Cornwall chamber forms cross-border alliance

CORNWALL – The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce has formed an alliance with its Akwesasne and Massena counterparts.

Close to 90 people got together for a meet-and-greet last night as the three chambers work toward having better cross-border ties.

The meeting was described as “an outstanding one” and a “pioneer event,” according to the Cornwall chamber.

“Our chambers have worked for some time in creating this positive alliance, and the Meet and Greet is the first step in what we hope will become an ongoing and positive initiative,” said Casey Swamp, president of the Akwesasne Chamber of Commerce.

Organizers are hoping this meet-and-greet is the beginning of forming more international collaboration to support trade and development between Cornwall, Akwesasne and northern New York State.