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Chamber forms with 34 charter members

CROWNPOINT - The new Crown Point Chamber of Commerce has 34 charter members.

The chamber held its organizational meeting recently, electing officers, adopting bylaws and discussing the community's future.

Joe Bodette of Frenchman's Restaurant and Nancy Ockrin of Stoney Lonesome Bed and Breakfast were voted in as co-chairpeople. Jen Palmer of JP Construction was elected secretary and Jean Proietti was elected treasurer. Norm St. Pierre of Norm's Bait and Tackle was elected to the chamber board.

"The chamber's goals and objectives were reiterated, including short and long range plans," Ockrin said.

The first order of business is to shortly have a chamber web presence where current members will be show cased as well as have links for their business.

"Lively discussion followed on ways and possibilities for beautifying our downtown and outlying areas," Ockrin said. "Also touched on was the services available to North Country businesses through North Country Small Business Development Center."

Crown Point Supervisor Bethany Kosmider and Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matt Courtright attended the meeting.

"Noted again was not only the need, but the willingness for the chamber groups of the North Country to work together towards our common goals of publicizing and prosperity," Ockrin said.

Ed Kosmider of Framed in the Adirondacks was the winner of the one night stay at Old Mill Bed and Breakfast in Elizabethtown, donated by Bruce and Beki Pushee of the Elizabethtown-Lewis chamber.

Lena Robetoy, from the Champlain National Bank, won the dinner certificate from Frenchman's, donated by Joe and Cindy Bodette.

Refreshments were provided by members.

Business members of the chamber include Achieve Fitness, Air Barrier Solutions, Avery Oil, Avon, Joseph P. Carrara and Sons, Inc., Champlain National Bank, Crown Point Barbecue Catering Company, Crown Point Citgo/Pizza, Crown Point Self Storage, Crown Point Network Technologies, Crown Point Telephone, Framed in the Adirondacks, Frenchman's Restaurant, J.P. Construction, Leveraged Solutions, LLC, Modex Consulting, Norm's Bait and Tackle, Slab Hollow Chimney Sweep, Stoney Lonesome Bed and Breakfast, Sugar Hill Lumber, Sugar Hill Manor, Trent Abare Logging and Trucking and Woodland Coffee and Tea Room.

Community groups joining the new chamber are Congregational Parsonage, Friends of The Crown Point State Historic Site, Inc., Hammond Library and Penfield Homestead Museum.

Individual and family members of the chamber are David and Penny Carr, Nelson and Alice Hyatt, Bethany Kosmider, Jean Proietti, Beryl Reneau and Robert and Heather Strehle.

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