“2016 was one of our most successful fundraisers to date. This event continues to grow in support from local businesses and organizations but the community as a whole. Our members, partners, area businesses and community members continue to be dedicated and supportive every year for the Chamber’s Annual Fundraiser and it is deeply appreciated. The goal for this year is to continue to have this event be our premier fundraiser, supporting the ongoing efforts of the Chamber. We encourage your sponsorship and support for the 2017 Annual Fundraiser as we plan for the future of the Chamber and the Ticonderoga Area. We have exciting benefits being offered as part of our sponsorship levels including marketing opportunities with WOKO and Sun Community News,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
The TACC is a non-profit organization. The continued dedication and support of TACC members and partners, as well as Ticonderoga Area businesses and organizations enables the Chamber to serve, market, and promote our members and the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY as well as surrounding areas. In addition they are able to provide small business support and resources, business referrals, answer many community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email, and mail, send visitor area information packets upon request, keep an online calendar of events, plan and host free community events, events that draw area visitors, assist area organizations with their events and projects, work closely with area organizations and economic development agencies to grow and improve the economic climate and provide an array of benefits for our members.
To accommodate various levels of support, we are now seeking either monetary contributions, auction items, or a combination. We have the following sponsorship levels available:
Chamber Champion at the $1,000 level, Diamond at the $750.00 level, Platinum at the $500.00 level, Gold at the $250.00 level, Silver at the $125.00 level, and Bronze for contributions under $125.00. All donations must be received by Monday, June 5th, 2017. There are an array of benefits associated with each sponsorship level including new and exciting marketing benefits for the Chamber Champion and Diamond Level. Donations can be mailed or dropped off to the Chamber office in downtown Ticonderoga during normal business hours. Arrangements can also be made to have your contributions picked up. All sponsors will receive recognition for their level of contribution/support during the evening in a variety of ways as well as through press releases, a full page ad in the Times of Ti after the event, and additional promotion in our chamber communications throughout the year based on your sponsorship level. Sponsorship level sheets which highlight the levels and benefits of each level are available at www.ticonderogany.com or from the Chamber Office.
“Plan to attend our Annual Fundraiser. Enjoy the evening and the area’s newest event venue while you browse the silent and live auction items and support all of the efforts of the Chamber. DJ Cruz will provide ambiance during the event and music for dancing. Nancy Frasier Photography will also be taking photographs throughout the night. You won’t want to miss this event and the opportunity to experience the beautiful Barn at Lord Howe Valley,” commented Courtright.
Tickets are $55.00 per person and include appetizers, dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, beer, wine, and gratuity. Catering will be provide by Hot Biscuit Catering. The menu for the event will include: Cheese, Pepperoni, & Cracker Display, Spinach Bread Bowl & Vegetable Crudité, Bruschetta & Assorted Canapes, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Barbecue Chicken, Flank Steak, Baked Potato & Sour Cream, Vegetable Medley, Baked Beans, Mixed Green Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Rolls, Corn Bread, Homemade Strawberry Shortcake, lemonade, ice tea, & water. Vegetarian and special dietary options available. Request must be made at the time of reservation.
Returning as the Auctioneer for the event is Scott Hearburg owner of McDonalds of Ticonderoga/Hearburg Enterprises. Scott will be joined by two Chamber Representatives and possible other volunteers who will assist him during the live auction.
“We are excited to have Scott join us again in 2017 as our auctioneer for this event to benefit the Chamber. He is a true advocate for the Ticonderoga Area and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Scott is a dedicated community member and we are honored he has volunteered to be our auctioneer and show his continued support of the Chamber,” shared Molly Bechard – TACC Visitor & Member Service Manager.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is honored and excited to announce their 2017 Board of Directors including changes to the Executive Committee and addition of new Board Members.
Shana Macey from Bridge Point Communication/Crown Point Telephone Company is the new Board President and Sally Rypkema from the Hague Market/Juniper on 2 has joined the Executive Committee. Carolyn Ida from International Paper Company and Andrew Rasmus from Libby’s Bakery Café were renewed at TACC Board Members. In addition the Chambers is thrilled to welcome the following new Board Members to the team: Jonathan LaLone from Walmart of Ticonderoga, Carolyn Close from Silver Bay YMCA, and Laurie Cossey from the Ticonderoga Central School.
All of the above changes and additions to the Board were voted on during the Annual Meeting of the TACC Board of Directors following a notification to the Chamber Members. The Chamber is proactively seeking to have a Board that represents a wide spectrum of businesses & organizations that are TACC Members including the area’s largest employers, locally owned and operated businesses, non-profits, as well as representation from the communities they serve. Additional Board Members will be announced in 2017.
“Please join the Chamber in welcoming our new Chamber leadership and Board Members. Each person on our Board brings a new perspective and set of skills. The Chamber continues to grow in membership, services, and overall as an organization. The Board helps guide us and participates regularly to make everything the Chamber does possible. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last several years and look forward to the future,” commented Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
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.
2017 Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
President: Shana Macey, Bridge Point Communication/CPTELCO
Vice Presidents: Karen Hennessy, Sugar Hill Manor B&B, Allison Kaupelis, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga, Kristin Thompson, Inter Lakes Health, and Sally Rypkema, Hague Market / Juniper on 2. Treasurer: Starr Pelerin, Upstate Agency.
Directors: Carolyn Ida, International Paper Company, Andrew Rasmus, Libby’s Bakery Café, Starr Smith, Glens Falls National Bank, Kristie Watrous, Mt. Lakes Services/Billy Bob’s Orchard, Jonathan Lalone, Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga, Carolyn Close, Silver Bay YMCA, and Laurie Cossey, Ticonderoga Central School District.
Past President: Scarlette Merfeld, Sun Community News
Ex-Officio: Joseph Giordano, Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor
In addition the Chamber has a number of Committee Chairs that are not TACC Board Members including Emma Jean & Carol Okusky, Car Show Co-Chairs and Theresa Abare, Community Appreciation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Chairperson.
“It is an honor to have been selected by my peers to take on a larger leadership role with the Chamber. As a Board member, it has been clear to me how dedicated the Staff is to building brighter futures for our Members and communities. I am excited to be playing a greater part in this organization’s mission,” stated Shana Macey – President of Crown Point Telephone Corporation & Bridge Point Communication and new TACC Board President.
2016 continued to be a year of growth for the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in a variety of ways including memberships, expanded and new partnerships, as well as services the Chamber offers to its Members and the entire Ticonderoga Area.
“Although 2016 had its challenges overall it was a successful year. We are honored to serve, market, promote and provide an array of benefits for our Members as well as the Ticonderoga Area. Without the continued support and dedication of our Members and Partners all of the efforts of the Chamber to make the Ticonderoga Area a better place to live, work, and visit would not be possible. You are supporting your community and the future of the Ticonderoga Area” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome the following new members who joined the Chamber throughout 2016:
*Note new TACC Members are listed in the order in which they joined the Chamber.
The Chamber offers an array of benefits to their Members and is encouraging them to maximize their benefits as well as understand the importance of supporting the Chamber. A highlight of TACC Member benefits include:
Marketing, Promotion, Publicity & Exposure
· Website Listings on www.ticonderogany.com, www.lakechamplainregion.com (via ROOST), & www.ticonderoga360.com (eVision Digital Marketing).
· Listing in the printed and online Chamber/Business Directory.
· Members can display printed materials for distribution at the Chamber Office.
· We will share your press releases as well as assist in writing & formatting press releases, flyers, etc.
· The Chamber will list all of your events, meetings, or general dates to remember on the online calendar. In addition TACC will ensure events are listed on the LCR (via ROOST) calendar.
· Access to a variety of sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
· Representation throughout the area & region as well as for economic development purposes.
· Networking opportunities to connect with other businesses & organizations.
· Members can submit news, information, events, and more for the Monthly Member News email blast.
· Professional & courteous staff that promote the area and their Members by providing answers and information to visitors and the community. TACC only provides referrals to Members.
· Receive the TACC Weekly Memo with important information on news (area, regional, state, etc.), events, marketing opportunities, seminars, general updates, and much more.
Business Support, Services, & Resources
· TACC offers daily/one on one business support and services directly to our Members as well as new/potential new businesses. Business support, services, resources, and counseling are also available via our partnership with the North Country Small Business Development Center & SCORE (Free Services).
Business Seminars & Trainings
· Seminars, trainings, & informational meetings on an array of topics are available throughout the year to assist making your business or organization successful.
· TACC Members automatically become Associate Members of the North Country Chamber of Commerce giving you access to a Commerce Card Discount Program, Energy Savings Program, & the Chamber Health Insurance Services.
· TACC Members have access to an array of promotional and marketing opportunities via the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) / Lake Champlain Region.
· TACC Members have access to additional benefits via our partnership with Ticonderoga360/eVision Digital Marketing including Business Spotlight articles and more!
· The TACC is partners with a number of organizations and economic development agencies giving our Members access to an array of resources and services.
Creditability, Community Involvement, & Support
· Being a Chamber Member says you belong to & support the local community. It shows that you are dedicated to the success & future of the Ticonderoga Area.
“Being a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is not only an investment in your business or organization but in the community as a whole. The Chamber is a non-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes their members and the entire Ticonderoga Area. I want to stress the importance of supporting Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Members because they support the Chamber and the community in so many ways. Our Members along with our community partners truly allow us to serve the Ticonderoga Area and work to make the area a better place. Without the dedication of our many Chamber Members and Partners all we do would not be possible. I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Chamber,” stated Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
TACC contractual partners include the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Champlain Region Visitor Center, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, North Country Small Business Development Center, and eVision Digital Marketing / Ticonderoga360.com. Additional partnerships may be announced in 2017. In addition the Chamber works closely with area economic development agencies including the Essex County Industrial Development Agency and PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
“As the Chamber continues to grow and move into the future we will work even harder for our Members, Partners, the business community and the Ticonderoga Area as a whole. We could not do this without our Members and Partners,” stated Courtright.
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.
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.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce their 2017 Save The Date which includes Chamber events and a brief highlight of area events that are visitor focused. The Chambers Save The Date is used to promote the year ahead for the Chamber and the Ticonderoga Area but is also handed out to visitors and all area businesses. The businesses can use this and the online calendar as a planning tool for the year. A full calendar of events with details, as well as a printable Save The Date flyer can be found online at www.ticonderogany.com. Printed versions are available at the Chamber Office. The Chamber will kick off 2017 with the first networking opportunity of the year being held January 19th at the newly renovated Glens Falls National Bank and Upstate Agency offices in Downtown Ticonderoga. 2017 Save The Dates will be available and given to all attended.
2017 Chamber Events
Chamber Day: April 25th
National Small Business Week: April 30th – May 6th
Spring Shopping & Dining Night is May 5th.
Ticonderoga Beautification Week: May 8th – 14th
15th Annual TACC Fundraiser Dinner & Auction: Friday, June 16th
Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market: Saturdays - July through October 2017
Holiday Market on December 1st.
25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show: Sunday, August 6th
Community Appreciation Dinner & Awards Ceremony: October 26th
Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 25th
8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas: November 24th – December 3rd
Holiday Shopping & Dining Night is December 1st.
Monthly Services & Seminars (Services available at the Chamber office)
North Country Small Business Development Center, Health Insurance with the North Country Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Business Seminars, Business Support, Services, Counseling, & More!
Look for detailed information on the above events to be announced as well as Business Seminars & much more throughout the year!
2017 After Business Mixers/Networking Opportunties (5:30 - 7:00 PM)
Glens Falls National Bank/Upstate Agency: January 19th
The Prevention Team: February 9th
Christopher Chevrolet Buick: March 16th
The Hague Market/Juniper On 2: April 20th
Crab Shack: May 25th
Optics of Ticonderoga: September 21st
Libby’s Bakery Café: October 19th
Ticonderoga Festival Guild: November 16th
In coordination with Ticonderoga Arts Downtown Gallery.
Ticonderoga Historical Society: December 14th
Look for additional events & details to be announced!
2017 Brief Highlight of Events:
Fort Ticonderoga Battle of Snowshoes Reenactment: January 21st
Hague Winter Weekend: February 11th & 12th
Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival: March 4th
Ticonderoga Area Mom Prom: March 25th
National Small Business Week: April 30th – May 6th
Spring Shopping & Dining Night: May 5th
Fort Ticonderoga Opens For Season: May 6th
Knox Cannon Trail Dedication: May 13th – Crown Point State Historic Site
Taste of Ti: May 18th
Hague Memorial Day Celebration: May 27th
Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration May 28th & 29th
Americade: June 5th – 10th
Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM (July through October)
Ticonderoga Children’s Arts Trek Programs: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM (July & August)
Ticonderoga Children’s Artist Touch Workshops: Wednesdays & Fridays at 9:00 AM (July & August)
Hague Concerts In The Park: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Ticonderoga Summer Concert Series: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (July & August)
Best 4th In The North Celebration: July 1-4
Fort Ticonderoga Battle of Carillon Commemoration: July 8th
Ticonderoga Historical Society Liberated Ladies Live Music Show: July 15th
Moriah & Port Henry Champ Day/Antique Classic Boat Show: July 22nd
Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Muster: July 29th
Ticonderoga StreetFest: July 29th
25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show: August 6th
Crown Point French & Indian War Encampment: August 12th & 13th
Ticonderoga Historical Society Summer O’ Fair: August 12th
Ticonderoga Historical Society Celtic Celebration: August 19th
Penfield Heritage Day: August 20th
Trekonderoga: August 25th – 27th
Moriah Labor Day Weekend Celebration: September 2nd – 3rd
Hague Oktoberfest: September 8th – 10th
Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment: September 9th & 10th
Fort Ticonderoga Harvest & Horse Festival: September 30th
Billy-Bobs Orchard AppleFest: September 30th & October 1st
Ticonderoga HalloweenFest: October 28th – October 31st
*Business Trick or Treating on October 31st.
Fort Ticonderoga closes for the season: October 29th
8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration: November 24th – December 3rd
Ticonderoga Area Holiday Shopping & Dining Night: December 1st
“I would like to thank the many dedicated businesses, organizations, committees, and communities for their continued support, dedication, and commitment to the Ticonderoga Area. We are able to offer an array of experiences for our community members and visitors because of all of you. You all work so hard all year long to bring great events and opportunities to the area. I would also like to thank all of our Members, Partners, Staff Members, Board Members, Ambassadors, and Volunteers for your continued commitment and dedication to the Chamber and the future of the Ticonderoga Area,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
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