139 West Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440-5809

Phone 315-337-1700
Fax 315-337-1715
Email: info@romechamber.com

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Announcing the New Date for the Rome Chamber Golf Tournament - August 20

With NBT Bank and First Source Federal Credit Union as Presenting Sponsors and NYSTEC as Major Sponsor.

Rome Country Club - Wed, Aug 20
Check-in 8:30-9:30am — Shotgun Start 9:30am

The proceeds this year will assist the Rome Historical Society in its "Help Us Get To The Top" campaign to raise funds to renovate the elevator at its 200 Church St. building.

$500 "Closest to the Pin" Contest

As usual, somebody will win the $500 "Closest to the Pin" contest, courtesy of Bailey, Haskell & LaLonde!

A Beverage Cart on the course, courtesy of Engelbert's, 14th Hole Refreshment Stand, courtesy of Revere, and expanded food and refreshments at the Clubhouse social hour immediately following play: Open bar, appetizers, fruit plate, vegetable tray, cheese & crackers, garlic pizza, and complimentary bottle of Thirsty Owl Wine!!

Prizes and donors!!

  • Overnight Certificate, Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • 4 bag chairs, Bailey Haskell & LaLonde
  • Golfer Gift Bag, Rome Hospital Foundation
  • Pro Line products, JilCat Industrial Marketing Group
  • 4 Titleist Ultra light stand bags, 4 doz Titleist golf balls, NYSTEC
  • 4 RCC Under Armour shirts, NYSTEC
  • 2 Titleist Duffle bags, 2 doz Titleist golf balls, NYSTEC
  • Basket of books, Jervis Public Library
  • Basket of olive oil, Sovena USA
  • Cloth cooler w/ beer, Tractor Supply
  • Basket of history-related items, Rome Historical Society
  • Bucket of tools & supplies, Lowe's
  • $50 Gift Card, Walmart
  • Plus prizes from Spectrum Paint Center, Adirondack Bank, and Business Machines & Equipment

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, and the following Tee Sign Sponsors:

D'Arcangelo & Co., Nunn's Home Medical Equipment, Henry P. Smith Post #24, Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union, Professional Technologies, Philip S. McDonald PBA, Loiacono Firm, CPA, PC, Tom & Theresa McGibbon, Rome Historical Society, Carbone Auto Group, and Sprock, Strong-Burns Funeral Home.

For more information on registering teams or sponsorship opportunities, visit the Rome Chamber & Rome Historical Society Golf Tournament Registration Form (pdf).

If you have any questions or to sign-up, call the Chamber at 337-1700!



Upcoming Chamber Events

Business After Hours & 2014 Campaign Kickoff

United Way of Rome and Western Oneida County

Tuesday, September 16 — 5:00 - 7:00pm

At the Rome Art and Community Center — 308 West Bloomfield St.

Free Admission
Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvres
Assorted Desserts
Non-alcoholic Beverages
Door Prizes

RSVP to 337-1700 ... TODAY!

For more information, visit the Chamber's Business After Hours page.

Managers — SAVE THE DATE: Tues, Sept 9, 2014 - 8:30am-12 noon

A Glenn Shepard Seminar

How to Supervise People and Lead a Team

Be the Manager Other Managers Envy and Bosses Can't Wait to Reward!

The best managers have learned how to deal with problems without missing a beat. Now you can too! In this short, intensive and enjoyable seminar you'll learn how to effortlessly:

  • Defuse tension
  • Derail toxic behavior
  • Defang even the most difficult employee
  • Energize your people and bring everyone together solidly as a team.
  • Learn the powerful strategies you need to solve your worst workplace problems.

Continental Breakfast & Registration 7:30-8:30am
Griffiss Institute, Griffiss Business Park

Advance Registration Required

Before August 1st:
$129, Early for Members ~ $149, Early Not-Yet-Members

After August 1st:
$149, Late Members ~ $169, Late Not-Yet-members

Approved for 3.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute.

To register: download, complete and submit the Glenn Shepard Seminar Registration Form.

For more information, call the Chamber at 337-1700!


What's Happening

Rome Chamber Launches Member News Feature

New Promotion Opportunity for Rome Chamber Members

Rome Chamber members can now use a simple form to enter announcements about significant achievements, such as anniversaries, awards, or expansions (not sales-related topics) for their businesses. They may either enter a text description or submit a PDF or graphic (e.g., .jpg). Announcements will not be posted until they are verified by the Chamber's administrator. The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to accept or decline submissions and to edit the material. The Rome Chamber encourages its members to learn more about other ways we can help you promote your business. For more ideas, visit: Member Advertising Opportunities.

To submit your announcements, use the Member News Entry Form.

To view recent member announcements, visit Member News.

Posted: 7 Aug 14

The 31st Honor America Days Celebration

The 31st Honor America Days Celebration will reach back to its patriotic roots with the theme "We Pledge Allegiance" recognizing Rome as the final resting place of Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance and the nation's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Honor America Days established in 1984 continues to be one of the most recognizable annual summer events in the Mohawk Valley.

2014 Parade Awards

Ronald A. Swinney Best in Parade awards:

  • Business category: 1st, Berkshire Bank; 2nd, Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Organization category: 1st, Revolutionary Trails Council, BSA; 2nd, Roman Runners

Add'l Awards:

  • Most Creative Use of Music, Colors, or People Award: Rome Community Theater
  • Most Interactive with Spectators Award: Kamp Kiwanis
  • Most Inspirational Award: Church of St. John's/Transfiguration
  • Best Costumed Award: Rome Memorial Hospital
  • Most Representative of Community Spirit: WKAL/Positively Rome
  • Best Use of Theme Award: American Legion Western Memorial Post 1846
  • Judge's Favorite Award: Open Hand Theater

Honor America Days Committee Choice Awards:

  • Rotary Club of Rome
  • Rome Polish Home
  • Rome Youth Hockey/Parks and Recreation

Check out the photo gallery of the 2014 Honor America Days Parade (Photos courtesy of Laura Swaine and David Drake Jr.).

Check out all the Honor America Days Celebration - visit the Community Events calendar.

Posted: 30 July 2014

Member of the Month Program

Member of the Month is a program that the Membership Committee of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce has created to promote a different chamber member each month. As the Member of the Month your business will receive free publicity (social media, website, news release), four free Business After Hours reception tickets, and a framed Member of the Month certificate that will be presented to your business. The Member of the Month is chosen at random from the submissions that are received each month. To be considered, please submit your application:

Posted: 9 May 2014

2014 Member Directory & Community Guide

The 2014 Member Directory & Community Guide promotes the Rome community with specific emphasis on encouraging readers to do business with Chamber members. The 2014 Guide is certainly worth noting because the Chamber's mission is to boost the local economy and to give our members the first opportunity to benefit from Chamber efforts. The Membership Directory in this publication was accurate as of Apr 30, 2014. Search the Chamber's online Membership Directory for the most current member listings.

Check out the 2014 Guide (pdf).

Posted: 17 July 2014

Did you hear what they’re saying about Rome?

Country Home Magazine Study Ranks Most Eco-Friendly Cities and Towns and Utica-Rome ranks in the top 25. For details, see complete study.

According to Bert Sperling’s “Cities Ranked & Rated: Your Guide to the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and Canada,” the Utica-Rome region is one of the least-stressed mid-sized metropolitan statistical areas in America. Only two other places were ranked less stressful places to live.

The March 2004 edition of Inc. magazine ranks the Utica-Rome area one of the “Top 25 Small Cities for Doing Business in America” based on affordability, and the current and historical job growth as the most objective indicator of a region’s economic vitality for entrepreneurs.

Also, Rome has received the consecutive honor of being named Tree City USA.

In 2005, Rome was voted as the 19th Most Secure City by Farmers Insurance Group, and the 7th Best Golf City in America by Golf Digest.

In 2002, Rome was included in the Mohawk Valley region's designation as an All America City Finalist, and was also named a New York State Quality Community.

Posted: 14 Jan 2008 4:14 PM