139 West Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440-5809

Phone 315-337-1700
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The John R. Wooden Course: Pyramid of Success

Professional Leadership and Character Development Workshop

8:30am - 4:30pm - Tuesday, February 5, 2015
Shenendoah Club House, Turning Stone Resort | Casino, Verona, NY

John Robert Wooden, head basketball coach at UCLA, won an unprecedented ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, seven of them in a row! Within this period, guided by Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games.

Now, the Professional Development Committee of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing to Rome the East Coast premiere of the workshop designed on the values, principles, life lessons and wisdom of Coach Wooden and his renowned Pyramid of Success so that you can apply his lessons to your business.

For more information, visit the Chamber's Professional Development page.

Register Today - Attendance Limited to 200!

Save by registering by Nov 5, 2014 and receiving the Early Bird rate — download and submit the Registration Form to the Rome Chamber,

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for The John R. Wooden Course: Pyramid of Success. Questions: Call 315-337-1700.


 
     
   




 

Upcoming Chamber Events

Business After Hours


The Arc of Oneida/Lewis Counties

Thursday, October 9 — 5:30 - 7:00pm

8163 Gore Road, Rome, NY 13440

Free Admission

Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvres
Beverages & Desserts

The Friends of the Arc Foundation, Inc. is the fundraising arm of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, is a human service organization that has been a leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954. The Arc is one of 55 chapters of the statewide NYSARC, is staffed by over 775 professionals and serves over 2,000 people throughout Oneida and Lewis counties.

The Arc provides a full spectrum of educational, vocational, residential, family support, service coordination, guardianship, respite care, recreational rehabilitation, day habilitation, clinical, senior and children’s services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

OUR MISSION is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the Agency. We will provide leadership in our community to develop the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill this mission.

OUR CORE VALUES are Compassion, Dignity, Dedication, Progressive, Integrity and Person Centered-Family Based.

RSVP to 337-1700 ... TODAY!

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

 

What's Happening

Rome Chamber Golf Tournament



Dennis Surace won the Closet to the Pin contest at the Rome Chamber Golf Tournament on August 20

The proceeds this year's tournament will assist the Rome Historical Society in its "Help Us Get To The Top" campaign to raise funds to renovate the elevator at its 200 Church St. building.

Posted: 26 Aug 14

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

Add'l Awards:

  • 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