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Empowering our members

Empowering our members

Fostering Small Business

Strengthening our community

The Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating 100 years of service to the Portsmouth area

The Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer, non-profit organization that unites the efforts of business and professional individuals in an effort to foster a healthy economy to benefit the entire community. We strive to provide a format for business in which ideas can grow and be shared. Funded by over 400 members and driven by progressive leadership, our organization offers programs and services that support our members, and in turn, support the community.

While the Chamber's primary focus is supporting its members by providing a variety of services and benefits to them, its broader focus is encouraging community involvement and pride. The Chamber works in collaboration with many other organizations and local government to promote our community as an exceptional place to live, work and play.


Mission: Promoting business and unifying efforts to enhance economic and community development.


The Chamber hosted its first networking breakfast of 2023 on Wednesday, January 18.  Portsmouth City Manager Sam Sutherland gave an update on current and future city projects and progress.  Click here for the entire presentation. 

(L-R) Chamber President David Kilroy, City Manager Sam Sutherland and Chamber Executive Director Lisa Carver.


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