Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism back on Main Street

Sharron Miller sits at the front desk of the ROOST/Lake Placid CVB visitors center, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

Sharron Miller sits at the front desk of the ROOST/Lake Placid CVB visitors center, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB has returned to Main Street in Lake Placid, taking up shop in their new home in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

“We are back on our Main Street location and we have already seen more traffic since our return,” Kimberly Rielly, Director of Communications for ROOST/Lake Placid CVB, said. “We did see some traffic when we were over by the town beach, but there is greater visibility and greater access that comes with being on Main Street and in this location.”

“We know that things are going to pick up now that we are back over here,” Jim McKenna, Executive Director of ROOST said. “It is really busy in the months of May through October. We know that when we were on Main Street in the past, we had about 100,000 visitors and last year we had around 20,000.”

“It’s especially helpful when we have events that are here,” Rielly said. “We ‘re excited to be in here.”

The new home for ROOST comes with office space as well as a visitors center, which is stocked with brochures, maps and pamphlets as well as a pair of television screens.

“One screen will be displaying events and information on the region, while the second will be showing movies and stories that tell about the region and its history,” Rielly said.

The visitors center will be staffed by a pair of employees who are responsible for answering questions for those looking for events, attractions and places to dine and stay.

“There is one visitor service person that will be up at the front desk at all times to help those who come into the center, and we have another person who is dedicated to the phones and answering those questions,” Rielly said.

Along with space for offices and visitors, Rielly said that they were also pleased with having a space for storage of display cases and other items that are used throughout the year at different times.

“It is so nice to have that space,” she said. “We don’t have to worry about having things crowded in the front or in the offices now that we have space for storage.”

The ROOST/Lake Placid CVB visitors center and offices are located on the ground floor, next to the main entrance of the Conference Center at Lake Placid. For more information, visit www.lakeplacid.com.

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