Welcome to the New Bern Area
Chamber of Commerce
The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce serves to positively cultivate economic stability for the local community by partnering with local businesses to promote and engage its members so they are positioned not only to succeed, but thrive.
New Bern, NC, where “Everything comes together here” is a true “Southern Surprise” located only 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean at the confluence of two majestic rivers.
Join us for the Great Trent River Raft Race
In the 70’s and early 80’s there was an event….an event that drew thousands to the shores of the Trent River
+to watch a spectacle like no other. Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race.
A couple of decades later the race is back!
June 2018 will see the return of the race to New Bern NC – so grab your paddle board, jump in your kayak, build a paddle raft of your own,
or get together with friends and show off your engineering skills and build the fastest pedal raft on the water!