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IABA Meeting Minutes 1/8/2019

E-mail sent by IABA, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 @ 9:54pm

Hi All,

Please find attached the meeting minutes from the January 8, 2019 meet.


Black Fly Challenge 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

E-mail sent by IABA, Saturday, January 12th, 2019 @ 7:49pm

Registration for the 24th annual Black Fly Challenge ~ Adirondack Mountain Bike Race opens February 2. BFC 2019 will draw hundreds of spectators and up to 1,000 racers to Inlet and Indian Lake. This is a unique opportunity to market your business to an active, diverse audience with disposable income.

Among the many BFC sponsorship opportunities is the Web/Lodging Sponsor, perfect for lodging and web-based businesses. Web/Lodging Sponsors get their business name and website link on, on and in registration confirmation emails that go to every racer.

At only $200.00, it's a great value - and now is the time to take advantage of this targeted advertising opportunity!

Please support BFC 2019 and help continue the tradition of
"The Adirondacks' Greatest Race"

Check out the sponsor & advertiser opportunities in the attached pdf

Frozen Fireworks!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, January 11th, 2019 @ 11:18am

I just wanted to send a friendly reminder that if Paul Chambers had not decided to head somewhere warmer for the winter, he would be knocking on your door right now asking you to donate towards the fireworks we will still be shooting off for his birthday the end of February.  Yes, he will be here for them!

Inlet's Frozen Fire & Lights is February 23 and we have a full day of activites planned including the addition of kites!  Thanks to Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks and THe Community Foundation of Herkimer & Onedia Counties, Inc., members of the American Kitefliers Association will be helping us decorate and then fly some kites. We will crown the new Frozen Royals and race some crafty cardboard sleds.  There will be live music and wine & chocolate.  And the always free cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, sledding hill and ice skating rink at Fern Park.  There will be bonfires and skishoeing demonstrations and the high light of the event - FIREWORKS!

Thank you to the following who have contributed towards the fireworks so far: Adirondack Fairway B&B, ADK Little Cabins, Amidon - The Building Specialists, Big Moose Yamaha, BJ Queen Enterprises, Tim Brownsell, Burkhard-Evans, Construction Effects, EZ Mart, Frisky Otter Tours, Great Pines, The Grill Room @ McCauley Mt., Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, Inlet Department Store, Inlet Marina, Levi Lumber, Sue Lockyer & Tera Arey, Pedals & Petals, Peter's Cottages, Raquette Lake Supply, Risley & Townsend Home Improvement, Rocky Point Properties, Chip & Cindy Sauer, Jane Slack, Penny Stuart, Sunset Beach Cottages, Eric Sutherland, TPD&B Bus Services, The Tavern, The Woods Inn.

Donations towards fireworks can be made payable to Town of Inlet and dropped off at the Inlet Town Hall (Information Office or Town Clerk's Office) or mailed to Inlet Information Office, PO Box 266, Inlet, NY  13360.



  • Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Screamen Eagle

    IABA's first meeting of 2019 is tonight, 6:30pm at Scremen Eagle.

    Agenda items will…

Champagne Bus Flyer

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Sunday, December 30th, 2018 @ 3:24pm

Thank you for helping make this happen!

Champagne Bus will be Running! Needs a little more help!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, December 27th, 2018 @ 9:48am

I hope you all had a nice Christmas!

Birnie Bus has been hired by the IABA to run the Champagne Bus on New Years Eve.  We have commitments from Screamen Eagle, Great Pines, The Woods Inn, The Tavern & Daiker's to help cover the cost of the bus, but we are still $370 short.  The bus will definately be making stops at the above mentioned establishments.  Tim Ford has volunteered to be "navigator" and ride along with the Birnie driver.  He will have the S.S. Minnow's phone and so anyone can call 315-281-6533 after 8:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve for a ride.  The bus will go as far south as Daiker's and will take people to any camp/home north in the area of Seventh Lake House.

If you can help with the bus, please let me know.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Champagne Bus

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, December 21st, 2018 @ 1:44pm

I was reminded that last year my brother had an issue with his bus and was not able to run it on New Year's Eve.  Instead, thanks to many of you, Birnie's Bus was hired for the night.  I inquired about their availability and cost and found out they can run a mini coach around Inlet this New Year's Eve (8pm-2am) for $920.

Please let me know as soon as possible if there is any interest in making this happen?  And if yes, how much you might be able to contribute towards it.


IABA Meeting Minutes 12/4/2018

E-mail sent by IABA, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 @ 2:55pm

Hi All,

Please find attached the meeting minutes from the last IABA meeting.



IABA December Meeting - Tonight!

E-mail sent by IABA, Monday, December 3rd, 2018 @ 11:57pm

IABA's December meeting is 6:30 tonight (12/4) at the Little Fox in Big Moose. There will be a sampling of Beth's unique appetizers and a cash bar. Agenda items will include:

• Regular Reports: Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Chairman
• Finalize and Vote on 2019 Slate of Officers
• IABA-BFC 2019 Insurance
• Recent & Upcoming Events
   - Adirondack Christmas on Main Street – November 23-25
   - Holiday Open House – November 29
   - New York Shootout – December 8
   - Cookie Swap – December 9
   - Barnstormers Poker Run – January 25-26
   - Snowshoe Race – February 2
   - Frozen Fire & Lights – February 23
       - Kites
       - King & Queen
       - Fireworks
       - Cardboard Sled Races
       - 120cc Races
       - Food
• Anything else the group would like to talk about.

Bring your checkbook ~ it's time to pay dues for 2019.
And bring a friend!  Adele is buying beer for anyone who brings a new member!  :)

2019 Vacation Planner

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, November 29th, 2018 @ 12:07pm

I have secured two full pages in the Central Adirondack Association's 2019 Vacation Planner and I want to share it with you.  I room on the pages and I would like to offer you 1/12th of Inlet's page in full color for only $250.  Invoices will not be sent out until after the 1st of January, and payment can wait until summer, if necessary.

50,000 copies of this vacation planner will be printed and distributed all over New York and surrounding states.  This is what Inlet, Old Forge and Long Lake hand out and send through the mail when people inquire about visiting the area.  This is also what I try to make sure is in every area event goodie bag.  Each town has a link on their websites directing people to this publication.  Click here to find it online.  Inlet's two-page spread in the 2018 planner is on pages 24 & 25.

If you are interested in advertising with me, please contact me ASAP.  I would like to have the pages ready by December 6th.

Happy Small Business Saturday!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, November 24th, 2018 @ 10:24am

Don't forget to tell people to bring their Inlet receipts to the Inlet Information Office for a chance to win the Basket Raffle.  They get to keep their receipts.  We will initial the receipt to make sure they don't bring it back again, and give them one free raffle ticket for every $10 they spend in Inlet.

A list of items in the basket is on the attached flyer for you to hang in your shop.

2019 Schedule

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, November 23rd, 2018 @ 12:21pm

Let's try that again, and I will get in the correct year!

Christmas on Main Street

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, November 23rd, 2018 @ 9:35am

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.  The power should hopefully be back on soon so the shops without power can open!

Attached is a list of who's open this weekend and a schedule of the activities planned.

Still waiting for a couple basket items.  Not sure if we will have face painters.  And I do not have a Santa confirmed yet for Rudd's Christmas Open Studio.  Other than that, everything else is good to go!

If you can help with any of those three items, please let me know.



E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, November 17th, 2018 @ 11:50am

Looking for someone (or a couple someones) to wear a Santa suit on Saturday.  Was hoping to have a Santa at Greg & Toni's Open Studio from 11:00-2:00 and a Santa at The Woods Inn from 2:00-4:00.  Thought we had a couple lined up, but turns out neither are avaialble.  Anyone willing to make a bunch of children happy next weekend?

Basket Raffle Items

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, November 16th, 2018 @ 2:45pm

Thank you to those who have contributed to the Basket Raffle.  The basket will be full of some awesome local gifts that one lucky winner will be able to claim on Sunday the 25th.  

I am hoping to be able to display the basket in the Information Office soon, and share a picture of it online to encourage people to spend some money in Inlet Thanksgiving Weekend.  

If you have not dropped off your item yet, and need someone to pick it up. please let me know.

And if you haven't already promised something, it is not too late!

Items in the 2018 Basket Raffle:
- "The Fulton Chain" by Charlie Herr
- Eddie Bower Sherpa Fleece Ladies Jacket, 1/4-zip Men's Sport-Tek Shirt, 2 Original Handmade Tee Shirts & 100% Baby Alpaca Slipper from Inlet Alpaca/ADK Boutique formerly ADK Shirt Factory
- Gift Certificate from Greg Rudd Pottery
- Gift Certificate from Log Cabin Kitchen
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop Kit from Inlet Youth Commission
- 2 Microwavable Bowl Cozies from Crazy Moose Quilt Shop
- $50 Gift Card from Inlet Department Store
- $30 Gift Certificate from Seventh Lake House (can also be used at The Grill Room @ McCauley Mountain)
- TBD from Greco's AdironJack Furniture
- $50 Gift Certificate from Red Dog Tavern
- $30 Gift Certificate from The Ole Barn
- T-shirt from Black Bear Lodges
- 2 $10 Gift Certificates from Mary's Gift Shop
- 2 $10 Gift Certificates from Mary's White Pine Bakery
- $25 Citgo Gas/Gift Card from E-Z Mart
- TBD from Burkhard Evans
- TBD from Adirondack Reader
- TBD from French Louie ADK Sports
- TBD from Pedals & Petals
- TBD from Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits
- 8" x 8" paver for Arrowhead Park from Town of Inlet
- TBD from AVON Representative Barb Murdock
- Waterproof Headphones & Waterproof Case from Frisky Otter Tours
- TBD from Adirondack Fairway B&B
- Red Bears Throw from Sunset Beach Cottages

Billy's Benefits Inlet's Tower

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, November 10th, 2018 @ 12:11pm

Dinner at Billy's Restaurant on Thursday, November 15 benefits the Adirondack Emergency Communications Tower.  Eat In & Take Out both!  20% of all sales will go towards helping us put a tower up in Inlet.  And the food is good too!

Eat some Italian from Billy's Thursday!

Notes from IABA's November Meeting

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, November 10th, 2018 @ 11:06am

A regular monthly meeting of the Inlet Area Business Association was held on Tuesday, November 6 at Screamen Eagle.  In attendance were board members: Jane Slack, Amanda Miller, Reggie Chambers, Danicia Nerschool, Adele Burnett; and others: Paul Chambers, Stephen Cole, Kim Egenhofer, Connie Perry, Carolina Gabler, Andi Smith, Lynn Durkin, Holly Koeppe, Sue Huber, Toni Rudd, Greg Rudd, Beth Kellogg, Darrin Harr, Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Ted Christodaro, Tera Arey, Matt Miller, and special appearance by Georgia Levi.

Jane Slack called the meeting to order and advised the group that a check in the amount of $7,327.50 had been written from IABA to Kiwanis for the One Square Mile of Hope tax money that we had received back.  This money will be used for some local and cancer related - to be determined soon by a small OSM committee.

Amanda Miller reported that other than the check to Kiwanis, nothing has changed since last meeting.

Danicia Nerschook reported that there are 48 members who paid dues for 2018, and 3 have alredy paid for 2019.  She thanked those who have paid, and those who come to the meetings and reminded everyone that now is the time to pay dues for 2019!

Adele Burnett noted that a slate of officers will be voted on during the December meeting.  She noted that none of the current officers stated they would not be willing/able to continue serving.  The floor was opened for nominations.  Lynn Durkin stated that she would be interested in the Vice Chair or the At-Large position.  A slate will be put together and presented prior to the December 4th meeting.

Darrin Harr talked to the group about his website and encouraged the group to take a look and consider advertising on his site.  Darrin rides his snowmobile as much as he can and gives accurate/honest trail reports on his website.  He is also a meterologist and can offer pretty accurate forecasts for this area.  He gets thousands of hits per day in season, and also has a strong social media presence with almost 6,000 followers on Facebook.

Lynn Durkin stated that the next Fern Park Meeting will be Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Inlet Town Hall.  She said attendance has been low during recent meetings, and the committee is hoping to somehow retitalize the efforts of planning for the future of Fern Park.  There has been discussions about visiting other town parks in surrounding communities, but no progress with this yet.  She stated that Mitch Lee has reached out to several people in charge of parks around us, but has only heard back from two.  The group talked about what is currently avaialble at Fern Park, and how can people find out what is there.  They also talked about the survey that the committee is collecting information from.  The survey has been online since Memorial Day and information will continue to be collected through the winter and into spring.  If you have not done so already, please consider filling it out and sharing the link.  **Since this meeting I have added the link to the top of every relevant page on  I also made sure that Fern Park comes up on more of the activity pages.

Reggie Chambers talked about Adirondack Kids Day and how well this event went.  She stated that people had arrived before 9:00 a.m. waiting for the event to start at 10:00.  300 goody bags were given away before noon.  And 80 children (the max) were signed up to fish by 10:30.  The group talked about what a good event this is for the community, and how thankful we are that Kiwanis is a sponsor.  The event is planning to add some activities the Friday night before the event for those who already are here and to encourage others to stay the night.

Adele is working on Adirondack Christmas on Main Street and has posted a list of businesses that will be open for the THanksgiving Weekend, who will have specials and activities at their place of business, and who has contributed to the Basket Raffle.  All of this can be found at  If you want to contribute something towards the raffle, let her know ASAP!

The Holiday Open House will be on Thursday, November 29.  Downtown shops will be open and offering treats while you shop from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  And from 5:00-8:00 p.m. many home-based businesses will be set up in Screamen Eagle.  Reggie is working with both local newspapers to place ads for this event, and any shop that will be open that evening and wants to be included ($20) can contact her 315-357-3046.  A list of who is participating can be found on the Facebook event.  If you have a home-based business and want to set up a table at Screamen Eagle contact Adele 315-357-5501.

Saturday, December 8 the New York Shootout will again be held on Chip & Cindy Sauer's Track behind The Ole Barn.  New this year, starting at 10:00 a.m. spectators will be able to watch the weighing of the OEM sleds before they begin racing at 11:00.  There will be 3 food trucks for spectators, and Chip's food truck will again be set up pit side.  Kettle corn, hot sauce, and other vendors.  WBRV Radio will be set up with a live remote and each manufacturer will be represented.  Check it out at  If you want to be a sponsor contact Adele 315-357-5501 or Cindy 315-357-5598.

Inlet's Cookie Swap will be Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Senior Room of Inlet Town Hall.  Bring 3 dozen cookies you baked and take home 3 dozen assorted.  Refreshments will be served.

Barnstormers Poker Run will be held January 25-26.  More information can be found on their website.

Holly Koeppe spoke about the snowshoe race she has been working on.  The date for this will be Saturday, February 2.  Tera Arey reported that unfortunately the golf club will not be available for this event.  Explaining that the water will be drained before then, and not able to be turned back on.  It was suggested to inquire about using the IVES building as a warming station.  Georgia Levi explained the process of using this building, which will be looked into.  Jane Slack stated that she would ask Kiwanis about sponsoring the event, to help with insurance.  Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact Adele or Holly.

Frozen Fire & Lights is February 23.  Paul Chambers is collecting donations for the fireworks.  You can contact him 315-357-3046 or drop off at Inlet Information Office.  Suggestions for the 2019 Royal Couple are welcome.  The committee that determines this consists of the current royal couple, the town clerk, the supervisor and the tourism director.  There are certain activities that the roayl couple must be able to attend on that day - coronation, cardboard sled races, etc.  You can contact any of these with your suggestions.  Adele noted how last year lots of time and effort was put into the track for the 120cc races, and becasue of the weather that day, no one showed up to race, even though the track was in great shape.  Wondering if there is a way to confirm riders before putting the time into the track this year.  Adele is hoping a group or organization might be interested in selling hot cocoa and donuts at Fern Park during the Cardboard Sled Races.  Lynn Durkin talked about her success with the American Kitefliers Association (AKA).  A few members have committed to joining us during this event to help children fly some kites.  The kites come as kits that will need to be assembled.  They recommend we assemble them prior to the event, let the children decorate them before flying them.  The plan is to do the decorating in the pavilion at The Woods Inn, then fly them on Fourth Lake (weather and conditions permitting.)  The number of kite kits to be purchased and time of decorating has yet to be determined.  The AKA members may need places to stay while they are here, and maybe a meal.  It was also suggested that the IABA join the AKA.  Once a member, their insurance will cover their activity at our event.  Regular membership is $40/year.  All present were in favor of this.

The next regular meeting of the IABA will be on Tuesday, December 4.  Plans are to hold this meeting at The Little Fox.  Once confirmed, an email will be sent to all.

IABA November Meeting - Tonight!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 @ 10:00am

The Inlet Area Business Association's regular monthly meeting will be tonight (November 6) at Screamen Eagle and starts at 6:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!  Bring your checkbook cause it's time to pay dues for 2019.  And bring a friend!  Adele is buying beer for anyone who brings a new member!  :)

Agenda items will include:

  •  Regular Reports
  •  - Vice Chair (Tax Refund - OSM)
  •  - Treasurer
  •  - Membership
  • 2019 Slate of Officers
  • Darin Harr from
  • Fern Park
  • Recent & Upcoming Events
  •    - Adirondack Kids Day – October 6
  •    - Adirondack Christmas on Main Street – November 23-25
  •    - Holiday Open House – November 29
  •    - New York Shootout – December 8
  •    - Cookie Swap – December 9
  •    - Barnstormers Poker Run – January 25-26
  •    - Snowshoe Race – February 2
  •    - Frozen Fire & Lights – February 23
  •     - Kites
  •     - King & Queen
  •     - Fireworks
  •     - 120cc Races
  •        - Food

And anything else the group would like to talk about.

Christmas on Main Street - Please Respond!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 @ 4:19pm

Here is what I have so far.  Working on a possible Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning.  Hope to know the status of that very soon.

If you are planning to be open or planning an activity - you need to tell me ASAP!

Good Kite News!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, November 1st, 2018 @ 1:55pm

Lynn Durkin received exciting news from one of her connections with the American Kitefliers Association.

The email states, "I confess. I added your Event to the AKA Region 1 Report that will appear in the next (Winter) AKA KITING magazine. You are now officially an event. I guess that means that we have to be there."

Yay!  Looks like we will have kites flying during Frozen Fire & Lights!

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