• Peter Anderson Festival November 4th and 5th, 2023.    
  • Ocean Springs named as the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today.    

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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, 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. Ocean Springs Main Street became a recipient of the Great American Main Street Award in 2013. For more history on Ocean Springs, visit www.oceanspringsarchives.net.

WHAT WE DO

PROMOTE TOURISM

with a town Visitors 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 Sutton

CYNTHIA SUTTON
President & Chief Executive Officer
Cynthia@oceanspringschamber.com

As a native of Ocean Springs, Cynthia serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer 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 Mississippi Main Street Association, 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.

Chamber Team

MORGAN OLINDE BROUSSARD

Executive Assistant/Tourism & Marketing Coordinator

DANNY WALTON

Membership Coordinator/Events Logistics

APRIL CHEWNING

Events

FRED SALINAS

Social Media Photographer

If you have any questions, contact us at mail@oceanspringschamber.com.  Media related questions, email cynthia@oceanspringschamber.com.

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

President: Sandra Carter, Retired

Vice President: Jeff Shepard, Mississippi Power

Secretary: Chris Crocker, Crocker Heating & Air

Treasurer: David Thompson, The People’s Bank

Ex Officio: Carole Marie Stuart, The Birdhouse

President & Chief Executive Officer: Cynthia Sutton

DIRECTORS

Trey Brennan, Ocean Springs School District

Caretta Hall, M&M Bank

Dan Mobley, Fenstermaker

Dr. Bill Moore, MS Coast OB-Gyn

Zane Wells, Edward Jones

Jonathan Brannan, Chevron

Sydney Harris, Chandeleur Outfitters

Will Taylor, Glory Bound Gyro Co & The Lady May

Dr. Nathan Sumner, Keesler Air Force Base

Shirley LeRoy, South Mississippi Living