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Community input sought to promote downtownRouses Point

ROUSES POINT - The village of Rouses Point is raising awareness of its downtown and waterfront revitalization, calling on the community to join the conversation.

The village is encouraging local residents and businesses to get involved, offer input and share their stories online in an effort to attract Northern New York businesses and promote the area's many economic development opportunities. With the help of local voices, the village can successfully spread the word that Rouses Point is an ideal place to start or expand a business.

Community members are encouraged to get involved by doing things such as sharing photos on Internet photo sharing sites such as Flickr of the area scenery and friends and neighbors in the village. Residents are also encouraged to connect with the village on social networking site Facebook to stay on top of current developments, project updates and news in the community.

Other suggestions include visiting and referring a friend to the village Web site, www.rousespointny.com, where they can read community news and information, view the events calendar, identify local businesses, resources and services, and sign up to stay informed of emerging business opportunities.

Fifteen new businesses have opened in the village in the last three years, which has been credited to being "eager to take advantage of the location and affordability as well as the community's authentic feel, classical architecture and historic charm."

In addition to providing easy access to outdoor recreation activities including boating on Lake Champlain, camping, golfing, fishing and world-class skiing in the Adirondack High Peaks and Green Mountains of Vermont, Rouses Point offers unique historical attractions, cultural events and festivals.

For more information on starting a business in Rouses Point, fill out an inquiry form on www.rousespointny.com or contact revitalization project manager Melissa McManus at 297-6753 or develop@rousespointny.com.

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