To initiate and provide programs, services, and leadership which will enhance a cooperative business community and create a vibrant economy, making the Ticonderoga Area an exceptional place to live, work, and visit.
The TACC will be the leading advocate for business, serving as a driving force in the economic vitality of the greater Ticonderoga Area, uniting communities and maximizing resources.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is a non-profit organization that serves, markets, and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah, and Putnam, NY. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers many community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email, and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. In addition the Chamber works closely with area organizations and economic development agencies.
Words from Businesses in Our Community
“The Chamber has gone through great change and growth over the last several years. We plan to continue to grow and expand our services and programs, offer expanded benefits to our members, as well as our marketing efforts by retaining and increasing membership, maintaining, strengthening and creating new partnerships and continuing to create a committed Chamber Team with staff, board members, ambassadors and volunteers to serve, market, and promote our members and the Ticonderoga Area as a whole,” stated Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is a driving force for the economic climate of our area. They (TACC Staff) are knowledgeable about their members and openly seek to promote them whenever they see an opportunity to do so. The TACC assists members with educational needs and business resources as well as representing its members on state and regional levels; always making sure to keep everything we have to offer in our area in the front of people’s minds. Bridge Point Communication is a proud member of TACC and finds its membership to be an integral part of doing business in our area,” Shana Macey – Owner of Bridge Point Communication and Crown Point Telephone Company
“I know of no other group that works as hard as TACC to promote our community,” Bill Grinnell, Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor
“We are thrilled to host TACC After Business Mixers and support Chamber events, initiatives, and programs. I am happy to see over the last two years how much the attendance for the mixers has grown. I truly enjoy the opportunity to mingle in the evening at different businesses, reconnect with other community members and meet new people. The Chamber is the first and strongest key to meeting other people within the Ticonderoga Area business community. We have forged many personal and business connections with a number of businesses, organizations, and community members. We have also created many friendships,” shared Katy & Andrew Rasmus – Owners & Operators of Libby’s Bakery Café.
"TACC is an invaluable North Country SBDC partner. Matt and Molly are our connection to the local business community. We always look forward to working with them whether it’s hosting small business workshops or meeting clients at their location. Happy 90th TACC and many more!” Karen Stehlin & Angela Smit, North Country Small Business Development Center.
“PRIDE of Ticonderoga has a strong and unique partnership with the Chamber. It spans from tossing around creative solutions to community development strategies to finding ways to raise funds for important main street revitalization projects. The Chamber continues to be a vital conduit for those who want to gain information and seek opportunities for growing and enhancing their businesses and organizations,” Sharon Reynolds, PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
“We love the opportunity to support the Chamber and host events in coordination with them because the Chamber does so much for all of us within the Ticonderoga Area business community and the community as a whole. By being a Member of the Chamber we not only receive numerous benefits and an array of support, we are able to support the Chamber and allow them to further their mission and vision,” shared Claire Brown, Co-Owner of Libby’s Bakery Café.
“The Crown Point Chamber Annual Meeting, our 5 year anniversary meeting, was a pivotal event. For those that could not be there, we would like to share our exciting new venture and next steps. All five officers felt and voted in unison for a new resolution and change in direction. We felt it time to recognize the success and vibrancy of the already strongly established, uniquely positioned, regional chamber in our area. We feel it makes the most sense to get behind and be part of something bigger than ourselves, and join forces with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC). We have worked these past five years with TACC and have seen Crown Point acknowledged and included in promotion and marketing under the able leadership of Matt Courtright. The time for us to join forces is now. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce brings many more things to the table than we could ever hope to currently offer. The Crown Point Chamber will no longer exist in name or as a separate entity. But from Crown Point representation is already in place and growing. Shana Macey of Crown Point Telephone/Bridge Point Communication and Karen Hennessy of Sugar Hill Manor B&B both are already serving as officers on the TACC Board. Jodi Gibbs and Lena Robetoy currently serve as Chamber Ambassadors. I look expectantly forward to this next chapter in our town's history. And I plan to continue to serve our town whole heartedly in this new venue in whatever ways I can. CP Chamber Board Member Ray Thatcher and I have already become TACC Ambassadors,” shared Nancy Ockrin – Owner of Stoney Lonesome B&B/Chairperson of the Crown Point Chamber.
“I am an Ambassador for the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and am honored to have the opportunity to work with Matt and Molly on a regular basis. Their energy is infectious. We are so fortunate to have them working to promote our community and all it has to offer. Thank you both for all that you do,” Jodi Gibbs, Inter-Lakes Health.
“We are a proud and supportive TACC Member. We are thrilled to be able to host and participate in events and support all of the efforts of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. They work hard each and every day to support their members, businesses, organizations and the entire area,” stated Francine Burke – Owner & Operator of The Country Florist & Gifts.
“The Chamber has been a key part in the promoting of the Crab Shack right from the beginning. Our Membership Investment is worth every dollar and we are honored to support all the Chamber does for the entire area. We are proud to host events in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to working closely with the Chamber for many years to come,” shared Walter & Marybeth Worth – Owners & Operators of the Crab Shack.
“We are proud to be a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber continually works hard to serve, market, and promote their members and the Ticonderoga Area as a whole,” stated Robin McGrath – Owner of Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe.
“We have been involved with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce since day one and wouldn't have it any other way! Matt and Molly are always more than willing to help us with anything that we need and we try and uphold the same for them. We encourage all Ticonderoga Area businesses to become a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,” shared Joe Bodette owner of Bodette’s Barbecue.
“I am excited to be a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and to be working with them to not only promote my business but to support all of their efforts. Although my business is not within one of the main business districts, I want to stay involved and connected with the town and the entire business community. We have so many wonderful businesses that work hard each and every day and support the community in so many ways. I am honored to now be part of that business community,” shared Tanya Dedrick, Owner of Hair It is Salon.
“We are thrilled to be able work closely with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. We enjoy working with the Chamber to support the business community and the Ticonderoga Area as a whole,” stated Jenna Miller – Manger of The Pub.
“We are happy to be host an After Business Mixer with the Chamber. We were thrilled to welcome fellow Chamber Members and the business community to Gunnison’s. After Business Mixers provide an opportunity to not only network with other businesses but to see all that the host business or organization has to offer. We are a proud and supportive TACC Member,” stated Will Gunnison – Owner and Operator of Gunnison’s Orchard & Bakery.
“The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ticonderoga Inn & Suites/Burgoyne Grill is a proud and supportive TACC Member. We appreciate all the work that the Chamber does on behalf of the local businesses and we are so happy with the progress made over the last few years. We are looking forward to continuing to be a vital member of the community both through the Hotel and Burgoyne Grill, and can't wait to see what the future holds. We are lucky enough to work hand in hand for many of the Chamber sponsored events that continue to benefit our fellow businesses and community as a whole, and would like to thank both the community and the Chamber for all their support,” shared Allison Kaupelis, Director of Operations.
“I want to thank Matt, Molly, and the Chamber for all of their help and support. Without the Chamber’s support so much would not be possible. Networking during an After Business Mixer was the start of this new aspect of Spic-N-Span in addition to the cleaning jobs I have been connected with. I am excited to be member of the Chamber and support all of their hard work and dedication to the Ticonderoga Area,” shared, Marie Gijanto – Owner of Spic-N-Span.
“At Alexander R. Shmulsky, Attorney at Law, we are very proud to be a member of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber provides many opportunities throughout the year for education, community events, business referrals, and networking. For our law practice, networking plays a major role, and I am so thankful to be a part of such an active chamber. The chamber is quintessential for any business owner in the Ticonderoga and greater Ticonderoga areas,” stated Alexander Shmulsky.
“The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is truly one of the most active Chambers I have worked with. They were a tremendous help when we were opening the new Dunkin Donuts in Ticonderoga. They certainly go above and beyond in assisting the local business community. We look forward to continue working closely with the Chamber Team,” stated Greg Sagris – Former Owner of Dunkin Donuts of Ticonderoga.