Rome Chamber Launches Member News Feature
New Promotion Opportunity for Rome Chamber Members
Rome Chamber members can now use a simple form to enter announcements about significant achievements, such as anniversaries, awards, or expansions (not sales-related topics) for their businesses. They may either enter a text description or submit a PDF or graphic (e.g., .jpg). Announcements will not be posted until they are verified by the Chamber's administrator. The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to accept or decline submissions and to edit the material. The Rome Chamber encourages its members to learn more about other ways we can help you promote your business. For more ideas, visit: Member Advertising Opportunities.
To submit your announcements, use the
Member News Entry Form.
To view recent member announcements, visit Member News.
Posted: 7 Aug 14
The 31st Honor America Days Celebration
The 31st Honor America Days Celebration reached back to its patriotic roots with the theme "We Pledge Allegiance" recognizing Rome as the final resting place of Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance and the nation's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. Honor America Days established in 1984 continues to be one of the most recognizable annual summer events in the Mohawk Valley. The 2015 Celebration theme is "Coming Home to Rome" and we encourage families, class reunion committees and other organizations that are planning upcoming summer celebrations to "Come Home to Rome" during Honor America Days in July/August 2015.
2014 Parade Awards
Ronald A. Swinney Best in Parade awards:
- Business category: 1st, Berkshire Bank; 2nd, Mohawk Valley Community College
- Organization category: 1st, Revolutionary Trails Council, BSA; 2nd, Roman Runners
- Most Creative Use of Music, Colors, or People Award: Rome Community Theater
- Most Interactive with Spectators Award: Kamp Kiwanis
- Most Inspirational Award: Church of St. John's/Transfiguration
- Best Costumed Award: Rome Memorial Hospital
- Most Representative of Community Spirit: WKAL/Positively Rome
- Best Use of Theme Award: American Legion Western Memorial Post 1846
- Judge's Favorite Award: Open Hand Theater
Honor America Days Committee Choice Awards:
- Rotary Club of Rome
- Rome Polish Home
- Rome Youth Hockey/Parks and Recreation
Check out the photo gallery of the 2014 Honor America Days Parade (Photos courtesy of Laura Swaine and David Drake Jr.).
Check out all the Honor America Days Celebration - visit the Community Events calendar.
Posted: 30 July 2014
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 submit your application:
Posted: 9 May 2014
2014 Member Directory & Community Guide
The 2014 Member Directory & Community Guide promotes the Rome community with specific emphasis on encouraging readers to do business with Chamber members. The 2014 Guide is certainly worth noting because the Chamber's mission is to boost the local economy and to give our members the first opportunity to benefit from Chamber efforts. The Membership Directory in this publication was accurate as of Apr 30, 2014. Search the Chamber's online Membership Directory for the most current member listings.
Check out the 2014 Guide (pdf).
Posted: 17 July 2014
Did you hear what they’re saying about Rome?
Country Home Magazine Study Ranks Most Eco-Friendly Cities and Towns and Utica-Rome ranks in the top 25. For details, see complete study.
According to Bert Sperling’s “Cities Ranked & Rated: Your Guide to the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and Canada,” the Utica-Rome region is one of the least-stressed mid-sized metropolitan statistical areas in America. Only two other places were ranked less stressful places to live.
The March 2004 edition of Inc. magazine ranks the Utica-Rome area one of the “Top 25 Small Cities for Doing Business in America” based on affordability, and the current and historical job growth as the most objective indicator of a region’s economic vitality for entrepreneurs.
Also, Rome has received the consecutive honor of being named Tree City USA.
In 2005, Rome was voted as the 19th Most Secure City by Farmers Insurance Group, and the 7th Best Golf City in America by Golf Digest.
In 2002, Rome was included in the Mohawk Valley region's designation as an All America City Finalist, and was also named a New York State Quality Community.
Posted: 14 Jan 2008 4:14 PM