Thursday June 11, 2020
Hello Chamber Members and Partners,

Here are the latest updates and resources for businesses and employees during this uncertain time.

Send us any questions or updates you may have, we are here to help provide information, connect the dots and assure those in the North Country that we will get through this together.

Onward and Be Well!
RECREATION & ATTRACTIONS: Coronavirus Safety Resource Officer Training (CSRO) & Navigating this New Business Environment
Due to Federal Workplace Safety requirements ALL companies must provide training to assure competency to their employees anytime there is a recognized hazard that is causing harm. This training will provide you with information that will help you to meet this requirement.

As the government allows businesses to resume operations following the COVID-19 shutdown there will be requirements within these businesses to assure compliance with these standards! 

This program will provide, information on the required safety plan, training and best practices specific to recreation and attractions.

Upon completion of the course participants will receive:

  • A sample COVID-19 Response Plan
  • Training PowerPoint to Use for Future Instructions
  • Access to Training Documents
  • Tracking Forms
  • Ongoing Support as New Protocols are created via Catamount Consulting
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be Emailed after the Webinar


*Webinar login information will be sent to you by email after registering.
Changes at the Border Not Certain for June 21
While discussions continue between the U.S. and Canadian governments, and we continue outreach and dialogue with our Canadian partners, it is important to know that June 21 is an arbitrary date and not necessarily the point at which to expect any relaxation of current restrictions on non-essential cross border travel.
Q&A with Citizen Advocates: Mental Health Matters - Tips and Techniques for Balance
Access to mental health services is essential at any time, and more so now in light of current events. It’s okay to talk about mental health, which is why therapists on the care team at Citizen Advocates are taking turns offering tips and techniques for coping.

This week they are featuring Shanzy Carter-Martinez a Licensed Mental Health Counsel. She’s the senior clinician and interim clinic manager at our Clinic in Saranac Lake. Her areas of specialty include mental health, addiction and trauma.

Garage Sales Now Allowed in New York
Good news for bargain hunters: state leaders have reversed course on garage sales.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul told  Spectrum News  Wednesday night that as long as social distancing rules are followed and face masks worn, people can host garage sales.

They are limited to 10 or fewer people.
Adirondack Coast ZOOM Backgrounds Available!
With more of us now using ZOOM to connect with colleagues, friends and family, we thought it would be fun create some Adirondack Coast backgrounds for you to use. Show off the area while you conduct daily business.

Download these photos and customize your Zoom background for your next meeting. Click on the photo to enlarge and copy, then save to your computer and follow instructions on Zoom to replace your background.

To help the North Country reopen safely and meet the state and local mandates, T he 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.
  • 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.

  • Now Hiring: Whether you are hiring or looking for work, we have a page dedicated to helping pair potential employees with employers.

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

  • How to Help: If you are looking for a way to help the North Country, we have created an ever growing list of needs in our community. And if you are a non-profit, health care organization or a business helping those in need, email us with your needs, contact information and we will be happy to add you to our growing list.

  • SCORE: Visit Scores Coronavirus page for webinars and useful articles for small businesses.
Have Questions? We're here to help!

North Country Chamber of Commerce