LOWVILLE — The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) invites community members, small business owners and employees, nonprofit professionals and others interested in building welcoming and belonging in New York’s North Country to attend its 2023 annual meeting, entitled “Building Belonging in the New Economy.”

The meeting and reception will take place at the Tug Hill Estate, 4051 Yancey Road, Lowville, from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. All are welcome to attend.

The meeting builds on the economic development organization’s vision — “A New Economy that Works for All” — and recent collaborative efforts to increase awareness and skills related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in North Country businesses and communities.

“Over the last several years, our board and staff have been mindful and intentional about centering diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our work,” said ANCA Executive Director Elizabeth Cooper. “Building belonging is integral to ANCA’s New Economy approach which focuses on growing an economy that provides equitable access and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our annual meeting will help people better understand the importance of creating welcoming spaces and center these concepts when developing policies and practices in our workplaces and communities.”

Meeting attendees will be invited to take part in a community conversation facilitated by Adirondack Diversity Initiative Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher and featuring a lineup of dynamic speakers with different perspectives on belonging.

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