Founded in 1930, the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest chambers on Long Island. With over 250 members, the Chamber works with business, community and government representatives and individual residents who care about preserving and enhancing the unique qualities that make Port Washington so special.
Improving and enhancing Port’s waterfront areas has been a priority for the Chamber and one on which we continue to have a major impact. One of the Chamber’s largest efforts to date has been our annual HarborFest, which focuses attention on our waterfront – its beauty, history and environmental advocacy. HarborFest also brings families to lower Main Street and the town dock for a day of cruises on Manhasset Bay, a craft fair, concerts, an enviro-expo, a fun park with games, activities and free family entertainment, a model sailboat regatta for children, local vendors, a fabulous food court and more!
The Chamber’s annual “SOUPer Bowl” takes place the day before the football Super Bowl. This popular event draws hundreds of people who come to taste soup from many local restaurants and vote for their favorites. The winner is Port Washington’s “SOUPer Bowl Champ!”
The Chamber is a founding member of the annual ”Pride In Port” when the entire community comes together in the fall to celebrate our good fortune to be living in such a wonderful town as Port Washington.
The Chamber also established the “Pride of Cow Bay” nautical museum on the Town Dock. A renovated tugboat pilothouse, the museum’s rotating exhibits can be viewed through the portholes, and Porthole Pete is always at the helm to delight the children.
The Chamber also produces “Try Port First” biannually. This free 96-page business and service guide to Port Washington is mailed to all homes in Port and is distributed throughout the year by the Chamber, real estate agencies and others.
Business owners, organizations, public officials and community residents are all welcome to become involved, make a difference and join the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.