Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce unveils new name


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce announced a big change, Thursday.

The Chamber has unveiled a new name and logo at its headquarters on Genesee Street in Downtown Utica.

Its new identity will be the "Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce," a change for the future that conjures traditions of the past.

When the Chamber opened in 1896, it was originally called the Utica Chamber of Commerce. Since then it has had six different names, including today's announcement.

It remained the Utica Chamber of Commerce until 1973, when it became the Mohawk Valley Association for Progress. Then in 1977, it was renamed to the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Utica.

In 1983, it was given a similar name to its originally, becoming "The Utica Chamber of Commerce." Twenty-one years later, in 2004, it was renamed to have its most recent title, the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday marked a new era for the Chamber, as it's newest name change is effective immediately.

"The organization will continue to represent the same footprint in Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer counties, while embracing the importance of the City of Utica has to the entire reason," said Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors, John Kenealy.
Information about the newly branded Chamber of Commerce can be found by clicking right here.

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