Support Local Businesses

We are delighted that you are interested in making Ocean Springs, Mississippi your place to work. Whether you are relocating a business or are interested in starting a business here, we are ready to help.  Below you will find some links and resources to help you start or grow your business.  The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau is the marketing arm for the City of Ocean Springs, so we would be pleased to meet with you and discuss ways you can market your business

Ambassadors

The ambassador program is a leadership opportunity for chamber members who are dedicated to serving as official chamber representatives to the larger Ocean Springs community. The mission of the ambassador program is to cultivate community leaders who will serve as the link between current

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Business After Hours

This is a monthly networking event of Chamber members, guests, and business affiliates hosted by member businesses.  This is a chance to mingle over light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres while promoting your business.


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Breakfast with Mayor

Serving as an opportunity for local business owners and interested citizens to meet and mingle with the Mayor of Ocean Springs, Breakfast with the Mayor is a quarterly event in an informal setting to learn about the plans and developments happening throughout the City. 

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Other Breakfast Events

To help the community get to know our town leaders, we host Cappuccino with Cops and Frappuccino with Fire each year. These are networking breakfasts for Chamber members, guests, and business affiliates to mingle over refreshments with our law enforcement and first responders.  It is a chance to hear from the Fire and Police Chiefs.

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Ribbon Cuttings

To celebrate the opening of businesses throughout town, we offer ribbon cutting events for our local businesses.  The community is invited to celebrate with us and check out these new businesses around town. When a new business opens, we will be there with the ribbon and scissors to welcome you.

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Business Resources

Through economic vitality, we can show you how to strengthen the community’s economic assets while diversifying its economic base.  This page is dedicated to new businesses in town or those thinking about joining the Ocean Springs business community, we are here to help.

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Membership Benefits – Joining our Chamber

    PROMOTION:

  • Featured in Ocean Springs Town Tour Guide (shopping, dining, lodging and recreation).
  • Featured on the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau’s (OSCMSTB) website (all categories including “services”).
  • Promotion in Chamber-Main Street’s member eblasts.
  • Featured in the Town Walking Map (those tourist entities in the downtown district area).
  • Promotion on OSCMSTB social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube).
  • Promotion of opportunities at signature events.
  • Promotion of business through community events.
  • Promotion of business brochures in Ocean Springs Visitors Center (over 400 visitors per month).
  • Opportunities for media exposure as the marketing arm of the City of Ocean Springs.
  • Advertising opportunities including co-ops and town mentions in print publications locally and regionally.

CONNECTION:

  • Monthly networking meetings & opportunities.
  • Member to Member opportunities.
  • Dedicated staff and board of directors (15-20 leaders from small business to corporate coast community).
  • Professional & business development seminars.
  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities to enhance your knowledge of the community and the people within, while promoting your business (Chamber Ambassador Program).

INFLUENCE:

  • Shaping economic development through the OSCMSTB programs and throughout town.
  • Advocacy to benefit local business and community.
  • Voice of the business community on critical issues.

RESOURCES:

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

INCENTIVES:

  • Chamber Rewards Program (Office Depot)
  • Business to business referrals.
  • Chance to wine community awards.
  • Member to member networking opportunities.
  • Complimentary ribbon cutting ceremony

Breakfast with Mayor

 
A Breakfast with the Mayor is a community event held quarterly throughout the year. People in the community have a chance to have a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of the Ocean Springs Chamber and a Chamber member sponsor, at a Chamber member restaurant or business and hear about the state of the City and updates from the Mayor and Aldermen. It is also a chance for people of the community to chat with other local businesses as well as Chamber and City officials.

If your business is interested in sponsoring a Breakfast with the Mayor, call the Chamber at 228-875-4424 or email at mail@rennyr4.sg-host.com or membership@rennyr4.sg-host.com to discuss possible sponsorship at the next available Breakfast with the Mayor.

2022 Breakfast with Mayor Dates:

February 16 – The Lady May, 708 Washington Avenue
Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker Smith Homes

 April 13 – Canceled

 July 13 – Azteca’s Restaurant & Cantina, 1618 Bienville Blvd.
Sponsored by: Eyedok

 September 14 – Blue Dog Bistro, 1801 Government St. Ste A
Sponsored by: Ingalls Shipbuilding

 

All breakfasts are held from 8-9 a.m. in person. Events are free for community leaders and friends to attend

Other Breakfast Events

We want to help our community get to know our local law enforcement officers and first responders. They work hard day and night to help keep this City safe.  We host Cappuccino with Cops and Frappuccino with Fire each year. These are networking breakfasts for Chamber members, guests, and business affiliates to mingle over refreshments with our law enforcement and first responders.  The Chiefs of Police for the Ocean Springs Police Department and Ocean Springs Fire Department speak at each event providing updates and tips to the community.

If your business is interested in sponsoring one of these first responder events, call the Chamber at 228-875-4424 or email at mail@rennyr4.sg-host.com or membership@rennyr4.sg-host.com to discuss possible sponsorship at the next available breakfast event.

2022 First Responder Breakfasts:

  • March 2 –  Coffee Fusion, 2228 Bienville Blvd.
    Sponsored by: The Bird House
  • May 18 – The District Coffee, 1301 Government Street
    Sponsored by: Eyedok

All breakfasts are held from 8-9 a.m. in person. Events are free for community leaders and friends to attend.

Other events will be listed as they become available

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a business networking event held monthly at host businesses throughout the community.  This excellent networking opportunity is in a relaxed setting with refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.

If your business is interested in sponsoring a Business After Hours event, call the Chamber at 228-875-4424 or email at mail@rennyr4.sg-host.com or membership@oceanspringschamber.com to discuss possible sponsorship at the next available Breakfast with the Mayor.

2022 Business After Hours Dates:

March 24 – Mimi Reinke Designs, 929 Washington Avenue

April 28 – La Sauce Style, 1304 Government Street

May 19 – Treasure Oaks Country Club, 2105 Bienville Blvd.

June 19 – Weichert Gulf Properties, 2668 Bienville Blvd.

July 21 – Merchants & Marine Bank, 2802 Bienville Blvd.

August 18 – Ocean Springs Lumber Co., 1611 Government Street

September 22 – It’s All Arranged, 7325 Bienville Blvd.

October 19 – Blue Moon Kick-Off Event at The Jackson Pearl, 624 Jackson Ave.

November & December – TBA

Chamber members and the community are invited to attend this excellent networking opportunity in a relaxed social setting. Our host will provide refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.

Bring your business cards, a $5 donation and meet community leaders and business professionals.

For details on the Business After Hours, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424.

Ribbon Cuttings

A ribbon cutting is a celebration of the opening of a new business in town. By tradition a local chamber of commerce helps a new business get a little notice by welcoming the business to the community by way of a ribbon cutting.  Each new business to town is encouraged to reach out to the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau to inquiry about hosting a ribbon cutting. This is a great way to get notice in the community and to welcome surrounding business professionals and community members to take a moment to check out your new business. Give us a call or email us to find out more! 228-875-4424 or mail@rennyr4.sg-host.com.