The year was 1920 when a group of business professionals determined that their collective interests need representation and their common goals to grow their businesses and the region required some formalization, thus the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce was born.
Fast forward a century and multiple downtown headquarters locations, and the Chamber remains a vital institution representing almost seven hundred businesses and organizations across Delmarva.
This landmark birthday positions the Salisbury Area Chamber among a small and elite group of chambers throughout the country that have accomplished 100 years of local business participation and support.
This milestone could never have been achieved without the thousands of dedicated businesswomen and men who volunteered their time, experience, and expertise.
These men and women served on Chamber Committees, on the Board of Directors, and in Executive Leadership roles for the Chamber.
Although too numerous to call out individually, their collective contributions have left an indelible imprint on the entire region. Maryland’s lower eastern shore has become “the” place to grow a business, raise a family and enjoy a quality of life unmatched in comparison to other parts of Maryland. That, among other legacies, is the indelible mark made by the Chamber and its leadership over the past century.
Today, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate, educate and connect businesses, their employees, and the greater business and organizational community on the shore. Chamber Committees are vibrant and results-oriented, legislative advocacy is at a laser-focused level and our membership enjoys countless events that foster quality networking opportunities.
Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and its grave fiscal and human impacts, the Chamber supported the businesses and organizations by hosting and partnering to provide more than 75 webinars.
These sessions ranged from updates on federal and state relief programs, supporting the restaurant and hospitality industries, strategies to help businesses reopen, and consistent communication with local, state and federal elected leaders.
The Salisbury Area Chamber, the Board of Directors, and the Executive leadership are excited and honored to serve the Delmarva region and look forward to supporting our business and organizational community into the next century.
The Chamber is excited to finally celebrate this 100-plus year milestone with a “Centennial Party on the Wicomico” presented by The Ross and Pohanka of Salisbury. The celebration will take place Friday, July 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Green Hill Country Club in Quantico.
Guests will gather on the 10th fairway, overlooking the beautiful Wicomico River.
Live music, signature culinary delights, premium open bars, and a chance to commemorate the now 101-year history of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the highlights for this one-of-a-kind event!
Sponsors include Premium Bar Sponsors, WBOC Delmarva's News Leader & WRDE; Raw Bar Sponsors, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Hebron Savings Bank, Safford of Salisbury, Salisbury University and TidalHealth; Entertainment Sponsors, BBSI, Delmarva Veteran Builders, Avery Hall Insurance and Veronica James of ERA Martin Associates.
For more information, contact Bill Chambers at 410-749-0144, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $175 if purchased before June 30, and $200 if purchased after.