The Chamber of Commerce plays such an important role in so many communities and within the Ticonderoga area. Do you know what the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce does and what the definition of a chamber of commerce is? Here is just a brief synopsis on the chamber of commerce.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a private not-for-profit taxpaying corporation that has been in operation for over 85 years. Representing over 175 members and area businesses, the chamber speaks as one voice for the business people of the community.
The chamber of commerce cooperatively works with civic, social, cultural and educational organizations as well as local government and economic development organizations.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events to draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers many community and visitors questions and request via phone, email, and mail, sends visitors area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members just to name a few. The chamber also maintains the information booth located at Liberty Monument and will be maintaining the information hut at the Fort Ticonderoga intersection.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is also affiliated with the Lake Champlain Region Visitors Center and has partnerships with the town of Ticonderoga, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism and The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce, as well as other area organizations and economic development agencies.
By definition from Wikipedia.com a chamber of commerce is a form of business network. A chamber of commerce is a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses market and promote its members as well as a particular area. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a president, CEO or executive director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization. The first chamber of commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseille, France. It took more than 65 years, until it was followed by another official chamber of commerce, probably in Brugge, Belgium. The world’s oldest English-speaking chamber of commerce is that of New York City, which was established in 1768. (Information provided from Wikipedia.com).
To learn more about the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce visit www.ticonderogany.com or visit us at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga. Please feel free to stop by to share your ideas, concerns, thoughts, and positivity with me. You can also reach me at 585-6619 or directly at email@example.com. I encourage you to all become a fan of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce on facebook to stay up to date with news, events, see photos, and more.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."-- Henry Ford
Matthew Courtright is executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.