About Us

Mission Statement and Goals

The Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit membership organization. The Chamber’s mission is to foster a positive business environment for private and public entities operating in the County and to assure the successful continuation of, and growth of current and new business in our region.

The Chamber’s Board of Directors has identified four major goals for the organization:

Goal #1 – Member Services

The Chamber will seek to provide and regularly update those services needed by members.

Goal #2 – Government Interface

The Chamber shall communicate and support the business interest of its members to relevant local, state and federal governments and keep the members informed of relevant legislative issues.

Goal #3 – Visibility and Promotion

The Chamber will provide necessary means to promote Herkimer County as a great place to conduct business and to continue to promote Herkimer County as a “Great Place to Live, to Visit, and Make a Living.”

Goal #4 – Unifying Business and Public Entities

The Chamber will work with both the local business community and all local public entities to provide a strong unified economy.

About Herkimer County

Herkimer County is located in central New York State, northwest of Albany and east of Syracuse, equidistant between these two cities’ airports. The northern part of the county is in the Adirondack Park. The Mohawk River and Erie Canal flow across the south part of the county. Nearly 65,000 people call Herkimer County home, a region rich in history, blessed with family oriented communities and four seasons of recreation.

Our Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce strives to foster a positive business environment for private and public entities and to assure the successful continuation and growth of current and new business in the County.

Meet Our Board Of Directors

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Chris Bray

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Rheinhardt & Bray

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Elyse Enea

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Herkimer Co. HealthNet, Inc

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Melodie Greiner

Board Member

Connected Businesses
First Source FCU

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Justin Hummel

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Hummel’s Office Plus

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Denise Snyder

Board Member

Connected Businesses
NBT Bank – Herkimer

Pat Brien

Board Treasurer

Connected Businesses
Day & Read

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Steve Long

First Vice President

Board Member

Connected Businesses
M&T Bank – Herkimer

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Richard Dowe

Board President

Connected Businesses
Herkimer Housing Authority

Michael Oriolo

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Herkimer College

John Piseck Jr.

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Herkimer County IDA

Sarah Feola

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Arc Herkimer

Amanda Flansburg

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Original Herkimer County Cheese

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Sandra Sherwood

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Herkimer BOCES

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Sandra Claeys

Board Secretary

Connected Businesses
Rochester Hardwood Floors of Utica, Inc.

Shayna Keller

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Joseph Tomaino

Board Member

Connected Businesses
NTC Net/Newport Telephone

Katie Cogdon

Board Member

Connected Businesses
Adirondack Bank