Friday August 21, 2020
The DAILY DOSE has, without a doubt, become the go-to resource of information and guidance during this pandemic for thousands of regional businesses and community leaders. We thank you for placing your trust in your Chamber Team!

We hope that it has plugged you and your staff into timely news, opportunities for safety training, webinars on all sorts of related topics, and assistance with everything from funding to free hand sanitizer and other PPEs.

Today the Team at the North Country Chamber of Commerce celebrates it's 100th edition, each making a difference in our community. And we're not done yet! As we will continue the DAILY DOSE for several more weeks until we emerge from this terrible challenge, together and stronger!

We thank you for placing your trust in our team and please do not hesitate to reach out to us to help navigate any questions or clear up confusion, we are here to help!

Onward and upward!

  • Garry, Sue M, Kristy, Lisa, Joel, Sue P, Alyssa, Ashlie, Adriana, Stacey, Becky and Lynn
Welcome to the Chamber Team, Adriana!
Please join us in welcoming Adriana Favreau to the North Country Chamber of Commerce team! She officially started on August 3rd as Business Development Specialist. 

Her responsibilities include:

  • Re-imagining our member services
  • Assisting in event execution
  • Developing and growing the Chamber’s programs
  • Increasing revenue streams

Adriana comes to us from the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association where she has been their Event Coordinator, with previous experience with the New York State Bar Association, the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany and the St. James Club in Montreal. A native of Quebec, she is bi-lingual and studied Tourism & Hospitality Management at LaSalle College.

In here short time at the Chamber, Adriana has jumped right in helping to develop a new speed networking program, a reinvented membership drive and assisted with planning the Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament.

Welcome, Adriana!
Kristy Kennedy's Expanded Role at the North Country Chamber of Commerce
We are pleased to announce that long time employee Kristy Kennedy, has accepted a new position at the North Country Chamber of Commerce. For the past 12 years she has been our VP, Marketing spearheading the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, but with the recent retirement of Jody Parks, we have adjusted Kristy's role. She is now the Chamber's VP of Marketing and Business Development. She will maintain her leading role in marketing and the Visitors Bureau but she will now also oversee our membership, events and fundraising programs.

Kristy was also recently recognized by Assemblyman Billy Jones as one of his seven 2020 honorees as a "Woman of Distinction", in the category of Economic Development!

We have no doubt that the transition will be seamless and in true Kristy fashion she is eager to develop this newly expanded role.

Congratulations, Kristy!
Guidelines Updated for Mall Food Courts
Mall guidelines have been updated with the following statement about Food Courts:

Effective August 20, 2020, Responsible Parties may open food court seating areas; provided, however, that such seating areas and the food services establishments located within the food courts operate in accordance with DOH's ‘Interim Guidance for Food Services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,’ including any required separation between tables with seating.
CUOMO: "Movie Theaters I Think Are Next (To Reopen)"
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered some hope Wednesday that movie theaters in New York could reopen soon.

“Movie theaters I think are next,” he said during an interview on WAMC. “They are a situation that we have to attend to.”

Theaters are among the last businesses that have not been allowed to reopen in New York after months of shutdowns due to the coronavirus.

In addition to movie theaters we continue to advocate for guidelines for other businesses still closed, including amusement & entertainment centers.
WEBINAR: "Blueprint: Operating a Socially Distant Business"
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET

What: An interactive discussion focused on providing advice and strategies for small business owners and entrepreneurs who are navigating the delicate road to rebuilding and evolving their businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who: Content director Jeanette Mulvey will lead an audience-driven conversation combining advice from experts with practical insights from small business owners who are building social distancing into their plans, so you can learn how to do it, too.
Upcoming Drive-in Movie Showings
There are two drive-in movie showings scheduled in the North Country this weekend!

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is hosting a showing of The Princess Bride this Saturday August 22 starting at 8pm.
It is $15 per car for members, and $20 per car for non-members.
Reservations are required and can be made here.

The American Cancer Society is also hosting a showing of Angels in the Outfield at the Clinton County Fairgrounds this Saturday August 22 starting at 9pm. 

  • Forward NY: Official State Website for opening procedures and guidelines.

  • Looking for Supplies: If your business is looking for hard to find protective products, we have created a list of businesses offering hand sanitizer, gloves, wipes, masks and other items.

  • Webinars: Did you miss one of our webinars, you can find them all here.

  • SCORE: Visit Scores Coronavirus page for webinars and useful articles for small businesses.
To help the North Country reopen safely and meet the state and local mandates, The North Country Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of resources to navigate state and local requirements. Check out the home page for details. There is also a series of webinars available for businesses to help educate and provide answers to common questions.
Have Questions? We're here to help!

North Country Chamber of Commerce