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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Chuck Barton, Chairman

NOVEMBER 6, 2015

25th Annual Adirondack Stampede Rodeo
Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Don't miss the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo at the Glens Falls Civic Center for the 25th year! This annual tradition is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowbows Association) rodeo, featuring all the excitement of a pro rodeo's top national and regional competitors.The Stampede showcases 200 competitors in the seven standard rodeo events.

After the rodeo, everyone is invited to the Round-Up Party in the Civic Center's Heritage Hall!

Proceeds benefit several local children's charities, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Glens Falls Youth Center, and The United Way, among others.

Click here for ticket information.

Walkway Would get "European feel' Lighting

Glens Falls:  The partners of JMZ Architects and Planners and the owners of Davidson Brothers restaurant want to add a 'European feel' to the Exchange Street walkway between their two buildings in downtown.

Mark Your Calendars for Three Upcoming EDC Events

EDC's Holiday Mixer is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. overlooking the City of Glens Falls in the Adirondack Mountains on the 9th Floor at The Tower located at 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls.  Share holiday cheer with our leadership, staff, partners, stakeholders, business and community.  Last year's event drew over 150 attendees from the region.  Donations are appreciated:  Unwrapped toy for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Benefits are being offered for a co-sponsor fee of $550:
  • Premium logo placement in promotion and event materials and ongoing slide presentation
  • Acknowledgement from podium
  • Acknowledgement in pre-event web, e-newsletters prior to event
  • (5) attendee tickets
(Please note EDC is a 501C3 organization and co-sponsor fee is tax deductible.)

To sponsor contact Elaine Behlmer at or call 518-761-6007 x300.

To register RSVP by 12/4/15  to Elaine Behlmer.  Cost is $10 per person to attend. Please make check payable to EDC and mail to 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY  12801.

Hurry - Space is Limited!

Friday, December 11, 2015
Adirondack Thunder vs. Norfolk Admirals
7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2015 
Adirondack Thunder vs. Wheeling Nailers
7:00 p.m.

$32 Includes:  One ticket to each game, Pre-game Reception, light appetizers & cash bar.

For tickets contact Sean Driscoll at 518-480-3355 x319 or via email at

Go Thunder!


New York Post:  Jimmer Fredette has his eyes on Knicks' 15th roster spot:
Glens Falls and Jimmer's upstate roots mentioned in this article about how he hopes to play for the NBA Knicks.

START-UP NY Roundtable at SUNY Poly CNSE Brings Together Capital Region Schools and ESD Representatives to Stimulate Development Opportunities
EDC participated in a START-UP NY Roundtable held at SUNY Poly on October 27th.  Discussion was centered on updates from each entity with an emphasis placed on initiating collaboration between academic institutions represented.  For a press release summarizing the event click here.

Hospital Seeks Funding to Add Psychiatric Crisis Unit to Emergency Room
Read the article in the Business Review.


The Public Service Commission issued a Q & A to address their position that NY's electric grid is in dire need of updating and upgrading and why.



Op Ed in Syracuse paper reinforcing the issue that NY needs electric grid work to remain competitive and fuel future growth in tech industries.


Read the article. 


How Did This Region Get So Smart - Industry of Course

Article on why Capital Region is lucky to have RPI, GE and CNSE feeding R&D.

Photo:  Skip Dickstein
Wadsworth Lab in Albany.
(Times Union archive)


Read the article in the Times Union.



IBM Is Going to Change How We Forecast the Weather With Watson
Article on IBM's recent acquisition of Weather Company including Weather Channel and what it means for the future of weather forecasting, climate analysis and disaster preparation. It is expected IBM will use its cloud platform and R & D assets in the Hudson Valley i.e. Watson to analyze data in unprecedented ways.

Tourists enjoy the Adirondack Scenic Railroad at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.

Rally Announced to Preserve Scenic Railroad

Read the article in The Sun.


November - January

November - April

November - April

Sunday, November 8
Glens Falls Symphony Concert at Glens Falls High School
4:00 p.m.

 Wednesday, November 11
 Veteran's Day Observed

Memorial Ceremony in Crandall Park
11:00 a.m.

Ceremony at Vietnam Veteran Memorial 
SUNY Adirondack
1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

November 12-13
Marist College & The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, New York

Sunday, November 15
A Salute to Veterans 2015 Concert by the Lake George Community Band
Glens Falls High School
3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
8:00 a.m
234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY

Wednesday, November 18
10 a.m.

Sunday, November 22
The Post-Star Holiday Parade
Wednesday, November 25
7:00 p.m.

The Shirt Factory Holiday Open House
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - November 27, 28, 29
10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday - December 12, 13
10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 4
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Kingsbury Firehouse, Hudson Falls, New York

Thursday, December 10
EDC Holiday Event
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Tower
9th Floor, 333 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Friday, December 11
EDC Night with Adirondack Thunder
7:00 p.m.

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