Councils & 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 Business Development Partnership (ABDP)
Established in 2011, the Adirondack Business Development Partnership is an effort of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC), The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), University at Albany and SUNY Adirondack to provide resources to existing and prospective entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties. Signature components of the ABDP include small business counseling services provided at the ARCC offices by the SBDC.
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. Most people are familiar with a young professionals organization (YPO), but in 2017 the ARCC decided to update the concept and thus was born the NextGen committee. The concept is simple - connect those in the beginning stages of their career with resources, tools and ideas that will help them succeed in whatever career path they choose.
Adirondack Regional Partnership for Career Readiness
This partnership consists of representatives from the ARCC, SUNY Adirondack, Glens Falls City Schools, Queensbury Union Free School District and WSWHE BOCES. The purpose of this partnership is to match the region's brightest students with local businesses to support career readiness through experiential learning opportunities.
Mission: 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
Leadership Adirondack Advisory Council
Mission: 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.
Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council
Mission: 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
Mission: 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.