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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 large and small 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 & Ovarian Cancer Walk, Community Sidewalk Sales, Pumpkin Festival, and the Gouverneur Garden Club Plant Sale. We look forward to again hosting the Annual Christmas parade in the Village park.

The park is bordered by churches, the Gouverneur Library, the Gouverneur Museum and main street shops. And, of course, the giant "LifeSavers®" in the Village Park is always a conversation starter. The story behind its arrival in the Village Park is an interesting one. Learn more about the LifeSavers® at the Gouverneur Museum


Photo: Amy Cook

Offering Tiered Membership Levels

Each year, at our annual banquet, the Chamber recognizes one member's contributions to our community with the Annual Business/Member of the Year — Award of Merit. Nominate your choice online or send your nomination by mail. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 27, 2023.

Community Calendar

Memorial Arch eagle


Showcase Your Business, Product, or Service Online & on TV

Donate an item(s) for the WPBS-TV auction. These items should represent your business and appeal to a large audience.


The more valuable your donation, the more promotion, and visibility you'll receive. To get into the on-air production, donations must be in before April 10. You will receive a tax receipt.

The Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization whose members work to encourage community growth by promoting tourism and local business.

We hold monthly meetings every first Monday of the month at 12:00 Noon in the Library Conference Room. We would love to have you join us in person or via a Zoom connection. Click here for Zoom link. 

Help Restore the Village Park Bandstand

Officials from the Village of Gouverneur and members of the Gouverneur Museum/Historical Association Board met and formed a Bandstand Committee to raise $35,000, the amount needed for a new bandstand. The Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce has greatly assisted in the project. Now we ask for your support and hope you or your business/organization will donate.

Donate by check made out to Village of Gouverneur Bandstand.
Mail to: Village of Gouverneur, 33 Clinton Street, Gouverneur NY 13642


If you have questions, please get in touch with Ronald McDougall, Mayor, Village of Gouverneur. 315-287-1720 or Joe Laurenza, President, Gouverneur Historical Association. 315-323-2654.

Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce
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