Want to know of a new, world-wide growth trend for your business or communities - one that is prime for the Adirondack region?! Are you a travel, tourism or hospitality professional, health and wellness practitioner, merchant, restaurant, business owner or entrepreneur that would like to grow your business? Are you a member of a community organization or local official interested in growing our area? All of you may be part one of the hottest trends: Wellness World-wide, wellness is one of the fastest growing trends. And the Adirondacks are in a great position to grow with it. Increasing our role as a wellness travel destination & furthering our region as a �healing center� are the 2 themes for the Adirondack Wellness Summit to be held on Tuesday, May 13th at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat. Wellness travel is growing worldwide. It includes outdoor recreation, local food and culture and other related wellness activities in addition to practitioners. What are these trends? How do our communities take advantage? A related and important theme will be furthering our region as a �healing center.� A key topic will be: Can we leverage current wellness efforts to further our role as a wellness center where professionals, families, veterans and others come to our �healing woods� for coordinated programs and activities? The Wellness Summit will be a series of interactive workshops with featured speakers and panel discussions as well as networking opportunities. �Virtually all of our businesses and communities can take advantage of this new wellness movement� remarked Ernest Hohmeyer, President, Adirondack Spirit, one of the Summit sponsors. �Audiences are looking for a broad range of wellness activities from outdoor recreation to immersing themselves in local culture.� Keynote speaker will be Camille Hoheb, Founder and CEO of Wellness Tourism Worldwide Wellness Tourism Worldwide is a leader in education, development and promotion of wellness travel. Ms. Camille Hoheb has spoken all over the world on health and travel. She holds an M.S. in Healthcare Administration and serves on several Advisory Committees including the World Food Travel Association and the Institute for Healthy Destination Accreditation. Ms. Hoheb is the Editor of the Wellness Travel Journal and author of The Guide to Selling Wellness Travel and is soon to launch a the Certified Wellness Travel Professional program. As part of the Summit there will be a series of workshops and panel discussions as well as networking opportunities. A host of organizations are partnering to develop an Adirondack Small Business Week May 12th � 16th spear-headed by the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The Adirondack celebration is in recognition of National Small Business Week. Advanced registration is $15. For more information and to register for the Adirondack Wellness Summit see www.AdkWellness.org or call directly 518-354-0317. To date, sponsors or panelists include: Wellness Tourism World-wide, Activate Wellness Naturally, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Economic Development Corp., Adirondack Massage Cruise, Adirondack Wellness Network, AromaVital Essentials, Dockery Chiropractic, NBT Bank, North Country Community College, Paul Smith�s College, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Adirondack Spirit, Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.