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Events for Chamber Members and CVB Partners

While we are not meeting in person now, we're joining together via Zoom multiple times a month for free programs for Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce members.

Partners of the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau — a division of the Chamber — are meeting virtually once a month.


April 2021


Women in Business Meeting

Wednesday,  April 7
Networking begins at 8 a.m.
Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

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Join us for our April meeting as we hear from Sharon Burstein, one of America’s most in-demand and respected motivational speakers and an award-winning author. She has worked with hundreds of thousands of people globally for more than 25 years inspiring and creating business and leadership images. Author of three award-winning books, Sharon has been recognized and received numerous National and International achievement awards.
President-CEO of Sharon Burstein International consulting and speaking, her successful global career has included: owning and working with private and publically traded companies, International Marketing, Speaker, Manufacturer, Patent owner, Media Producer, and Educator.
Sharon created Leadership Summit America Symposium in 2016 and in 2017 launched the successful "YOUniquely YOU! Putting Women First – The Power of Possible" retreat for women of all ages and walks of life.

Live Commercial:
Sarah Hoffman, Communications & Outreach Manager of the Lake George Land Conservancy, will deliver the live commercial.



LGRCC&CVB Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday,  April 13, 2021
Meeting begins at 8 a.m.
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LGRCVB Monthly Meeting

Thursday,  April 15, 2021
Meeting begins at 9 a.m.
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Carrie Hillenbrandt, CMP, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, BBL Hospitality, BBL Hospitality is a full-service hotel management company based in Albany, NY. with 22 brand hotels in NY, NJ, WV, FL and 15 restaurants, (13 Recovery Grill restaurants).  Discussion/presentation regarding Yield Management/pandemic, Revenue Game. 


Virtual Mixer

Thursday,  April 15, 2021
Room opens at 11:45 a.m.
Program begins at noon
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Jackson Donnelly of Hike with Jackson will speak to us about spring hiking tips!

Here's more about Jackson: "Passionate local leading groups on day hikes into the beautiful public lands of Lake George and the Adirondacks. Blending local lore and personalized excursions to round out any vacation. NYS Licensed Hiking Guide choosing hikes based on skill and experience of all members of the group. Safety and enjoyment is my priority. Everyone welcome!" 


Virtual Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Room opens at 11:45 a.m.
Program begins at noon
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Warren County Employment & Training Administration is working with Greater Glens Falls Transit (GGFT) and Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) in proposing an expansion of the Capital Region, CDPHP Cycle!, bike share program to Warren County.
The program offers 350 bikes for use around the Capital Region (photos attached), and local partners have begun planning for a potential small pilot program in Warren County as well.

Currently operating its 5th season, CDPHP Cycle!  is a popular, affordable, and environmentally friendly transportation option while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The goal of this educational presentation is to connect with the Lake George area business community about how this program will benefit their customers, workforce, and local residents.

CDPHP Cycle! staff, Greater Glens Falls Transit, and other partners will be available to answer any questions from those in attendance.


"Half Bites" Marketing Series

Presented by Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center
Every Tuesday & Thursday from April 13 - 29, 2021 from 12-12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Pre-registration is required no later than April 8, 2021.

Click here to register online! 

Details of the six scheduled social media marketing sessions are as follows:

  1. April 13, 2021: Social Media Audit — With so many social media accounts and platforms, it's hard to know what is working and what isn’t. Periodic audits of your social accounts will ultimately provide you with a snapshot of strengths and opportunities that will be instrumental in creating a comprehensive social media strategy.
    Presented by: Jessica Ziehm, Ag Marketing Educator, CCE Washington County
  1. April 15, 2021: Be Strategic — Coming up with new content to post can be a daunting task. Take a few minutes to learn about apps and knacks to get ahead of the curve when it comes to content creation.  Learn how to go from an idea board to a working digital strategy. Maintaining a content calendar will make your job less stressful and your messaging more consistent.
    Presented by: Jennifer Kraft, Taste NY Market Manager, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB
  1. April 20, 2021: Connect with Your Live Audience — Learn how to use simple tools such as Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Instagram Lens, and LinkedIn Stories on social media platforms to grow and engage your audience as well as establish more meaningful connections with your customers.
    Presented by: Amanda Metzger, Marketing Director, Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB
  1. April 22, 2021: Collaboration is Key — Unlock new opportunities and new audiences for your brand by partnering with others on social media. We’ll discuss ways to add value to your social media efforts by working with or including others, using hashtags and initiating beneficial cross-promotions.
    Presented by: Kate Austin-Avon,  Advokate 
  1. April 27, 2021: Photography Tips for Social Media —Up your game with eye-catching, crisp, authentic images.  Take them yourself, enlist a professional or utilize user-generated content. This session will include tips on how to decide which pics to use, how to take better pics yourself, editing do's and don’ts, using filters, making a white box for products, knowing when to hire a pro and more.
    Presented by: Jessica Ziehm, Ag Marketing Educator, CCE Washington County
  1. April 29, 2021: Why Pay to Play? — Learn how to boost your business’s online visibility and leads with paid social media.  This workshop will provide an overview on the benefits and strategies of incorporating boosted posts and ads in with your Facebook and Instagram strategy, in addition to providing tips on growing your fan base, measuring performance, and remarketing to your current customers.
    Presented by: John Volza, Digital Marketing Strategist, Mannix Marketing 

Past Events


Women in Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 3
Past Event

Networking begins at 8 a.m.
Program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Jennifer Frigolette, Outreach and Development Coordinator at L.E.A.P. will speak to us about: "Being Memorable: How building your confidence and being memorable can help you get your message across for yourself, your business, and/or your organization."

LGRCC&CVB Wedding - Events Guidance Discussion

Wednesday, March 3
Past Event

Discussion on new guidelines related to weddings and catered events.

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, March 9
Past Event

Meeting begins at 8 a.m.

Monthly Mixer

Wednesday, March 10
Past Event

Zoom meeting opens at 11:45 a.m.
Program begins at noon

Erica Keays from Spa Studio Adirondacks will discuss holistic, self-care (massage, reiki, etc). She’ll also discuss how Spa Studio complies with CDC regulations and requirements, how their industry was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and all they had to do to reopen safely.

Erica Keays is a licensed massage therapist and the owner of the Spa Studio Adirondacks in Queensbury, NY. Along with her mom and business partner Sharon Butto, their day spa has been in business for 16 years. The Spa Studio offers a variety of modalities and Erica holds advanced certifications in many types of massage. She is also a certified aromatherapist and herbalist. Her business model is one in which her staff get to exercise their talents and creativity and to bring unique spa treatments to the area. Additionally, she is a massage therapy instructor and when not working enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home in Blue Mountain Lake. 

Arrival 2 Departure Tourism Training

Virtual training sessions offered via Zoom every Thursday in March at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. — your choice.
For more information about how to sign up, click here.

Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting

Thursday, March 18
Meeting Begins at 9 a.m.
Past Event

Not Bad, Just Different — It’s so easy to get along with people who think just like we do. However, getting along with those who process information differently can present major challenges to the best of us. From employees to customers to vendors…you name it…frustration and/or misinterpretation of someone else’s words or actions can destroy the best environment and impact relationships. Participants will walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for the strengths of others and how to more effectively communicate with them.

Presenter: Gail Hamel, Hamel Resources, L.L.C., www.hamelresources.com

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