The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP), the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), and the Town of Ticonderoga are pleased to announce that Ticonderoga Beautification Week will take place May 8th – 14th, 2017.
“We want to put a fresh face on Ticonderoga and the community as a whole. We encourage other groups and organizations to join us in enhancing our community and the Ticonderoga Area before the summer season starts. Ticonderoga is blessed with many strengths and qualities, which we can build upon,” shared John Bartlett – TMSP Promotions Committee Chairperson.
Ticonderoga Beautification Week: May 8th - 14th, 2017
Free Disposal At The Transfer Station For Ticonderoga Residents Only
Tuesday, May 9th, Wednesday, May 10th, & Thursday, May 11th from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Town of Ticonderoga will open it's Transfer Station to Ticonderoga Residents Only (proof of residency required) on Tuesday, May 9th, Wednesday May 10th, & Thursday May 11th from 8 AM - 4 PM. These dates are for free disposal with the exception of the following items which are not being accepted: hazardous waste, or items containing hazardous waste, tires, food waste, brush, C&D, shingles and electronics. RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. See attendant for list of restricted items. Curbside pick-up for Senior's 65 or older and qualified disabled only can contact Sal at the Ticonderoga Highway Department at (518) 585-7317 with a list of items to be picked up. This must be arranged.
For more information contact the Town of Ticonderoga at 518-585-6677.
Ticonderoga Middle School Community Give Back Day
Friday, May 12th from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Variety of Clean-Up Activities & Community Enhancement Projects!
Students from the Ticonderoga Middle School will be working on a number of clean-up activities and community enhancement projects as part of their Annual Community Give Back Day with support from the Town of Ticonderoga Highway Department, TACC, & TMSP.
Low Cost Electronics Recycling
Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
As part of the community clean-up effort, an opportunity to recycle your old electronics equipment will be available in the back of the Old Rite Aid Parking lot near the LaChute Trail in Downtown Ticonderoga. Good Point Recycling from Middlebury VT will be available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Items Accepted: TVs, microwaves, small kitchen appliances, small electronics, VCRs, stereo, DVD players, CD players, computers, computer accessories, air conditioners and phones. Cost will range from $2.00 - $20.00. Certain items may be free. Speak to Good Point Staff Member on May 13th for details and pricing. Good Point does not accept appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and stoves.
Ticonderoga Area Businesses, Organizations, & Community Members are encouraged to join the community clean-up by sprucing up their properties and buildings during Beautification Week! Show your community pride. A variety of clean-up activities & enhancement projects will be happening throughout the week by the Town of Ticonderoga, organizations, businesses, community members, etc. Beautification Week and Community Clean-Up organizers would like to create teams of volunteers who will tackle specific jobs and/or areas throughout the week. Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to create teams of volunteers to assist doing the clean-up. If any organization or business have a specific clean-up day project they would like to see completed, please contact the Chamber Office.
The anticipated list of specific Clean-Up Day activities will include: sweeping, window washing, trash pick-up, refreshing of natural areas and the landscaping, painting, weed pulling, flower planting, LaChute Trail clean-up and maintenance, work at the Farmers Market site, finishing of the TACC Business & Visitor Center interior renovation, as well as a number of community projects and tasks. Organizers are also working with the Ticonderoga Highway Department to have Main Street hosed down and cleaned. The Country Florist & Gifts in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, TMSP and Kiwanis of Ticonderoga will be filling the wooden planter boxes on the bridge located next to The Country Florist as well as the flower boxes at the Chamber during beautification week or shortly after depending on the weather. In addition the flower pots at the TACC Information Booth will also be filled.
While Ticonderoga Beautification Week is May 8th – 14th, cleaning and sprucing up of the Ticonderoga Area is encouraged and will be happening throughout the month of May. Additional partners of Beautification Week include PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club, Ticonderoga Central School, Town of Ticonderoga Highway Department, and area organizations and businesses, as well as community volunteers.
The Hague Market/The Juniper Shoppe will host the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) April After Business Mixer and Networking event on Thursday, April 20th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Hague Market/The Juniper Shoppe is located at 9844 Graphite Mountain Road in Hague, NY. This event will open The Hague Market for the 2017 Season. Starting Saturday, April 22nd The Juniper Shoppe will open Saturday’s only until their summer hours begin.
Sponsors providing door prizes for the event are, Bridge Point Communication, Bodette’s Barbecue, Country Florist & Gifts, Glens Falls National Bank, & Wagon Wheel Restaurant.
"We look forward to hosting fellow TACC Members on April 20th. We encourage and invite all Hague Businesses to stop by to kick off the season with a little glass of cheer and refreshments. Join us to get to know all The Hague Market, The Juniper Shoppe, and the Chamber has to offer,” shared, Sally Rypkema – Owner & Operator of The Hague Market/The Juniper Shoppe.
The Chamber’s “After Business Mixers” provide a networking forum for Chamber Members and area business people in addition to showcasing the site of the host as well as promoting the door prize sponsors. Networking is a key component of Chamber membership and marketing your business. Chamber members, area businesses, and organizations are encouraged to take advantage of this and all networking opportunities.
Join the Chamber to reconnect with area businesses and organizations, meet new people, and take advantage of the opportunity to hear from the hosts. In addition use this opportunity to share information with the Chamber and get to know all of our local businesses and organizations.
“We invite all Ticonderoga Area Chamber Members, businesses, and organizations along with their employees, co-workers, and volunteers to join us at the April Networking Event and to kick of the 2017 season at The Hague Market/The Juniper Shoppe. Networking is so beneficial for your business or organization. You will also have a chance to hear from our hosts, as well as connect with others from the business community. Please come out and support your another business in the Ticonderoga Area,” commented Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
The Hague Market (the Adirondacks oldest running general store) is an Adirondack general store with a deli, coffee, fresh baked goods, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, breads, entrees, groceries, household items, gifts, and local apparel/items. The market serves breakfast and lunch daily and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Be sure to visit The Juniper Shoppe (second floor) a full service gift shop with interior design service. The Juniper Shoppe offers home accessories to please the senses, organic lotions, mix of jewelry, accessories, clothing, as well as gardening objects, candles, soaps, and more. Both stores are owned and operated by Jim & Sally Rypkema of Hague.
To learn more about The Hague Market or The Juniper Shoppe call 518-543-6555 (market) or 518-543-6875 (Juniper). You can also visit http://www.haguemarket.com.
Spring is in the air and the Ticonderoga Area Farmers’ Market invites farmers and vendors (returning and new) to join them. The Market will operate on Saturdays from 10AM to 1PM from July 8th to October 14th at 1114 Wicker Street (Wicker Wood), near the Walmart entrance and across from Christopher Chevrolet Buick.
“If you produce a quality food product that is locally grown, farm raised or handmade featuring local materials, you may be interested in participating in the Farmers’ Market,” expressed June Curtis, Market Advisor. “Farmers are required to grow 50% of the fruits and vegetables they offer. All products must be local (produced within a 100 mile radius of Ticonderoga including Vermont). The Market welcomes vendors and artisans who offer original goods that complement farmers’ products. If you are hesitant to commit to the full season, a flexible schedule is readily offered to encourage participation.”
With three strong years of growth and development behind them, the Farmers’ Market management is reflecting on their recent successes and placing their energies in areas where they were both successful and not as successful. The goal is to make good better and better best, paving the way for continued progress. Application has been submitted to and authorization received from NYS Agriculture and Markets for FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program) compliancy. The market is well equipped to open in early July.
“Consumers’ safety is always our highest priority, especially with the driveway running through the middle of the site”, stated Market Manager Carol Wood Ramundo. “In 2016 we installed a formal barrier system, providing a clear delineation between the vending area and the busy roadway. What an awesome improvement! We found a permanent home for the Kids’ Zone activities, distanced from the traffic, in a nice open sunny area. Also, new signage made it easier for shoppers to find the market and locate parking. These enhancements position us well for another great season ahead.”
Plans are underway to introduce some new concepts for entertainment and kids’ activities. Grants have been submitted and fundraising has begun for the 2017 season. The Town of Ticonderoga has again committed to support the market.
“We thank the Stewarts Holiday Match program for providing supplies for kids’ activities throughout the summer”, stated June Curtis. “Nature Sculptures, Sun Catchers and Painted Pumpkins will be among several exciting projects planned in the Kids’ Zone. Another pending grant will support musical performances. A full schedule of events for the 2017 market will be distributed as the summer nears.”
The Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Matt Courtright, the chamber’s Executive Director, is a passionate advocate. “It pleases me to see the market thrive”, offers Matt. “When businesses, towns, organizations and individuals come together to support one another their strength is powerful and this strength builds incrementally over time. It is our mission at the Chamber to initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership to enhance cooperation within the community to create a more vibrant economy. The Farmers Market is one such initiative that proves to us that our work is meaningful and makes a difference. We look forward with enthusiasm to another flourishing year at the Farmers’ Market in 2017. The market not only impacts the local economy but creates a community gathering location for residents and visitors. I would like to personally thank the Town of Ticonderoga and all of the sponsors of the 2016 Farmers Market. Without your support the market would not be possible. Your commitment to the market was invaluable in sustaining our success.”
2016 sponsors and supporters included the Town of Ticonderoga, International Paper Company, Geraw’s Ok Sanitary, Stewarts Shops, Essex County Arts Council, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Program for Clinton & Essex County, Nadeau’s Farm & Garden Market, Cultural Arts Initiative, Carol & Rick Ramundo, and Christopher Chevrolet Buick.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market please contact June Curtis (Farmers Market Advisor) at 518-585-6619. For more information on the market visit www.ticonderogany.com.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is honored and excited to announce their 2017 Ambassador Team including a new Ambassador Chairperson Jodi Gibbs from Inter-Lakes Health.
2017 Ambassador Team
Jodi Gibbs- Inter-Lakes Health
Kellie Billow – Lakeside Regional Church
Angela Brown – Century 21 Adirondacks
June Curtis- Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
Marie Gijanto- Spic-N-Span Cleaning & Detailing
Louise Goodwin – Christopher Chevrolet
Nancy Ockrin- Stoney Lonesome B&B
Jessica Stoddard – TiNY Wellness Center
Hilary Primo – St. Mary’s School
Lena Robetoy- Champlain National Bank
Lori Ross – Silver Bay YMCA
Eric Stoddard – Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op
Alexander Shmulsky - Alexander Shmulsky Attorney at Law
Ambassadors are additional representatives of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for businesses and organizations. Ambassadors assist at Chamber events throughout the year.
Part of being an Ambassador is also being involved in the community, fostering new relationships with area businesses and organizations, and to act as an informational resource for members of the chamber. Ambassadors have the ability to strengthen the business community and reach out to the greater Ticonderoga Area through TACC. Ambassadors now will welcome new TACC members and Ticonderoga Area community members as well as visitors as a new initiative of being a Chamber Ambassador. TACC also hopes that Ambassadors will eventually become TACC Board Members.
Each Ambassador gives their time and talent when they can to assist the Chamber. Ambassadors meeting prior to each After Business Mixer/Networking event so that an additional meeting is not required.
The Chamber is always looking for additional Ambassadors as well. Ambassadors must represent a Chamber Member. If you are interested in becoming a TACC Ambassador contact the Chamber Office or Ambassador Chairperson Jodi Gibbs.
“When I got the notice that Amy LaVare was stepping down as the Ambassador Chairperson I thought, “I could do that.” As it turns out, my fellow Ambassadors thought so too.
I’ve enjoyed being an Ambassador for the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and getting more closely acquainted with the area’s business community. Matt and Molly run a tight ship and I’m honored to be able to support our mission of making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit. I would also like to thank Amy LaVare from Bridge Point Communication for her leadership and assistance as the previous Ambassador Chairperson” commented Jodi Gibbs – Inter –Lakes Health.
The TACC serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga Area including Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The Chamber works hard each and every day to live their tag line and mission and strive to reach their vision.
TACC Tagline: Business Focused. Community Minded. Future Driven.
TACC Mission: To initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership which will enhance a cooperative business community and create a vibrant economy, making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.
TACC Vision: The TACC will be the leading advocate for business, serving as a driving force in the economic vitality of the greater Ticonderoga Area, uniting communities and maximizing resources.
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