About Our Chamber

Advocacy. Opportunity. Choice.

The Chamber is a private, nonprofit, membership-supported organization dedicated to promoting a better economic climate in the Niagara Region. By consolidating resources from over a thousand businesses large and small, the Chamber becomes a powerful force for business advocacy and an efficient and inexpensive resource for individual business members.

The Niagara USA Chamber is not a government agency and thus receives ZERO public funding. A variety of programs designed to address a diversity of needs is planned and implemented by the membership itself, providing dynamic and timely solutions to business challenges.

We serve our members through business advocacy, value-added services and benefits, commerce & tourism promotion, and support for economic development – working together with our Partners & Affiliates.

Communities served in Niagara County include:

  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Lockport, NY
  • North Tonawanda, NY
  • Youngstown, NY
  • Wilson, NY
  • Newfane, NY
  • Somerset, NY
  • Barker, NY
  • Lewiston, NY
  • Cambria, NY
  • Hartland, NY
  • Royalton, NY
  • Middleport, NY
  • Wheatfield, NY
  • Pendleton, NY
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Our Mission

The Niagara USA Chamber is the recognized voice for business, advocating and communicating on behalf of the membership and promoting the Niagara region. 

A message from our president

The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce has been the driving force for building a strong economy and vibrant business community since its inception in 1918.  Even though our name and location has changed and we merged with other organizations we have the same solid foundation that the Chamber originated.  We believe in unity, strength in numbers and a regional approach to do what is best for the communities we serve.  And we never forget where we came from but like so many of you, transition in any organization forces you to reassess, adapt to change and forge ahead.  Today, we are the largest business advocacy organization in Niagara County, (and one of the largest in the region) whose leadership spans diverse sectors, enabling the Chamber to be the go to agency to work with and for you to make this region a better place to do business.

We provide members with marketing opportunities, economic indicators, listings in the area’s only business directory, legislative bulletins, representation in local, state and federal government, and so much more. The Niagara USA Chamber sits on a number of important boards including the  Niagara County Workforce Development Board, Economic Development Alliance, Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group and others. Our office and website make thousands of referrals each year by providing potential customers and clients with information about your business.

A direct benefit of your membership is having the Chamber’s board of directors, committees, and staff working on your behalf on pro-business issues, legislative policy, tourism and economic development. The Chamber encourages all members to be involved in events or programs and to provide input on the direction and focus of our activities.

Chamber membership is a declaration of loyalty and support to the local business community. Be proud to be a Chamber member and support Chamber member businesses.   Our strength is in our membership. Our strength is you. Thank you for your continued support of the Niagara USA Chamber.

– Kory Schuler 

Executive Director
Niagara USA Chamber

Our Team

Our people are at the heart of what we do at the Niagara USA Chamber.


Russell Petrozzi
Capitol Cleaners
Chairman of the Board

Doug Elia
Montante Construction

Steven H. Brown, CPA
Brown & Company LLP

Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.
Niagara University
VP of Community Development

Gay Molnar
Calamar Foundation

Rocco Surace, CPA/ABV
The Bonadio Group
Past Chairman


Executive Leadership

Kory Schuler
Executive Director
Email Kory Schuler
(716) 285-1702

Elena Woods 
Executive Assistant
Email Elena Woods
(716) 285-9141 ext. 101

Board of Directors

Julie Berrigan
Mount St. Mary’s Hospital 

Rosemary Blando
Durham Staffing

Christopher Brown
Roach, Lennon & Brown, PLLC

Steven H. Brown, CPA
Brown & Company, LLP

Kevin Burgess 
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center 

John Celestino 
Niagara Gazette

Edward Damico
National Fuel                           

Gregg Eagan
Niacet Corporation

Douglas Elia
Montante Construction

Marc Gschwend
National Grid

Gloryanne Holbrook

Laura Jacobs
E3 Communications

Louis Knotts
Calspan Corporation

Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. 
Niagara University

Gay Molnar 
Calamar Foundation

Lucy Muto
M & T Bank

Kevin Nephew
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Louis Paonessa
New York Power Authority

John Percy Jr.
Destination Niagara USA

Russell Petrozzi
Capitol Cleaners


Patrick Proctor 
SPCA of Niagara

Clifford Scott
Niagara Falls Housing Authority 

Susan Sherwood

Rocco Surace
The Bonadio Group

Annette Tomin
Bank on Buffalo

Roger Trevino
Niagara Falls Redevelopment LLC                                                                                       
Craig Turner
Momentum Public Affairs, LLC

R. Thomas Weeks
Grand Tours & Ridge Road Express

Liz Zulawski
Leadership Niagara 

Matthew Zvolensky

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