SeaComm donates $15,000 to St. Lawrence County 'Fishcap' initiative
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 6:27 am

SeaComm Federal Credit Union has made a three-year pledge of $15,000 to the county’s FISHCAP initiative. St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat McKeown and Massena Town Supervisor Joseph D. Gray, the driving forces behind the FISHCAP concept, accepted the first installment of the pledge at SeaComm in Massena. Above, from left are SeaComm President and CEO Scott A. Wilson, McKeown, Branch Manager Ryan McConnell, and Gray. (SeaComm Photo)

MASSENA – SeaComm Federal Credit Union has made a $15,000, three-year pledge to St. Lawrence County’s FISHCAP initiative.

“We understand the value in promoting our natural resources in the North Country and tying those into a sustainable tourism plan,” said SeaComm President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson. “This contribution will assist in meeting those objectives, which is extremely important to the overall regional economy.”

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat McKeown welcomed SeaComm “into the FISHCAP family. This extremely generous support underscores SeaComm’s commitment to our community, our local economy, and our future.”

McKeown added that the credit union is “the latest in an impressive succession of public and private partners supporting FISHCAP through 2013.”

Those partners include North Country Savings Bank, the Town of Massena, Alcoa, the Town of Brasher, the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Development Agency, Corning, Inc., the Town of Waddington, and the City of Ogdensburg.

FISHCAP is designed to lure fishing enthusiasts from all over to the St. Lawrence River Valley -- thus making the area known as the "fishing capital of the world" and encouraging angling as a key local economic driver.

The St. Lawrence River is among the county’s 200 rivers and lakes that can give all anglers the experience of a lifetime.

Visit FISHCAP’s new web site for more information: www.fishcap.net