Q. Which events does the chamber organize?
A. We organize events in both winter and summer including:
Northport Wine Festival - the third Saturday in August
Northport Dog Parade, the second Saturday in August
Holiday Tree Lighting and Merchant's Day, the Saturday after Thanksgiving
Q. What other activities have funding from the chamber but cost the chamber money?
A. Each year we print a promotional card and a walking brochure of the community. The promotional card goes to tourist centers around the state while the walking brochure is used locally at the visitor's center and by area businesses. Other activities that are done on behalf of the community and our merchants but that don't generate money for the chamber include:
The Northport-Omena Chamber website
Northport Dog Parade
Annual holiday tree lighting. The chamber pays for the decorations and for the labor that goes into decorating)
The village flower program including the bridge plantings in summer and fall and holiday decorating in winter. In addition thanks to generous donors we have lovely planters throughout the village and the chamber pays for the flowers in those as well.
Publicity and advertising of the Northport-Omena area.
Q. Who does the work associated with putting on major events and projects?
Q. What are the major sources of money for Chamber activities?
A. Membership dues, event sponsorship, private donations, and village donations toward the flower planting and the tree lighting.