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Ticonderoga chamber adds directors

New representatives join board

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce board includes, standing from left, Starr Pelerin, Starr Pinkowski, Allison Kaupelis, Susan Rathbun, Scarlette Merfeld, Pam Nolan, Karen Hennessy; seated, Joe Hoell, Matt Courtright and Steve Braun. Not pictured are Beth Hill, Robin McGrath, Jan Trombley and Joe Orta.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce board includes, standing from left, Starr Pelerin, Starr Pinkowski, Allison Kaupelis, Susan Rathbun, Scarlette Merfeld, Pam Nolan, Karen Hennessy; seated, Joe Hoell, Matt Courtright and Steve Braun. Not pictured are Beth Hill, Robin McGrath, Jan Trombley and Joe Orta. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has four new board members.

Steve Braun from International Paper, Starr Pinkowksi from Glens Falls National Bank, Robin McGrath from Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe and Jan Trombley from Wal-Mart have been elected to the chamber’s board of directors.

They join President Pamela Nolan of Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union; Vice Presidents Susan Rathbun of Rathbun Jewelers, Karen Hennessy of Sugar Hill Manor B&B, Scarlette Merfeld of the Times of Ti and Allison Kaupelis of Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites; Treasurer Starr Pelerin of The Upstate Agency; and directors Beth Hill of Fort Ticonderoga, Joe Hoell of Lake Champlain Inn B&B and Joe Orta of Christopher Chevrolet Buick.

Joan Miller of The Millers Antiques is the chamber past president and Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney serves as an ex-officio director.

“We have a wonderful board and staff for 2012 as we work through the year, prepare for 2013 and the chamber’s future,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director.

Courtright became the executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce in September 2010. Molly Bechard, the chamber visitor and member service representative, joined the team in November 2011.

“In addition the chamber has many great volunteers and has partnered with North Country Community College to host an intern each semester,” Courtright said. “The chamber is in the process of planning a board retreat for November of 2012 to create a long-term plan for the future of the chamber with particular areas of focus and specific goals under each. The plan will be sent to all chamber members once it is finalized.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, Email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members.

For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce go online at www.ticonderogany.com or “Like” on Facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter.

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