Regionalization and regional cooperation
The Salem Chamber is a strong proponent of regionalization and regional cooperation, and belongs to a great number of regional initiatives and organizations.
We work with our fellow Essex County chamber organizations in what is to be called the Essex County Chambers of Commerce Collaborative Regional Initiative to highlight strengths throughout the region, engage in discussions about Chamber missions and goals, and to start the process of real and meaningful regional business collaborations. The Chambers represent a large cross section of the North Shore business community.
Lead by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Executives are charged with working together to create and promote business opportunities and events, share best practices, and speak with one voice on issues of importance to the North Shore. Together, the Essex County chambers of commerce will provide visionary business leadership in the areas of membership, economic development and regional collaboration and promotion.
Chambers of Commerce are key to identifying and integrating emerging business needs into regional priorities. With the leadership of these Chamber Executives, the group will provide mentoring and education to each other to encourage a greater role for Chamber collaboration.
Please check out the following Essex County Chambers of Commerce:
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Ken Riehl, Executive Director (email)
Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, John Somes, Executive Director (email)
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Stacey Bruzzese, President (email)
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ann Ormond, Executive Director (email)
Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, Leslie Gould, Executive Director (email)
Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, Deb Payson, Executive Director (email)
Melrose Chamber of Commerce, Joan Ford Mongeau, Executive Director (email)
North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Robert Bradford, Executive Director (email)
Peabody Chamber of Commerce, Deanne Healey, Executive Director (email)
Salem Chamber of Commerce, Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director (email)
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, Maria Miles Executive Director (email)
Saugus Chamber of Commerce, Terri Peznola, Marketing Director (email)
Wakefield Area Chamber of Commerce Marianne Cohen, Executive Director (email)
The Salem Chamber also works with a number of regional organizations:
North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
North Shore Economic Alliance
Essex National Heritage Commission
The Enterprise Center at Salem State University
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Massachusetts Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives (MACCE)
As well as with: