There are over 7,000 chambers of commerce in the United States, and last week we were honored to be named among the top chambers in the nation.
We’ve been named as a finalist for the prestigious national Chamber of the Year award by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the leading association of chambers nationwide. Only the top chambers in the country are invited to compete. It’s a rigorous process that analyzes our operations, community impact, member services, financial management, and a great deal more.
We’re in good company. This year, the three finalists are Dallas, Texas with a population of 1.2 million, Portland, Oregon (population 650,000), and your Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The fact that we’re up against much larger communities says a lot about our business community, our volunteers, and the can-do spirit of the Lowcountry. The chamber team is second-to-none, but none of it would be possible without our members who come together time and time again, to make our community such a special place.
To be chosen among the best chambers in the country isn’t just a reflection of the work of our chamber staff, it’s thanks to your partnership. We’re proud to be your chamber of commerce and to work and advocate for you every day. We’re passionate about our community, and know that our success begins and ends with you.
Make it a great week!


Bill Miles,
President & CEO | Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce