The 'Bear' is something hot in New Bern!  You will see reference to this symbolic figure throughout our community.  From our flag, to our tourist attraction collection of giant bears that adorn our sidewalks, you'll see them everywhere. AND NOW…the Chamber will begin offering some 'beary hot' deals.  Founded in 1710, New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina.  The Swiss and German settlement of New Bern was named in honor of the founder’s home, Bern, Switzerland. When Bern, Switzerland was founded, it was named by a group of hunters. They named the city for the first animal they came upon on their hunting expedition. It was a bear. “Bern” is the old Germanic word for Bear, and the bear became the symbol of the city. It has been adopted by New Bern, as well.

    Due to our affinity for New Bern's most loved iconic bear, we bring you the best, hottest ('beary best' to be accurate) deals in New Bern! Our hot deals offer substantial savings to the community and visitors on a host of products and services.  Be sure to check out these amazing 'beary hot' deals as frequently as you' like.  New deals will be updated and circulated at all times so click on the link to see how you can start saving today!


    Member to Member Mania Deals offer our members HUGE SAVINGS!!!  It's pure mania when you view any one of these exceptional deals!  Our members offer incentives to the membership community that, when utilized, the savings can in most cases save enough money to waive the cost of an indivdual membership.  So take a look at the incentives and start saving today!


  • Hot Deal

    Jan's Hallmark Releases 2018 Limited Edition 2nd in a Series Christmas Ornament
    Perfect gift for employees, customers or just to hang on your tree.
    Jan's Hallmark/Jenna's "Just-In" Boutique has released it's 2018 Limited Edition, 2nd in a Series, New Bern Christmas Ornament, entitled "Santa Comes to New Bern."  This beautiful ornament created from a watercolor by New Bern artist, Janet Dixon, is limited to an edition of 500 ornaments.  No more than 500 will be made or sold.  Each ornament is individually numbered to create a special keepsake.  Beautifully Gift Boxed.  The price is $22.99 each.

    Special Offer for Chamber Members - Purchase (5) or more ornaments and get them for $20.00 each.

    Perfect gift for customers, employees or family who have moved away. 
    Contact Information
    phone: (252) 638-1585
    Offer Valid: July 26, 2018December 25, 2018
    New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce


    For more information or to contact the chamber office please click here.

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