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Peter Welch

Lake Pleasant Lodge
2839 State Route 30
Speculator, NY 12164
Phone: 518-548-5253

Peter was born in Utica, and grew up in Deerfield, NY.  He has worked in construction; as a ski school director and marketing director for Holiday Valley Resort in western New York; as a condominium sales director and an addictions therapist.  Living in Speculator has given him the opportunity to pursue his hobbies of fishing and skiing.  Peter currently manages the Lake Pleasant Lodge.

Vice President

Chris Turner

(518) 548-4499

Chris Turner is a long time resident of Lake Pleasant, part time since youth and full time more recently. He was an executive and a senior consultant in the energy industry, including many years at Niagara Mohawk (now National Grid) and international experience primarily in Poland. He was an owner of the Speculator Department Store for several years ending in 2006. His community service has included the Speculator Lions Club and a long involvement with the Lake Pleasant-Sacandaga Association, currently serving as Vice President-Gifting for the LPSA Board.


Sue Swift

Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce
On the Adirondack Trail Routes 8 &30
PO Box 184
Speculator, NY 12164
Phone: 518-548-4521
Fax: 518-548-4905

Susan Swift is Secretary of the Chamber Board of Directors.  She is a member of the Hamilton County TWIGS and the Piseco Auxiliary, and was a Lake Pleasant School Board member for 10 years.  She moved to Speculator with her family in 1976 to re-open Melody Lodge.  After 31 years in business, Susan is now retired and resides in Piseco with her husband, George.  Their daughter, Julie, now owns and operates Melody, and their three sons are also local entrepreneurs.  Susan enjoys cooking, gardening, travel and her grandchildren.


Doug Stobo





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