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Welcome to

The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Cultivate your ideas...

make new contacts...

build your business! 

"Belong and engage"

Opportunity is knocking at the

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

New Bern, NC, a true "Southern Surprise," offers both visitors and residents the charm and warm hospitality of small town life at its best combined with easily available modern conveniences and amenities. Located 30 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean at the confluence of two majestic rivers, New Bern has it all: a mild four-season climate, unlimited recreational opportunities, a state-of-the-art regional medical facility, award-winning schools, a myriad of cultural and social activities, affordable cost of living, and a thriving and prosperous business community.

The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the New Bern area since 1898.  We strive to partner with local businesses, government and education to support a favorable economic environment in the New Bern Area, Eastern North Carolina's premier destination for life, work, and play. The Chamber represents over 800 members who depend on the Chamber for member services including networking events, community and business development, ribbon cuttings, growth opportunity reports, economic data gathering, business referrals, business seminars, relocation packets, and being an advocate with governmental and regulatory bodies.  These are among the many services we provide to our members.

The Chamber’s objective is to provide a platform from which our members can enhance their business or organization through networking and programs designed to improve their bottom-line and to make available the tools necessary to excel as the economy improves. Our mandate is to pursue opportunities in the areas of retail development and education, as well as continuing our support of the efforts of the Marines and Sailors at MCAS Cherry Point. We will work diligently to ensure that our local economy is strong and vibrant.

To our members:  Your membership in the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce is an investment in our community. Thank you for your faith in the volunteer leadership and staff of the Chamber and your commitment to our community.  And remember, any community worth living in is worth supporting.

Link to: 2014 Membership Application 

Link to: Relocation Package



New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

316 S. Front  Street

New Bern, NC  28560

E-Mail: Marketing@NewBernChamber.com

Phone: 252-637-3111 - Fax: 252-637-7541


Link to Craven Community College:  Small Business Center

Craven Community College offers workshops, seminars, and classes for new and existing business owners in all facets of business development, management, business law, and marketing through its Small Business Center.

The center may be reached at 252-638-1166


Calendar of Events

Business After Hours - DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern - Riverfront - THURSDAY
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Business Before Hours - University of Mount Olive - New Bern Campus
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Ribbon Cutting - The STEM Lab, J.W. Smith Elementary School
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Minority Business Council Meeting
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Finance Committee Meeting
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Downtown Council Meeting
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Sunrise Business Update - RSVP
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NBMA Chicken Pickin' - RSVP
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Chair Award's Breakfast - 2014
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Beary Merry Mistletoe March
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Professional Women's Conference
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(Available via E-Mail -    Please Contact Office)

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