What the Chamber Does
The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Yonkers, aggressively promoting measures and issues that are in the interests of doing business in the city and working against anything impairing or threatening the vitality of Yonkers businesses. At every turn, the Chamber advocates and initiates programs designed to enhance the image of Yonkers and stimulate the marketing of Yonkers-based products and services. The Chamber actively "partners" with various government entities and business organizations to form a powerful network extending into every segment of business society.
Other Chamber Services
Women In Business Committee
Formed many years ago in recognition of women as leaders in business - - and of problems unique to women in the work force - - this group has grown to influence all the Chamber does and to provide assistance in all areas of business life. Each March, the WIB committee hosts the heavily-attended Chamber's Women Of Excellence luncheon, keynoted by leading business, government and media figures and honoring outstanding women related to the Yonkers community. The categories include
Business Professional: presented to a woman who has succeeded in business but has also helped and encouraged other women to reach their goals
Entrepreneur: presented to a woman who has successfully achieved her business goals
Thomas J. Caramadre, Jr. Humanitarian Award which is presented to an individual who has spearheaded an initative, project or program that has benefited both the business community and the community as a whole. (This award has been established in memory of the late Thomas J. Caramadre, Jr. the former president of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce).
Above & Beyond: Presented to a woman whose community involvement has enriched the lives of others and contributed to the betterment of Yonkers
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These affiliations expand the Chamber's sensitivity to business trends and issues, while enhancing its ability to reach out for solutions and support on the local, county, state and national levels.