The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) September After Business Mixer and Networking Event will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Optics of Ticonderoga from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Optics of Ticonderoga is located at 89 Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga, NY.
Sponsors providing door prizes will be Bridge Point Communication, Christopher Chevrolet Buick, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, & the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.
“We invite all Ticonderoga Area Chamber Members, businesses, and organizations along with their employees, co-workers, and volunteers to attend the September After Business Mixer and Networking event at Optics of Ticonderoga as we kick-off the Fall Season. Please join us to reconnect with area businesses and organizations as well as meet new people. Optics of Ticonderoga is a dedicated Chamber Member and business within the Ticonderoga Area. It is truly a pleasure to work with Dawn and Ann. We look forward to working with them for many more years to come. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to network but a chance to support another business within the Ticonderoga Area. Networking is the perfect way for the business community to connect and support one another. In addition, it is a chance for businesses to discuss common issues and concerns and provide this information to the Chamber,” stated TACC Executive Director, Matthew Courtright.
Optics of Ticonderoga is an optical shop with hundreds of eyeglass frames to choose from. The selection of styles range from traditional to modern. We have a frame for every face. We also carry name brand sunglasses that can be purchased with or without a prescription. Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
Eye exams are available by independent doctors at Optics. Call to make your appointment. Optics of Ticonderoga is located in Downtown Ticonderoga at 89 Montcalm Street. For more information call Optics of Ticonderoga at 518-585-4000.
“Please join us for a relaxed evening with fellow business and community members. We are honored to be a TACC Member and appreciate all they do for their Members and the entire Ticonderoga Area. While mixing, you will have the opportunity to see and try on, if you wish, our many styles of fashionable eyeglass frames and sunglasses. On display will be our newest designer styles The Steve Madden Collection and the Dolabany Line. The Steve Madden Collection features on-trend styles that are innovative and daring, The Dolabany Line includes frames made with premium materials and exceptional workmanship with unique designs and available only through independent optical professionals. It will be our privilege to welcome you to our optical boutique,” shared Dawn Titus – Owner of Optics of Ticonderoga.
Dawn and Ann are looking forward to hosting the September After Business Mixer on September 21st at Optics of Ticonderoga.
The Chambers “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.
For more information, a Ticonderoga Area Business Directory, Calendar of Events, or area information contact the TACC at 518-585-6619 or visit www.ticonderogany.com.
The 25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show that was recently held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park was a great success. The event attracted over 230 car show participants and hundreds of spectators. The Show was coordinated by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Adirondack Trail Riders. The show is a judged show and a “SuperWheels Showdown” Qualifier.
There were a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. Awards/plaques have been custom designed for the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Car Show.
The Ticonderoga Area Car Show continues to be “SuperWheels Showdown” Qualifier Show. Each year the Chambers sends one, Best of Show winner to the “SuperWheels Showdown” in Boston, MA each October. These participants have a chance to place at this show, as well as move into an even larger and exclusive show at the Mohegan Sun.
2017 Ticonderoga Area Car Show Award Recipients:
“SuperWheels” Winner and Best of Show Car: Joe Kardum
Best of Show Truck: Dennis Martinez
Best of Show Motorcycle: Bill Frazier
Best of Show Display: Norm Monettte - “Flying Farmer”
Best Work In Progress: Tom Forgath
Favorite Antique: Dick & Diane Shortsleeves
Best Color Scheme: Dennis Martinez
Most Radical Engine: Bill Roberts
Chamber Choice: John LaFond
Fans Choice: Jim Hambrick
Boy Scouts Choice: Garry Payne
In addition, awards were given for Top 25 and Fabulous 50.
2017 Car Show Raffle Winners were Brian Smith of Elizabethtown ($2500.00) and Jessica Stoddard ($1500.00) from TiNY Wellness Center.
During the Car Show there was food, vendors, music, t-shirts, car photographs, a kid zone with air bushed tattoos, bouncy house, and playground as well as a 50/50 Raffle, car show raffle, the Kiwanis Duck Race, a Piston Toss, a Muffler Wrap, and more.
2017 Car Show Sponsors:
Adirondack Trail Riders
Best Western Plus
Bridge Point Communication
Sun Community News / Times of Ti
A&S Customs LLC
Egglefield Bros. Inc.
McDonalds of Ticonderoga
R.B. Motors / NAPA
The Crab Shack
Tony’s Ticonderoga Sports
Wagon Wheel Restaurant
Adirondack Outhouses By Tyler
Advance Auto Parts
Carney & Breitenbach
Champlain Valley Heating and Plumbing
D.L. Paige Building & Excavating Inc.
Hot Biscuit Diner
International Paper Co.
Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga
Lakeside Plumbing & Heating
Port Henry Service Center
The Wind-Chill Factory
Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union
Glens Falls National Bank
Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home
“Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, spectators, and volunteers who made the car show such a great success. This event draws many people to the area each year. We are able to showcase our beautiful area and Bicentennial Park in addition to offering a fantastic event. Sponsors were recognized during the show and will also be in an upcoming full-page ad. For 2018 the Adirondack Trail Rides will be coordinating the Ticonderoga Area Car Show with support from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,” shared Matthew Courtrght – TACC Executive Director.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in coordination with our partners are pleased to announce the lineup of Fall 2017 Business Seminars. All seminars will be held at the Chamber Office in Ticonderoga (94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1).
Tuesday, September 12th: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Small Business Advertising - A Return On Investment
SCORE in coordination with the NC Chamber and the TACC is proud to present this Small Business Seminar. Learn how to maximize the results of your advertising efforts. Topics to be covered include Social Media Marketing (how to boost posts, strategies to increase organic engagement, etc.), Point-of-Product and Point-of-Sale marketing techniques & Creating an Effective Call to Action.
Sign in begins at 5:00 PM. The presentation will start promptly at 5:30 PM.
Presented by SCORE of Clinton, Franklin, & Essex Counties.
“Dinner Business Seminar” - Refreshments Sponsored by: Bodette’s Barbecue Catering
Tuesday, October 10th: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Intro To Quickbooks - Is Quickbooks Right For You?
This seminar will address the importance of choosing the right software to manage your business finances. During a live demonstration, various time saving functions Quickbooks online offers will be reviewed. Topics will include Invoicing/Accounts Receivable (set-up customer data, terms, & tax rates), Entering Bills/Accounts Payable (set-up vendors & reports), Payroll, Add/Delete Accounts, Budget, & Sharing Data with your Accountant. For an accountant recommendation speak to the Chamber.
Sign in begins at 8:30 AM. The presentation will start promptly at 9:00 AM
Presented by Jennifer Partch Whitehurst in coordination with the NCSBDC.
“Breakfast Seminar” - Refreshments Sponsored by: The Hot Biscuit Diner
Tuesday, November 14th: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Instagram For Business 101
It is a good time to be using Instagram for your business. Instagram makes it easy to quickly edit and share photos and videos on any mobile device Capture unforgettable moments, events, or tell a story. Over 1 million businesses worldwide use Instagram advertising to tell their business stories by inspiring people with visuals. This seminar will help you sharpen your marketing skills. Topics will include an Introduction to Instagram, Getting Started, Secrets to Instagram Success, How to Increase Your Instagram Engagement, and how to Boost Your Brand Identity with Instagram.
Sign in begins at 11:00 AM. The presentation will start promptly at 11:30 AM
Presented by eVision Digital Marketing in coordination with the NCSBDC.
“Lunch Seminar” - Refreshments Sponsored by: Walmart of Ticonderoga
Registration is required for all Business Seminars. Seminars Are Free for TACC Members. $10.00 For Not-Yet Members.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) recently held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for The Barn at Lord Howe Valley as part of their 15th Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction on Friday, June 16th, 2017.
The Barn at Lord Howe Valley is a picturesque wedding and event venue nestled between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The facility is a 6,000 square foot post and beam main barn venue which can host a wedding ceremony and reception as well as other events.
Ending the formal part of the TACC Fundraiser Dinner & Auction, TACC Executive Director Matthew Courtright welcomed Sarah Latchford from The Barn at Lord Howe Valley as well as her family to join him at the Podium.
“In addition to our fundraiser with all of you here we are honored that tonight will also be the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration for The Barn at Lord Howe Valley. This new facility has been an amazing addition to the Ticonderoga Area Business Community. Not only does it provide a beautiful new event facility with stunning views but has and will continue to have a significant economic impact on the area. Thank you for being a Chamber Member and for being part of our bright future here in the Ticonderoga Area,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
Sarah Latchford, Owner and Operator of The Barn at Lord Howe Valley welcomed everyone and thanked the Chamber and the entire community for welcoming them as one of the newest businesses in the Ticonderoga Area.
“We are honored to be part of the Ticonderoga Area Business Community. We truly feel that The Barn at Lord Howe Valley will have a significant economic impact on the region and in particular lodging properties. We have been working with several local caterers and look forward to growing our relationships with other area businesses. We would like to thank the Chamber for all of their support over the last year and we were thrilled to be able to host their 15th Annual Fundraiser,” shared Sarah Latchford, The Barn at Lord Howe Valley.
The Barn at Lord Howe Valley is located at 671 NYS Route 9N in Ticonderoga, NY. They can be reached at 518-321-4898. For more information visit www.barnatlordhowevalley.com or their facebook page.
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