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The value of being involved in the community and the Chamber is powerful!

Did you know that studies show that about two-thirds of business decision-makers are more likely to do business with a Chamber member? Being a Chamber member provides you instant access to a network of other area businesses and organizations who also care about our community and want to see it thrive and be successful. 

A Chamber membership is an investment in the future of your business and a perfect way to build stronger relationships in the community, promote your business, gain greater access to business contacts, enhance exposure for your business, and ensure representation on local, state and federal issues.

When you join the Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce, you become a part of an organization dedicated to improving the civic, business and professional life of our members and service area.  

Check out our Membership Tiers Booklet here!

Membership options range from an Individual Member ($85 Not applicable for businesses or organizations) to our Stakeholder Membership Level (Investment of $5,000+).  

Stakeholder   $5,000
Leader           $2,500
Growth          $1,250
Main Street   $625
Classic           $225

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If you are interested in joining us with an Investment over $5,000, please contact our Chamber President!

Member Benefits - Use your membership to help your business grow.

The Upward Niagara 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 Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce such as:

Business Support Services:

Direct and individualized business support is available through the Chamber and also through our partnerships with  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.

Our Classic Membership Tier gives you access to: 

  • Business referrals exclusively for members
  • Weekly E-Newsletter
  • Search engine optimized business listing on UpwardNiagara.com helps your Google rankings and includes business description up to 200 characters.
  • Included in the Community App (New!)
  • Member Database
  • Invitation to connection events
    • Business Blender Networking
    • Committees
    • Awards Dinner
  • Learn how to access the features of your membership at our Member Orientation Luncheon (New!)
  • Virtual membership plaque and window sticker - tell the community you're invested in our region!
  • Chamber representation at regional governmental meetings
  • Members only pricing at events
  • Eligible for advertising on UpwardNiagara.com
  • Display marketing materials in the Chamber Welcome Center
  • Member to Member discounts
  • River Region Gift Certificate Program
  • Notary Services
  • Basic Ribbon Cutting 
  • Access to Health Insurance - Guided assistance to the health insurance network with the only chamber in Niagara County with a NYS licensed health insurance broker

Purchase Gift Certificates HERE 


~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 mailings.
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.


Business Blenders
Chamber Awards Dinner
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.

~Please contact Michael Ragusa at 716-650-2242 to discuss strategies for effective business planning. Options are available for employee/employer worksite life insurance benefits, business succession planning, retirement planning, and holistic financial services. Michael Ragusa is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. www.SIPC.org 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 216N, Amherst NY 14226. (716) 852-1321. CRN202605-4305809”

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

The Upward Niagara 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. Options available for Small business (2 or more employees) and Individuals. We are also here to assist you with enrollment through the NYS Marketplace. 

Contact our office for plan information! 754-9500

 

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.

 

READY TO JOIN OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS?  Join here!

Contact Jennifer or Suzanne today and we will be happy to discuss membership with you!  716-754-9500

 

Be sure to list your friend/business/organization who referred you to the Chamber! They will receive a $25 Gift Certificate!