Since its inception in 1915 the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has been recognized and respected as a strong advocate and supporter of local businesses . With our current membership level at 100 plus members, we are committed to creating a healthy, informed and active business coalition.
The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce commits to:
support the growth and development of local businesses
maintain and strengthen the quality of life in our community
keep our members informed, connected and prosperous
support our existing businesses and serve as a catalyst for new commerce and economic development
raising awareness of the benefits of doing business in the Schroon Lake Area
2017 Spring Hours are:
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 3pm
CLOSED: Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
SCHROON LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS
NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community for Schroon Lake’s 2017 Citizen/Organization of the Year. Help the Chamber celebrate Schroon Lake’s best and brightest by nominating one of our outstanding citizens/organization for this great honor. If you know a person or organization that you feel should be recognized for their contributions to our community, the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you.
The Chamber of Commerce established the Citizen of the Year award in 1976 to honor an area resident or organization that has made a significant and sustained contribution to the quality of life in Schroon Lake. The Chamber of Commerce will honor the 40th person or organization at its Annual Dinner in June 2017.
Nominations for the 2017 award should include the accomplishments for which this person or organization should be honored. Please provide details of their achievements, volunteer endeavors, community service, efforts to improve the quality of life, and personal characteristics that you believe qualify the nominee as Citizen/Organization of the Year. The nominee need not be a Chamber of Commerce member, but must reside in the Town of Schroon, North Hudson, Paradox, or Severance.
Any individual or organization may submit a nomination via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and contact information in the email. All nominations must be received by May 13, 2017. Call the Chamber office at (518) 532-7675 for more information.
A list of all previous honorees is available on the Chamber’s website (schroonlakechamber.org) and on the Perpetual Membership Plaque inside the Chamber building.
The Chamber Board of Directors will select this year’s honoree after reviewing all nominations. The name of the honoree will be announced Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and the Annual Dinner for the honoree will be scheduled in June, and they will be honored while participating in the 2017 Schroon Lake 4th of July Parade .
PREVIOUS "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR" HONOREE'S
1976 Sofia Sterling
1977 Alma Joos
1978 Elizabeth Knox
1979 Clara Frenger
1980 Forrest Harrington
1981 (No One Chosen)
1982 (No One Chosen)
1983 Donald Whitty
1984 John/Georgiana Martin
1985 Ollie Lessard
1986 Dr. Phillip Sawyer
1987 M. Leo Friedman
1988 Helen "Hickey" Keppler
1989 Allen Brown
1990 Alberta White
1991 John Kelly
1992 H. Wilber Gillings
1993 Thomas Williford
1994 Lawrence Traver
1995 Mildred Dobie
1996 John Seagle
1997 Lillian Richardson
1998 Harry & Millie Bollback
1999 Laurie Bruce
2000 Bea Gray
2001 Joseph & Iris Civalier
2002 Schroon Lake Emergency Squad
2003 Rosemarie Ritson
2004 Schroon Lake Lion Club
2005 Bicentennial Executive Committee
2006 Roger Friedman
2007 Lorraine Erikson
2008 Dick Newell
2009 Ed Doley
2010 Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club
2011 Schroon Lake Association
2012 Kate Huston
2013 Bob & Jane Claus
2014 Joel Friedman
2015 Seagle Music Colony
2016 Dan & Kathy Riggins
2017 TO BE ANNOUNCED!