The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce supports and advocates for members doing business in and around Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville, Sanborn and beyond! We have members from Ontario, Williamsville, Gasport and all areas in the region. As a membership-based organization, we offer our members many benefits and incentives for their annual investment including those listed below. Apply today for membership!
Nominate a Business/Citizen for the Business & Citizen of the Year!
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor our Business & Citizen of the Year recipients on Thursday, May 21st at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons, Niagara University. Please join us in providing a nomination for the prestigious Business of the Year / Citizen of the Year awards!
Nominations will be accepted until end of day February 14, 2020.
Past Chamber of Commerce Business & Citizen of the Year Recipients
Our members receive exclusive benefits available through the Niagara River Chamber of Commerce such as:
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will remain as your provider and information source for Health Insurance needs. Small Group Plan options are currently in the process of being designed and the Chamber Staff is working diligently to offer you a variety of health insurance options for 2020. 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.
Individual Insurance Information is available! Contact our office or click on the links below for more information!
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Individual Plans
Independent Health Individual Plans
Small Group Information:
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Small Group Portfolio
Independent Health - 2020 Small Group Portfolio
Additional opportunities are also available and we encourage you to contact Suzanne! If you need assistance enrolling through the Marketplace, we are certified to help you.
Graci Family Dental - In House Dental Plan for Chamber members.
Many of our Dental Members offer in-house plans. 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. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm at 895 Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
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), 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.
Ribbon Cuttings -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!
Certificate of Origins are issued by our Chamber for members at the Premier Membership level and up. Please call in advance so we can make sure the paperwork is complete.
Notary Public services are available to members beginning at the Classic Membership level. Call the Chamber office to set up your appointment.
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! Member to Member benefits are made available to the membership. Click HERE for the Member to Member Benefit program.
The Chamber is an active part of the community business associations and advisory committees.
- Lewiston Business Group
- Ransomville Business & Professional Association
- Sanborn Business & Professional Association
- Youngstown Business & Professional Association
MEMBER DISCOUNTS / GIFT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Members can take advantage of many discounts offered through the Niagara River Chamber of Commerce, other members of the chamber, and our partners.
Click HERE for an updated listing of our Member to Member Discounts!
Participate in the Niagara River Region Gift Certificate program. Click HERE for the participation form, and HERE for the listing of participating businesses.
EXCLUSIVE 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.
Find Sponsorship Information on each of our signature event here:
Lewiston Smelt Festival
Chamber Awards Dinner
Taste of Lewiston
Chamber Golf Classic
Lewiston Jazz Festival (Chamber managed event)
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival
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. 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.
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. Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2020!
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.
READY TO JOIN OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS?
Call 716.754.9500 or email Jennifer@niagarariverregion.com