Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, and Molly Bechard, chamber visitor and member service representative/office assistant, will welcome the community on Chamber Day Tuesday, April 3.
Chamber Day is coming to Ticonderoga.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Chamber Day Tuesday, April 3.
“Chamber Day gives the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce an opportunity to greet and talk with members as well as thank them for their continued support and dedication to the chamber and the community,” Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director, said.
Chamber Day will include an open house at the Ti chamber office, located at 94 Montcalm St., Suite 1. Chamber staff, ambassadors and board members will be available 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss chamber benefits and advantages.
It will also feature the delivery of 2012 membership plaques 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Please feel free to stop and talk to a staff member, ambassador or board member if you see them throughout the community on Chamber Day,” Courtright said. “We encourage all members to display their plaque in a location where community members and visitors can easily see it.”
In conjunction with Chamber Day, the Ti chamber will host a North Country Small Business Development Center open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Normally held the second Tuesday of each month, the NCSBDC event has been moved to April 3 to coincide with Chamber Day.
“We encourage Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce members and area businesses to attend the open houses to find out more about the services available or make an appointment with the North Country SBDC while they are in Ticonderoga to discuss your business or interest in starting a business,” Courtright said. “We are expanding our partnership to be able to assist area businesses on an ongoing basis and give the business community and those looking to start a business easier and ongoing access to their businesses services.”
The North Country Small Business Development Center at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide network of 24 regional centers located throughout New York State. The New York State SBDC is accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has more than two decades of serving the small business community. Their core services are free and confidential one-on-one counseling, market/industry research assistance, and customized business training seminars.
The North Country SBDC is supported by the State University of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Due to this support, their services are free of charge.
The SBDC business advisers provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training to help them meet the challenge of today’s economy.
Counselors will tailor one-on-one counseling to meet your needs. Some topics commonly addressed include business plan development / cash flow projections; financial analysis / legal and regulatory information; marketing assistance / business start-up information; buying and selling a business / human resource development; and import/export assistance / government procurement.
Their staff is comprised of business professionals with either small business ownership or executive management experience. They can help develop practical solutions to deal with the challenges of starting and operating a successful business.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a private not-for-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam.
The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps and online calendar of events, and offers an array of benefits for its members. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area
For more information about the chamber visit www.ticonderogany.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-6619.
For additional information on the North Country Small Business Development Center or to make an appointment with its staff while they are at the chamber office call 518-564-2524 or visit www.northcountrysbdc.org.