Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Congressman Gibson Visits ARCC

Just expressed our sincere thanks to U.S. Representative Chris Gibson for carving 90 minutes out of a very busy schedule to meet with 15 area business leaders in our Chamber conference room this afternoon. (pictured at right: Congressman Gibson greets Andy Cruikshank, CEO at Fort Hudson Health System, David Caruso, VP at Stewart's Shops, George Ferone, Executive Director at Tribune Media Services, David Kruczlnicki, President & CEO at Glens Falls Hospital)

The dialogue was not only robust, but personal and insightful. Gas prices and energy in general, health care, broadband, jobs, economy – both locally and nationally – ignited the conversation. Congressman Gibson's view on the recent repeal of the health care reform bill suggests that unless a sound replacement bill can be crafted, congress most likely won’t move forward. His perspective regarding the energy crisis is that we need to generate more energy here in NYS and in the country. Also, the reference to his “Irish Luck” on the proposal for researching alternative energy - including nuclear - added a comic moment to the discussion.

Take an inside look at some of what Congressman Gibson shared...

Our business community was well represented…thanks again, Congressman!

Peter L. Aust, IOM
President & CEO, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce