A chamber of commerce in Elma is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. They elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization. The chamber membership is strictly voluntary. They may also include economic development corporations or formal branch of local government, where they work together and share office facilities.
Governor Cuomo’s K-Solar Program Increases Use of Renewable Energy in Schools (New York, NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state’s first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private partnership..