The Mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its members and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies.
Core Business Services
Education & Professional Development:
SLACC offers monthly seminars and workshops on topics of interest to our members'. Current subjects include management, marketing, social media, online presence, finance, public speaking, and legal issues.
Have an expertise? Generate more clientele by offering a business workshop through our educational program.
Increase your customer base and spread the word about your business and services by meeting other business representatives at our Chamber events. We host an array of networking events, including our quarterly business after hours, after work mixers, and our annual dinner.
Information Publicity & Exposure:
Receive news that matters to you through our informative and legislative emails and weekly Chamber Newsletter. You can also keep the business community informed of what you are doing through our newsletter.
Whether it be with one of the thousands of visitors seeking information at our Visitor Center Office, or a phone call coming in for information, we are aware of your business and work to send customers your way. SLACC can also set up a site visit to further familiarize our staff with your services.
SLACC primary objective is ensuring a healthy business environment; we do this through business advocacy. SLACC represents our business community, communicating with press, local and county government. Members may also bring business related issues to us for assistance.
Advertising, Exposure and Marketing:
SLACC provides advertising opportunities through our Visitors' Guide distributing 20,000 copies per year throughout the state, at tourism trade shows and locally. Sponsorship of Chamber Fundraiser events are available offering opportunities to maximize your exposure. Including The Summer Concert Series, Mixers and Business After Hours, SLACC Chefs and Farmers or one of our 5K Runs. Display of your brochure at the Visitor Center/Chamber offices. Having a special at your business? Pass it along and we will include it in our weekly Newsletter.
Business Directory Web Listing:
Saranaclake.com sees thousands of visits per month. Members receive a free business directory web listing allowing you to highlight your business with a brief summary, contact information, and a link to your website.
Partner Business Services
SLACC has a contractual partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) for destination marketing services. This includes the use of saranaclake.com for professionally driven destination marketing. We work alongside our Saranac Lake ROOST Visitor Specialist to direct our phone calls and traffic to our area businesses, events, and venues.
State and Country Wide Advocacy:
Though our contractual partnership with the North Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are a part of a 4,500 member business network giving us a voice for the North Country in both NYS and US issues. Our partnership also allows the opportunity for you to connect with our legislators, through our Legislative Breakfasts and other forum events.
Group Health Insurance and Health Care Discounts:
The Chamber offers a full menu of group health insurance programs/rates to member businesses and their employees that will fit your individual needs and budget .
North Country Energy Alliance:
Electricity deregulation has taken effect in New York State and savings are available through your Chamber membership. We are increasing our buying power by pooling our businesses in order to get the most savings. Savings are available for National Grid and NYSEG customers.
Saranac Lake Area Tourism Council:
The Tourism Council is composed of stakeholders working for the community's gain, including our municipalities and equal business representation. Through the council we offer Chamber PR resources, ability to spread the word, reduced rate event insurance, and our social media platform. We are able to get relevant information to you through our participation on Tourism Council, all while further supporting community development and our business community.
Airport Marketing Initiative:
The SLACC partners with the Town of Harrietstown, airport management staff and our air carrier service (Cape Air). This partnership focuses on the development of promotional and PR campaigns to raise awareness and highlight the importance of the Adirondack Regional Airport as a regional asset and economic engine.
Participatory Business Services
We are committed to growing this terrific program. Participating Chamber members are offering discounts on the wide array of services throughout our area with our area. Stay tuned for Member-to-Member discount e-blasts and our Commerce Card provided by our partnership with the North Country Chamber of Commerce.
Event or Venue Booth Set Up:
The SLACC can set up a booth at your upcoming event to highlight your materials, information, maps/directions.
Reduced Rate Event Insurance:
It is expensive to ensure individuals events; the SLACC has an opportunity to provide reduced rate event insurance by adding your event to our policy.
Call for Volunteers:
Our member network of over 300 businesses allows us to spread the word and help you find volunteers that are interested in helping your cause.
SLACC welcomes new and expanding businesses in the Saranac Lake Area. Thanks to our partnership with local media avenues we are able to help publicize these groundbreaking events.
We Want You! By working together, we can accomplish more. The Chamber is committed to help business thrive and, in turn, creating a successful community. Join the Chamber today!