The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is reorganizing to include the Moriah Economic Development Group and PH7 as committees. This is not the first collaboration between the groups. Moriah EDGe, PH7 and the Moriah chamber joined to present Moriahstock, a day-long concert event, last August.
continued “The Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking new members to help shape our community now and for our future,” Garrison said. “Be a part of the rebuilding of our village, town and community. It is time to stand up and be part of the solution.”
Moriah wants to be part of a regional approach to tourism, marketing and economic development, Garrison said. That means working more closely with other chambers — like the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The Ti chamber has greater means to market the area than Moriah does,” Garrison said. “Keeping with a regional approach it makes sense to join our resources together.”
Membership in the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has always been available to Moriah businesses, according to Matt Courtright, Ti chamber executive director.
“We serve Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam,” Courtright said.
“We are, in general, available to businesses in those areas who wish to join the Ti chamber,” Courtright said. “We believe a regional approach to marketing our area serves everyone well.”
Courtright has met with members of the Moriah chamber and Moriah EDGe. He also plans future meetings with the Hague and Crown Point chambers.
“We’re always looking for ways to work more closely to help the entire area,” he said. “We want tight, strong relationships with other chambers.”
Like the Ticonderoga chamber, chambers in Moriah, Crown Point and Hague work to plan local events and maintain local websites, Courtright explained.
The difference between Ticonderoga and other local chambers, he said, is that the Ti office is staffed and is available full time to offer business services and answer public inquiries.
“We want to assist the entire area,” Courtright said. “We welcome opportunities to work closely with the chambers in Moriah, Hague and Crown Point.”
Garrison believes strongly in the regional approach to marketing and economic growth. He was recently appointed to the Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism board of directors.