About the Chamber

Mission
The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization whose mission is to strengthen the economy of Greater Holyoke by representing and involving the business community in public policy decisions affecting the business climate, by helping individual businesses to prosper, and by creating a community environment conducive to economic opportunity and a positive quality of life.

What We Do

The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce works to promote and to build a positive perception of Holyoke both inside and outside the city. As the representative of the business community, the Chamber frequently collaborates with other groups in a team effort. Growing in activity and importance is the work of Grow Holyoke, a community network devoted to promoting growth, expansion, and jobs in the City of Holyoke.

Advocacy
The Chamber is the advocate for businesses in the local and state legislative areas. Delving into issues, working in coalitions with other organizations, and communicating with legislators is an ongoing effort. Local and state issues that affect business growth and jobs, and the financial viability of the City, Valley and Commonwealth are all on the docket.

Business Development
Business Development is a core service of the Chamber, providing opportunities for business people to interact and expand their customer base.

Employment & Training
Resources to support the education, training, and workforce development programs of the Chamber are housed within the Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 organization. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Foundation at any time. Major programs within the Foundation are: Holyoke Job Link, Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program, and Holyoke Works.