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Join NYSOM in the Adirondacks, Sept. 14

Join New York States of Mind (NYSOM) in the Adirondacks on Sunday, September 14, 2014, as we host our very first event:


Along with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the Adirondack Folk School (AFS), we welcome you to spend an afternoon with three distinct New York-based organizations — the for-profit NYSOM and nonprofits ANCA and AFS — as we bring together regional artisans in a panel discussion of the obstacles and opportunities for makers in the global "Buy Local"/"Made Local" market to promote on a larger scale all that New York has to offer. NYSOM Co-Founder and CEO, Silda Wall Spitzer, will kick off the event with a keynote address to share what inspired her to co-create NYSOM, and the importance of, and possibilities in, bringing together the stories of New York's people, places, products and ideas on a single platform that can be comprehensively accessed by a broader market. Following the keynote, a panel of four regional artisans will present their experiences and take questions from the audience. The panel consists of: • Cecilia Frittelli, of frittelli & LOCKWOOD and Textile Studio in Saratoga Springs • Doug Collum, of Stick Candles in Old Forge • Janet Flinchbaugh, of The Pine-Apple Tree in Glens Falls • Sandy Maine, of Adirondack Fragrance and Flavor Farm in Potsdam Executive Director of ANCA, Kate Fish, will moderate. WHERE: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 WHEN: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. John Kirk and Trish Miller of the Quickstep Band will perform. Locally-sourced refreshments, including Saratoga Crackers, will be catered by UpRiver Cafe. We look forward to seeing you there!

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About the Sponsors:

These three institutions share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for the Adirondack region, its communities, cultural institutions and makers, and believe that the North Country’s wealth of resources, artisans, inspiration and longtime manufacturing history make it an ideal region to promote to a broader market. New York States of Mind (NYSOM) launched its digital Magazine and e-commerce Marketplace in 2013. The company celebrates the distinctive, multi-dimensional people, places, products and ideas that shape the personality of the entire Empire State on its unique social and economic platform for New York State at Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is the longest running not-for-profit rural development organization in northern New York. For the past 28 years, its annual Adirondack Buyer Days wholesale show has featured the best artisan products around the region and connects craft producers with new markets for their work. Adirondack Folk School (AFS) is the only not-for-profit school of its kind in the country dedicated to teaching the arts, crafts, and culture of this unique Adirondack region. Located in the southern Adirondacks in Lake Luzerne.