About The Chamber

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Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to advance the Civic, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural interests of the City of Ogdensburg and surrounding areas. The promotion of the general welfare and prosperity of the City of Ogdensburg and the stimulation of the public sentiment to those ends: and the providing of social features as will promote these purposes.

The Chamber shall be non-partisan, nonsectarian and shall not engage directly or indirectly in any activities of a political nature.

Throughout the year, we work to create activities which bring thousands of people to the area helping to create a positive economic impact for our local businesses.

Member Benefits

  • FREE Web link to your business
  • FREE Listing in our Directory and on the Chamber website
  • Referrals Telephone, e-mail and fax inquiries immediately answered referring member businesses
  • Display your business brochure in the Chamber Office
  • Access the Chamber’s mailing list to create business contacts
  • Chamber represents you at trade shows attended to promote our community
  • Health Insurance for Petite to Large Business owners
  • Use of our Bulk Mail Permit (savings of 50% per mailing)
  • Monthly newsletter/inserts/articles which reach 200+ members
  • Advertise in our Chamber Publications at Membership rates (Travel Guide, Area Map, etc.)
  • Sponsorship opportunities for events to increse your marketing and visibility in the Community
  • Participation in the Chamber Dollars program -- "shop local" campaign
  • Eblasts to Chamber members promoting your business or events
  • Business of the Quarter Awards that recognize our members
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for new businesses or locations


2018 Executive Board
President Sean McNamara, North Country This Week 
1st Vice President John Wade, Sherman Inn
2nd Vice President Betsy Porter, United Helpers
Secretary Michele Catlin, CHMC
Treasurer Derek VanHouse, Pepsi
Executive Committee Members Kevin McDonough; Lee Jones - Jones Insurance



2018 Board of Directors With Terms
Pearson,Laura   Executive Director
Babowicz, Ray 2018 Community Health Center of the North Country
Bogart, Kathy 2019 Pepsi
Catlin, Michele 2019 CHMC
Chevalier, Craig 2012 NBT Bank
Delles, Becky 2018 Verizon Wireless Zone
Demers, Kim 2018 Kimro's Medicine Place (Past President)
Hitterman, Amanda 2018 CHMC Foundation
Izzo, Wayne 2018 Community Representative
Jones, Lee 2019 Jones Insurance  
Kerfien, Penny 2018 Ogdensburg Public Library
LeMay, Marcia 2019 Law Office of Marcia LeMay
McDonough, Kevin 2019 Community Representative
McNamara, Sean 2019 North Country This Week
Merz, Dawn 2021 Stephens Media Group
Missert, John III 2021 A.J. Misserts, Inc
Pitcher, Christopher 2019 LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home
Porter, Betsy 2021 United Helpers
Purdy, Sarah   City Manager
--Vacant   OBPA Representative
Roethel, Rhonda 2018 America 1 Realty
Ryan, Judy 2019 Community Representative
Thayer, Michael 2018 St. Law Federal Credit Union
Vanhouse, Derek 2018 Pepsi Cola Bottlers
Wade, John 2021 Sherman Inn
Woodward, Lisa 2012 North Country Savings