Winter Outdoor Recreational Opportunities Seminars
In response to requests from the local community for more information on local trail systems and outdoor recreational opportunities they offer, the Chamber has worked with Steve Ovitt of Wilderness Property Management to provide seminars on winter and summer non-vehicle outdoor recreation seminars.
The first of these seminars, for Winter Outdoor Recreation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 15. Both start at 7 p.m. at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. These seminars will provide information and increase the awareness of Adirondack business owners, employees and the public to non-motorized winter outdoor recreation located on public trails in the Southeastern Adirondacks, Upper Hudson River Drainage area.
The program will include backcountry/cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter mountaineering and focus on 50-plus miles of backcountry trails accessible from the North Creek Ski Bowl Park, Thirteenth Lake/North River, Bakers Mills and some of the trails located in Chestertown, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Thurman and Newcomb. They will cover the experience level of the user from easy to extreme.
Registration is recommended, but not necessary. Contact the Chamber at 251-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminars are free and open to the public. The program is being sponsored by: Warren County, First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, the Town of Johnsburg, and Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce. Summer Outdoor Recreational Opportunities Seminars will be planned for this spring to include hiking and mountain biking.
Half Price membership drive
The Chamber is offering new members half price annual membership from January through June 2013. Additionally, each new member will receive one month free banner ad on the Chamber’s website. Contact the Chamber office for an application or download one from www.gorechamber.com.
Reserve banner ad space for 2013
Time to reserve your space for a banner ad on our Chamber’s website. For chamber members, the cost is $30 per month. For non-chamber members the cost is $50 per month. Contact the Chamber office to reserve space for your ad at 251-2612 or email@example.com. Check out the banner ads on our home page at www.gorechamber.com.
Chamber business directory
The Chamber is now updating its Directory that will include 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. All member businesses will be displayed on the maps, and all off-map member businesses will be listed. Each business listing will include: name of business, location, phone, email and website.
The Directory will be a tri-fold piece —easy for visitors to take along with them and keep for referrals throughout their visit and to plan future visits. New member businesses joining this month will be included in the new directory. Distribution of the new directory will include Saratoga & North Creek Railway passengers, information centers throughout Warren County and other North Country attractions.
Welcome new members
•Black Mountain Restaurant, 2999 State Route 8, North Creek, is under new management. Got a great new menu, and every Thursday is Wing Night. 251-2393 www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-Mountain-Resort/113462498804255.
•Bakers Mills Wesleyan Church, located on Route 8 in Bakers Mills, is committed to reaching everyone in the seven hamlets of Johnsburg and surrounding areas by building relationships, and meeting real needs. Pastor Chris Taylor can be reached at 251-9933. www.bmwconline.com.
•The Beginning Shop, is an artisan/weaver from Ballston Lake, part of The Exchange at North Creek, 273 Main Street. firstname.lastname@example.org.
January mixer planned
On Jan. 19, there will be a Chamber Mixer and Open House at The Exchange at North Creek, 273 Main St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Come mingle with other Chamber members and tour this beautiful artisan retail experience.
For more information about the Chamber, and a complete calendar of events, visit www.gorechamber.com.