In New York State, the Chamber of Commerce was established to oppose the “obnoxious” Stamp Tax Act passed by the Parliament in 1765. Tradesman who were organized to fight and promote commerce. Early Chambers promoted the sale of goods thru organization of markets and enforcing rules of trade, protection of goods in transit, and even operating their own trading floors.
Chambers evolved into true community organizations when business people realized that their own prosperity depended upon the development of a prosperous, healthy, and happy community! They have since developed an emphasis on industrial development, as well as its’ accompanying civic and commercial growth. In order to be true to their purpose, they remain primarily business organizations, expressing the point of view of business.
Newark’s Chamber of Commerce has developed a mission statement used as a guide in their activities:
“The purpose of the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce is to do all the things necessary through service to encourage and support healthy growth of business and industry in the Newark Community.”
Membership is encouraged for those who believe as we do…
“That a healthy and stable business is a happy and prosperous community”
Please join us in this endeavor!
The Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce was organized in in October of 1924, and since that time has evolved into a true community organization. The main purpose of this organization has been to advance the civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of the Village of Newark and the surrounding areas. To stimulate public sentiments for the protection of the general welfare and prosperity of the Village of Newark and the Town of Arcadia, as well as the County of Wayne.
The Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce has developed a mission statement to use as a guide in their activities:
“The purpose of the Greater Newark Chamber to Commerce is to do all the things necessary through the public services to encourage and support the healthy growth of business and industry in the Greater Newark Community.”
Your Chamber offers:
•Annual Community Awards Banquet
•Advertisement of your business on our Web Site & through active social media
•Beautiful Banners displayed with your business name throughout our business district at an affordable additional cost
•Monthly luncheon meetings bringing local business people together to share ideas
•Monthly Business After Hours Networking Events
Through many community and business changes, Newark has remained a desirable community to live, work and visit. Your Chamber has played a major role to ensure that the private sector has a strong and effective voice for positive healthy change in our community. Your membership and voice will continue to make it happen.
Membership in the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce provides you with a variety of ways to increase your visibility within the business community. We must join together to ensure that our community remains a happy, healthy, and most of all, a vital place to live and work.
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Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce 2020 Board Officers Term Expires
President- Allison Kirsch – Creative Content 2025
Vice President- Tami Godfrey – Revive Salon & Spa 2025
Secretary/Treasurer- Bella Hernandez – Scott Healy CPA, PLLC 2025
Past President- Steve Hasseler – Lyons National Bank 2025
Board of Directors:
Jill Kemp – The Eye Care Center 2023
Brenda Delyser- Tradition Chevrolet 2023
Larry DePauw – Market Alternatives 2025
Clayton DePew – VanParys Associates 2025
Holly Kreuser – Ameriprise Financial 2025
Mike Muscolino – Director Alex Eligh Community Center 2023
Chrissy Kent – Rose Bowl Lanes 2025
Mark Peake – Village of Newark Code Enforcement Officer/Economic Development Facilitator 2024
Jessica Wells – 7 Letters, LLC 2024
Mary Thoms – Administrative Assistant