The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce supports and advocates for members from all over Western New York! Our office just happens to be located in the historic Village of Lewiston, NY. As a membership-based organization, we offer our members many benefits and incentives for their annual investment including those listed below. Our members receive exclusive benefits available through the Niagara River Chamber of Commerce such as:
BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES
Direct and individualized business support is available through the Chamber and also through our partnerships with SCORE (Service Corps. Of Retired Executives), Destination Niagara (tourism), NCCC Small Business Development Center, and The Niagara County Center For Economic Development. Just getting your business up and running? Click HERE to obtain your Business Certificate from Niagara County. Make sure your check with the municipality offices for signage updates and guidelines.
~Grand Opening / Ribbon Cuttings Events -We will coordinate a ribbon cutting for you! We bring the ribbon and scissors and will help you craft a message to get the word out!
~Access to the Chamber Mailing List - Sending out a mailing? We will prepare the member listing for you on labels or spreadsheet form! **No email addresses are provided.
~Chamber Committee Involvement - Get involved! We will help you choose the right committee where your talents are needed! Meet other chamber members and help move the region forward!
~Welcome Center / Chamber Office - The office is staffed year round to assist you with your business needs. We are also a welcome center, providing tourist information on your business to visitors! Free wifi, photo copies, laminating and more!
~Website Directory Listing - Your business and contact information is listed here on our site for easy access.
~Notary and Certificate of Origin - Set up an appointment to take advantage of these services!
~Group Health Insurance / Licensed Broker - Check out the information at the bottom of this page for details regarding health insurance for your employees. We are the only Chamber in Niagara County that has a licensed broker on staff!
~Photo Copy / Scan / Fax Services - We will help you with your basic office needs
~Member E-Newsletter / Advertising Opportunities - We send out a weekly e-newsletter to all of our members with up to date, in the know information!
~Representation on local / state boards - Our staff and board of directors actively participate in the organizations that matter to your business.
~Active Social and Promotional Marketing - We engage daily on our social media channels and have a great relationship writers and newsrooms of traditional media. Many of our events included photo/video coverage when available. We will promote your business/organization where, when and however we can!
~Networking / Member to Member Discounts - Connect with others at our networking events or by offering a discount to other members! We host approximately 5 networking events (business blenders) throughout the year!
~River Region Gift Certificate Program - Join in on our gift certificate program, with over 65 businesses participating! Each year we have over $12,000 generated to be spent at our Member Businesses!
~Membership referrals - Inquiries that come into the Chamber office for products and services are referred to Chamber members only. The chamber encourages members doing business with other members!
~Access to Bulk Mailing Rates - Are you anticipating a USPS mailing of over 200 pieces? Contact us first for the bulk mail information! Members are able to use our permit for a savings on
SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
The Chamber has several signature events that offer additional exposure for your business. Sponsorship options are available to help elevate your business involvement in the community and support events that create a positive economic impact in our region.
A complete listing of Advertising Opportunities can be found HERE! (Newsletter, social media, text and more).
Sponsorship opportunities are available on each of our signature events:
Chamber Awards Dinner
Chamber Golf Classic
Lewiston Jazz Festival (Chamber managed event)
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival
Small Business Saturday
Lewiston Christmas Walk
Take advantage of our newsletter, online guide, Come and Play Calendar, special events and other advertising opportunities available at exclusive rates to members. All of our members are also featured in a directory in an easy to view Online Member Directory. Your contact information, Business word description and a logo can also be included (Logo included for an additional fee).
Members receive a 5% discount on print and web advertising placed in Niagara Frontier Publications (*not valid on certain advertising contracts). Additional co-op opportunities are also available with a variety of media sources.
Our members receive a weekly online newsletter that provides valuable and updated information on events, programs, activities and member opportunities. Members have the opportunity to include their news and events in the newsletter at a minimal charge. Customized emails with your business advertisement are also available to be sent to our e-list for a nominal fee. The online Chamber newsletter is distributed to a growing list of members, visitors, elected and community leaders as well as members of the media.
Members can take advantage of our bulk mailing permit for mailings of 200 pieces or more. Stop by the office and we will help you with the paperwork and give you the information you need to send your mail (Cash / Check only payable to USPS, bins need to be picked up by you from the Lewiston Post Office).
Have a brochure, business card or other collateral you would like displayed? Members can bring their information to the Chamber Office and we will display your information in the Welcome Center.
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will remain as your provider and information source for Health Insurance needs. As one of your membership benefits, Suzanne, our licensed broker on staff can assist you in making the right decision for your business and family.
Call today to discuss your health options for 2023. Coverage is available through Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield WNY and Independent Health. Options available for Small business (2 or more employees) and Individuals. We are also here to assist you with enrollment through the NYS Marketplace.
/information is available! Contact our office for plan information! 754-9500
Graci Family Dental offers an in House Dental Plan for Chamber members.
We can connect you with the offices that offer them.
Please contact the Chamber Office at 754-9500 for more information or to set up an appointment to learn more.
NETWORKING AND SEMINARS
The Chamber offers four business-focused networking nights throughout the year called Business Blenders. Not your average networking event, our Business Blenders provide excellent opportunities to meet other members and businesses.
Programs are also available ranging from HR and Social Media workshops to planning for your financial future.
Membership in Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union and Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union is available to members and their employees.