Driving Solutions for a Thriving Community

The Chamber

About Us

The Charleston Metro Chamber is a membership organization, 1,600 members strong, serving as a collective voice to drive solutions for a thriving community. We work each day for our members, each of their employees and our entire community to ensure we have a healthy business environment. We tackle the toughest regional challenges like housing attainability, infrastructure and bridging the talent gap, while creating exclusive access, networking and leadership opportunities to grow your business and your employees.

We can tackle the tough issues because of the strength of our members and volunteer leaders. Together, our collective voices are advancing our region. And yes, it is because of each one of our members and leaders, and our tremendous staff, that we were honored to be named the 2018 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Our Mission

To initiate, advocate and empower our region to advance a prosperous business environment.

Our Vision

To be the leading catalyst for regional advancement and an international leader in the Chamber profession.

We've Moved!

Being in the heart of the thriving and vibrant Park Circle neighborhood offers the opportunity for members to coordinate client meetings with Chamber meetings, meet at one of the area’s delicious restaurants or utilize one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces.

Our New Address: 4922 O’Hear Avenue, Suite 101 North Charleston, SC 29405

Yes, we are still blushing.

We are also 5-star accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We have achieved this accreditation three times in a row, validating that our efforts are positively influencing our community.  But our greatest accomplishments lie in the work we are doing in our community.

By the numbers.

  • 1,600+ member organizations representing 160,000+ professionals
  • 2018 Chamber of the Year
  • 5-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce

What do we do?

Government Relations

We are the region’s collective voice. We take on our region’s most critical issues and advocate on behalf of our business community at the federal, state and regional levels. Our state lobbyist is in Columbia everyday of the legislative session and you can almost always see a member of our Government Relations team at local council meetings. But we go beyond lobbying and attending meetings. We are building collaborative partnerships with our local governments on shared priorities. Government Relations

Talent Advancement

Our region will add 35,000 new jobs over the next five years – the biggest factor holding us back is a shortage of skilled workers to fill these positions. We must continue efforts to activate students for our region’s high-demand jobs, advance opportunities for all to succeed after high school and further align our employers and education systems. Our talent team works closely with regional partners in both the business and education communities to drive educational change. Read More

Leadership Development

Our community and your company require strong leadership. Our leadership programming aims to cultivate leaders at different stages of their career path. Through community awareness, education and hands-on experience, we aim to provide the region with an ongoing source of leaders that are prepared and committed to serve as catalysts of positive change in our region. Programs include Charleston Young Professionals, Leadership Discovery, Leadership Charleston and the Metro Leadership Visit. Read More

Want to be part of our efforts to advance our community?

Planning a Visit to Charleston or Interested in Moving Here?

Each year, more than four million people visit Charleston because of its world-class shopping, dining, history, charm and, of course, the beautiful beaches. Not only is Charleston a great place to visit, but it’s also a great place to live and work.

If you are looking for visitor information and need help planning your perfect getaway, please contact Explore Charleston at 843.853.8000.

Empowering the Tri-County

Lead>CHS

Lead>CHS Foundation supports the enrichment of the business environment of metro Charleston through the talent, leadership and research initiatives of the Charleston Metro Chamber.

A supporting organization of the Chamber, Lead>CHS is aligned to maximize our community’s ability to take advantage of a once-in-a-generation set of economic development and community advancement opportunities focused to strengthen the Charleston region as a globally competitive metro. A primary focus of the foundation’s work is delivered in its efforts in talent development and skills building programs like Career Academies and Youth Apprenticeships.

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