SL business center to host trustee meeting

Trustees in Saranac Lake are doing things a little different when they meet next week.

The village board, which traditionally holds its meetings at the village offices on Main Street, will instead meet at the new Adirondack Business Center.

The center, which is sponsored by Clarkson University's Center for Entrepreneurship, is located in between the Lake View Deli and the Nonna Fina restaurant on River Street.

The meeting is being held in conjunction with National Small Business Week, which runs from May 18 to May 20. Trustees want to celebrate small businesses, which they say are the strength of the local economy. The board will honor two of the longest-lasting businesses in Saranac Lake during Monday's meeting.

The business center provides resources for the development of sustainable small businesses inside the Adirondack Park.

Trustee John McEneany, a local contractor, has taken a class with the business center and describes it as a "helpful" resource.

Currently, the center offers courses on financial management, social media, and web visibility. The center also features several business-style meeting rooms and is fully equipped with computers, fax machines, and more.

Clarkson plans to open more business centers like the one in Saranac Lake.

Monday's meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

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