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About the Chamber

The GWA Chamber of Commerce was formed for the purpose of promoting the common economic interests and development in the Towns of Wheatland, Caledonia and the surrounding areas of Western New York State, for the benefit of its members, all local commercial enterprises and the communities served. 

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Members  of this organization constitute an association of interested parties  working collaboratively together for the furtherance of the general interests and common goals of the organization, with activities targeted at improving local business conditions and helping to facilitate a suitable quality of life across the communities served.  GWA Chamber of Commerce members may include corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, school districts, professionals and interested individuals. The GWA Chamber of Commerce sponsors quality programs, events and activities that are intended to promote and stimulate local business and economic development, civic participation, member advocacy and education.

What is the Chamber

Value Proposition


The GWA Chamber value proposition is a set of statements that summarize the benefits delivered for

being a member of the organization. 


How Can the Chamber of Commerce Help You?

  • The GWA Chamber of Commerce provides local business owners and professionals with the opportunity to meet and network with other area business owners, exchanging information, identifying local opportunities and common needs.


  • The GWA Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of the collective local business community for example, supporting municipal planning and development.


  • The GWA Chamber of Commerce leverages the scale of the membership in aggregation through partner collaboration, lobbying activities and supporting fund raising activities (i.e., events, grant preparation) to help improve and sustain the economic, civic and cultural wellbeing of the local area.


  • The GWA Chamber of Commerce provides members with marketing and promotion of their businesses via the Chamber website, the Chamber Facebook Page, other Chamber related electronic and traditional media. Promotions include techniques such as marketing bundles to help facilitate business growth. 


  • Membership in the GWA Chamber of Commerce can add both visibility and credibility to a local small business. People and businesses use their GWA Chamber of Commerce as a local authority to find products and services.


  • GWA Chamber of Commerce Members have the opportunity to participate in impactful community activities supporting well-being and quality of life for residents and visitors.

Value Proposition

Join the Chamber of Commerce



There are four categories of Chamber Membership available:


  • Corporate Membership - Large businesses with >= 20 employees)

  • Business Membership - Small businesses with < 20 employees)

  • Partners Membership - Municipal Gov'ts, School Districts, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Churches, Individuals (voting members)

  • Friends Membership - Individuals only (contributing, non-voting membership)

For each Organizational Membership (Corporate, Business and Partners categories), is the opportunity to include a URL for a website (or social media page) that will be linked from the GWA Chamber of Commerce website, in conjunction with a graphic (i.e., logo, image or photo) and a statement of 100 characters or less, if desired. Organizational Membership categories are also afforded full membership voting rights and the opportunity for nomination and election to the organization's governing body defined as the Board of Directors. There are specific annual membership fees defined for each organizational category of Membership as described in the General Membership Invoice Form.

Friends Membership is a contributory class of membership designed specifically for individuals to provide a means to financially support the GWA Chamber of Commerce and its initiatives. This class of membership does not have voting rights, but does provide access to Chamber published information (i.e., Annual Reports, Operating Plans) and the opportunity to participate in designated Chamber activities. A Friends Membership is a great way to help make a difference in the communities served by the GWA Chamber of Commerce!  The annual fees for a Friend Membership are described in the Friends Membership Invoice Form.

Leadership Level Supporter

This level offers several enhanced value opportunities for participating Organizational Members for an additional annual fee (as defined in the General Membership Invoice Form).  These opportunities include, as applicable:


  • Opportunity to participate in chamber strategy and planning sessions.

  • Premium listings in featured sections of the Chamber website.

  • First opportunity for sponsorships of Chamber events & activities.

  • Participation in regional marketing and promotions facilitated by the Chamber.

  • Annual feature article on GWACC website and social media as desired.


As available, directly support highly visible GWA Chamber of Commerce initiatives such as programs, events and other activities with the opportunity for engaging in additional marketing and promotion.


For new membership applications or membership renewals, complete the General Membership Form for Organizational Memberships or the Friends Membership Form for Individual Memberships. Be sure to complete the forms in their entirety, including a check payable to the GWA Chamber of Commerce Inc. and mail to:


GWA Chamber of Commerce

C/O: Membership Committee

P.O. Box 95

Scottsville, New York 14546

A membership brochure is available to support membership applications. Email the Chamber Membership Committee with any membership or application questions.

Become a Chamber Member
Join the Chamber
Value Proposition
Leadershp Level
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