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July 28, 2013

Business briefs: July 28, 2013


A free mood and memory screening will be offered after the presentation. The event is hosted by Third Age Adult Day Center at Lake Colby School, 26 Trudeau Road, Saranac Lake.

Pre-registration is required by Aug. 8. Call the Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network at 564-3371 for more information.

Tourism campaign

ALBANY — A new Adirondacks-North Country Tourism Advertising Campaign designed to drive tourism and grow the local economy this summer as the region continues to recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee has been launched, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The campaign comes on the heels of the governor’s inaugural Adirondack Challenge and is part of his ongoing commitment to attract more tourism and jobs to Upstate New York.

“With more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds and stunning natural wonders, the Adirondacks and North Country make for the perfect summer escape,” Cuomo said. “If people see it, they will come, and that’s what this new campaign is all about. We are shining a spotlight on everything this region has to offer because it is back and open for business after being hit hard by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee two years ago.”

Cuomo urged native New Yorkers not to leave the state for vacation this summer and to everyone else looking for the perfect summer getaway to come and experience the Adirondacks and North Country.

In May, Cuomo announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow New York industries, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. A recent report by Tourism Economics showed statewide tourism spending up 6.2 percent in 2012 and tourism gains in every region in the state.

Award received

LAKE PLACID — The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has been honored with its 14th straight Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

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