Local Areas

Bringing the Chamber to You

Local Areas bring the Chamber to where our members are, providing a dedicated focus to our community and allowing for greater connectivity to fellow members. While we are a regional Chamber, each community has unique issues and needs.

Four Local Areas are established throughout the region, giving you access to connections and resources where it matters most to you – minimizing the time you spend traveling to and from events and maximizing the time you spend connecting with others who do business in your area and understanding the issues that affect you!

Each area is led by a Steering Committee comprised of business leaders from the community that are working with the Charleston Metro Chamber on business news, program evolution and community issues affecting businesses and residents.

Central Local Area

Serving Charleston Peninsula, Upper Peninsula

Meet the Steering Committee

Chaired by: Michael Naioti

East Local Area

Serving Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Cainhoy

Meet the Steering Committee

Chaired by: Amanda Gorman and Tanner Clay

North Local Area

Serving North Charleston, Ladson, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Summerville, Moncks Corner

Meet the Steering Committee

Chaired by: Rob McEwen

West Local Area

Serving West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island

Meet the Steering Committee

Chaired by: Richard Lorenzo

Meet the Chairs

Relationship Manager, VP, TD Bank
Michael Naioti
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Ticket Sales and Box Office Director, Charleston Battery
Amanda Gorman
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Account Executive, Charleston Battery
Tanner Clay
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Branch Manager, First National Bank - Freshfields
Richard Lorenzo
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Commercial Insurance Advisor, Insurance Office of America in North Charleston
Rob McEwen
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Local Area Programs

Business in your Backyard

Held throughout the Charleston region, Business in your Backyard, presented by First National Bank, provides the opportunity for members to connect with each other while engaging in targeted topics focused on localized community and economic development issues.

Chamber Connects

Meet new people and discover new places at social events throughout the region, promoting cultural, entertainment and lifestyle opportunities.

Doing Business Better

These virtual, high impact sessions feature insightful and informative presentations tackling small business owners’ greatest challenges and providing resources for their continued growth and success. View past sessions.

Coffee Connects

Connect with fellow members over coffee monthly at the Chamber headquarters.

Are you a Chamber Member?


With 80% of our members being small businesses, we understand the value of resources to support your business growth. The Chamber is focused on providing our members access to connections and resources to drive business development.

Want to learn more or join a committee?

Your Chamber Contacts for Everything Local Area

We're Here and Happy to Help

Director of Membership Engagement
Kelly Killeen-Haupt
Senior Vice President of Membership and Corporate Partnerships
Justin Lee