Job opening at the Chamber
The Chamber is seeking candidates for the position of executive director, as the current executive director, Pat Hamilton, is leaving at the end of December. The position will be available Jan. 1. This is a part-time position, two or three days a week depending on the workload. Please send a letter of interest and resume via email to email@example.com. For a copy of the job description, contact Pat Hamilton at 251-2612.
New member drive
The Chamber is initiating a “New Member” drive this month. Businesses joining the Gore Mountain Region Chamber this month are offered the remainder of this fiscal year, through June 30, 2013, for half the annual membership dues. That’s getting seven months of membership for the cost of six months.
Annual membership dues for a business (non-accommodation) with one to two employees is normally $155; the half price cost is only $77.50. (Check the membership application for different levels of membership.) Additionally, new members will receive a free banner ad for one month on the Chamber’s website (a $50 value) and will be included in the Chamber’s new 2013 Business Directory.
The new directory includes information for all Chamber members, and three maps — a walking map of downtown North Creek, and three smaller insert maps for North River, Wevertown and Route 28 from Main Street to the Adirondack Community Outreach Center. Chamber members will be identified on these maps. Off-map members will be listed as well.
Regular member benefits include: health insurance; an energy saving program; special member rate for propane fuel; discounted co-op ad rates for key tourism and travel publications; business development training seminars and workshops; promotion of member business, activities, and specials on the Chamber’s website, Facebook page, monthly newsletter and calendar of events; and networking opportunities via monthly mixers.
Chamber membership can be viewed as an investment and an important part of your business marketing plan. For a membership application and to learn more about the Chamber, visit our website at www.gorechamber.com. Or contact Pat Hamilton at the Chamber office, 251-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Business Expo
As part of the Lights on Fair events on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Chamber is hosting a Winter Business Expo at the Copperfield Inn Hunt Room, 307 Main St., North Creek from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great way to showcase what our businesses have to offer for winter activities and amenities. There is no exhibitor charge for Chamber members. For non-Chamber members, there is a $30 fee for exhibitor space. (For new members joining this month, there will be no charge.) There are still exhibitor spaces available. Contact the Chamber office to reserve your space by Nov. 28. Admission will be free to the public.
Lights On Fair, Holiday Parade
Friday evening, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., there will be a tree lighting ceremony on Main Street in North Creek. Children can visit and have a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Owens House. There will be live music and refreshments. On Saturday, Dec. 1, Breakfast with Santa at the North Creek Firehouse, starting at 7 a.m., followed by a Holiday Parade at 11 a.m. from the Firehouse to the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home. WCKM radio will be doing a live broadcast on Main Street and The Exchange at North Creek will be holding artist demonstrations. For more information visit www.gorechamber.com.
On Thursday, Nov. 28, The Exchange at North Creek will host a Chamber mixer from 4 to 7 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for you to visit this exciting new business on Main Street and network with other Chamber members. Light refreshments will be served.
The December Chamber mixer will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at the Garnet Studio, 63 Casterline Road, North River. Judy Brown will be hosting the mixer starting at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.
New board members
The Chamber is happy to announce two new board members: Gretchen Kirby and Susan Murante. Gret is with Merriam Insurance, located on Main Street in North Creek. Susan is well known in the community for her volunteer work and water aerobics during the summer months at the Copperfield Inn pool.
For more information about the Chamber, and a complete calendar of events, visit www.gorechamber.com.