Brewster Chamber of Commerce
The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 190+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals, each reflecting the entrepreneurial spirit of our seafaring forefathers and the hearty folks that launched commerce with a grist mill in 1663. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous local economy and effective advocacy for its members.
Investing in the Brewster community through Chamber membership supports a program of work that includes economic and community development, education and talent development, public policy, infrastructure, technology, as well as business attraction, retention, and expansion. The chamber also serves as the local Visitor’s Bureau.
The Brewster Chamber builds its program of work around the three core principles an investment in membership brings: business connection, community impact and economic prosperity.
The Chamber helps to build a strong community by connecting its members to people and issues important to business success. Through Chamber programming, you and your business are engaged in activities that move Brewster toward a successful future.
The Chamber provides unique opportunities for its business leaders to influence civic, social and business initiatives that support community growth. As the voice of the business community, the Chamber offers leadership on issues that transform our community.
On behalf of its diverse membership, the Chamber creates a climate of growth and success that benefits all business. Your membership investment allows your business and our community to prosper.
In Brewster, micro-businesses are in the majority, and many that directly serve summer visitors are seasonal only. Brewster is also the “professional hub” of the Lower Cape, home to numerous engineers, architects, lawyers, doctors and dentists, veterinarians, fine artists, tradesmen and others. 38% of the members of the BCC are in the Services Business Sector.
The Chamber is the host of two, town-wide special events that bring thousands of visitors to the area during the ‘shoulder seasons’ of Spring and Winter, with the added benefit of funding scholarships for high school seniors and donations to local public charities. In addition, the organization hosts seminars and forums, and networking meetings and events that benefit the members throughout the year.
The BCC was granted 501(c)6 non-profit business league status by the Internal Revenue Service in 1993 and dues are 100 percent tax deductible as a business expense for members. The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is located at 2198 Main Street, Brewster. For information, call 508-896-3500 or go to www.brewster-capecod.com.