January 6, 2013

Business briefs: Jan. 6, 2013

Chamber Ski Day

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce Family Ski Day will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Titus Mountain.

Sponsored by the Adirondack Family of Business, this new event will be fun for the whole family, as attendees may join other chamber member families for a day on the slopes. For those who are new to the sport, there will be a free group lesson. Also, the mountain is open for night skiing.

Non-skiers can join in the fun too. The Tubing Park is open and is a great way to spend the day.

Tickets must be purchased through the chamber by Wednesday. An Aprés Ski Party with free munchies will be held in the lodge at 4:30 and there will be plenty of fun activities scheduled during the day.

Both members and not-yet members are invited to attend, so participants are encouraged to share the invitation with their friends. 

Also, the traditional Chamber Ski Day at Whiteface Mountain will be held March 7. More information will be released next month.

Call the chamber at 563-1000 for more information about Family Ski Day.

Award received

AKWESASNE — The Comfort Inn & Suites Akwesasne in Hogansburg was recently announced as a recipient of the 2013 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International Inc., franchisor of the Comfort Inn brand.

“The Comfort Inn & Suites Akwesasne Hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as one of the best hotels among the Comfort Inn brand,” said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels.

According to Jim Brann, CHA general manager, The Comfort Inn & Suites Akwesasne is currently the top ranked hotel in the region, which encompasses all of New York State and all of New England. “The team here at the Comfort Inn & Suites is thrilled to have achieved this honor and continues to strive to be the absolute best hotel in the North Country,” he said.

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