To serve the interests of member businesses while advocating business advancement, economic growth and job creation for the benefit of New Bedford and the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts.
To be the premier membership-based organization in the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts that business people join for government affairs, networking, professional development, and economic growth.
Excellence: We will deliver programs, services and products of the highest quality that meet the expectations of our members.
Focus: We will focus on the needs of our members and find ways to provide programs, services and benefits that are cost-effective, beneficial and convenient.
Community: We will remain committed to improving the quality of life of the residents of the SouthCoast region by promoting initiatives that create a vibrant community. We will build and enhance relationships and public/private partnerships within the organization and community.
Respect: We will respect the diversity of people, businesses and of ideas as strengths to be sought and utilized in the Chamber.
Integrity: We will be open, candid and fair; honor our commitments; and adhere to high ethical standards and objectives.
Leadership: We will be visionary and future-oriented, while respectful of our history and past commitments, in our thinking, decision-making and programming.
Technology: We will foster use of new technologies, delivering programs, services and opportunities to educate our members to the practical applications of new technologies.