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Massena chamber hosting Business after Hours on Thursday


MASSENA - The Massena Country Club will be the scene of the year’s first Business after Hours event on Thursday.

Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas has joined forces with the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its 50th anniversary. “We are pleased to team up with the chamber in planning for this important event,” Richard Campbell, president of Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas, said. “By working with the chamber and making use of their network and expertise, we are easily able to reach the audience of business and community leaders that we wish to have join us for our anniversary celebration.”

Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas (“St. Lawrence Gas”) was incorporated in 1957 and served its first natural gas customer in 1962. The St. Lawrence Gas main office is located in Massena, with a satellite operations facility located in Ogdensburg. St. Lawrence Gas is a regulated public utility in the business of selling and transporting natural gas to its customers in northern New York State. With assets of more than $40 million, the company provides natural gas to approximately 14,000 residential customers, 1,700 commercial customers and 24 industrial customers.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Gas Distribution, one of Canada’s largest gas distribution utilities and one of the fastest growing in North America. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates serve about 2 million customers in central and eastern Ontario, southwestern Quebec and parts of Northern New York. Delivering energy for over 160 years, Enbridge Gas Distribution added more than 40,000 new customers in 2010.

The Business after Hours event will showcase St. Lawrence Gas and will feature regional company officials from Toronto and Ottawa. “St. Lawrence Gas is an important part of the Massena community and our local economy,” Eric J. Gustafson, president of the chamber Board of Directors, said.

“We are proud to partner with St. Lawrence Gas for this upcoming event. This also shows how the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce plays a vital role in the community by promoting businesses, growth and by providing meaningful events for chamber members.”

The Business after Hours will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and will feature hors d’oeuvres, live music and a cash bar. The event is open to the public. Interested individuals must RSVP in order to attend. They can call the Massena Chamber of Commerce at 315-769-3525 for more information or to register to attend. Attendance will be limited to 150 people.

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