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April 2, 2013

E'town-Lewis Chamber makes plans




As for increasing the chamber’s membership and base, Chamber First Vice Chairman Ron Testa suggested they consider businesses from communities outside of Elizabethtown and Lewis.

“We can’t limit ourselves and be in a cocoon,” he said.

Secretary Mary McGowan said membership applications would be going out with the newsletters and will be available at the chamber’s website.

The Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce became incorporated in 1951. In 2007, it expanded to include the Town of Lewis and the businesses there, morphing into the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce.

Its activities include participating in regional agency meetings, promoting business interests, lobbying to get tax revenues allocated to local business needs, representing the communities’ interests to county and town governments, promoting healthy economic growth and improved exposure and visibility for the communities, and participating in, promoting and helping to fund local events.

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The Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce meets at 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.

During the winter, it meets at the ACAP offices on Court Street in Elizabethtown; in the summer, meetings are held at Adirondack Museum, also on Court Street.

The chamber officers for this year are: Bruce Pushee, chairman; Ron Testa; first vice chairman; Bill Finucane, legal adviser; Alan Jones, budget officer; Matt Baldwin, marketing; Evelyn Hatch, treasurer; and Mary McGowan, secretary.

For more information, see the website:

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