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Bi-Weekly Development News for Warren County and the Region
Ed Bartholomew, President  |  Arleen Girard, Chair

MAY 20, 2016

Economic Spotlight:  ENTREPRENEURS & GROWTH

EDC's 17th annual economic development luncheon on May 13th at  Six Flags Great Escape Lodge saluted the ingenuity, business acumen, and leadership of keynote speaker Phil Morse, founder of NAMIC U.S.A. Corp. in Glens Falls, a manufacturer of medical devices that is now part of the AngioDynamics family of companies.  Over 280 attendees listened intently to entrepreneur and philanthropist Phil Morse's talk about his journey to success. Students from area high schools including Glens Falls, Queensbury, Warrensburg and SUNY Adriondack business students learned about the reality of doing anything you want if you put your heart and soul into it as stated by Mr. Morse who is a perfect example of that.  Other speakers included Jim Siplon, EDC Board Member/Chief Operating Officer, JUST Beverages, LLC; Dan Stec, New York State Assemblyman; John Strough, Warren County Board of Supervisors/Supervisor, Town of Queensbury; Andrew Meader, Member Capital Region Economic Development Council/Director of Corporate Alliances Six Flags Great Escape; Charles Barton, EDC Past Chair/Chief Operating Officer, Barton International along with Edward Bartholomew, Esq., EDC President & CEO.  At the beginning of the event Ed Bartholomew introduced Tori Riley, the new President & CEO of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce. EDC welcomes and looks forward to working with Tori at the Chamber! 

A thank you is extended to all who participated with a special thank you to our sponsors!  It would not be possible without you!

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

Click here for Post-Star event coverage and Times Union coverage.

Phil Morse
EDC Annual Luncheon
May 13, 2016
EDC Annual Luncheon
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge
EDC Annual Luncheon
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge

Ed Bartholomew and Phil Morse
EDC Annual Luncheon
May 13, 2016

EDC welcomes the following New Members:  Hilltop Construction Company, JUST Beverages, LLC and Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB.

Still haven't renewed: Renew Today:  For membership information and to become a new member click here and here or call EDC Offices at 518-761-6007 and staff will gladly answer any questions about our membership program and benefits.



EDC board members and staff were given a tour of JUST water packaging facility following EDC's Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors on May 17, 2016.  The building, formerly St. Alphonsus Church, was adapted to the new use and is in full operation.

The Great Escape & Spashwater Kingdom is now open on weekends. 

Get your season pass now and save.

Great Escape Greezed Lightnin'


The Hyde to Present 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.

"Bolton Landscape", sculpture by Dorothy Dehner Photo  Courtesy the Adirondack Museum

Laura Rice, chief curator at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, tells the story of a bronze sculpture made by artist Dorothy Dehner, inspired by the woods and waters around Bolton Landing on Lake George.
Read the article.

Rally Set for Next Month to Save Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Backers of the historic Adirondack Scenic Railroad are trying to gain public support to try to stop the state from renovating the stretch of tracks between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid.

Chinese Pour $110 bn Into US Real Estate, Says Study

Investment is set to double in the next five years as wealthy rush to get their money into overseas assets, especially houses.

FYI:  Lake George and the Adirondacks have seen recent activity.

Adirondack Park Agency Board Membership Changes

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to Create 119-Mile Travel Corridor to Boost Tourism Between Remsen and Lake Placid

Plan is part of long-term strategy to create multi-use recreation trails and scenic railways.

Read the press release.

Time for NY to Invest in Future of the Olympic Movement

Read the article in Lake Placid News.

News on Delcath:  Leading U.S. Cancer Centers Join Delcath's Focus Phase 3 Trial

3 in 4 Physicians Could Be Contemplating a Career Change

New survey reflects changes in health care.  Geographic preference in pittance for quality of life component.

Cuomo:  New legislation would ease requirements on NY craft brewers, distillers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday the next steps in his ongoing efforts to "modernize" the state's alcohol laws.

"This new legislation will build on that progress by modernizing the state's Blue Laws, cutting through the red tape and removing artificial barriers to growth," said Cuomo.

Read the article in the Business Review.

May - June

May - June

June - November

June - August

May 7 - October 29, 2016
Glens Falls Farmers Market 
Saturdays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Street Market Pavilion, Downtown Glens Falls

June 4 - October 24, 2016
Queensbury Market
Mondays, 3pm - 6pm
June 4th, 2016 -October 24th, 2016
1043 State Route 9 (Davidson Brothers Brewery) Queensbury, New York

May 25 - 27, 2016
The Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY

Monday, May 30th - the 2016 Glens Falls-Queensbury Memorial Day Parade
Glen Street
10 a.m.
Following the parade, there will be a Remembrance Ceremony at Crandall Park

Friday, June 3  - Opening Night
Glens Falls Dragons vs. Amsterdam
East Field Sports Complex, 175 Dix Ave. Glens Falls, NY
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

June 18 & 19, 2016
Downtown Glens Falls' City Park
The June Arts Festival is free and open to the public, 10 am-5 pm both days

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
EDC Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Directors
EDC Offices - 234 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY  
8:00 a.m.

July 8- July 10
King George Fishing Derby
An event to benefit the S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic Invasives from Entering) Lake George Partnership.
Lake George, NY
For more information and to register click here.

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