Area Chambers of Commerce Team Up with Historic Sites and Local Business to Host Bi-State Networking Event for Members

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Area Chambers of Commerce Team Up with Historic Sites and Local Business to Host Bi-State Networking Event for Members

By Sue Hoxie

Chamber members from the Lake Champlain Region in New York and Vermont will meet and visit Lake Champlain Bridge and adjacent sites

Middlebury, Vermont and Ticonderoga, NY– June 25, 2013 – The Addison County and Ticonderoga Area Chambers of Commerce are pleased to announce a combined after hours business mixer to be held on Thursday, July 18, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The July mixer is a progressive-style event in which attendees will move from location to location—starting at the Crown Point State Historic Site in New York, moving across the Lake Champlain Bridge, and ending at the Chimney Point State Historic Site on the Vermont side of the lake.

After hours business mixers are primarily networking events for members to meet one another, network, develop and nurture business connections. With several participating Chambers, attendees will have the opportunity to meet business people from the “other” side of the lake.

During the three-hour event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit these historical sites, tourism attractions and businesses during the following times:

  • Crown Point State Historic Site: 4:30 to 5:15
  • Crown Point Lighthouse: open anytime
  • Crown Point Toll House/Lake Champlain Visitors Center: 5:00 to 5:45
  • Lake Champlain Bridge and Interpretive Trail: open anytime
  • Cottonwood on Lake Champlain: 6 to 6:45
  • Chimney Point State Historic Site: arrive by 6:45

“We’re happy to welcome our surrounding business communities to come view us as one destination; “their” bi-state park packed with dozens of attractions and recreational opportunities,” said Suzanne Maye, Lake Champlain Region, Marketing Manager & Lake Champlain Visitors Center Manager for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Lake Placid CVB. “Our new exhibits, lake access, interpretive trails, bicycle and pedestrian paths linked by the spectacular new Lake Champlain Bridge will have everyone beaming with pride and anxious to share with their patrons and guests.”

Attendees will be eligible for many door prizes through a random drawing. A few of the businesses donating door prizes include Fort Ticonderoga, Dunkin Donuts of Ticonderoga, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, and the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

There is no cost to attend, nor is Chamber membership required, but please RSVP to:

  • New York businesses: 518-585-6619 or
  • Vermont businesses: 802-388-7951 x2 or

In addition to the Addison County and Ticonderoga Chambers, other hosting organizations include Chimney Point State Historic Site, Cottonwood on Lake Champlain, Crown Point Chamber of Commerce, Crown Point State Historic Site, Lake Champlain Bridge Community, Lake Champlain Visitors Center/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at

About Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers many community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email, and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. In addition the Chamber works closely with area organizations and economic development agencies. The Ticonderoga Area in New York is located in the Adirondacks along Lake Champlain and Lake George. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce or the Ticonderoga Area please visit, “Like” the Chamber on Facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter.


Media Inquiries:

Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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