About The Chamber

2016 Member Application 


Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to advance the Civic, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural interests of the City of Ogdensburg and surrounding areas. The promotion of the general welfare and prosperity of the City of Ogdensburg and the stimulation of the public sentiment to those ends: and the providing of social features as will promote these purposes.

The Chamber shall be non-partisan, nonsectarian and shall not engage directly or indirectly in any activities of a political nature.

Throughout the year, we work to create activities which bring thousands of people to the area helping to create a positive economic impact for our local businesses.

Member Benefits

  • FREE Web link to your business
  • FREE Listing in our Directory and on the Chamber website
  • Referrals Telephone, e-mail and fax inquiries immediately answered referring member businesses
  • Display your business brochure in the Chamber Office
  • Access the Chamber’s mailing list to create business contacts
  • Chamber represents you at trade shows attended to promote our community
  • Health Insurance for Petite to Large Business owners
  • Use of our Bulk Mail Permit (savings of 50% per mailing)
  • Monthly newsletter/inserts/articles which reach 200+ members
  • Advertise in our Chamber Publications at Membership rates (Travel Guide, Area Map, etc.)
  • Sponsorship opportunities for events to increse your marketing and visibility in the Community
  • Participation in the Chamber Dollars program -- "shop local" campaign
  • Eblasts to Chamber members promoting your business or events
  • Business of the Quarter Awards that recognize our members
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for new businesses or locations


2017 Executive Board
President Sean McNamara, North Country This Week 
1st Vice President John Wade, Sherman Inn
2nd Vice President Betsy Porter, United Helpers
Secretary Michele Catlin, CHMC
Treasurer Alex Augsbury, The New Media Outpost
Executive Committee Members Steve Hawes - CHMED; Lee Jones - Jones Insurance



2017 Board of Directors With Terms
Pearson,Laura   Executive Director
Augsbury, Alex 2017 The New Media Outpost
Bogart, Kathy 2019 Pepsi
Catlin, Michele 2016 CHMC
Demers, Kim 2018 Kimro's Medicine Place (Past President)
Hartford, Amy 2017 Seacomm
Hawes, Steve 2017 CHMC
Izzo, Wayne 2018 Community Representative
Odendahl, Shelly 2018 NYSARC
Jones, Lee 2016 Jones Insurance  
Lalonde, Melissa 2017 St. Joseph's Home
LeMay, Marcia 2019 Law Office of Marcia LeMay
McDonough, Kevin 2019 Community Representative
McNamara, Sean 2019 North Country This Week
O'Donnell, R 2018 Artistic Director & Executive Producer St. John's Conservatory Theater
Pitcher, Christopher 2019 LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home
Porter, Betsy 2017 United Helpers
Purdy, Sarah   City Manager
Rishe, John   OBPA Representative
Roethel, Rhonda 2018 America 1 Realty
Ryan, Judy 2019 Community Representative
Stevenson, Julia 2017 Howland Pump
Thayer, Michael 2018 St. Law Federal Credit Union
Vanhouse, Derek 2018 Pinto, Mucenski, Hooper & VanHouse
Wade, John 2017

Sherman Inn