The ARCC Leadership Adirondack program, now in its 27th year, accepts prospective leaders from regional businesses, and provides them opportunities for personal and professional growth. Through a series of sessions and tours, the class learns about different industries and the economic drivers in the region.
Each year, the Leadership Adirondack class chooses a fundraising project submitted by area nonprofit organizations. Last year’s class raised over $8,000 for the Family Service Association of Glens Falls. This year, the class has chosen the Open Door Mission.
Open Door is a faith based organization committed to filling the gaps in services not provided elsewhere in the community.
For more information on the Leadership Adirondack program, visit www.adirondackchamber.org.
The 2017 New York State Fair awarded the Argyle Cheese Farmer a gold medal for its plain Greek yogurt, the highest award in this category.
The company also won gold medals for its Sweet Greek chocolate mousse yogurt in 2016 and its maple Greek yogurt in 2015. In addition, its Amazing Grace aged cheese also won a silver medal in 2016.
Argyle Cheese Farmer products can be found at farmer’s markets in Troy and Saratoga year around on Saturdays and at the Glens Falls summer market; in various retail stores including Healthy Living in Saratoga and at the farmstead retail shop on 990 Coach Road, Argyle. For more information or to order online, visit www.cheesefarmer.com.
Canada-based manufacturer of household paper products, Irving Consumer Products, which owns Irving Tissue Inc. in Fort Edward, broke ground on the construction of a $400 million state-of-the-art tissue plant in Macon, Ga.
The company said the plant will create over 200 permanent, skilled jobs and allow it to continue to meet customers’ growing demands.
The company said thenew plant will produce ultra-premium quality household paper products including soft bath tissue and high quality paper towel that is both strong and absorbent.
The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center has donated over 400 dining chairs and 50 dining room tables to Open Door Mission.
Silver Bay YMCA has started construction of its new William Boyd Center. It includes a new dining room and dining furniture.
The YMCA said the missions of the two organizations are closely aligned, as both look to make a positive impact on the local communities.
The North Country Telehealth Partnership, a collaboration between Adirondack Health Institute and Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, announces the third annual North Country Telemedicine Conference to be held Thursday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 101 Olympic Drive, Lake Placid.
Attendees can expect 18 speakers, including keynote presenter Dr. Irina Gelman of Fulton County Public Health, Elizabeth Zicari of HCR Home Care, and a panel of leaders from the state Department of Health, Office of Mental Health, and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
Breakout sessions will focus on direct-to-consumer care, telemental health, teledermatology, and community collaboration.
Anyone interested is asked to register by Oct. 25 at www.3rdannualnctc.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Katy Cook, AHI telemedicine project coordinator, at 518-480-0111, ext. 315, or firstname.lastname@example.org.