Thank you for your interest in the Clayton Chamber of Commerce! Click Here to download a Membership Application!
Membership Benefits Include:
Affiliation with area Chambers (USA & Canada), Thousand Islands Tourism Council.
Co-Op Advertising Opportunities—Various opportunities are available each year to reduce advertising costs to participating members.
Cost Effective Advertising—New Members are listed in the Chamber’s newsletter. Members are listed in the Chamber’s Visitor Guide (70,000 distribution) and have an opportunity to advertise the Thousand Islands Council Guide (170,000 distribution). Chamber members may participate in the annual Spring Brochure Exchange hosted by the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council. Chamber member brochures are distributed annually at three or more trade shows.
Chamber Visitor Guide—The Chamber annually publishes and distributes 70,000 copies of its 1000 Islands- Clayton Visitor Guide. All members are listed by category. The Guide is mailed to visitor, relocation and business inquiries.
Office Services—Members may use the office copier for $.25 per copy (Black & White) $.60 per copy (Color) and the fax machine for $1.00 per page.
Bulk Mailing Permit—Members may use the Chamber’s bulk mailing permit for mailings of 200+ pieces. Postage costs are reduced for bulk mailing. (You are responsible for obtaining the correct mailing forms from the Post Office). For a fee of $20 the Chamber will provide membership labels for a mailing.
Website—Every member is listed in the Chamber website’s searchable Membership Directory, which includes e-mail addresses and websites; FREE links are provided to every Member’s website.
Membership Directory—A directory of all Chamber Member businesses is in the center of the 1000 Islands-Clayton Visitors Guide.
Referrals—The Chamber refers only Member businesses in response to inquiries about tourism, relocation, and business information.
Networking Opportunities—The Chamber hosts monthly Business with A Twist networking socials. Also, all members are invited to our annual Fall Banquet, ‘Clayton Celebrates!’. We are on Facebook and Instagram.
Calendar of Local Events—The Chamber publishes and updates an annual events calendar for any event a business would like to promote throughout the year.
Committees— Five working committees meet regularly to improve the Chamber for the short and long term: Executive, Finance, Membership Development, Community Relations and Marketing. In addition, there is a Constitution and By-Law Committee as well as event committees. Chamber members are invited to serve on these committees.
Village and Town Connections—A representative from both the Town and Village board of directors serve on the Chamber Board of Directors.
Economic Development—A Chamber representative sits on the Clayton Local Development Corporation committee.
Community Events Sponsored by the Chamber
- Adopt a Platoon (All year)
- Business with A Twist (January-June & September-December)
- Winterfest Activities and Ice Shanty (January & February Weather Permitting)
- Snowmobile Rally (April)
- Spring Boat Show (April)
- Trash & Treasure Day (June)
- Farmer’s Market (June-October)
- The Great NYS Food & Wine Festival (June)
- Bass Fishing Tournaments (July – October)
- Summer Waterfront Concert Series (July-August)
- July Fireworks Display (July 3rd)
- Vintage and Classic Car Show (September)
- Clayton Celebrates! (November)
- Clayton Citizen of the Year (November)
- Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival and BBQ (October)
- Holiday Tree Lighting (November)
- ‘Light Up the Town’ Christmas Decorating Contest (December)
- Christmas in Clayton (December)
- Christmas Parade & Fireworks