Who we are

About the Chamber

About the Chamber

We are the voice of local business and our dedicated staff works hard to save you money, market your business and build your community. Just as you must provide value to your customers, we believe the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce must provide value to our members. From numerous professional development programs to great networking opportunities, the Chamber helps you build your business by helping you meet new people and exposing you to more potential customers and clients.

Chamber Mission Statement

Chamber Mission Statement

The mission of The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for the free enterprise system and sound economic development, foster success for its for-profit and not-for-profit members, and promote a high quality of life for all Tompkins County residents.

Member Value Overview

Member Value Overview

With nearly 700 members, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making our county a great place to live, work and play. We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization dedicated to promoting business in our region by being the community’s nexus. The Tompkins Chamber works to forge links between and among business and government, community organizations, local residents and institutions.

Whether your priority is building your business, building your community or being involved with public policy activities, the Chamber provides value.

The Chambergram

The Chambergram

The Chamber’s monthly newsletter. Information and archived editions are hosted on our blog. You can sign up for our emails by emailing Marketing and Outreach Manager Cassandra Jenis.



    Jerry Dietz, Board Chair
    CSP Management

    Lisa Whitaker, Chair Elect

    David Turan, Treasurer
    DiMarco, Abiusi & Pascarella, CPA

    Grace Chiang, Assistant Treasurer
    Chiang|O’Brien Architects

    Marshall McCormick, Vice Chair, Membership
    Fingerlakes Wealth Management

    Gary Stewart, Vice Chair, Community Relations
    Cornell University

    Kara Taylor, Past Chair
    Tompkins Trust Company


    Simon Barrette Borg Warner

    Paul Brenner Tompkins Cortland Community College

    Kelli Cartmill Hilton Garden Inn

    Laura Winter Falk Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC

    Gary Ferguson Downtown Ithaca Alliance

    George Ferrari Community Foundation of Tompkins County

    Joanne Finlay Therm Inc.

    Michael Katz Edible Arrangements

    Michael Lane Tompkins County Legislature

    Laurie Linn Communiqué Design & Marketing

    Todd Mallinson WPIE 1160 ESPN

    Jeff Matteson TST BOCES

    Julia Mattick Tompkins Cty. Workforce Investment Bd

    Heather McDaniel Tompkins County Area Development

    Peter Parkes Benjamin Peters

    Bob Pass NYSEG

    Alan Pedersen CMC at Ithaca

    Aaron Rovitz Triphammer Wine & Spirits

    Jason Sanford Elmira Savings Bank

    Marty Stallone, M.D. Cayuga Medical Center

    Mary Stazi The Computing Center

    Helen Talty Tompkins Trust Company

    Kara Taylor Tompkins Trust Company