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Ticonderoga chamber looks to future

Leadership retreat held at Fort Ti

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a retreat at Fort Ticonderoga to brainstorm and plan for the future. Attending were Bruce Tamlyn, Matt Courtright, Joe Hoell, Robin McGrath, Pam Nolan, Shana Macey, Scarlette Merfeld, Karen Hennessy, Allison Kaupelis, Beth Hill and Joe Orta.

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a retreat at Fort Ticonderoga to brainstorm and plan for the future. Attending were Bruce Tamlyn, Matt Courtright, Joe Hoell, Robin McGrath, Pam Nolan, Shana Macey, Scarlette Merfeld, Karen Hennessy, Allison Kaupelis, Beth Hill and Joe Orta.

— The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is changing.

Realizing that fact, chamber leadership recently held a retreat at Fort Ticonderoga to brainstorm and plan for the future.

“The focus of the day-long session was on creating a new mission statement, creating a vision statement for the chamber as well as defining key areas of focus with goals under each for the next few years,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “The session also included a leadership/personality styles activity.”

The session was facilitated by Bruce Tamlyn from Leadership For Life, LLC.

A new mission and vision statement will be finalized at the next chamber board meeting.

“The chamber has gone through great change and growth over the last couple of years,” Courtright said. “We plan to continue to grow and expand our services and programs, offer expanded benefits to our members, as well as our marketing efforts by retaining and increasing membership, maintaining, strengthening and creating new partnerships and continuing to create a committed chamber team with staff, board members, ambassadors and volunteers to serve, market and promote our members and the Ticonderoga area as a whole.”

The chamber staff includes Courtright and Molly Bechard, visitor & member services representative.

Chamber officers are

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 Denton Publications/Times of Ti and Allison Kaupelis of Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites; and Treasurer Starr Pelerin of Upstate Agency.

Directors are Steve Braun of International Paper Company, Beth Hill of Fort Ticonderoga, Joe Hoell of Lake Champlain Inn B&B, Joe Orta of Christopher Chevrolet, Starr Pinkowski of Glens Falls National Bank, Shana Macey of Bridge Point Communication/CPTELCO, Robin McGrath of Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe and Jan Trombley of Wal-Mart.

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