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Montcalm Street group, Ticonderoga chamber enter pact

Organizations aim to improve Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership have entered into a contract, agreeing to work together with the chamber as the “coordinating” agency. Pictured are Pictured are, back from left, TMSP board members Ken Engler, John Bartlett, Bob Dedrick, Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; front, Debbie Barber, Darlene Treadway and Joyce Cooper. Other TMSP board members include Vicki Sperry, Deb Malaney, Leslie Midgley, John McDonald Jr., Pam Nolan and Susan Rathbun.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership have entered into a contract, agreeing to work together with the chamber as the “coordinating” agency. Pictured are Pictured are, back from left, TMSP board members Ken Engler, John Bartlett, Bob Dedrick, Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; front, Debbie Barber, Darlene Treadway and Joyce Cooper. Other TMSP board members include Vicki Sperry, Deb Malaney, Leslie Midgley, John McDonald Jr., Pam Nolan and Susan Rathbun.

— A pair of Ticonderoga organizations dedicated to strengthening the business community have formally joined forces.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership have entered into a contract, agreeing to work together with the chamber as the “coordinating” agency.

“While TMSP and the chamber have worked closely for the past several years on events and projects, the new partnership serves to strengthen the relationship and enables us to better coordinate our mutual efforts on promotions and events for the citizens, visitors and the businesses of our community,” stated John Bartlett, TMSP executive committee member.

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is reorganizing to better serve Ticonderoga, Bartlett said.

In addition to contracting with the chamber, the TMSP board has created an executive committee made up its committee chairpeople. TMSP committees consist of Promotions, StreetFest, Design and the Best Fourth in the North. The Best Fourth in North committee, which had been independent for decades, joined the TMSP in 2012.

In the past there had been a sole TMSP chairperson and a board comprised of TMSP volunteers and downtown merchants. Now there is the executive committee, the board and the chamber serving as the TMSP coordinator.

“2012 was a year of transition for the Best Fourth in the North committee,” said Debbie Barber, Best Fourth chairwoman. “I became the new committee chairperson and we moved from being a town of Ticonderoga-associated committee to being a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. This change was needed for a variety of reasons to ensure that vitality of Ticonderoga’s Fourth of July tradition for the community and area visitors.”

In addition to the Best Fourth in the North the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership organizes WinterFest, StreetFest, the Street Art Project and Auction, HalloweenFest, Community Clean Up Day and works on a variety of streetscape projects and initiatives.

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