Apply To The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Today

“The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration is now accepting applications!

The Program Demonstration will recognize job creators for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

The Program Demonstration will allow the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) to initially run applications, raise awareness of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, and enable more employers to prepare to successfully garner recognition when the Program launches in 2019.

The Program Demonstration will use the same criteria the HIRE Vets Medallion Program will use in 2019. The Program Demonstration has no application fee and is limited to the first 300 applicants.

Job creators of all sizes can apply online at www.hirevets.gov.

For more information, visit www.dol.gov/vets, follow @VETS_DOL, and join the conversation #HIREVets.”

Chamber Ski Day at Whiteface – March 1st

“ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH

THE NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER THAT, SO PLAN AHEAD!

CHAMBER MEMBER AND PARTNER PRICES

SKI PASS $37 LEARN-TO-SKI $72

($10 MORE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT A MEMBER OR PARTNER MEMBER)

This is the “Ski Day” that started it all! It’s a day of networking and fun on the slopes that you don’t want to miss.

For those who are new to the sport, you can purchase a “Learn To Ski or Board” package for only $72. This includes equipment rental, ½ mountain ski pass and a lesson.

The fun continues even after the lifts close. Head to the Cloudspin Lounge at 4:00 for the Après Ski Party! If you’re not a skier, feel free to join us for the party.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the North Country Chamber of Commerce – No tickets are available after February 26th. You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate in Ski Day. For more information, call the Chamber at 563-1000 or click here. ”

 

 

Sound Health — Music Gets You Moving and More

“Music has been around since ancient times. It is part of every known culture. It can get your foot tapping, lift your mood, and even help you recall a distant memory. Did you know that music can bring other health benefits? Scientists are exploring the different ways music stimulates healthier bodies and minds.

“When you listen to or create music, it affects how you think, feel, move, and more,” says neuroscientist Dr. Robert Finkelstein, who co-leads NIH’s music and health initiative.

“Today, modern technologies are helping researchers learn more about how the brain works, what parts of the brain respond to music, and how music might help ease symptoms of certain diseases and conditions,” he explains.”

Article shared from NIH. Read the full story here.

Upcoming North Country Chamber Event: What Businesses Should Know to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A High Level Review

 

February 7; 8am-10am

“Jacqueline Kelleher, Esq. will present a fast paced overview of the best practices to cultivate a workplace where sexual harassment is not a hidden liability. This risk management focused presentation is designed for company executives who want to develop strategies to promote a harassment free environment. Topics will include:

Effective anti-harassment policies and procedures

Investigating complaints

Strategies for managing risk in the #MeToo era.

Speaker: Jacqueline Kelleher, Stafford, Owens

Jaci Kelleher is an attorney at Stafford, Owens who regularly practices in the area of employment law and representing employers.”

Click here for more information.