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August 4, 2013

Business briefs: Aug. 4, 2013


The festivities will include a number of free events including a performance by the Champlain Valley Irish Dancers at 10:30 a.m. and the band Overdrive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, a bounce house, face painting, bucket-truck rides and much more. Customers will be invited to enter a drawing to win a 32-inch IP-compatible flat-screen television. There will be interactive displays showing Champlain Telephone’s newest products and services, including DirecTV bundles and features, as well as what increased broadband speeds can do.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Champlain Telephone Customer Service Department at 298-2411.

Appointment announced

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Kristy Kennedy as vice president for marketing and director of the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

Kennedy has served as group and event specialist at the chamber since 2008, leading efforts to attract groups, sporting events, motorcoaches and meetings to the area. This has included the promotion of special events such as the Lake Champlain pro bass fishing tournaments, Velo Quebec and East Coast SnoCross among others.

Before joining the chamber, Kennedy worked as office manager and marketing coordinator for Fessette Realty. Prior to that, she held the role of marketing and promotions coordinator for 95 Triple X and 620 AM WVMT Radio in Burlington. A Plattsburgh native and graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, Kennedy was recently named a “Face of Our Future” by Strictly Business magazine.

“Kristy has been a terrific member of the chamber team and will be bringing solid experience and great energy to her new role,” said Garry Douglas, president of the North Country Chamber. “We know she will sustain and build upon the high level of performance our Visitors Bureau has become known for. There’s no question that our current V.P. for marketing, Michele Powers, has taken our tourism marketing and development efforts to entirely new levels, and Kristy has been at her side as a full partner these last five years.”

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