Naturally Lewis website receives award at annual state conference

PHOTO SUBMITTED Lewis County Economic Development received this “Best in Class” award at the 2018 New York State Economic Development Council Annual Conference for its recently updated Naturally Lewis website, <a href=""></a>.

COOPERSTOWN — Lewis County Economic Development was recently recognized at the 2018 New York State Economic Development Council Annual Conference with a “Best in Class” award for its recently updated Naturally Lewis website,

This award was presented to the Lewis County Economic Development executive director Eric J. Virkler and marketing specialist Brittany L. Davis at the conference, which took place on May 23 through May 25 at the Otesaga Hotel.

According to officials, the annual meeting represents a time for the state’s economic development community to “acknowledge those that are raising the bar within the economic development practice” and the marketing awards recognize “a combination of creativity, marketing savvy, and substantive knowledge of the New York marketplace that make our state a robust destination for business attraction and expansion efforts.”

The updated Naturally Lewis website was designed and developed in partnership with the Lewis County Economic Development office and Coughlin Printing of Lowville. The site is used for the promotion of Lewis County and the outreach to businesses within targeted industries identified by Lewis County — dairy and food processing, natural resource based industries and small/cottage businesses.

The intent of the website is to encourage business start-ups and growth of existing businesses within Lewis County. The site also promotes the “Lewis Life,” promoting Lewis County tourism and outdoor recreation.

The mission of Lewis County Economic Development is “to attract and enhance industrial and economic development, help create jobs and maintain economic stability within Lewis County.”

“We will work to promote and enhance the economic conditions, recreational opportunities, prevent unemployment and economic deterioration, and ensure the prosperity of our businesses, industries, communities, and citizens, leading to an overall better quality of life,” the organization’s website states.

For more information about Lewis County Economic Development, visit their website, visit their office at 7642 N. State St., call their office at 315-376-3014 or email

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