The Chamber Works for You!

Our vision is to promote and enhance the economic, social and cultural opportunities for businesses in Yates County. Membership with the Chamber provides resources, tailored programs, events and promotional opportunities. These benefits are building blocks for your business to grow and flourish. Check out this Summary Sheet on why you should join the Yates County Chamber!

Promote. Support. Engage.

The benefits of joining the Yates County Chamber of Commerce:


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1. Elevate your credibility and expertise.

Businesses who are chamber members are perceived very positively to the public and other businesses in your network. Business owners who want to be a key player in their community and industry know the value of chamber membership.

2. Gain Exposure.

In a competitive market, it’s important that you can be easily found, and your name is top of mind.

3. Connections through networking

Who you know is just as important as what you know. Connections you make through the Chamber can open the doors to new opportunities and customers.

4. Community

People like to spend their hard-earned money with businesses who are well-vested in their community. The more involved and engaged you become as a business, the more you can help shape the community for a healthy and economically sound future.

5. Marketing & Promotion

We have multiple marketing opportunities that members take advantage of such as social media promotion, inclusion in email newsletters, our online directory, local guides, sponsorships, and other other paid opt in programs.

6. Advance your business and employees forward

A growth mindset is the way we think and encourage members to strive for. That’s why we created Growth Series, our educational seminars where we bring in expert speakers on a variety of topics.

7. Resources

The Chamber is a wealth of information for your business and consumers. We keep members up to date with state, regional and local policy, issues or news. We’ll focus on the big picture so you can concentrate on growing your business.

Your involvement as an active member of the Chamber can help to make our community grow. Get involved, join today!


As members for over 20 years, we’ve seen Yates County businesses, including our own, grow and unite through the chamber’s efforts. Yates County is a diverse business community, from farming and manufacturing to tourism and hospitality. The chamber does an excellent job communicating with and promoting everyone that does business here.

Scott Osborn, Fox Run Vineyards

The Stork Family has been actively involved in the Yates County Chamber for three generations and considers it to be a key resource for local business and tourism information. We love having an advocate for our local businesses.

Stork Insurance Agency

We’ve been a member of the Yates County Chamber for more than 20 years. We credit the Chamber with giving us the opportunity to reach a broad range of people that are drawn to the Finger Lakes region. The area has experienced substantial growth in the last 20 years, and the Chamber has been at the forefront of this growth phase…here’s to more progress in the next 20!

Oak Hill Bulk Foods

The Yates County Chamber has been a great resource for Camp Cory. The Chamber has hosted Business After Hours at Camp, which introduced the community to our facilities and services. The team is always supportive of our mission and promoting our day and overnight camps. The staff is professional and helpful and has far reach in the community. If you are a business in the area, I highly recommend membership in the Yates County Chamber.

Megan DeFranco, Camp Cory

When I moved to Penn Yan six years ago it was pretty scary. I didn’t know very many people and was embarking on a whole new life, including opening a business for the first time. One of the first people to reach out to me was Mike Linehan from the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. He made me feel welcome and educated me on the many resources that were available through the Chamber. I took advantage of many of them, including Networking Nights and business counseling from Score. Now, here I am a business owner and a Chamber Board member! I am so grateful to Jess, Jody and the entire team for their continued support.

Christine Pyanoe, Aubergine Bed and Breakfast

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