139 West Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440-5809

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

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Coming Soon!

The John R. Wooden Course: Pyramid of Success

Professional Leadership and Character Development Workshop

8:30am - 4:30pm - Thursday, February 5, 2015
Shenendoah Club House, Turning Stone Resort | Casino, Verona, NY

John Robert Wooden, head basketball coach at UCLA, won an unprecedented ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, seven of them in a row! Within this period, guided by Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games.

Now, the Professional Development Committee of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing to Rome the East Coast premiere of the workshop designed on the values, principles, life lessons and wisdom of Coach Wooden and his renowned Pyramid of Success so that you can apply his lessons to your business.

For more information, visit the Chamber's Professional Development page.

Register Today - Attendance Limited to 200!

Save by registering by Nov 26, 2014 and receiving the Early Bird rate — download and submit the Registration Form to the Rome Chamber,

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for The John R. Wooden Course: Pyramid of Success. Questions: Call 315-337-1700.



Upcoming Chamber Events

Business After Hours

Davidson Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC

Thurs, Dec 11 — 5:30-7:30pm

5871 Rome Taberg Rd., Rome

Free Admission

Door Prizes
Carved Tenderloin, Stuffed Mushrooms, Tomato Bruschetta, Meatballs, and Chicken Quesadillas
Cookies and Cannolis
Beer, Wine and Soda

RSVP to 337-1700 ... TODAY!

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

2015 Rome Home Show
"Inside & Out...Getting Ready...Gearing Up!"

Register now! Download and submit the 2015 Rome Home Show Registration Form.

Check out the 2015 Home Show Floor Plan to pick your location.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Questions: Call 315-337-1700.

Posted: 5 Nov 2014


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 reached 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. The 2015 Celebration theme is "Coming Home to Rome" and we encourage families, class reunion committees and other organizations that are planning upcoming summer celebrations to "Come Home to Rome" during Honor America Days in July/August 2015.

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