Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT THE CHAMBER
WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
The Chamber of Commerce advocates for local businesses by promoting and protecting business interests within the community.
WHAT DOES THE 3 VILLAGE CHAMBER DO?
We advance our local businesses and economy by encouraging commerce between local businesses, and by promoting them to individuals and organizations outside our area. We work with all local forms of government to monitor and advise on policies that impact business and commerce in our area. We strive to create a positive business atmosphere that is attractive to businesses and are beneficial to the 3 Village area.
IS THE CHAMBER A GOVERNMENT ENTITY?
No, the 3 Village Chamber is a non-profit organization that is run by a volunteer board of directors comprised of its members. The chamber raises funds and conducts meetings & projects independently for the benefit of the local business community.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO IS A CHAMBER MEMBER?
The 3 Village Chamber has an online directory of businesses that is searchable by name and business type. CLICK HERE to view our member directory.
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A LOCAL COMPANY. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We recommend you contact the Better Business Bureau at (516) 420-0500.
HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CHAMBER EVENTS?
CLICK HERE to view our calendar of events
CAN NON-MEMBERS ATTEND CHAMBER EVENTS?
Yes. However, some events may cost more for non-members.
JOINING THE CHAMBER
WHAT TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD JOIN THE CHAMBER?
The 3 Village Chamber has organizations of every size and type. We also have specially priced Non-Profit and Resident memberships available.
MY BUSINESS IS NOT IN THE 3 VILLAGE AREA, CAN I STILL JOIN THE CHAMBER?
Yes. We have many individuals and organizations that choose to interact with our membership and participate in our events because they either live in our area or because their organization services clientele here. We welcome everyone who has a business in our area or wants to do business with us to join.
WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE 3 VILLAGE CHAMBER?
The 3 Village Chamber welcomes businesses of all sizes, non-profits and even local residents that have interest in local businesses.
HOW DO I JOIN?
CLICK HERE to fill out our online application or contact our Executive Director at 631-689-8838 if you have any questions.
IS MY CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Membership dues may be tax deductible as business expenses, but are not a charitable tax deduction for Federal income tax purposes. The Chamber is a non-profit business organization, not a charity. We encourage you to consult with your accountant or tax professional regarding how to characterize any payments made to the chamber.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?
CLICK HERE to visit our online application to see current rates. You may contact our Executive Directory at 631-689-8838 to see if there are any current discounts or incentives for new or renewing members.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
The 3 Village Chamber is fueled by all the volunteers that choose to help us make our community a better place to live and work. We have many opportunities for members to volunteer, which also gives them more opportunities to engage with other local individuals and organizations.