EDC Luncheon Highlights Warren County’s Growth
EDC Warren County held its annual luncheon on Friday, April 25, drawing approximately 240 local business and community leaders together at the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury, to review economic development initiatives of the past year and thank those individuals who made significant contributions to progress.
Daniel Burke, EDC’s Chairman, cited the revitalization of Glens Falls, the opening of the new North Creek Ski Bowl chairlift, and the many companies and non-profit organizations benefiting from the Empire Zone program as some examples of EDC’s role in the county’s continued economic health and expansion.
Mr. Burke later recognized State Senator Elizabeth Little, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, and Queensbury Town Supervisor Daniel Stec for their assistance with projects in Warren County.
The luncheon’s keynote speaker was Dr. Ronald Heacock, President of Adirondack Community College.
In his introduction of Dr. Heacock, Mr. Burke said, “He has proven to be an advocate for both education and for economic development, and we know that he cares greatly about our future here in Warren County.”
Dr. Heacock encouraged everyone at the lunch to participate in an ongoing dialogue regarding the future of Warren County, and announced that the college will host a Future Search planning discussion in the fall. He also announced that the Adirondack Regional Business Incubator, which EDC helped to establish, will be relocating to offices at ACC in the near future.
EDC thanks all the sponsors of this year’s annual luncheon, whose support is invaluable:
- Platinum Sponsors: The LA Group and Lemery Greisler
- Gold Sponsors: BBL Development Group; Behan Communications, Inc.; Cool Insuring Agency, Inc.; Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co.; Harris Beach PLLC; Jointa Galusha; The Michaels Group; National Grid; Olympic Regional Development Authority; and Tribune Media Services
- Silver Sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company; The Barton Group; Clough Harbour & Associates LLP; Glens Falls Hospital; Glens Falls Lehigh Cement; Keena Staffing, Inc.; NBT Bank; and VMJR Properties