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    A Message from ARCC President Michael Bittel

    We are in this together. 

    Those words hit me the first day I started at the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce almost two years ago.  Being a local guy and involved in our community for years, I thought I had a good handle on the pulse of our community.  On my first day on the job, I was blown away as I witnessed several times from our members and our community that we live among some of the most passionate, loving and caring people anywhere.  

    We are in this together. 

    People asked me what is the mission of the ARCC?  We (Amanda, Tricia, Cheryl and me) quickly realized it was more than our mission statement of “Helping local companies succeed, grow and thrive and expand economic opportunity throughout the region.” Our mission really is to love and to serve.  We love our community and we are here to serve YOU. 

    We are in this together. 

    We quickly realized that it wasn’t the community that had to get on board with the ARCC, it was the ARCC that had to get on board with the community.  The loving heart and servant’s heart are already thriving in our community.  From the volunteerism, to the giving, to the care that our employers have for their employees and the community, we are all blessed to live here.

    We are in this together. 

    Please know, we are here for you.  We are here with a loving heart and a servant’s heart.  If you have questions, if you need a connection, if you need information, if you need an ear, we are here.  We hope to be of help and service during these times, because we know one thing:

    We are in this together AND we will get through this together.

    Be well.

    Michael Bittel
    President & CEO
    Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce