The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce February After Business Mixer will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 111 Montcalm St. in downtown Ticonderoga.
The mixer will be hosted by PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance and Vilardo Architecture.
Sponsors providing door prizes will be Stoney Lonesome B&B, International Paper Co., the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, PRIDE of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance/The Downtown Gallery.
“We invite all Ticonderoga area chamber members and area business people to attend the February After Business Mixer,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “Not only is it a perfect opportunity to network, but a chance to support organizations and a business within the Ticonderoga area. In addition it is a wonderful opportunity for businesses and organizations to discuss common issues and concerns and provide this information to the chamber. We are truly excited to have four hosts for the February After Business Mixer. What a wonderful opportunity to showcase our partnerships and update the business community.”
The chamber After Business Mixers provide a networking forum for area business people in addition to showcasing the site of the host as well as promoting the door prize sponsors. All area business people, chamber members and their employees are invited to attend.
“The After Business Mixer in February will be hosted by not one organization/business but four,” Courtright said. “Three of our hosts live in the same building – PRIDE of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance and Vilardo Architecture. Our fourth host for the evening is the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. We all agreed that since we all work together on community development projects throughout the town and are close partners with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce it would be a great opportunity to share our combined efforts with chamber members and the business community”.
PRIDE of Ticonderoga is a non-profit rural preservation company established in 1984 for the purpose of “Preserving, Implementing, Directing, and Effecting” community development through the securing of public and private funds for housing rehabilitation, economic development, historic preservation, community planning and educational programs. PRIDE works in partnership with local, county, regional, state, and federal governmental agencies, community- based organizations, business and industrial groups, and individuals to identify specific needs, evaluate funding options, develop strategies, prepare funding applications, assist with fundraising and implement programs and projects to effect community development.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007. Its mission is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of Ticonderoga's traditional business district, employing the National Trust Main Street Center’s guidelines for organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Meetings are held monthly and volunteers are always welcome.
The Ti Alliance is a not-for-profit, local development corporation whose mission is to restore economic prosperity to the Ticonderoga region by serving as a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and resources, and a catalyst for public-private partnerships and investment opportunities. The alliance was formed in 2010 by an unprecedented citizens' alliance.
Vilardo Architecture is an architectural practice specializing in vacation/lake homes, light commercial and renovations in the Lake George/Adirondack region and in Vermont. Vilardo Architecture was established by Joseph F. Vilardo as successor to Hoffman-Vilardo Architects, Saratoga Springs, where he was the founding partner in 1991. Vilardo, a registered architect and native of Ticonderoga, has been practicing in the region since 1984.
Although an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated and can be made by calling the TACC at 585-6619 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.