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

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • 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
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

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)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)
  • Small Business Policy (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