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For Visitors to the Area...

Whether you come for a vacation, a business trip, a weekend get-away, or to settle in a new home, the Greater Watertown area has so much to offer, you'll wish you had more time to enjoy it all. With four distinct seasons, hundreds of miles of shoreline, thousands of acres of forests, quaint villages and a booming commercial center, Jefferson County in the heart of the 1000 Islands Region has something for everyone.

For more information, click here

or visit the newcomers guide for Jefferson County at Watertown Daily Times


For Our Members...

The Greater Watertown-North Country (GWNC) Chamber of Commerce was established in 1903 by Watertown’s leading businessmen, and since that time has grown to be the largest business association in the North Country. With 1,000 members, the Chamber represents the business interests of over 22,000 employees throughout Jefferson County and the region, and has representation from every business sector as well as government and the military within it’s membership base.

The GWNC Chamber is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber, a designation given to us by the US Chamber of Commerce and held by only 391 Chambers in the US (out of nearly 7,000).

The Greater Watertown Chamber maintains a Visitor’s Center, and provides local and travel information to visitors, members, and the general public. We are recognized as THE source of information (accessible online, by phone, mail, and in-person) for the county and the region.

The Greater Watertown – North Country Insurance Agency

The Greater Watertown – North Country Insurance Agency now offers a wide array of Health Insurance plans for sole proprietors and all businesses.  We can provide the coverage to meet your individual needs.

All Healthy Blue plans have a “Wellness Incentive”; includes Healthy Rewards- earn up to $500 per individual (subscriber and spouse) and Blue 365 – Exclusive access to information, discounts and savings.

High Deductible health plans qualify for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for additional savings.

Our scope of products and services will be expanding in the coming months to include vision, disability, life insurance plans and other voluntary benefits.

Contact Dennis Baeslack, VP Member Benefits • insurance@watertownny.com • 315.788.4400



 Have Questions About
The Health Insurance Changes Taking Place as of 2014?

Want to know more about the Affordable Care Act? Stop by The Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce today! We now have a new FREE program, funded by Community Service Society, that offers in-person, one-on-one education and assistance to small businesses and healthcare decision makers in their respected communities regarding health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.


Other Services Available Through Small Business Assistance Program:
Small Business tax credits under ACA 
Healthy NY for small businesses
Public Coverage Options 
Understanding and commenting on proposed insurance rate increases under New York’s new prior approval law 
Other Small Group options and commercial or job-based coverage

For more information please contact:
Katrina Kapustay
Small Business Assistance Program Specialist
T 315.788.4400
C 518.365.1898
F 315.788.3369


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Questions you should ask:

• Have they bought my goods and services before?

• Will they need my goods and services?

• Does it make sense?

• How do I get started?

• Does it matter if my company is veteran or woman owned?

• Where do I find bids?

• Should I answer a bid?

Answers for You:

Contact your North Country PTAC!

The North Country PTAC can assist any type of business at any stage of development. In particular:

• If you are starting a business and may be interested in structuring your business for government sales.

• Have a successful company in the commercial markets.

• Need to know how the government buys your goods and services.

• May already be doing business with the government.

• May need to know the latest information and trends.

The North Country PTAC has the answers and will find you the information and resources that you need to successfully market to the government.

Stephen Barr, Program Manager

Visit us at www.northcountryptac.com for more information