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Olympics, events and Lake Placid

August 10, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

An opportunity missed is an opportunity lost!

We are a two-time Olympic village. There's an Olympics going on right now. It's all over the media. What are we doing as a community to capture some of that Olympic interest or spirit? Maybe I missed something, but it doesn't seem like we're doing very much.

Recently there was an article about how strong business appears to be. I think we're telling the naked emperor that his clothes look beautiful. We have become event driven - i.e., people come here because they have to to participate in their event - as opposed to an important destination that people just want to come to. Here's a thought to ponder: What would happen if Ironman or rugby or lacrosse or the horse shows or Can-Am Hockey (or if all of them) found a more attractive or convenient place to go, as ECAC hockey did not too many years ago? Where would that leave this community going forward?

Edwin H. Weibrecht Jr.


Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Lake Placid



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