One SouthCoast Chamber

Chamber of Commerce serving the entire South Coast region.


One SouthCoast Chamber is the result of a merger between Bristol County Chamber (Fall River) and SouthCoast Chamber (New Bedford), serving more than 20 communities from Wareham to eastern Rhode Island. The second largest chamber in the Commonwealth, One SouthCoast Chamber boasts 1500 business members, ranging in size from sole practitioners to the largest employers in the region. The Chamber offers an array of business services and provides its members with a benefits program unrivaled in the region.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Women’s Business Issues (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
Contact Information
Rick Kidder
227 Union Street, Mezzanine 2
New Bedford, MA 02740