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, local vendors, a fabulous food court and more!
The Chamber and our partner organization, the Greater Port Washington BID, created a mobile app called “Try Port First.” This free app contains information about all businesses and services plus events, government and much more. It has everything you want to know about our town in the palm of your hand!
The Chamber’s annual “SOUPer Bowl” takes place the first Saturday in February. Before the pandemic, this popular event drew hundreds of people who came to taste soup from many local restaurants and vote for their favorites. Now the event transitioned to a "take-out" contest where people can register online for a tote bag filled with containers of all the soups and then they can vote for their favorites online, too. 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.
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. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month (except July) at 8AM in Ayhan's Lobster & Fish House, 286 Main Street.