• Councils and Committees

  • Adirondack Business Council (ABC)


    The Adirondack Business Council (ABC) is a group of dedicated ARCC volunteers, who host an annual awards banquet event every June. This event recognizes an organization's history, business philosophy and contributions to the community. Chamber members are nominated for the following categories: Steven M. Sutton Small Business, Large Business, Professional Business, Rookie Business, Independent Business, and Non-Profit Business of the Year awards.




    Adirondack NextGens

    The Adirondack NextGens (formerly known as the Young Professional Organization) is comprised of like-minded, go-getters with a goal of engaging with the business community, gaining knowledge and making a difference. 





    ARCC Ambassadors

    The Ambassador Committee represents our Chamber and our businesses with the utmost dignity, professionalism and esteem.  Ambassadors support the organization and spread its values to new and existing members, providing hospitality at events, and ensuring all members and guests feel welcome and valued.  Ambassadors are truly the welcoming committee of the Chamber, attending ribbon cuttings and open house events, and welcoming and congratulating Chamber members on their investment with the ARCC.


    Meet the Ambassadors

    Business and Education Committee 


    The Business Education Committee is a committee of the Adirondack Business Development Partnership that works to plan to monthly seminars and annual Journey’s to Success event.  Seminars are typically held on the third Thursday of the month (except November and December) from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the SUNY Adirondack campus.  Upcoming seminars are featured on the chamber’s events page.


    The committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at the chamber’s offices from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and is chaired by Kate Baker of the Small Business Development Center.  If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Kate at kbaker@albany.edu or (518) 380-5073. 


    Leadership Adirondack Advisory Council



    The Leadership Advisory Council is made up of seven members and the Chamber President/CEO.  This group of dedicated community leaders are graduates of the program and no two members are from the same year.   The council members take an active role in helping the Chamber design the best experience for the program participants.  The council reviews and selects each applicant, using strict criteria for participation in the program.  The Advisory Council is instrumental in setting policy and procedures for the program, they also insure that the sessions planned are relevant to program goals and that they provide the participants with the best experience possible.

    Network for Enterprising Women (NEW)



    The Network for Enterprising Women was started in 2003 by ARCC as an asset for women in executive and management decision-making roles in businesses throughout the region. The network functions with the mission of helping participants to regularly meet with their peers in order to develop lasting and productive business relationships and help their companies to succeed, grow, and thrive. While the primary focus is on business development, the network encourages participation through its monthly luncheons by providing access to speakers who will discuss trends and technical expertise that is of direct value both personally and professionally.


    Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council



    The mission of the ANBC is to integrate nonprofit businesses and their leadership to further develop the region. The Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga County Region is a dynamic community in which nonprofit organizations, government, education and for-profit companies collaborate to improve our economy and quality of life.


    As an initiative of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, the ANBC provides a forum for peer to peer interaction, programs that strengthen the business capability of its member organizations, and promotes the impact of the nonprofit sector on the region.


    Workplace Health & Wellness Council


    The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Workplace Health & Wellness Council is committed to developing and sustaining a culture of wellness in the business community. You can find out more about the ARCC Health & Wellness activities by going to our webpage dedicated to the cause.