Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce

53 Herm Towne Road | Gouverneur, NY 13642  |  315-287-0331 | 315-287-4926 (fax)

Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 110 Years of Service 1908-2018

About the Chamber

About Gouverneur

The Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member organization that works to promote economic vitality and prosperity in the Gouverneur area. Our mission is to encourage community growth by promoting tourism and local business. We value a healthy and productive economic community, a high quality of life, and efficient and sustainable business practices.

The Chamber is financed primarily through membership dues. However, during the course of each year a number of fundraising events and projects are held to generate additional revenues.


Board of Directors

Executive Director

Donna Besaw


C.J. Fitzgerald

Vice President

Donna Lawrence



Honorary Lifetime Directors

Curran & Dorothy Wade
Eldon Conklin

Carol Dier


Farmer's Market Manager

 Linda Brown - 315-212-9476

Raymond Babowicz

Shari Barnhart

Karl Bender

Jim Bowhall

Gale Ferguson

Scott Gillan

John Holt

Connie Stowell

Dr. Steelson Schwelnus

Gouverneur is the only town of this name in the entire United States. Located in the lowlands of the Adirondack region, along the banks of the Oswegatchie River, Gouverneur is home to expanses of beautiful farmland and many crystal clear lakes.

Located within easy distance to the Adirondack Mountain Park and the St. Lawrence River, the region is the international area of New York State. A popular vacation destination, it includes the Thousand Islands, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Lake Ontario.

Four nearby colleges offer education, cultural events, and intellectual opportunities. Fort Drum, home to the 10th Mountain Division as well as fabulous scenery and excellent quality of life make the Gouverneur area a great place to visit or relocate. Gouverneur is also home to the Gouverneur St. Lawrence County Fair.

Our picturesque village park is host to regular Farmer's Markets, Antiques in the Park and Oktoberfest events. The village park is bordered by churches, the library, the Gouverneur Museum and main street shops. And, of course, the giant Life Savers in the Village Park is always a conversation starter.

Gouverneur offers a thriving business climate, excellent hospital, and a small town atmosphere.

Gouverneur is business friendly, home to large companies like Cives, Kinney Drugs and also many wonderful small businesses.

Complete list of Chamber members.


Download / send your application and dues to:

Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce
53 Herm Towne Road
Gouverneur, NY 13642

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53 Herm Towne Road
Gouverneur, NY 13642

315-287-4926 (fax)

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53 Herm Towne Road
Gouverneur, NY 13642

315-287-0331 | 315-287-3694 (fax)