LGRCC&CVB Annual Dinner
Villa Vero : 253 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Please join us for the 2019 Annual Dinner at Rainer's Gourmet at Villa Vero, a new event space located above Caffe Vero in Lake George.
Enjoy a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. featuring Chef’s Pasta Station, Hors d’oeuvres, Cheeses, Vegetables, Dips, Cash Bar.
The dinner and awards program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner is a choice of JD Chicken & Steak Duet or Grilled Vegetable Napoleon.
Admission is $40 for both members and not-yet members if paying by cash or check.
Admission is $45 if paying by credit card.
Payment is required ahead of the dinner. RSVP is also required as we unfortunatly cannot accept walk-ins at this event.
- Vegetable Minestrone Soup
- JD Chicken and Steak Duet
- Country Smashed Potatoes
- String Beans & Bacon
- Dessert & Coffee
The hospitality industry is an essential component of the Lake George Region’s economic vitality. The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB’s Supporting Tourism Around the Region (S.T.A.R.) Award is the only honor developed solely to recognize excellence in travel and tourism and represents the best of the Lake George Region’s hospitality culture.
Adirondack Wine & Food Festival — The 5th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival (AW&FF) took place on June 29th & 30th at Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George with more than 6000 in attendance. The mission of the AW&FF is to showcase New York’s best wineries, breweries, distilleries and artisan food vendors, while promoting Lake George as the vibrant vacation destination that it is. The festival is still the first of its kind in the region and the dates were carefully chosen to help build business during the shoulder season of Lake George, maximizing attendance and eliminating competition against other area or industry events in the state. The AW&FF once again gave attendees the opportunity to take their taste buds on an unforgettable journey as they were introduced to over 120 New York State craft beverage, food and craft vendors, with the beauty of Lake George as their backdrop. With admission, each attendee (21+) received a tasting glass and was entitled to craft beverage and specialty food samples throughout the event. As a designated NY Farmer’s Market, each vendor was able to sell their products, allowing attendees to bring home their new-found favorite wines, beers, ciders, spirits, artisan foods, crafts and more. For a fifth year, the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival designated a 501(c)3 charitable corporation beneficiary of the event to receive a portion of the ticket sales generated from the event, as well as benefit from other fundraising opportunities. The 2019 beneficiary was Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks (“BBBS”) and we are pleased to report that through sharing a portion of our ticket and merchandise sales; as well as selling water, raffle tickets and collecting tips throughout the weekend on their own, BBBS fundraising exceeded all of our expectations, reaching approximately $15,500 for the organization!
World’s Largest Garage Sale — As Warrensburg’s premiere event for over 40 years, The World’s Largest Garage Sale attracts up to 75,000 attendees every year. The event showcases over 500+ vendors from around the country, including some of the best antique & collectibles, arts and & crafts, food vendors. The attendees enjoy free admission, free shuttle service and over five square miles of shopping. The World’s Largest Garage Sale is a well-established, multi-generational event that has a strong influential partnership with Warren County Tourism and I Love NY- NYS Tourism and is coordinated by a committee of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce.
In its 39th year, the 2018 World’s Largest Garage Sale attracted 75,000+ attendees and a diverse, affluent and important demographic to the region:
Attendees represented more than 22 US States and 4 Canadian Provinces and over 42 NYS counties
60% locals (within 50 miles of Warrensburg) + 40% tourists (50+ miles from Warrensburg)
The Sapphire Award was established in 2017 for the 65th Anniversary of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB to honor a “gem” within our community whose efforts directly benefit the hospitality industry in a profound way.
John Strong, Executive Director of the Lake George Arts Project, a multi-arts presenting organization. For 37 years, John Strong has overseen their major programs that include: Summer Concert Series, Lake George Jazz Weekend, Courthouse Gallery Exhibition Series, Various art workshops. Lectures, special events and more.
Executive Director, Lake George Arts Project, Jan 1982 – Present, 37 yrs. 9 mos.
Stony Creek Band, manager, Jun 1973 – Present, Adirondacks, The Stony Creek Band is still at it: Hank Soto and John Strong, guitars; Mike Lomaestro, drums; Fred Lantz, mandolin; Dave Maswick, bass.