Becoming a member of a Chamber of Commerce is a true investment in your community. The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce (ARCC) focuses on serving our members and communities through Advocacy, Education, Connection, and Collaboration. We are 100% member funded, and 100% member focused. Read on to learn more.
The Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce offers numerous benefits intended to help businesses grow and thrive. Below is a list of many benefits active members receive.
Business & Professional Development
ARCC Job Bank - Through our online job posting platform, Job Bank, members are able to post all employment opportunities at no cost and with no word limit.
Leadership Adirondack - A program that teaches leadership and personal development skills while introducing participants to various business leaders in nine industry focused sectors. Support it, get involved and consider applying to be part of it. It is one of the best investments your business could make in future executives or owner/operators.
Learning opportunities - The ARCC has partnered with SUNY Adirondack, WSWHE BOCES, SUNY Plattsburgh of Queensbury, Warren County Department of Workforce Development, and others to share continuing education opportunities. These opportunities are featured regularly in the ARCC e-newsletters and social media.
Certificate of Origin - In most cases, to ship goods internationally, businesses need a Certificate of Origin stamped by a local Chamber of Commerce. For members, the ARCC provides this service for FREE. For non-members the charge is $50 per stamp.
Health Insurance - Through our partnership with Upstate Agency Insurance, the Chamber is here to help our members navigate the complex maze of health and dental insurance.
Energy Savings - Through our partnership with EnergyNext, you have an opportunity to save on your energy bill! Click here to download the Participation Authorization form.
Marketing & PromotionThe ARCC is passionate about sharing your news, announcement, and accomplishments. Send press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share your story. Use the Chamber for unique and inexpensive advertising opportunities, such as e-newsletters, sponsorships, our weekly radio show, door prize donations, and so much more. The possibilities are endless and so is our creativity to work with you.
New members receive a free business card sized ad in the Glens Falls Business Journal and a radio promotional match offer with Regional Radio Group. Additionally, your business is displayed on the ARCC Directory which showcases members in their appropriate categories. Don’t forget, the option to drop off your business cards and brochures for display in our office is always available.
Member Deals - If you have a special promotion, a sale or a hot deal you can list it on our site. You may also choose to offer other Chamber members a special discount through our Member to Member Deals.
ARCC Radio Show - Thanks to a partnership with Regional Radio Group, the ARCC hosts its own weekly talk show that features your business! ARCC Members can schedule a time to be on the show to talk about their business, events/fundraisers, etc.
Let's get social! - Follow the ARCC on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We enjoy sharing your posts and tweets!
Through the ARCC's Councils & Committees, members can connect with their peers on causes that interest them. We have a council/committee for the following:
- Ambassador committee
- Adirondack Nonprofit Business Council
- Women's Business Council
- Veterans Business Network
- Workplace Health & Wellness Council
Ribbon CuttingsThe Chamber celebrates many ribbon cuttings promoting our members' new locations, remodels, or grand openings. Ambassadors, area businesses, the press, and local dignitaries are invited to come cut the ribbon. Pictures are also taken and placed on the Chamber's social media pages. To learn more, or to schedule a ribbon cutting, contact Ava Kanninen ARCC Membership Manager. ARCC Ribbon Cuttings are sponsored by M&M Digital Printing.
A great way to get in front of many of our members is to be a sponsor for any of the Chamber's events or programs.
Sponsorships can include a company name, logo, and complimentary tickets to events. Only members are able to sponsor Chamber events. To learn more, contact Tricia Rogers, ARCC President & CEO.
Ready to apply for membership? Apply online with our simple form. Check out our Fee Schedule here.
Have questions about membership? Contact the ARCC Membership Manager Ava Kanninen at email@example.com, or call 518-798-1761 X 230.
What our members are saying:"There are all the obvious reasons to be a member of the ARCC and their current programs feel stronger than ever. One specific thing I really appreciated was, when in a casual conversation with Tricia, I mentioned that I was having a hard time connecting with another local business. It had been on my to-do list for a couple of months and I was about to give up on it. She asked who I’d been working with there and said “this is who you need to speak to”. I made a mental note of it and didn’t think any more about it until later that evening when I received an email from the person she mentioned promising me a call the next day. Within 24 hours of mentioning my challenge to Tricia, it was off my to-do list and the result was mutually beneficial for two businesses in our community – thanks to the ARCC. A partnership like that is invaluable. Thank you Tricia and everyone at the ARCC!" - Christina G."I have had nothing but a great experience with the ARCC. It has been an extremely welcoming community of fellow professionals, who embrace new members and genuinely want to support each other and our communities." - Connor M."From the day that I joined the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, it has been a benefit to my business. Their enthusiastic support and resources have enabled me to launch my business successfully. Appearing on the radio show "I'm In with the ARCC" gave me a great marketing asset at no additional cost. I've made many beneficial contacts through the Women's Business Council and by attending the events like mixers and ribbon cuttings. They also provide a wealth of information on how to do business in the area, economic forecasts, etc.” - Ann D."I would like to say I found the chamber on my own, but the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce found me when I needed empowerment and support the most. Being a recent graduate from college, I was having trouble making connections in the community and finding a career that suited my personality and my goals. Through the ribbon cuttings, mixers, and so many great events the chamber holds, I’ve been able to meet so many amazing people who are all very willing to help me and guide me to the right people and the right places." - Brooke R."As a new entrepreneur, I was presented with many decisions that had to be made in order to get my business running smoothly and effectively. To be honest, I didn’t even know where to start. Luckily, I came across the ARCC website and noticed an upcoming Veterans Business Network (VBN) event. From the moment I walked into the event, I was greeted and welcomed so graciously as if everyone knew me already. It was at that moment that I realized my heart had taken me to the right place. Within a few days of attending the VBN event, I was a proud member and without question, my first year’s success is heavily contributed to joining the ARCC. What I value most about our partnership is the fact that it’s never transactional but instead extremely personable. For me, that goes a long way and truly shows the core of an organization." - Chris T.