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North Country Chamber ranked among the elite

Gov. Andrew Cuomo shakes hands with North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas gollowing his budget address at Plattsburgh State University College Feb. 3.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo shakes hands with North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas gollowing his budget address at Plattsburgh State University College Feb. 3. Photo by John Grybos.

— “The five-star designation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a terrific honor, but it is just affirmation of what we have known for years,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. “The North Country Chamber of Commerce is quite possibly the best chamber in the state. They have proven themselves time and time again to be a powerful and effective voice for the region and a true agent for positive change.”

Congressman Bill Owens believes the Chamber is critical to economic development and job creation.

“I have worked with them throughout my career, both in Washington and before being elected to Congress, to help bring new business to the region and encourage those already here to grow,” Owens said.

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey said this recent recognition is yet another example of the Chamber making the area proud.

“It is no surprise to those of us who work closely with them that the U.S. Chamber has given our regional Chamber the highest possible rating in the accreditation process,” Duprey said.

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