Gouverneur "The One and Only"

Gouverneur is the only town of this name in the entire United States. The Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce is a community organization whose members work to promote economic vitality and prosperity in the Gouverneur area. Our community offers a business-friendly environment, excellent hospital, and a small-town atmosphere.

Gouverneur is home to large companies like Cives and Kinney Drugs, but included in our membership, are many other wonderful larger and smaller businesses. The Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds draw hundreds from all over the North Country, as does Flag Day and our many other events. After the year we just lived, we are all looking forward to getting back to our fun community events.


Our picturesque village park hosts events like the Farmer's Market, Arts in the Park, the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Walk, (now being held on October 2, 2021) Community Sidewalk Sales, Pumpkin Festival, and the Gouverneur Garden Club Plant Sale. We look forward to again hosting the Annual Christmas parade this year. We are currently sponsoring the campaign to purchase new Village Holiday decorations.


The park is bordered by churches, the Gouverneur Library, the Gouverneur Museum and main street shops. And, of course, the giant "Life Savers" in the Village Park is always a conversation starter. 


Learn more about the Life Saver at the Gouverneur Museum.



Gouverneur's Holiday decorations (Village Park's light poles, the arch, & the gazebo) are more than 20 years old... and they look it... they are in terrible shape. But the Gouverneur business community, along with private donations, have allowed us to purchase new holiday decorations for 2021. We have reached our initial goal, thanks to the generosity of our community.


We will continue to take donations at any time, for any amount. Additional money means we can expand the decorations beyond the village park and really "Light up our village and town!!" More details about the fundraising project HERE.

Because of our generous donors, we are planning a Holiday Parade event on December 4, 2021, that will culminate with "Lighting up the Park" with the new decorations.

Send donations to our Chamber office at


53 Herm Towne Road

Gouverneur, NY 13642

c/o Donna Besaw


September 25
& 26, 2021


Learn more...

Farmer's Market

Sponsored by the Gouverneur Chamber

Every Thursday - Village Park
June through October

9:00AM to 2:00PM

Business of the Year

Annual Business/Chamber Member of the Year

Community Calendar