• ARCC Announces Mark Behan as Recipient of the 32nd Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award

    The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is pleased to announce that the 32nd Annual J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award will be presented to Mark Behan, President and Founder of Behan Communications.
    “Mark Behan exemplifies all that J. Walter Juckett stood for: community, charity and leadership. Mark has long been in the service of so many others in our region through his work on many boards as well as his volunteer commitment in so many other venues. Our congratulations and thankfulness go out to Mr. Behan,” said ARCC President and CEO Michael Bittel. 
    The Juckett Award, named in honor of the longtime chairman of the Sandy Hill Corporation, is the chamber’s highest award for community service.
    Behan is the founder and president of Behan Communications Inc., the strategic communications firm he founded 33 years ago. The firm serves clients across many industry sectors nationwide. Prior to founding Behan Communications, Behan worked in the newspaper industry as a reporter, editor and executive.
    Behan serves on the boards of Arrow Financial Corp. and Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co., the Glens Falls Foundation, the E. Leo Spain Foundation and Kelly’s Angels Inc. For 18 years, he was a member of the Board of Governors of Glens Falls Hospital and in recent years served as vice chair. He also has served on the Albany Medical Center Board of Directors.
    More recently, Behan has served as a member of Warren County’s Economic Recovery Task Force and as the leader of the Warren County Hospitality Communications Group, a public-private collaboration to strengthen the tourism industry in Warren County.
    He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Hyde Collection art museum, the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce, the Economic Development Corp. of Warren CountyCrandall Public Librarythe Chapman Historical Museum, and St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School. In 1988, he was honored with the Henry Crandall Award from Crandall Public Library.
    Behan was born in Troy, N.Y., and moved to the Glens Falls area as a child. He graduated from Queensbury High School and Colgate University and completed executive development programs at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School.
    The ARCC invites you to join us as we celebrate Mr. Behan’s 30 years of contributions to the community at our Annual Dinner event on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the beautiful Sagamore Resort.
    About J. Walter Juckett
    J. Walter Juckett had a remarkable business career and was a major community leader in his adopted home, the Village of Hudson Falls, and the entire region. His leadership and commitment spanned a wide range of civic, charitable, religious, political, business and educational activities. He was recognized with honors for his work and contributions to the Boy Scouts of America, New York Business Development Corporation, Salvation Army, Norwich University, Presbyterian Church, Hudson Falls Central School and many other organizations. He was a tireless supporter of the arts, having served as a director of the Lake George Opera and a major force in The Hyde Collection Capital Campaign.       
    About the ARCC
    Founded in 1914, the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) is a 100% membership funded organization representing businesses in New York State's Washington, Warren, Essex and Northern Saratoga Counties. The ARCC is a 501c6 not-for-profit corporation, governed by volunteer Board of Directors, and does not receive any funding from local, county or state governments. Our mission is to serve our members and business community through our advocacy efforts, education opportunities and the power of connection and collaboration.