139 West Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440-5809

Phone 315-337-1700
Fax 315-337-1715
Email: info@romechamber.com


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The 31st Honor America Days Celebration

The 31st Honor America Days Celebration will reach 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 31st parade steps off at 10am, rain or shine. The parade will feature a first ever appearance by the Hit Men Brass Band from Victor, NY.

Once again, Syracuse's Symphoria will present the annual 8:00 PM concert on the lawn of Fort Stanwix National Monument also on Saturday, July 26, featuring a mix of Pops and patriotic musical tunes culminating in the 1812 Overture followed by John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes and a spectacular fireworks show presented by Berkshire Bank. RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 27 (if it rains on Sunday, the concert will be held in Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church).

Check out the 2014 Schedule (pdf) — including the July 26th Parade, Symphoria Symphony Concert, and Fireworks.

Honor America Days Parade — Saturday, July 26, 10:00 AM

Check out the Honor America Days Parade Line-up (pdf).

Check out the Honor America Days Parade Map.


 
     
   




 

Upcoming Chamber Events

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For more information, visit the Chamber's Business After Hours page.

RSVP to 337-1700 ... TODAY!

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

SAVE THE DATE: Wed, Aug 13

The Chamber Golf Tournament, held at Rome Country Club, will benefit the Rome Historical Society with NBT Bank and First Source Federal Credit Union as Presenting Sponsors and NYSTEC as Major Sponsor.

As usual, somebody will win the $500 "Closest to the Pin" contest, courtesy of Bailey, Haskell & LaLonde!

A Beverage Cart on the course, courtesy of Engelbert's , 14th Hole Refresshment Stand, courtesy of Revere, and expanded food and refreshments.

For more information on registering teams or sponsorship opportunities, visit the Rome Chamber & Rome Historical Society Golf Tournament Registration Form (pdf).

If you have any questions, call the Chamber at 337-1700!

Managers — SAVE THE DATE: Tues, Sept 9, 2014 - 8:30am-12 noon

A Glenn Shepard Seminar

How to Supervise People and Lead a Team

Be the Manager Other Managers Envy and Bosses Can't Wait to Reward!

The best managers have learned how to deal with problems without missing a beat. Now you can too! In this short, intensive and enjoyable seminar you'll learn how to effortlessly:

  • Defuse tension
  • Derail toxic behavior
  • Defang even the most difficult employee
  • Energize your people and bring everyone together solidly as a team.
  • Learn the powerful strategies you need to solve your worst workplace problems.

Continental Breakfast & Registration 7:30-8:30am
Griffiss Institute, Griffiss Business Park

Advance Registration Required

Before August 1st:
$129, Early for Members ~ $149, Early Not-Yet-Members

After August 1st:
$149, Late Members ~ $169, Late Not-Yet-members

Approved for 3.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute.

To register: download, complete and submit the Glenn Shepard Seminar Registration Form.

For more information, call the Chamber at 337-1700!

 

What's Happening

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