Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce begins campaign to improve 'gateways and corridors' near border
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:32 am

OGDENSBURG -- The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce “Gateways & Corridors Committee” has started up for the 2013 season.

The committee aims to encourage residents, business owners and the city to improve the appearance of “gateways and corridors” to attract visitors, potential homeowners and investors.

Efforts for this year will include State Street, Main Street, Canton Street, Fine Street and New York Avenue.

Past efforts included signage directing visitors to downtown, a landscape project with Corning on Ford Street and an expansion of the Local Waterfront Redevelopment Plan to include Ford Street.

The Chamber has also instituted a rewards/recognition program that honors a business and a homeowner for improving their property.

One homeowner and one business are selected each month between May and October to receive this recognition and to display the large award sign in front of their property.

The committee will attend the Re-Discover the Waterfront Workshop Thursday, May 2 at the Freight House Restaurant. Local organizations and businesses can discuss strategies for rebuilding the culture along the waterfront.

For more information or to nominate residence or business for the award contact the chamber at 393-3620 or chamber@gisco.net.