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Business Focused. Community Minded. Future Driven.

Business Focused. Community Minded. Future Driven.

  • Staff
  • Board of Directors
  • Ambassadors
  • Partners
  • TACC Committees


Matt Courtright, Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Molly Bechard, Visitor & Member Service Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Katelyn Chevier, Administrative Assistant (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




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

Sally Rypkema, Hague Market/Juniper on 2



Starr Pelerin, Upstate Agency



Carolyn Ida, International Paper Company

Andrew Rasmus, Libby's Bakery Cafe

Starr Smith, Glens Falls National Bank

Kristie Watrous, Mountain Lake Services/Billy Bob's Orchard

Jonathan LaLone, Walmart of Ticonderoga

Carolyn Close, Silver Bay YMCA

Laurie Cossey, Ticonderoga Central School

*Additional Board Member to be announced.


Past President:

Scarlette Merfeld, Denton Publications / Times of Ti



Joe Giordano, Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor

Ambassador Chairperson

Jodi Gibbs, Inter-Lakes Health


2017 TACC Ambassadors:

Kellie Bilow, 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

Hilary Primo, St. Mary's School

Lena Robetoy, Champlain National Bank

Lori Ross, Silver Bay YMCA

Eric Stoddard, Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op

Jessica Stoddard, TiNY Wellness Center

Alexander Shmulsky, Alexander Shmulsky Attorney at Law


TACC Contractual Partners

Town of Ticonderoga, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Champlain Region Visitor Center, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, and eVision Digtial Marketing/

In addition the Chambers works closely with other area organizations and economic development agencies for the betterment of the Ticonderoga Area and entire region, as well as to provide an array of services for the business community. Organizations include the North Country Small Business Development Center, PRIDE of Ticonderoga, and the Essex County Industrial Development Agency.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has the following committees:

  • After Business Mixers/Networking
  • Ambassador Program
  • Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction
  • Budget & Audit
  • Business Retention & Recruitment
  • By-Laws
  • Car Show
  • Chamber Day
  • Community Appreciation Dinner & Awards Ceremony
  • Farmers’ & Community Market
  • First Fridays (potential new committee)
  • Fundraising & General Events
  • Local Indsutry (current sub-committee of Restaurants)
  • Marketing & Tourism
  • National Small Business Week
  • Nominating
  • Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas
  • Small Business Saturday

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