NORWICH– Sept. 13-17 has been designated Chamber of Commerce Week. This week-long celebration is dedicated to promoting greater awareness of the role that chambers play in the business and the community. New York State alone has more than 260 local chambers, which represent some 400,000 businesses and are dedicated to improving the communities they serve as well as the entire Empire State.
“Chamber members have long been seen as responsible and reliable members of their community,” said Mick Fleming, President and CEO, of American Chamber of Commerce Executives. The Chamber works to create a vital link between the public and private sectors, and helps build a stronger community by staying focused and involved in the top business, civic and social priorities.
Commerce Chenango offers a wide variety of valuable benefits to the chamber membership: health and dental insurance, a Member-2-Member Discount Program, an Energy Savings Program, Employee of the Month program, networking & promotional opportunities, educational workshops, special events, free business listings through our website and the Chenango County Community Profile, and much more.
During Chamber of Commerce Week, office tours, media events and membership gatherings are planned at chambers throughout the state. Locally, Commerce Chenango has planned a membership campaign, “Harvest the Benefits of Chamber Membership.” Teams of volunteers will be making phone calls and competing for prizes throughout Thursday and Friday. One lucky new Chamber member will win an iPad donated by Agro-Farma, Inc., and any business that joins during the campaign will have the enrollment fee of $25 waived.
For more information on how you can become a chamber member, please contact Jill Eddy at 334-1402 by Friday.