Saranac Lake area 

chamber of commerce 

Moving Forward.  Embracing Change. Forming Partnerships

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When you're passing through the area, or if you live in Saranac Lake permanently, this site is your resource for local and up to date information. 


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OUR MISSION

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1921 as the community's leading advocate for business. The mission of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide services and representation for its membership and to generate economic development through promotional and marketing strategies. The Chamber provides business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of the Saranac Lake community.

By leveraging the support, talent and resources of its members, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization working to improve the quality of life in the Tri-Lakes area.

CONTACT US

welcome@slareachamber.org

director@slareachamber.org

518.891.1990 and 518.891.1991

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Upcoming events

    • September 28, 2018
    • September 30, 2018
    • Saranac Lake, NY

    Area artists welcome you to experience this rare insight into their working studios. Explore genres ranging from painting, ironwork, ceramics, and photography, to quilting, fiber arts, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings, and more. This is a great opportunity to see artists at work and have the chance to watch demonstrations and engage in discussions. 

    Pick up an ArtWorks Studio Tours guide at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery (tour headquarters) on Main Street, the Carousel, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Visitor Centers, Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center, Pendragon Theater, and area galleries to find out which artists will be participating on each day. The guide offers information about each artist and gallery, as well as a helpful map to assist you in planning your personal tour. Participating artists and galleries may include BluSeed Studios, Tim Fortune, Small Fortune Studio, Georgeanne Gaffney Studio, Mark Kurtz Photography, Diane Leifheit, NorthWind Fine Arts, Mark Paul, Mountain Farm Studio, Cris Winters, and Art at the Pink House. 

    For the schedule and more information check out saranaclakeartworks.com/. 


    • October 26, 2018
    • October 28, 2018
    • Saranac Lake, NY

    Area artists welcome you to experience this rare insight into their working studios. Explore genres ranging from painting, ironwork, ceramics, and photography, to quilting, fiber arts, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings, and more. This is a great opportunity to see artists at work and have the chance to watch demonstrations and engage in discussions. 

    Pick up an ArtWorks Studio Tours guide at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery (tour headquarters) on Main Street, the Carousel, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid Visitor Centers, Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center, Pendragon Theater, and area galleries to find out which artists will be participating on each day. The guide offers information about each artist and gallery, as well as a helpful map to assist you in planning your personal tour. Participating artists and galleries may include BluSeed Studios, Tim Fortune, Small Fortune Studio, Georgeanne Gaffney Studio, Mark Kurtz Photography, Diane Leifheit, NorthWind Fine Arts, Mark Paul, Mountain Farm Studio, Cris Winters, and Art at the Pink House. 

    For the schedule and more information check out saranaclakeartworks.com/. 

    • November 24, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983


    Saranac Lake area shoppers are encouraged to take part in the Small Business Saturday Start Here Open House on Nov. 24. This annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center office at 39 Main Street. Shoppers who visit the Chamber to support small businesses can pick up some Shop Small giveaways, incentives, coupons, information on participating businesses, and coffee and donuts to start the day.



    • November 30, 2018
    • December 01, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

    • December 31, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • January 01, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • Downtown Saranac Lake

    Marking the end of one year and the beginning of the next, in a special way, is a human need. First Night offers a shared cultural celebration to mark the passing of 2018 and welcoming of 2019.

    More than a dozen acts at 10 different venues throughout the community will entertain you. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and all sites will be emptied before the next audience is admitted. Each performance begins on the hour. Since many performance take place in houses of worship, please afford proper respect. Join in the countdown to midnight on River Street with Saranac Lake's unique snowflake drop, courtesy of the Saranac Lake Fire Department. Fireworks begin at midnight over Lake Flower. 

    Food Concessions 

    • Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer lots of delicious treats to enjoy while taking a break
    • First United Methodist Church, 19 Church Street, from 5pm-11pm, will offer coffee, tea, spiced cider, assorted snacks and bottled water

    For more information check out, http://www.firstnightsaranaclake.org/


    • January 31, 2019
    • February 03, 2019

    The Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and other neighboring venues. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. Sport venues are located in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Lake Placid Village Municipal Parking Lot, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith's College, Paul Smith's College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah. For more information go to https://www.empirestatewintergames.com/.

    • February 01, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • Downtown Saranac Lake

    Don't miss the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! This 10-day celebration starts the first weekend in February. Parades, games, exhibits, celebrations, concerts, and more, all with a focus on family fun. We start and end with incredible fireworks. The Ice Palace (made from real ice right out of Lake Flower) comes with a King, Queen, and royal court.

    Since 1897, our Winter Carnival has been a grassroots, volunteer-driven event that started as a celebration to break up the spectacular, but deep, winters. The extra impetus came from the village’s transition from lively logging community to wilderness research and cure center for tuberculosis.  The patients and residents needed a boost to their morale, and so the Winter Carnival was born.

    Of course, we have plenty of lively, snow-centered activities and events, like the ski and snowshoe races, Ice Palace Fun Run, a curling exhibition, and snowball toss. We keep tradition alive with the woodman’s demonstration of logging skills and add modern fun like the Ultimate Frisbee Games and Fireman’s Broomball. There’s plenty of music, almost every day, from our vast pool of local talent.

    Feel free to check out saranaclakewintercarnival.com for updated information.

    • February 02, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tupper Lake, NY

    Each year, on the first Saturday in February, anglers from far and wide travel to Tupper Lake for the annual Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby. This Northern Pike contest populates Simon Pond with over a thousand fishermen & women who compete for the over $35,000 in cash and prizes. Whether you are a participant, or a spectator, this is a "must see" event to add to your winter calendar. The "catch and release" Northern Challenge Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by the Tupper Lake Rod & Gun Club. Registration fee is $35. (For an additional $10 you can enter into the Lunker Pool). There is event day registration beginning at 4am. Questions? Contact Dave at (518) 359-9715. In the case of unsafe ice, all prizes will be given at 12 Noon by random drawings - you must be present to win.

    • March 02, 2019
    • March 03, 2019
    • Lake Colby, Saranac Lake, NY

    The Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby is held on the first weekend of March on Lake Colby. Registration, before fishing, is between 7:00am and 4:00pm each day. The registration area is at the Lake Colby Public Beach.

    Prizes are awarded for the heaviest fish in its category. There are four categories: perch, trout, salmon and northern pike. All perch, trout and salmon must be taken from Lake Colby. Since northern pike are not available in Lake Colby, pike may be fished in other local waters. There is also a door prize for all entrants. All fish must be caught between 7:00am and 4:00pm. Fish caught in Lake Colby are brought immediately to the weigh-in area to be judged and weighed. NO FROZEN FISH ARE ACCEPTED. Fish entered in the youth class must be caught by that youth. An adult may assist, but adults may not catch a fish and enter it in a youth class.

Past events

September 25, 2018 5:01 Connect September: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
September 25, 2018 SCORE USDA Resource Conference
September 22, 2018 Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest
September 20, 2018 Saranac Lake Third Thursday ArtWalk
September 13, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 09, 2018 Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid
September 07, 2018 Adirondack Canoe Classic- 90 Miler
September 06, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
September 02, 2018 Hobofest
August 31, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
August 30, 2018 5:01 Connect August: Crua Outdoors
August 30, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 25, 2018 ADK 80K Bike and Trail Run Mt. Van Hoevenberg
August 25, 2018 20th Annual Thistle “Lumberjack Regatta”
August 23, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 22, 2018 Job Fair and Business Expo
August 17, 2018 Tupper Lake Masonic Flea Market & Craft Fair
August 16, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 13, 2018 Adirondack Plein Air Festival
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 09, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
August 02, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 30, 2018 Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse Tournament
July 27, 2018 The 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 27, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
July 27, 2018 45th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament
July 26, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 22, 2018 Ironman
July 19, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 14, 2018 Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days
July 14, 2018 The 8th Annual Warrior Run in Tupper Lake
July 12, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 06, 2018 I Love BBQ & Music Festival Lake Placid
July 05, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
July 04, 2018 July 4th Saranac Lake
July 03, 2018 Tupper Lake Independence Day Fireworks
June 29, 2018 APO After School Activities
June 28, 2018 The Chamber's Excellence in Business Annual Awards Gathering
June 28, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 28, 2018 Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours
June 27, 2018 Open Mic Night at P-2's Irish Pub
June 26, 2018 5:01 Connect Networking Event Hosted by The Adirondack Carousel
June 23, 2018 P-2's Irish Pub Summer Music presents 2BITTS
June 23, 2018 Live Music at Raquette River Brewing feat. Wild Earp & The Free for Alls
June 23, 2018 Empire State Native Pollinator Survey Volunteer Training
June 23, 2018 36th Annual Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
June 22, 2018 Live Music with Josh-Weise at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Third Thursday Art Walks Around Saranac Lake
June 21, 2018 Tupper Lake Burger Day at Raquette River Brewing
June 21, 2018 Wild Center hosts Farmers Market
June 17, 2018 The Kids’ Fishing Derby on Lake Colby
June 15, 2018 Adirondack SUP Festival
June 02, 2018 7th Annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K Bike Race
June 01, 2018 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
May 12, 2018 Round the Mountain Canoe Race
May 03, 2018 Eat ADK Restaurant Week
April 18, 2018 April 5:01 Connect at Taylor Rental Saranac Lake
January 24, 2018 January 5:01 Connect - Big Tupper Brewing
December 20, 2017 Chamber's Annual Holiday Party
December 13, 2017 December 5:01 Connect
November 08, 2017 November 5:01 Connect
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