Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a catalyst in the support and promotion of the commercial and civic well being of Tioga County.

The goals of the Chamber are:

  • To support programs and activities that create jobs and promote the quality of life.
  • Provide member services which result in new members and retention of existing members.
  • Maintain and operate a financially sound effective base of operations.
  • To provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action.
  • To create broad understanding and appreciation of the business opportunities in Tioga County.
  • To promote business opportunities, advantages and assets of our county.

How It Operates:

The Board of Directors is the policymaking body of the Tioga County Chamber Of Commerce.  Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the county.  The board consists of 24 members.  There are eight officers and 16 directors.  One-third of the directors are elected each year for three years.  Offices are elected each year for one-year term.  The Chairman presides over all meetings of the board.

The Executive/Personnel committee consists of the officers and the President.  It exercises powers of the Board between Board meetings.

There are also various other committees, the chairmen of which may or may not be members of the Board of Directors.

How It Is Financed:

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce is financed primarily by the dues investments of its members.  The Board of Directors adopts a “Fair share” fee schedule from time to time.  Members’ financial investments may vary according to the fee schedule.  Membership dues investment fee schedules for non profit organizations and for individuals are established by the Board of Directors  (A current fee schedule is included in this manual.)

Additional financing for the chamber comes from events, insurance plan service charges, and industrial/business directories, copier, etc.

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80 North Avenue
Owego, NY 13827


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