The Rome Chamber arranges grand openings, and ribbon cutting ceremonies. First Dollar of Profit awards are presented to new businesses. The Chamber arranges a photo opportunity with the Rome Sentinel and a Chamber ambassador presents a framed certificate for display. The Chamber’s conference room facilities are available to members by appointment.
The Rome Chamber sponsors meetings, seminars and workshops designed to enable you and your employees to increase company profitability and improve your bottom line.
The Chamber works with SCORE, MV SBDC at SUNY Poly, MVEDGE and RIDC to help members receive practical, individualized solutions and free business counseling and assistance.
The Rome Chamber of Commerce regularly hosts, sponsors and organizes a wide variety of programs and events providing opportunities to make profitable new business contacts.
BUSINESS BEFORE AND AFTER HOURS
Members are invited to attend BBH and BAH receptions, and are encouraged to consider hosting a BBH or BAH to showcase their businesses. Chamber member businesses host the receptions at their company offices or approved locations, inviting Chamber members and guests. These events can be informal and fun networking opportunities or seminar-style informative and educational meetings. Call to find out how you can show off your business!
Chamber members are investors in the economic health and growth of our community. The Chamber is actively involved in new business development, and retention and expansion of existing businesses.
The Chamber does collectively what individual companies cannot do - speak out loudly, clearly and regularly on behalf of business - to encourage approval of laws that will help business and oppose those that are detrimental to business.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL COOPERATION
The Rome Chamber represents you by reaching out to the business community across the region:
- Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley
- Oneida County Tourism
- Workforce Investment Board
- Mohawk Valley EDGE
- Rome Industrial Development Corporation
- City of Rome
- Griffiss Local Development Corporation
- National Parks Service
- MV SBDC at SUNY Poly
- Genesis Group
State and National Memberships
- Business Council of New York State
- Chamber Alliance of New York State
- American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association
- US Chamber of Commerce