TICONDEROGA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: TACC Announces 2019 Team Including New Board Members & Ambassadors

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Jan. 22.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is honored and excited to announce their 2019 Team including changes and additions to the Board of Directors as well as Ambassadors. The newest Board Members were recently approved at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting held January 15th.

The new TACC Board Members are Erin Mullen from Mountain Lake Services, Rikki Galusha from Adirondack Camp, and Anthony Anselmo from The Garrison Gym.

“The Chamber is always proactively seeking to have a Board that represents a wide spectrum of business types & organizations that are TACC Members including the area’s largest employers, locally owned and operated businesses, non-profits, as well as representation from the communities they serve. Please join the Chamber in welcoming our new Board Members. Each person on our Board brings a new perspective and set of skills. The Chamber continues to grow in membership, services, programs, and overall as an organization. The Chamber is your Business & Visitor Center! The Board helps guide us and participates regularly to make everything the Chamber does possible. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last several years and look forward to the future,” commented Matthew Courtright – TACC President & CEO.

2019 Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Team


Matthew Courtright, President & CEO

Molly Bechard, Visitor & Member Service Manager

*TACC is currently accepting resumes for the Administrative Assistant position.

Board of Directors:

Executive Committee:

Board Chair: Shana Macey, Bridge Point Communication/CPTELCO

Vice Chairs: Allison Kaupelis, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga, Sally Rypkema, Hague Market / Juniper on 2, Carolyn Ida, International Paper Company, and Laurie Cossey, Ticonderoga Central School

Treasurer: Karen Hennessy, Sugar Hill Manor B&B with Starr Pelerin, Individual Member staying on for the first quarter of 2019.

Directors: Anthony Anselmo, The Garrison Gym, Mark Barber, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Kellie Bilow, UVHN – ECH, Carolyn Close, Silver Bay YMCA, Rikki Galusha, Adirondack Camp, Selena LeMay-Klippel, North Country Community College, Jonathan Lalone, Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga, Erin Mullen, Mountain Lake Services, Starr Smith, Glens Falls National Bank.

Immediate Past Chair: Scarlette Merfeld, Sun Community News

Ex-Officio: Joseph Giordano, Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor

2019 Ambassadors:

Jodi Gibbs (Chairperson), UVMHN-ECH, Angela Brown, Century 21 Adirondacks, Marie Gijanto, Spic-N-Span Cleaning, Nancy Ockrin, Stoney Lonesome B&B, Jessica Stoddard, TiNY Wellness Center, Lena Robetoy, Champlain National Bank, Eric Stoddard, Ticonderoga Historical Society, Judy Walker, Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Kristen True, Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga, Megan Walls, Lakeside Regional Church, and Courtney Shaner, Keller Williams Realty. Additional Ambassadors to be added in 2019.

In addition, the Chamber has Committee Chairs and Committee Volunteers that are not TACC Board Members including June Curtis, Farmers Market Chairperson/Advisor, Theresa Abare, Community Appreciation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Chairperson, and Jodi Gibbs, Ambassador Chairperson. All TACC Board Members, Ambassadors, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members are volunteers who are dedicated to the mission and vision of the Chamber.

The TACC serves, markets, and promotes their Members, Partners, and the Ticonderoga Area including Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The Chamber works hard each and every day to live their tag line and mission and strive to reach their vision.

TACC Mission: To initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership which will enhance a cooperative business community and create a vibrant economy, making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.

TACC Vision: The TACC will be the leading advocate for business, serving as a driving force in the economic vitality of the greater Ticonderoga Area, uniting communities and maximizing resources.

TACC Tagline: Business Focused. Community Minded. Future Driven.

Key Areas of Focus:

Membership: Membership Services, Growth, & Retention

Business: Business Services, Support, & Development

Tourism: Marketing, Events, & Visitor Services

Communication: Public, Business, & Community Relations

Leadership: Partnerships, Economic Development/Sustainability, & Advocacy

Organization: Finance, Staff & Board of Directors/Ambassadors

“It is am excited to continue to be part of this this team. As a Board member, it has been clear to me how dedicated the Staff is to building brighter futures for our Members and communities. I am excited to be a part of this team and support this organization’s mission and vision,” stated Shana Macey – President of Bridge Point Communication/Crown Point Telephone and TACC Board Chair.

For more information contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com, or visit www.ticonderogany.com.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

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