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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 and her family moved to Speculator in 1976 and operated Melody Lodge with her husband, George, for more than 30 years.  She managed the local Cub Scouts, and sat on the Lake Pleasant Central School Board of Education for 10 years. Susan is now retired and resides in Piseco, and is a member of the Hamilton County TWIGS and the Piseco Auxiliary.  In addtion to serving on the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, she enjoys her grandchildren, cooking, gardening, and the outdoors.


Doug Stobo

Doug Stobo is the Treasurer for the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce. He first came to Piseco as a youth in 1947 and moved here full time with his wife, Jackie, in 2008. He was the owner of the Oxbow Inn for 8 ½ years and sold it in mid-2016. Doug owned a small contracting company in Southern California working primarily in California, and did some international work in the Middle East before retiring to Piseco. His community involvement, in addition to the Chamber, includes the Lions Club and he is a member of the Piseco Lake Association. Doug enjoys fishing, gardening, cooking, travel, and spending time with his grandchildren.





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