Elizabethtown Chamber to be revitalized

An effort to jump-start the chamber of commerce is underway. As part of the revitalization, businesses from Lewis will be included. A meeting on the proposed new joint Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce is planned for Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Adirondack History Center Museum. Refreshments will be served. All interested individuals or businesses in Elizabethtown or Lewis are invited to attend. Were jump-starting it so we have a voice as far as becoming a better destination, supporting community events and lending a helpful hand, said Bruce Pushee, owner of the Old Mill Bed and Breakfast and real estate agent with Friedman Realty in Elizabethtown. He previously served as vice president of the chamber. Activity in the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce dwindled about three years ago, but Pushee hopes businesses will be interested in joining. The previous incarnation of the chamber had about 60 business members. Pushee said it seemed natural to include Lewis, since the two communities already share a school and ambulance service. Is there anyone in Lewis who couldnt tolerate more business? Pushee asked. We can help each other. An active Elizabethtown-Lewis chamber could help the communities in the larger regional chambers by giving the towns a voice, Pushee added. The meeting on Wednesday will be an opportunity to express what people would like to see the chamber do. Anyone is welcome to come with suggestions, ideas, and what they want they chamber to do for you and your community were flexible, said Pushee. For more information, contact Laura Steenburg at 8732621 or Bruce Pushee at 8732294. Those who are unable to attend the meeting, but wish to be involved, can make contact to be included.

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