• Welcome to the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce!

    The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) has been an advocate for the business community since 1914. We proudly serve this thriving community including Essex, northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties, dedicating our focus on the acceleration of industries that are thriving in our region. Get in on the chamber member benefits by becoming a member today.

    Wondering what there is to do in the Adirondack area? There is something for everyone!  Looking to live here? Check out the employment opportunities. Stop by the chamber to find out how we can be an advocate for your business, at 68 Warren Street, Suite 200, Glens Falls, New York, or call us at 518-798-1761.

  • A Message from ARCC President Michael Bittel

    Thank you for allowing us to serve you

    What an amazing time in history the past 90 days have been for our world. We can’t thank our community enough for all of your support for the most important thing, supporting each other.  We have seen our community come together in unprecedented partnership. While the challenges have been many, our community has shined like no other! Here is a snapshot of what your ARCC has been doing to serve you and our greater community over the past 90 days. Thank you!!! 
     
    Advocacy for our businesses:
    • 4/3/2020 Johnsburg Town Hall to support North Warren County Business Community
    • 4/16/2020 Letter to Sens Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik for Federal Financial Package to Address the Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID19
    • 4/17/2020 ARCC Works with Assemblyman Dan Stec and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for a Regional Reopening Approach
    • 4/24/2020 Letter to NYS Department of Labor re: New York State Dislocated Worker Grants
    • 4/29/2020 Letter to Sens Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik for Federal Funding for our Rural Counties, Towns and Villages
    • 5/8/2020 Letter to Sens Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik for: Glens Falls Hospital requesting funding for rural hospitals
    • 5/16/2020 Letter to Governor Cuomo’s chief associate, Dr. Jim Malatras, urging him to begin reopening businesses in the Capital Region
    • 5/27/2020 Letter to Sens Schumer and Gillibrand and Congresswoman Stefanik for: Please Support Paycheck Protection Program Expansion of Period Eligibility
    • 6/1/2020 Support for Aviation Mall change in zoning at Queensbury Town Hall Meeting
    • 6/15/2020 ARCC Oral Testimony to the NY State Assembly Small Business Committee: four areas NY State can help small businesses during this crisis
    • 6/17/2020 Organized a press conference with Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Dan Stec and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner at Aviation Mall, to urge Governor Cuomo to reopen retail and small businesses located inside shopping malls
    • 6/23/2020 Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds set aside for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) presently held for review by the NYS Department of Budget
    • Worked with Congresswoman Stefanik on updating the PPP guidance to better serve our businesses. ARCC specific verbiage now part of PPP guidance to specify that seasonal business did not have to be in operation on Feb. 15, 2020.
    • Hosted three Conversations with your Legislators, on 3/19, 4/8, and 5/13/2020
    Education:
    • Wear Your Mask Campaign encouraging community members to wear masks/face coverings in public and practice social distancing and hand washing
    • Sent 144 informational emails, including resources and announcements on PPP, EIDL, Governor Cuomo Executive Orders, grants, business loans, and more
    • Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP Update with Regional Administrator Steve Bulger – 5/10/2020
    • Catamount Consulting virtual training – Back to Business
    • StoredTech virtual training – Using Microsoft Teams
    Collaboration with ARCC Members to offer resources and education opportunities to assist businesses:
    • SUNY Adirondack, Whiteman Ostermann & Hanna LLP, Amsure, and StoredTech – Cyber Security During COVID-19
    • LookTV interviews, updating viewers on the state of the business community
    • Participation on Warren County Economic Recovery Task Force & Communications Committee
    • Participation on Reopen Washington County Committee
    • Partnering with Warren County EDC on advocacy issues
    • Partnering with Warren County Tourism, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses to promote tourism in our region
    Connections:
    • Connected with hundreds of businesses, regardless of Chamber membership status, via phone and email to assist them with their needs
    • Members submitted job openings and opportunities for ARCC to share with greater community
    • ARCC shared hundreds of news updates and announcements on behalf of our members
    • Connected businesses with each other for services and product needs
    • Liaison for many of our individual businesses with local, state and Federal officials
    Thank you again for allowing us to love and serve our members and our greater community!

    Always forward.
     
    Blessings,
     
    Michael Bittel
    President/CEO
    Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
     
     
     
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    Every Day is Beautiful in Green Valley

    With a wide variety of events and opportunities, Green Valley has something to offer everyone. Celebrate the fun of the Minnesota State Fair with us each summer. Enjoy a scenic stroll through our many parks or play a round of golf at one of our three courses. Have your picture taken with the World’s Largest Owl and marvel at all the beautiful outdoor murals throughout the town.

    Our community offers a thriving economy, superb schools, traditional values, faith and fellowship, helpful services, and many entertainment options. Green Valley is truly the ideal place for new ventures and new growth because every day is abeautiful day.

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  • Advocacy Advocacy

    The Chamber understands the importance of representing our members and business communities through advocacy. The ARCC’s advocacy efforts are guided by the goal of supporting and growing business in our region. Read More »

     

  • The ARCC supports members and area businesses through our councils and committees, from our nonprofit business council to our solution to a young professional organization – our NextGen Committee. Read More »

     

  • Business Health & Safety Pledge

    We are entering a new reality that we have the power to shape. The world has changed. So have we. We’ve become stronger, more resilient and more innovative. We all play a part in keeping each other safe.

    The Warren County Lodging Association, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the Warren County Tourism Department and government officials established a commission to develop specific guidelines and best practices for safely reopening four sectors of tourism in Warren County — Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Retail and Entertainment.

    Click here to learn more and to take the pledge.


  • 2020 Leadership Circle Members

    The Leadership Circle is a distinctive opportunity for members to partner with the Chamber through unique, tailored opportunities, providing exclusive access to programs and benefits available only at this membership level. To find out how you can be part of this exclusive membership level, please contact the Chamber at 518-798-1761. We look forward to partnering with you. And thank you to our 2020 Leadership Circle Members for their support.

    Learn how to become a leadership circle member

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