First we have to ask why
Different brands or logos are confusing and they dilute our position in the marketplace. We want to put in the time and effort to identify one cohesive message that resonates with both the community and our visitors, and that will represent the area as a great place to visit, live, and do business.
It's more than a logo or a tagline
A brand is a unique image and message that increases awareness of the community for both tourism and economic development when adopted and integrated consistently. A brand reflects the customer’s impression of a product, destination, or organization.
In late 2017 the Saranac Lake region, in conjunction with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), embarked on a year-long process to build a new unified brand.
Building a brand is a five-step collaborative process:
1. Identifying a common goal
3. Establishing the brand message
Find out more about the Saranac Lake Brand Study.
Brand Study Advisory Panel
Carolyn Bordonaro / Hotel Saranac, Tourism Council member
Jeremy Evans / Franklin County IDA, Saranac Lake School Board member
Kathy Ford / Hobofest committee, Village Improvement Society member
Tim Fortune / Small Fortune Studio, Downtown Advisory Board member
Adam Harris / Grizle T’s, Downtown Advisory Board member
Tracey Schrader / Town of Harrietstown Board member
Matt Scollin / Adirondack Health, Tourism Council
Rich Shapiro / Village of Saranac Lake Board member
Kareen Tyler / Adirondack Carousel Board member, Kiwanis member
Katy VanAnden / Lake View Deli Catering, Chamber Board member
On April 17, 2018, ROOST and the Advisory Panel convened a public meeting to discuss the brand statement and the results of the brand survey. Find out more about the findings of that study by clicking on the Saranac Lake Image Brand Study.
ROOST compiled the results and identified the recurring threads, then worked with the Advisory Panel, stakeholders, and the community on a final brand.
The Saranac Lake Brand
If your proposed usage is not covered within these guidelines, or you have any questions, please contact the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) for assistance before proceeding with design or production.
Contact the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism:
Saranac Lake Office: (518) 621-3649
Main Office: (518) 523-2445