Message from the Chairman
On behalf of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, welcome to our community!
For more than 107 years the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce has led the way as our city has developed and responded to an ever changing world. First as a wilderness fort, then a transportation hub, a manufacturing hotspot, and finally the technological trailblazer it is today, Rome’s business sector has continued to adapt. We at the Chamber are here to welcome new partners, support growth, and encourage leadership through a network that provides a comprehensive range of services from advocacy to promotion. This collaborative and supportive environment makes Rome the perfect place to foster a thriving business sector as we evolve as a community.
Through a strong spirit of volunteerism and solidarity, Rome has consistently proven itself to be a welcoming community as a place to live, learn, and play. Culturally, the city offers diverse events and recreational opportunities, while the region’s four seasons offer outstanding outdoor sports and discovery of our parks and natural heritage. In every part of Rome, you can find the influence of the Chamber of Commerce as diverse agencies, businesses, and individuals have joined forces to build an economically-sound and vibrant city.
From the enduring strength of Fort Stanwix to the technological revolution that Rome leads today, our community has maintained its position at the forefront of progress. Our investment, economic development, and advocacy efforts over the past 107 years have built an outstanding foundation to ensure our community’s future progress. At the Chamber of Commerce, we are excited to guide our community forward.
Join us at the Chamber as we work, play, and celebrate our community. Let us show you why Rome is where the heart is.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Rome Country Club
From the Rome Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Incorporation, February 12, 1912
“The particular purposes for which the corporation is to be formed are: To foster trade and commerce, or the interests of those having a common trade, business, financial or professional interest, to reform abuses relative thereto, to secure freedom from unjust or unlawful exactions, to diffuse accurate and reliable information as to the standing of merchants and other matters, to procure uniformity and certainty in the customs and usages of trade and commerce, and of those having a common trade, business, financial or professional interest; to settle differences between its members, and to promote a more enlarged and friendly association between business men.”
To this day, the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is funded by businesses, professional firms, organizations, and individuals who recognize the importance of having a business advocacy and community promotion group in place to encourage economic growth in Rome. The Chamber is not a part of government. Its board of directors, committees, and many members volunteer their time, talent, and resources for the betterment of our community.