With over 1,600 members, the chamber looks forward to continuing to serve our members and building upon the solid public/private partnerships we’ve developed for over 50 years. Our governing board, comprised of representatives of key area industries and professions including tourism professionals, works closely with the chamber to ensure we meet the needs put forth by our members and the regional business community.
Your Chamber is committed to continuing to provide information about its mission, operations, revenue generation, plans and accomplishments in a completely transparent manner. This information, including financial audits for the past five years, is posted on our website, www.thinkhiltonheadisland.org.
This information is provided to state, town and county officials on an annual basis. Marketing plans are submitted for review, and results are reported annually. Details as to how accommodations tax dollars are spent is shared each year with our elected officials thus, further demonstrating our long-term track record of accountability.
Adhering to sound business principles, the chamber utilizes a variety of revenue sources to finance destination promotion, program development, operating costs, and value-added member benefits.
By combining the chamber and visitor’s bureau, operational efficiency is high and costs are minimized. This organizational structure creates a streamlined approach, sharing a building, numerous staff members and infrastructure efficiencies. Such an arrangement also ensures services and programs are not duplicated. Instead, resources are targeted to support small business, tourism marketing and long-term business growth.
2017 Annual Report
The Chamber presented its 2017 Annual Report at the Annual Meeting on December 7, 2017. Click here to view the 2017 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Report.