Find out how we're moving Warren County forward...
Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

MAY 6, 2016
INSIDE EDC


Economic Spotlight: ENTREPRENEURS & GROWTH



Friday, May 13, 2016
EDC ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Great Escape Lodge 

Registration and Networking: 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Luncheon & Program: Noon to 1:30  p.m. 

Our annual economic development luncheon this year salutes the ingenuity, business acumen, and leadership of several local entrepreneurs. 

EDC is pleased to announce and welcome Phillip Morse as keynote speaker. In addition to Phillip Morse's keynote presentation, EDC officials will share highlights from 2015 and discuss 2016 initiatives. This annual event attracts private citizens as well as roughly 250 local business and non-profit executives, county and municipal administrators, school leaders, and elected officials. 

LIMITED SEATS REMAINING:  Advance paid reservations are required. It is very unlikely that there will be seats available at the door.  Call the office at 518-761-6007 x300.  

Thank you to our sponsors!

Titanium Members/Sponsors:
Adirondack Technical Solutions, Finch Paper LLC, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company, North Country Janitorial, Inc.

Premium Sponsors:
Rozell Industries, UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773

Event Sponsors:
Barton & Loguidice, Behan Communications, Inc., The Chazen Companies, The LA Group

Platinum Members/Sponsors:
Ames Goldsmith Corp., Barton International, Bette & Cring Construction Group, CMI Communications, Cool Insuring Agency, Fort William Henry, Glens Falls Hospital, Gore Mountain/ORDA, Harris Beach PLLC, National Grid and NBT Bank


KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Phillip H. Morse

Founder
NAMIC U.S.A. Corp.
Medical device manufacturer now part of AngioDynamics 
 
 
Vice Chairman
Fenway Sports Group
Sports, media and entertainment

Founder
Heritage Creations USA
Custom golf trophies and awards







You are invited to a CREDC public meeting:

"Preparing for Round VI"
 
Presented by
 
Mike Yevoli
Regional Director, Empire State Development
Executive Director, Capital Region Economic Development Council
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
9:00 AM Registration
 9:30 - 11:30 AM - Program
Queensbury Hotel, Adirondack Room,
88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY
 
You are invited to attend a Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) 
public meeting on Wednesday, May 11th from 9:30 - 11:30 AM at the Queensbury Hotel as CREDC Executive Director Mike Yevoli presents important information regarding the 2016 Consolidated Funding Application process and Governor Cuomo's new Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

RSVP TODAY!
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there!

 
Just Water
JUST Water Bottle Now Includes Plant-Based Materials

JUST water takes its hybrid bottle carton to the next level of environmental friendliness by creating a bottle with a plant-based shoulder and cap, for 82% renewable resource content.

For a recent article in the NY Times

The Hyde Presents Christo & Jeanne-Claude:  The Tom Golden Collection

GLENS FALLS, NY - 
The Hyde Collection is pleased to present an exciting, wide-ranging exhibition of works by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The show, which spans the Museum's Charles R. Wood Gallery and its newly-renovated Whitney-Renz Gallery, includes 123 original drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs that capture the versatility, longevity, and international scope of the duo's extensive career. Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection opens to the public on May 15 and continues through June 26.

Click here for the press release.

 
The Great Escape & Spashwater Kingdom will be opening on May 14th. Get your pass now and be ready for opening day.
New Greezed Lightn' Looping Coaster Ride

 
Draft 2015 Dix Avenue Corridor Study Update is available on the website for public review. There will be further revisions to the Pedestrian/Multimodal Characteristics and Needs map, to reflect the changes in the text. However, it was deemed that the current map was sufficient to release the document for public review.



Attention all EDC Members and Future Members:  Renew your membership at EDC!  

Thank you to all of our members who have renewed for 2016! There is still plenty of time to renew or become a new member! 

Membership materials were sent via mail to all current members. For membership information and to become a new member please click here
or call EDC Offices today at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.
WARREN COUNTY HAPPENINGS
Owners Sell Shepard's Cove Restaurant and Bar on Lake George

The owners of Shepard's Cove on Lake George have sold the waterfront restaurant bar for $1.6 million.  

Read the article in the Business Review.



Fight Against Boater-Spread Invasive Species Gets More N.Y. Cash


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & REGIONAL NEWS
Intel Laying Off 12,000

Article describes how Intel misread the chip market direction a decade ago when they dominated PC's and missed the move to mobile platforms now preferred by most consumers. Globalfoundries is one company that benefitted.



Rustbelts to Smart Cities

Article from Brookings Institution citing Albany NY and Akron OH as examples of From Rustbelts to Smartest Cities on Earth as a mechanism for growth and rebirth. Albany's example revolves around nanotech and access to R & D evolving out of its historical heavy industrial past.



Corporate Headquarters Mobility Is At An All-Time High

Article on why and where HQ relocate.



UPCOMING EVENTS
May

May

May - July



Saturday, May 7th
GAME 5
Adirondack vs. South Carolina
7:00 p.m. Glens Falls Civic Center
Series Tied 2-2
Pack the House For Game 5!




SAVE THE DATES!   
2016 USCAA Small College World Series Coming to East Field May 8th - May 13th, 2016
May 7th 12 y/o Homerun Derby
Sunday May 8th College Banquet and College Homerun Derby
Games Start Mon May 9th at 11:30am
Mon May 9th- Fri May 13th-World Series Tournament
 
At the Gate
$5.00 Per Game
 $10 Day Pass  
$25.00 for Tournament Pass
 
http://gfdragons.com   under news   
  
Co-Hosted by Glens Falls Dragons and College of St. Joseph's Fighting Saints Baseball


May 9 & May 16
The Microenterprise Assistance Program
Mondays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus
Hartford Central School District
Salem Central School District
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Call 518-743-2238, email conted@sunyacc.edu

Friday, May 13, 2016
EDC Annual Luncheon
Great Escape Lodge, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury
Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Phillip H. Morse
Medical Device and Professional Sports Industry Entrepreneur
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration and networking at 11:30; luncheon begins at noon

Saturday, May 14
Strategies to help conquer the chronic pain of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
SUNY Adirondack, Theater, 640 Bay Road Qby, NY
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To register click here or call 798-1761.

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

Thursday, May 19
Adirondack Non-Profit Business Council
4th Annual Synergistic Community Symposium
The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street, GF
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


NYSEDC'S 2016 Annual Meeting
May 25 - 27, 2016
The Otesaga Hotel
Cooperstown, NY

CONTACT EDC 
For member information on how to join EDC, go to edcwc.org

To share your news, submit to info@edcwc.org

STAY CONNECTED:
EDC Warren County  |  www.edcwc.org  |  518-761-6007