The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to partner with member businesses to form councils and committees that provide value, resources and opportunities for business growth. Click on the + signs below to learn more about our councils & committees.
The ARCC Ambassador committee represents our Chamber and our businesses with the utmost dignity, professionalism and esteem. These volunteers support the organization and spread its values to new and existing members, providing hospitality at events, and ensuring that all members and guests feel welcome and valued. Ambassadors are truly the welcoming committee of the Chamber, attending ribbon cuttings and open house events, as well as welcoming and congratulating Chamber members on their investment with the ARCC.
Meet the Ambassadors here.
Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council (ANBC)
The mission of the ANBC is to integrate nonprofit businesses and their leadership to further develop the region. 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.
In addition, the ANBC hosts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Chat, which is an informal meeting designed to unite regional nonprofits and hear from a fellow organization on a topic of interest. Stay tuned to the ARCC Events Calendar for Brown Bag Lunch Chat announcements.
ARCC Women's Business Council (WBC)Mission Statement: The purpose of the Women’s Business Council of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce is to promote the affinity group of women-owned businesses, sole proprietorships, and women professional members of the ARCC and to encourage increased business and collaboration among its ranks; thereby attracting more women-owned businesses and women professionals to the ARCC; to develop and track metrics that can be used by the ARCC to promote its support for women in business; to support, collaboratively, the educational outreach and mission of other local women’s business communities, specifically, neighboring chambers; and to develop mentoring/education/opportunities for growing vision and metric performance (revenue growth, employee growth, etc.) of women-owned enterprise, women-owned sole proprietorships, and women professionals in the ARCC service area.The WBC meets on a monthly basis every second Tuesday of the month from 9 am – 10 am and the locations vary. Please refer to the WBC Meeting event pages for full details.For more information, please contact the WBC Liaison Carol Ann Conover by email. Follow the WBC on Facebook!2021-22 WBC LeadershipLaura ConwayMarshall & Sterling Insurance
ChairTracey WardwellCapital Bank Vice ChairSarah JosephRexford Commercial Capital Membership & Sponsorship LeadSusan McManusAdirondack Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Education LeadSarah HoffmanLake George Land Conservancy (LGLC)
Communications LeadWendy Little WaldronEntrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementor, WaldronWorks Past Chair & Advisor
Veteran's Business Network (VBN)The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our newest ARCC Council, the Veteran’s Business Network (VBN) founded in September 2021. Our Veterans are so appreciated, this council has been working to help our Veterans connect as they pursue life after the military in our greater community.Our Mission Statement:The purpose of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Business Network is to promote and to serve the affinity group of Veteran and military service personnel, veteran and military member sole proprietorships, and veteran and military service professional members of the ARCC and to encourage increased business and collaboration among its ranks.The bottom line, no matter what you currently do for work, if you are a Veteran and an ARCC member or a Veteran who is employed by an ARCC member, we would love for you to join the ARCC Veterans Business Network.We are blessed to have the following Veterans in our leadership positions for the VBN:- Chair, Juan Gonzales of Hunt Companies, Inc.- Vice Chair, Sean Dion of Mr. Electric of Queensbury- Membership Chair, Derek Lloyd of Duke Concrete Products- Communications Chair, Amie Gonzales of Hunt Companies, Inc.Joining us on the VBN Council will be our own Carol Ann Conover as the ARCC Liaison.The VBN meets on a monthly basis every first Wednesday of the month (September -June) from 4 pm – 6 pm with some exceptions for holidays or special events. (Please refer to VBN event pages for full details.) Meetings offer a brief educational segment with a guest speaker on topics relevant to the VBN, then meet for an hour of connecting with fellow Veterans. ARCC VBN meetings are being supported in part by our Venue Sponsor The Queensbury Hotel and Sound Sponsor Sound Solutions.Should you have questions or would like to join the ARCC VBN please feel free to reach out to VBN Membership Chair Derek Lloyd at 518-795-8922 or ARCC VBN Liaison Carol Ann Conover at 518-798-1761 Ext 220.We hope you will join us, and we are excited at the opportunity to serve you.**The ARCC understands that supporting our Veteran community is important to our members, for both those who have served and those who have not. While the ARCC VBN is for Veterans only, if you are not a Veteran but would like to offer your support, sponsorship opportunities for the VBN are available. Please contact the VBN Liaison for more information.
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. This group of volunteers backs the annual Glens Falls FitFest and also hosts an annual health & wellness event.