What Are We?
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau is a non-profit, membership organization. The primary goals/mission are to promote tourism, provide progressive leadership for economic and community vitality for the greater Ocean Springs, Jackson County area and gulf coast and to enhance local culture and preserve quality of life through planned growth, diversification and beautification.
In 1989, the City of Ocean Springs became a national main street community designating the Chamber as the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street. Today, the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau is a non-profit, private organization located in the heart of downtown and not only serves to promote and preserve, but also informs as the official city’s visitor center. For more history on Ocean Springs, visit www.oceanspringsarchives.net.
What We Do
with a town Visitor Center, creation and execution of community events and festivals, and production and distribution of marketing materials to showcase Ocean Springs to the world
Provide Progressive Leadership
for economic and community vitality for the greater Ocean Springs, Jackson County area
Enhance Local Culture
and preserve quality of life through planned growth, diversification and beautification
Who We Are
Cynthia Dobbs Sutton
As a native of Ocean Springs, Cynthia serves as the executive director for the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau. She oversees and manages all efforts for the three tier organization including creating, planning and executing events such as the award winning Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival.
She received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communication/Broadcast Journalism from William Carey University and her Master’s in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a graduate of Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College, Leadership Jackson County and is one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women and Community Leader through the One Coast Awards.
Sutton currently serves on the board for United Way for Jackson and George Counties, Mississippi Gulf Coast Restaurant and Hospitality Association and Advisory Board for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. Other board services have included the Mississippi Tourism Association, Public Relations Association of Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter, Bicentennial Celebration Committee and others.
Staff not pictured: Bob Murray, bookkeeper
Board of Directors
President: Brad Cates, Mississippi Power
Vice President: Shirley LeRoy, South Mississippi Living
Secretary: Scott Wells, Rushing & Guice PLLC
Treasurer: Jim Sukiennik, Home Instead Senior Care
Ex Officio: Dr. Bill Moore, MS Gulf Coast OB-GYN
Executive Director: Cynthia Dobbs Sutton
Brandin Brosh, Charisma Boutique, Sandra Carter, Retail, Chris Collier, The Office, Karen Garner, Merill Lynch, Carole Marie, Ocean Springs Art Association/The Bird House, Billie Myrick, Moran Realty, Lewis Pace, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mike Streiff, BancorpSouth, Georgia Storey, Singing River Health Systems, Dr. Nathan Sumner, Keesler Air Force Base, David Thompson, The Peoples Bank
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The Ocean Springs Chamber is always excited to hear from our members, community, and visitors to our lovely city. Whether you want to talk to us about membership, what’s going on uptown, downtown and all around town, or drop by for a visit, we are here for you.
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau
1000 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 875-4424
Fax: (228) 875-0332
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Ocean Springs Fresh Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.