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February 2, 2014

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In addition to the photo exhibition, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum will be co-sponsoring the screening of the award-winning documentary 1 Revolution at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on March 4 at 7 p.m. The film highlights Chris Waddell, the first paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimangaro. Waddell earned 17 Paralympic medals in seven Paralympic Games. Waddell will be at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts that evening to give a lecture and answer questions about the documentary.

The Paralympic Games is one of the most inspirational events to watch as a spectator as athletes demonstrate their determination and excellence in sport. The first Winter Paralympic Games were held less than 40 years ago in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976. The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games are being held March 7-16.

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults/teens, $5 for juniors/seniors. For more information, visit whiteface.com.

Business seminars

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host two business seminars this spring in coordination with the North Country Small Business Development Center. All seminars and workshops will be held at the chamber office located at 94 Montcalm St. in Ticonderoga

Social Media & Tourism; Tips to Attract Travelers to your Business will be held Tuesday, March 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. It is presented by Growtrends and refreshments are sponsored by Dunkin Donuts of Ticonderoga.

Participants will learn about effective marketing techniques to capture visitors’ interest. Charles Tagliarino, founder of Growtrends, a social-media marketing company, will help participants understand visitors’ online habits and how social media networks play a role in their decision making before, during and long after they return home. He will also share insight and best practices on how small businesses can use social networks such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, Pintrest, Foursquare and Google + to engage and attract travelers to their business.

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