1000
Washington
Avenue
Ocean Springs
MS
39564
228.875.4424

Business Development

 

DOING BUSINESS IN OCEAN SPRINGS

Whether you are starting a business with us, relocating a business or growing your business, we are focused on helping you be successful.  With our walkable community, bustling Bienville Boulevard and proximatey to the beach, we pride ourselves on being a business friendly community.  With more than 350,000 to 500,000 visitors to our town of 17,500, there is plenty of opportunity and activity.

This is our Business Page for the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. We offer a variety of ways to grow your business and stay connected.  From new business resources to networking opportunities to marketing advice, our team at the Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau wants to see your business thrive. Hear more from some of our local businesses by clicking on our Youtube Channel link.  Click here to visit our Youtube Channel! 

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BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES  OF MEMBERSHIP

Marketing opportunities to be featured in Chamber publications, Discover Ocean Springs Tourism Guide, and downtown Walking Map

Listing/exposure through the Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau website directory.

Display of business information pieces at Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center to share with the community, visitors and potential residents.

Networking opportunities via Breakfast with the Mayor, Business After Hours, Ambassador Program, Professional Development, and events. 

Stay up to date on community events via email blasts.

Calendar of Events.

Part of a marketing campaign and access to marketing ideas, seminars and partnerships.

A voice for the business and professional community on critical issues.

Resources for business development, growth and connections (including statistical data, research & business directories). 

When the Chamber is contacted for referrals, only members of the Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau are recommended. 

Volunteer opportunities to enhance your knowledge of the community and people within.

Complimentary Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

Through our numerous local, state and national partnerships, the Chamber-Main Street-Tourism Bureau will utilize a large network of resources and partnerships to serve your business and the community in Jackson County, Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. 

Part of an organization that stands to improve the quality of life by conserving our natural resources, improving education, keeping Ocean Springs beautiful and supporting other community needs.

Receive exclusive discounts with businesses such as Office Depot.

 

Click HERE to Download a Copy of our Membership Application

 

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Click HERE to Use Your Store Card for Discounts 

 

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BUSINESS RESOURCES

Business Plan Development
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
 
Center for Technology Outreach Mississippi State University Extension
Technical programs involving social media, e-Commerce and other digital networking strategies for organizational and small business marketing throughout the state
 
Zoning & Ordinances City of Ocean Springs
Find out what ordinaces and codes that might pertain to your business.
 
Permits and Building Information
Make sure you have all the appropriate permits for opening a business.
 
U.S. Small Business Association
 
Small Business Saturday
 
IRS Small Business Tax Center
 
 

RETIREMENT

Ocean Springs was not only an ideal getaway, but I quickly decided it was also a place I now wanted to live. Less than twenty-four hours after my first delighted pass down its main street lined with live oaks and old-fashioned storefronts, I was already eyeing small fishing cottages in the historic district and dreaming of a new life in a small Mississippi town. A life where I could walk to top-quality museums and down to the beach at Biloxi Bay, where there was a farmers market every Saturday and a top-shelf cooking school at the town’s cultural center. Where no commercial development marred the shoreline, but instead, family homes flanked a new public park, with jungle gyms for clambering kids and a boardwalk for strolling seniors. Where I could get succulent pulled pork with a local brew, delicate blue crab salad with an artisan cocktail, a supremely fresh dragon roll, and a sloppy killer burger. Where the local doughnut place didn’t run on Dunkin’, but was a beloved institution calling itself Tato-Nut, proudly making its doughnuts from potatoes for fifty-four years. -Country Roads Magazine 

 

We hope these resources are helpful in developming in Ocean Springs. Give us a call or visit with us for more information. Our team can put together a custom packet for your small business or development.

 

 

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