Wild Center logoA new business membership program for the North Country kicks off with a May 11 launch party

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is pleased to announce the launch of The Forest, a new business membership program that offers opportunities for collaboration, professional development, co-promotion, information sharing, and camaraderie. The program celebrates its launch with an event on May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Wild Center. The event, which is presented by Brooks Reynolds, a Wild Center Trustee and owner of The Reynolds Group, will feature local food from Lakeview Deli, craft beer from Raquette River Brewing and live music from On3.

The Forest is designed to provide businesses and their employees with a unique opportunity to join forces with The Wild Center and engage with the North Country community and tourists. The program offers a variety of benefits for partners, available across different levels of membership. The basic level will include access to complimentary admission passes and co-promotion. Higher levels of partnership offer additional benefits, like branding opportunities, discounts on rental space, on-site advertising, access to exclusive workshops and quarterly training sessions. 

"We are excited to launch The Forest and to further the partnership with the local business community," said Hillarie Logan-Dechene, Deputy Director of The Wild Center. "Like trees, they root and together make a forest and help to provide vital nutrients, food, shelter, and so much more to their ecosystem. We couldn’t think of a better analogy for our new Business Partnership Program, because just like a forest of trees, our community can only thrive together with the help of one another."

For more information about The Forest and how to become a partner, please visit wildcenter.org/theforest

To RSVP for the May 11 launch party, please contact Sara Paula at spaula@wildcenter.org or (518) 359-7800, ext. 141.

About The Wild Center

The Wild Center invites visitors to explore new ways that people and nature can thrive together. Located in Tupper Lake, NY, the Center uses science-based experiences, exhibits and programs to open new ways to look into the relationship that people have with nature. A 54,000-square-foot facility, The Wild Center features outdoor space, live animals, its popular Wild Walk - an elevated trail across the Adirondack treetops, and its newly opened “Climate Solutions” exhibition. 

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