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Alliance seeking grant for Ticonderoga businesses

Board members appointed

Ticonderoga is seeking a grant to assist small businesses in the community. The Ti town board has asked the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to write and, if successful, administer a “micro-enterprise” grant on behalf of the town.

Ticonderoga is seeking a grant to assist small businesses in the community. The Ti town board has asked the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to write and, if successful, administer a “micro-enterprise” grant on behalf of the town.

New directors

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has new board members.

The Ticonderoga town board has appointed Bill Drummond, Chattie Van Wert, Jeremy Treadway, Peter Reale, Scott Hearburg and Shana Macey as directors on the alliance board.

They join existing directors Alex Levitch, Jim Major, John Rayno, Sandy Morehouse, and Sue Rathbun.

“I am very happy to announce these appointments and their confirmation by the town board,” Malaney said.

Jim Major, chairman of the alliance board welcomed the new directors.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do and each of these people’s hearts are sincerely dedicated to improving Ti,” he said. “We are eager to seek their input and counsel, and welcome them to the party.”

Woods echoed those comments.

“In addition to being successful in business, each of these directors bring a commitment to serving our community and working to build a better future for Ti,” he said.

Drummond has worked for W.E. Aubuchon Hardware for over 30 years. He is currently the district manager, overseeing the Ticonderoga store plus 10 other stores in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Bill lives in Pittsford, Vt.

Van Wert has over 20 years of experience owning and operating small businesses in Ticonderoga, including the Ranch Motel, Sunshine Laundry, Sunshine Apartments and Sunshine Carwash. She has been a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, is part of the Streetfest committee, serves on the board of the Inter-Lakes Health and is on St. Mary’s Parish Finance Council.

Treadway is a local businessman and entrepreneur who owns and operates several businesses in Ticonderoga, including Treadway Service, Treadway Fuels, The Pub, Treadway Motorsports and, in the near future, Adirondack Motocross Park.

Reale is a third generation road and bridge contractor and currently serves as vice president of Reale Construction. Reale and his brother John also own multiple properties in downtown Ticonderoga. He has served on several local boards including the town planning board, the comprehensive plan committee and the chamber of commerce board. He currently serves on the board of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and is an active member of St Mary’s Parish and the Knights of Columbus.

Hearburg owns and operates the Ticonderoga McDonald’s franchise as well as McDonald’s restaurants in Warrensburg and Fair Haven, Vt. He has served on the chamber of commerce board and many other boards and donated to many charities and causes. For spearheading a multi-year initiative to build a new playground at the Ti Elementary School, Hearburg was named 2011 Community Volunteer of the Year by the chamber.

Macey is the president of Crown Point Telephone Corporation and its subsidiary company, Crown Point Network Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Bridge Point Communication.

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