SARANAC LAKE - The Downtown Saranac Lake Committee has announced the release of an online directory of downtown businesses and organizations, and a printed downtown map and directory brochure.
The online directory is available at www.downtownsaranaclake.com. It currently includes more than 175 listings. The directory provides basic information for each business and organization but it can also accommodate detailed descriptions and pictures.
Businesses and organizations are encouraged to add pictures and additional information to their listings by contacting the village Community Development Department at 518-891-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The printed map and business directory brochure will be available at several locations downtown including William Morris Park, the Sears parking lot and Riverside Park. Limited quantities will also be available at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on River Street
"The purpose of the brochure is to help visitors navigate throughout downtown and discover all there is to offer," the committee said in a press release.
The committee is also working with the village of Saranac Lake to develop and produce business directory kiosks that will be installed in several downtown locations.
The village, with the support of the Healthy Infrastructure Advisory Board, is currently developing a wayfinding plan that will include business directories in several locations downtown and in Baldwin Park on Lake Flower Avenue. The village has allocated some initial funding for the project and received a matching grant from the North Country Healthy Heart Network. The Healthy Infrastructure board is developing a sponsorship program to help raise funds for the purchase, installation and ongoing maintenance of the wayfinding signs.
The Downtown Saranac Lake Committee was formed in 2012. It's goal is to improve economic vitality by enhancing the experience, image and lifestyle of downtown Saranac Lake.