BIOTECH IN SARANAC LAKE – K&J TODAY

SARANAC LAKE,NY—July 12— The Village of Saranac Lake will host a reception atRiversideParkon the evening of August 8th, welcoming and saluting the commencement of biotech operations of Myriad-RBM at its new3 Main Streetlocation which is the former village office building.

AUDIO – 071312 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

 Last summer, the Village and Myriad-RBM officials announced a plan to renovate the building located at the southern tip ofMain Street in order to expand and solidify Myriad-RBM’s presence in theAdirondacks.  Also on hand at the announcement were officials from Active Motif, another biotech firm, which will occupy soon occupy the premises known as “The Water Building” currently under renovation. 

 The attraction of the two biotech companies into the village downtown garnered the village a state-wide economic development award from the New York Conference of Mayors last May.

 Myriad-RBM will bring 24 employees to the downtown facility with plans to add many more full time employees over the next 2-3 years.

 Active Motif will move 8 employees to the nearbyWaterBuildingwith plans to increase that number over the next five years.

 Mayor Clyde Rabideau commented on the celebration, saying, “SaranacLakewill show its gratitude andEmpireStatespirit in a big way as it welcomes Myriad-RBM into the community.”

 The village hopes to grow the biotech industry inSaranacLakeby linking the new biotech firms with nearby Trudeau Institute and Bionique, already in place, and using the resulting “cluster” and synergy to attract more biotech companies.

 The Evening’s Theme is “The Good Old Summer Time” and old fashioned ice cream and root beer will be served during the event to the music of a string band.  The village will also hand out complimentary “Boater” flat-top straw hats to its guests to add to festive atmosphere.

 Toursof the new Myriad RBM facility will be conducted continuously during the reception located on the opposite side ofMain Street.

 Local political and business leaders will be on hand to address the gathering.  To date, Congressman Bill Owens, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, the Town ofHarrietstownand the Local Chamber of Commerce have confirmed their attendance and intent to speak.

 The reception is underwritten by J. Hogan Refrigeration and Mechanicals and kicks off at 5 PM.  The public is invited to attend and confirm their attendance by contacting the Saranac Lake Community Development Office at 891-4150 or by e-mail, comdevassistant@saranaclakeny.gov .

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