ABOUT THE CHAMBER
Accelerating Business Growth
The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce helps you grow your business through networking, business growth training, referral groups, marketing opportunities, and more. The Chamber advocates for our members in the local and state government and works closely with elected officials to create economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life in the community. For 96 years, Delaware's businesses have leveraged the Chamber to build awareness, grow revenue, and develop new business relationships.
The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities for businesses of all levels to connect with resources, get involved in programs and initiatives, make business connections and make a positive impact on the economic development of your community. Membership in the Chamber is an essential step in the growth of your business and economic prosperity of the region.
WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
A chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests. Business owners voluntarily form these organizations to advocate on behalf of the members and promote economic prosperity.
HISTORY OF THE CHAMBER
The roots of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce can be traced back to 1922, when it was founded and incorporated as the Newark Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber evolved and expanded its territory in the early 1960’s. By 1967, it was known as the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce and serviced businesses as far east of Newark as Prices Corner. Today, the Chamber has grown from about 300 members in 1979 to over 1,000 members. The Chamber of Commerce strives to be the premier business organization in New Castle County.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any business can become a member of the chamber by having a business license and paying the required membership dues. Dues amounts are determined by the size of the member company. The business does not have to be physically located in a certain area to be a member, it just has to have an interest in supporting the economic growth of that area. It is important to note that the company is the member of the Chamber and they can send many different employees to participate in chamber events or serve on committees.
The Chamber offers many member benefits including business growth training, insurance, discounts and networking. Give us a call at (302) 737-4343 and we'll be happy to show you how to customize your own unique experience with the Chamber that will allow you to drive revenue, improve your brand recognition, and increase your professional status. Join us today.