Last month, TDC staff, board, and community partners past and present gathered at 109 Industrial Boulevard to celebrate our 60 years of business. In following with the needs of the times, many efforts were made by TDC staff and attendees to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by holding the event primarily outdoors, with masks, and hand sanitizing stations. It was a truly remarkable event.
Attendees enjoyed light fare by Fork and Knife Catering including delicious desserts, Apple Crisp and Maple Bacon Cupcakes, which were in tune with the flavors of the fall season. Many memories and stories were shared as guests reminisced while watching a slideshow of photos from past company meetings, milestones, and gatherings. TDC staff also paid homage to the year 1961, when TDC was first incorporated (learn more about pop culture in 1961 here).
The evening was capped off by brief remarks by TDC’s President & CEO David Champagne III and TDC Board Chairperson, Nathan Wilson which centered around the success and longevity of the organization, and a positive look forward for the next 60 years. They also presented a new plaque in honor of the organization’s past leadership which will live in the large conference room in TDC’s office.
David Champagne, CEO and President remarks, “it was great to see so many current and past Board Members at our celebration. The success of TDC over the last 60 years is a direct reflection on the commitment of our staff, board members and community stake holders. As they say it takes a family! Our family is strong and growing”.
Fun was had by all. TDC staff and board of directors extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped to celebrate, and even more gratitude to the business community at large who are an integral part of the organization’s longevity. TDC is looking forward to another 60 years of helping businesses grow and succeed in northern New York.
TDC, formerly The Development Corporation, owns and operates industrial parks in the greater Plattsburgh region, markets the region for new business investments, and works to retain and expand local industry. In addition to leasing and maintaining over 700,000 SF of premier industrial properties, TDC works to connect businesses with helpful resources and develops initiatives to encourage the development of a skilled workforce.
Photos provided by Jody Parks Photography