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

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce is excited about the year ahead as it begins 2018. The Chamber provides many quality benefits to our members. Our benefits include:

• Access to health care for petite to large businesses

• 2018 Membership Plaque to display in your business

• Participation in the Chambers Dollars program – “shop local” campaign

• Access to our Bulk Rate Mail permit (savings of 50% per mailing)

• Business listing on the Chamber website

• Links to your website/Facebook page from the Chamber website

• Advertisement in Chamber publications

• Referrals to your business from personal visits, phone, email or fax inquiries

• Display of your business brochures/flyers in the Chamber office

• Access to our mailing list to increase your business contacts/marketing strategies

• Representation at trade shows and expos

• Sponsorship opportunities for Chamber events or publications to increase your marketing

• Weekly E-blasts to chamber members – highlighting specials/discounts/events

• Invitation to our Annual Dinner honoring Citizen of the Year; Business Improvement and Outstanding Community Service awards

• Listing in the on-line Annual Chamber Member Directory

• Discount prescription card

• NBT Bank -- Access to a Health Savings Account (HSA)

• Group Discounts for AAA Membership

The Chamber memberships run from January 1st to December 31st – our dues are based upon the number of employees in your organization or business. The Chamber’s time and efforts are equally shared between business advocacy, enhancing community spirit and promoting tourism and the City of Ogdensburg. The Chamber attends seminars and trade shows promoting tourism and business re-location to Ogdensburg. The Chamber office stocks and distributes brochures from attractions throughout New York State and Canada.

Associate/Family Memberships – we have re-vamped our Associate Membership ($20) and Family Memberships ($30) – adding benefits of: Discount of 10% in the Chamber Store – The Crescent; Free Admission for (2) Chamber events when you show your membership card at the door and your name listed in the on-line Membership Directory on the Chamber website. Associate and Family memberships help support the Chamber and the City of Ogdensburg.


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