Benefits of Membership
Nearly 2,000 businesses and organizations have discovered that membership in the Orange County Chamber of Commerce -- one of the 10 largest chambers of commerce in New York State -- is one of the best decisions they have ever made.
The Chamber offers many opportunities to develop new business relationships through participation in events such as Business Networking Blasts, General Membership Breakfasts, Small Business Roundtables, educational programs, trade shows and social events.
The Chamber receives numerous inquiries for local products and services. The inquiries come from phone calls, visits to the office and through our Online Business Directory. The Chamber averages almost 7,000 unique visitors per month from individuals looking for products & services through the website alone. Referrals are made exclusively to member businesses.
Orange County Chamber BusinessWatch
Our monthly publication, Orange County Chamber BusinessWatch, is mailed directly to more than 12,000 businesses and 45,000 households in Orange County. In addition, it is mailed to all Chamber members and others who have asked to be put on our mailing list. The publication is also on the Chamber website. Members can submit news about their business for use in BusinessWatch at no charge. With a circulation of more than 60,000, BusinessWatch brings news about our members to an extraordinary number of people. If you would like to advertise in BusinessWatch, please contact Olga at the Niki Jones Agency at (845) 754-2356. More information is also available at www.orangecountybusinesswatch.com.
Advertising & Marketing Opportunities
The Chamber offers many ways to get the word out about your business. You can place an ad or an insert in The Business Viewpoint or an ad on the E-View, a biweekly e-mail newsletter sent out to members. Members can purchase a mailing list or labels of Chamber members, sponsor a General Membership Breakfast, Business Networking Blast, or any of our special events such as EXPO, Small Buy Local Showcase, golf outings and mixers. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Hartley Sawyer at the Chamber.
As registered NYS Lobbyists, the Chamber President and Vice President for Government Initiatives and Special Projects work with state legislators to ensure that the voice of business is heard in both legislative and regulatory matters impacting businesses. At the federal level, the Chamber communicates with Congressional and U.S. Senators on a regular basis to advocate on behalf of business in the region.
Visit the coupons page to view all the discounts that Chamber members offer.
The Chamber offers several health, dental and vision insurance plans to Chamber members.
Volunteer OpportunitiesConsultant Services
Join a committee for even more networking opportunities.
Free help in solving business problems is available from member consultants by completing this form.
This annual free seminar series helps clients who are interested in starting a small business or have questions on how to help their small business to grow.
Chamber member businesses are listed in the annual Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide both alphabetically and by category. Members are also listed in the Online Business Directory with a free link to their websites.