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Kickin' it with Kim: A Visit to North Creek/ North River Members

Posted: 8/12/2021 - 2-minute Read

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We truly are a "regional" Chamber of Commerce.  Our membership consists of more than 400 businesses and organizations located around the Southern Adirondacks and beyond. We help connect lodging, attractions, dining, shops, professional services, non-profits, and more with customers including visitors and locals alike.

While our main office is located in Lake George, and our Canada Street membership roster continues to grow with more year-round businesses opening, the majority of our members are actually located outside of Lake George in neighboring communities.

Our Membership Director Kim Saheim loves visiting members all over our region! She'll be putting together some great blog posts about her adventures in this new "Kickin' it with Kim" series.

Her first adventure brings her to the North Creek/ North River area where she visited 9 members, including restaurants located within lodging businesses.

(The photo above was taken at the Gregory Tomb Glassblowing Studio.)

You can find lodging, dining, shopping and attractions among our members in North Creek/ North River, located about a 40-minute drive northwest of Lake George.

Read about it in her post below!

By Kim Saheim
Membership Director

One of my favorite things about being the Membership Director for the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB (and there are MANY), is that my job includes visiting our members. I enjoy dropping by to check in, touch base, see what’s new, possibly meet new people, and engage in conversations and…anyone who knows me, knows I love to do that!!

On a bright and sunny Friday in July, armed with boxes of our 2021 Four-Seasons Travel Guide and gallon jugs of hand sanitizer provided by New York State and Warren County, I headed to visit our members in the North Creek/North River area.

With my membership directory in hand, I made a mental list of where I would stop. Gore Mountain, The Phoenix Inn Resort and Trapper’s Tavern, Hudson River Trading Company and Interface Communications, Revolution Railroad (Revrail), Gregory Tomb Glassblowing Studio, Garnet Hill Lodge (for Lunch!!!) and Friend’s Lake Inn and The Birch Bistro at Friend’s Lake Inn. That’s a lot of visiting and catching up, so off I went.

Sometimes I forget just how magnificent this region is. The drive up through Warrensburg, onto NY-8 and then NY-28 is majestic, serene, awe inspiring… the flowing Hudson River, Adirondack Mountains, wildlife (not ever a Moose… why is it I can never see a moose in the wild?) and sunshine.

First Stop, Gore Mountain- check. Gearing up for another great winter of skiing. The Phoenix Inn Resort and Trapper’s Taverncheck. Renovations all around in the resort and new menu in Trapper’s. Things are looking busy! Revolution Railroad (Revrail) - check. Quite the hub of activity, excitement and anticipation about the unknown adventure that awaits. Gregory Tomb Glassblowing Studiocheck. Great pieces to purchase but signing up to take his class and making your own… even better! Hudson River Trading Companycheck.  A store that offers “soup to nuts”, something for everyone.

Up to Garnet Hill Lodge for Lunch with my friend Chef Crandall – check. New menu, the start of a new outdoor pavilion and breathtaking views as always. (Deeeeelicious sandwich Chef).  Friend’s Lake Inn and Birch Bistro at Friend’s Lake Inncheck. It’s wedding season for them. Everyone looked happy and relaxed as all wedding parties should!

Happy Members = Happy Membership Director so, this visit is complete. I climbed into my car, cranked up the AC and headed back to our office in Lake George Village, making sure to soak in the view and think about where I can go next time.  Stay tuned!

Interested in becoming a member? 

Click here to email Kim!

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