The Scarborough Community Chamber advocates for, promotes and develops local business and our community. We lead by education, networking, marketing and generating opportunities for active business members to succeed.
The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce advocates for its business members. Scarborough Chamber member businesses are automatically part of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the other five local Chamber communities. The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce has provided valuable networking opportunities, economic development initiatives and community support activities for over 35 years. The Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce understands that part of our responsibility to our members and to our town is to give back to the community. We partner with the Town offering an annual free six-week summer concert series at Memorial Park that attracts people from throughout the state and beyond. Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to provide annual scholarships to its high school seniors. We have provided funds to improve the town’s public library and to help its residents in need of fuel assistance among other needs. Scarborough businesses benefit from engaged residents who value the local business community. The Scarborough Chamber of Commerce helps create energy and enthusiasm that welcomes input to facilitate economic growth and development. A Vision Committee with joint representation from the Chamber, Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), and the Town helps with short term goals and long range planning on topics such as Public Transportation, Energy, Green Development, and Education.
Scarborough, situated on the coast seven miles southwest of Portland, is a pleasant commuter town with a thriving business community. Within Scarborough, you’ll find the Maine Audubon Nature Center and conservation lands such as the Fuller Farm, the Broadturn Farm, the Eastern Trail, and The Spurwink River Division of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The scenic 3,100 acre Scarborough Salt Marsh is Maine’s largest salt water marsh. Our 70 square miles include some of Maine’s finest beaches and shoreline, golf courses, recreational opportunities and world-class shopping locations. Located with a I-95/Maine Turnpike exit we are only minutes from the Portland International Jetport, the Maine Mall and downtown Portland. Boston is only 90 miles to the south. Maine’s first governor, William King was born here and the internationally respected artist, Winslow Homer, painted many of his best known works at Prouts Neck in Scarborough.
By joining the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, you join over 1,300 like-minded organizations that represent over 65,000 employees in the Greater Portland Region. The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is a collaboration of five Community Chambers covering Scarborough, Portland, Falmouth/Cumberland, South Portland/Cape Elizabeth, and Westbrook/Gorham, plus PROPEL, our young professionals group. Each community Chamber board is comprised of dozens of volunteers who work in the communities they represent. Each board elects its own officers and sends representatives to serve on the Regional Governing Board. With assistance from the Portland Regional Chamber staff, these community chambers host events, advocate on the behalf of members, provide educational opportunities and provide community service to the towns and cities they represent.