please take a look at your property listing on VisitLakeGeorge.com and let us help  you optimize your FREE listing with a better description, images, packages and more.  We are always looking for great photography to use in our guide, website or social  channels, as well as share with I Love NY when they frequently request images for press releases, blogs and social media posts. 

We also invite you to team up with the Lake George Area and advertise in the Travel Guide . Circulation of 150,000 is distributed to strategic target markets and as a fulfillment piece, a process we've refined over many years to ensure it is getting into the hands of qualified consumers. 

Thank you for your support of the Tourism Department as we continue to promote the  Lake George Area as a preeminent year-round vacation destination. 

To update your listing, contact
(518) 761-6366 
Developer seeks zoning change for 73-unit affordable housing off Broad Street

A Westchester County developer is proposing a mixed use building with 73 affordable apartments and commercial space on a stretch of land on Broad Street between Steve's Place and Hill Electric Supply Co.   Regan Development Corp. wants to put up Glens Falls Broad Street Commons, consisting of two connected, four-story buildings on six parcels of land that cover about 4 acres, bordered by Broad, Frederick and Staple streets.

Read More  from the Post Star
The Jefferson Project on Lake George to be extended to other bodies of NYS water as concern about toxic algal bloom grows

The Jefferson Project is a collaborative effort of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM and The Fund for Lake George. Now in its fourth year, it gathers tremendous amounts of data to understand and model what is happening to the  lake over time. 

Recent concern about algal bloom on Skaneateles Lake near Syracuse has brought about an announcement that a pilot program will install a version of The Jefferson Project in Skaneateles Lake sometime this summer. It's the first time the technology will be brought to a body of water other than Lake George. 

EDC Warren County supports the further use of this technology to ensure that waterways across upstate New York are protected. 

Read More from the Post Star

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Monday, August 20 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR

The Washington County Fair brings together the best of everything, entertainment, 4-H displays, food, music, great rides and more animals than anywhere else.  The fairgrounds are located on State Route 29 between Greenwich and Schuylerville/Old Saratoga


EDC Warren County encourages everyone to support our neighbors and economic development partners in Washington County at this event. Enjoy the experience of Washington County, its people, its rural character and its great agricultural traditions. For over a century the Washington County Fair has been an important part of our regional community, our youth, and our future. 

Senate-passed bill to include grants to improve broadband access to rural communities, including upstate New York

EDC Warren County has been working collaboratively with many officials and organizations to advance broadband access throughout the county.  We were therefore very pleased when U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced earlier this month that the Agriculture Appropriations bill, which just passed in the Senate, includes $425 million for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service's broadband grant-loan pilot program.  Modeled after Senator Gillibrand's bipartisan Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act, the program will help expand access to high-speed broadband internet service in high-need areas, including Upstate New York.


Read More from WENY News
$92M slated for Albany International Airport upgrades, Northway exit changes

The Times Union reported earlier this week that Albany County's airport is getting a $92 million makeover to include modernization of the airport terminal, construction of a new parking garage and upgrades to the existing garage that will offer another 1,000 spaces, and the long-talked about reconfiguration of Exit 4 of the Northway. 

EDC believes these improvements will make the entire Capital Region more appealing to tourists, business travelers, and those seeking to locate their businesses in Warren County as well.

Read More  from the Times Union
UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, August 20 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
Washington County Fair
Route 29 between Schuylerville and Greenwich

Thursday, September 20, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury

Tuesdays, September 25 to November 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Small Business Start-Up Course
SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury

Thursday, October 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Southern Adirondack Planning & Zoning Forum
Hosted by EDC Warren County
Fort William Henry, Lake George

Prepared by Warren County Tourism Department


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Ed Bartholomew, ebartholomew@edcwc.org

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