139 West Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440-5809

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

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The Organization of the Organization

MEMBERS are the driving force behind the Chamber. Each year, with member input, the Chamber adopts a business plan to be carried out by nearly 600 members and the professional staff. Members serve on committees and elect a Board of Directors.

Member Benefits & Services

The Chamber helps you get from where you are
to where you want to be!

The Chamber offers many benefits and services to help you do business in Rome by promoting you and making it easier for you to do your job, including:

Rome Area Chamber of Commerce 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 complete the Member of the Month Application Form (pdf) and submit this form by email (click button above) or print, complete and fax to (315) 337‐1715 by the 15th of the month.

Working Together to Improve Our Region

The Rome Chamber represents you by reaching out to the business community across the region:

For questions or more information about other topics, please contact:
   Rome Area Chamber of Commerce
   139 West Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440-5809
   (315) 337-1700 FAX (315) 337-1715
   E-mail: info@romechamber.com

Posted: 07 Aug 2008


Volunteer Committees

Rome Area Chamber of Commerce Committees:
The Planning & Action

Ad Hoc Committees —  In response to current issues, the Chamber Board of Directors creates short term committees to address concerns and opportunities that may have a direct bearing on the membership's ability to conduct business.

Education Committee  —  Committed to young workforce development by creating and fostering connections between business and education communities. Encourages mentoring partnerships and works cooperatively with the Literacy Coalition of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to improve grade level reading abilities; chaired by Debbie Grogan of First Source Federal Credit Union.

Golf Committee  —  Organizes an annual golf outing to give members the opportunity to network with other members in a social setting. Recent outings have raised money for the Kennedy Arena, Rome Capitol Theatre, Rome Art and Community Center, Jervis Library, the Henry P. Smith American Legion Post, and the Rome Historical Society; chaired by Wes Cupp of Rome Country Club.

Government Affairs Committee  —  Studies and speaks out on legislative issues /concerns, keeping in mind the interests of the employer community to remain competitive, maintain/increase employment, and make a profit; co-sponsors educational forums with the Professional & Business Women of Rome and holds periodic meetings with elected officials to provide members with the opportunity to meet and establish a dialogue with their elected representatives; chaired by Tom Rahn.

Honor America Days Committee  —  Organizes major events (Parade and Symphony Pops Concert the last Saturday in July at Fort Stanwix). Publicizes and promotes a multitude of citywide events and activities during Rome's annual Honor America Days Celebration, in the July-August time frame, which helps boost pride, promote patriotism, and generate business; chaired by Jackie Izzo of Upstate NY Professional Services.

Membership/Ambassadors Committee  —  Develops and implements programs to recruit new members and retain existing members. Organizes and enhances networking opportunities for local businesses, coordinates ribbon cuttings, grand openings, "Member of the Month" award, and First Dollar of Profit award presentations; co-chaired by Holly Hoag of Adecco Office & Industrial and Jennifer Grimaldi, Global Events Management.

Professional Development Committee  —  Offers seminars that provide information on workforce development and productivity. Recent programs included The Disney Keys to Excellence, Jack Canfield, Jay Rifenbary, Ritz-Carlton, Harry "The Fish Guy" Paul, Disney's Approach to Business Excellence, Glenn Shepard, and The John R. Wooden Course: Pyramid of Success. Chaired by Dean M. Shlotzhauer Jr., Oneida Savings Bank.

Retail Promotion Committee  —  Shopping locally preserves jobs and increases sales tax revenue to stabilize property taxes. After more than a decade of successful Shop Rome First holiday promotions, the Rome Chamber moves to a year-round awareness campaign via Shop Rome First Gift Cards, ShopRomeFirst.com Directory and Marketplace, social media, and advertising. Retail businesses may request ad hoc committees for cooperative project and staff support. Chaired by Executive Committee.

Rome Home Show Committee  —  Plans, organizes and presents the show each year to encourage sales at participating exhibitors, helping those businesses to successfully promote their products and services to thousands of potential customers during one spring weekend; chaired by Laurie Fusco of Ridge Street Depot.

Silent Auction & Dance Party Committee —  Plans, organizes and presents an event that is the major fund raiser for the Honor America Days Celebration that involves hundreds of area businesses, organizations and individuals who generously donate items for the auction; chaired by Ann Pohl of NBT Bank.

Rome Futures Young Professionals Committee —  An organization geared toward young professionals in Rome and surrounding areas. The network is open to employees, business owners and entrepreneurs looking to build lasting, social and business connections within the community through various social, cultural and educational networking events; chaired by Jessica Coleman-Hernandez of the Hampton Inn.