Nancy Ockrin, co-chair of the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Doug Terbeek following his election as co-chairman.
The Crown Point Chamber of Commerce marked its first anniversary with a pot luck dinner recently.
The group’s annual meeting featured a look back, plans for the future and the election of new leadership.
Doug Terbeek was elected chamber co-chairman. He replaces Joe Bodette. Nancy Ockrin remains a co-chair.
“I’m pleased to serve in this capacity and be part of the positive growth which the chamber can help bring to Crown Point,” Terbeek said.
Terbeek, a long-time Crown Point resident, is the director of the Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, which is based in Ticonderoga.
“I am very excited with the new addition to our team, with Doug’s years of community involvement bringing a lot to the table,” Ockrin remarked.
Bodette was thanked for his work in getting the chamber off the ground.
The Crown Point Chamber of Commerce now has 45 members. Maple Ridge Park Campground and two individuals joined at the annual meeting, which was held at Frenchman’s Restaurant.
Last year’s accomplishments were reviewed and plans developed for 2012.
“Last year flower pots on shepherd’s hooks were put up around downtown towards beautification,” Ockrin said. “This year we are hoping to expand with even more flower stations. The chamber’s web site (www.crownpointny.org) is up and running. This year’s goals include further expansion with reciprocal linking, additional pictures and a Crown Point calendar for town events.
“In 2011 the chamber purposed to be involved with the town’s regularly occurring events, like the Penfield Museum fund raisers, town board meetings and Memorial Day festivities,” Ockrin added. “This year we are hoping to initiate and sponsor some of our own events for the town, along the lines of our most recently spearheaded activity, the children’s ice fishing clinic held at MonItor Bay. Exploring town grant possibilities is on the agenda for the new year.”
A plaque with the chamber’s slogan, “Building a bridge to a strong and dynamic community,” has been designed for membership 2012. In addition, a chamber brochure, including the participating chamber businesses and community groups, is being readied for the Lake Champlain Bridge celebration May 19 and 20.
Ockrin reported that organizers expect 10,000 people to participate in the bridge celebration.
The annual meeting included the awarding of door prizes — a quilted wall hanging hand made by the treasurer Jean Proetti and a gift basket from Stoney Lonesome Bed and Breakfast. Winners were Norm St. Pierre of Norm’s Bait and Tackle and Cathy Muller of Leveraged Solutions.