What is a Chamber of Commerce?
Founded in Red Bank in 1928, the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce serves the interests of member businesses through skills building seminars, legislative advocacy, promotional support and referral services. The Chamber provides the resources and creates initiatives, programs, products and events to assist businesses toward becoming prosperous and contributing members of the community.
The Chamber is not a governmental entity. It is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit member organization.
The Chamber is a “member-driven” organization whose programs, events and purpose is determined by the needs and wants of its membership. A volunteer, 24 member Board of Directors is elected by the membership to oversee and guide the organization through its annual program of work. The day-to-day operations are under the direction of two full-time and two part-time paid staff members including the President/Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Membership Development and Programs, the Public Relations Manager and the Data Base Manager. A roster of over 130 volunteer committee members help create, organize and promote our monthly meetings and annual events.