Message from the President/CEO

The Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center was founded in 1940 and is the State’s largest membership Chamber.  Our full time, year round staff creates and organizes programs that benefit business, the community, the visitor, and is a referral services for over 1,300 Members.  We are the main marketing arm for the Resort Area.  The Chamber also greets & assists visitors, answers thousands of questions through our Visitors Center, summer Boardwalk Kiosk and Administrative Office.The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is a powerful voice responding to issues of legislation at all levels. The Chamber’s legislative representative, Lincoln Willis of the Willis Group, LLC, is the voice of the business community at Legislative Hall.  General membership meetings are held throughout the year, and Members are invited on a regular basis to business after hours networking events and depend on the Chamber for unity.

Our Members are working together to improve the economic and civic vitality of the community.  We invite you to join us!

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RBDBCC President/CEO

The membership application can be viewed and downloaded here or completed and paid online here.  If have any questions, contact our membership rep, Kate VanVorst at 302-227-2233 x11 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Chamber’s official geographic territory?  The official service territory includes the 19971 zip code area, which runs from Midway on Route One East to Downtown Rehoboth and South into Dewey following Route 1 to the Indian River Bridge. The Chamber actively seeks membership with all establishments located within or doing business within this geographic area.  Any business, including those outside of the 19971 zip code, is welcome to join the Chamber.

Membership Geographic Territories.  For the purposes of membership counts, the geographic boundaries are defined as Route One, Downtown, Dewey Beach, Lewes and Other:

  • Route One: Midway to the Y split at Route 1 & 1A
  • Downtown: The Y split at Route 1 & 1A Rehoboth Avenue to beach & adjacent blocks
  • Dewey: The split at Route 1 & 1A to the middle of Indian River Bridge
  • Lewes & Other: Any location not listed in above categories

Can or how do businesses located outside the Chamber’s designated service area become members?  Many businesses weigh the services offered by various Chambers and choose to only join the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce while others decide to join several Chambers when the services offered make good advertisement, information distribution and/or business sense.


The State's Largest Membership Chamber: By The Numbers

  • 10,039,766 estimated visitors to the Resort Area in 2021
  • 532,289 Pageviews of (2022)
  • 200,000+ Annual requests for information on the Resort Area
  • 140,000 Official Area Visitor Guides printed and distributed
  • 75,000+ Likes on the Chamber’s Facebook Page
  • 40,000+ Viable Email Addresses gathered via regional advertising
  • 25,000 Dining Guides printed and distributed
  • 25,000+ Calendar of Event Rack Cards and Posters printed and distributed
  • 11,000+ pounds of paper shredded at the Shredding Event
  • 11,000 Realtor & Accommodation Bags assembled and distributed
  • 4,000+ people attend Merchants’ Attic (2022)
  • 3,500 Community Bags assembled and distributed
  • 3,000+ people attend Dewey Beach Movies & Bonfires
  • 3,000+ people visit Santa’s House
  • 2,800+ Followers on the Chamber’s Instagram Page
  • 1940 Chamber of Commerce was established
  • 400+ Members, Sponsors & Volunteers participate in the Chamber’s annual events
  • 200+ Emails sent: Member 2 Member Communication, Chamber News, Beach Blast and Legislative Alert (2022)
  • 140+ Member 2 Member Discounts
  • 100+ Local Member events promoted through the Chamber’swebsite, social media and printed materials
  • 100+ combined years of Chamber Board of Directors service and experience20 Chamber of Commerce Board Members (19 vote)
  • 27 Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies in 2022
  • 5 Top States to visit - PA, NY, NJ, VA, MD


Membership Benefits and Services

Complimentary Services

  • Basic listing and logo in your business category on the Chamber’s website
  • Access to current demographics, accommodation occupancy counts, traffic counts, and visitation statistics via the Chamber’s website
  • Posting of specials, packages, promotions and events on Chamber’s website
  • Assist to Members in filling open employment positions by posting openings on the Chamber’s Beach Job Board
  • Photo & video galleries, Chamber publications and option to order a Visitor Guide on the Chamber’s website
  • Sharing of pictures, events, specials, etc. on the Chamber’s Facebook page (75K+ Followers) and Instagram (2,800+ Followers)
  • Ribbon cutting with press release opportunities
  • Distribution of Chamber product (Visitor Guide, Dining Guide, Calendar of Event Poster & Event Rack Card)
  • Gratis copies of the Delaware Today Magazine, Delaware Beach Life, and Morning Star Business Report
  • “Chamber News” email that notifies Members of events and area info, plus Legislative updates and Alerts on business issues
  • Legislative representation by Lincoln Willis
  • Referral of our Members by Chamber staff year round
  • An average of 200K+ annual requests for Resort Area info and Member’s promotional product are mailed or responded to by staff
  • Member Key Tag offering nearly 140+ Member2Member discounts
  • Gratis luncheon for new Members at one General Membership Meeting

Member Benefits

  • As a Member of the 501c6 non-profit Chamber, your membership fee is tax deductible as a business expense
  • Opportunity to attend seminars, networking events and meetings such as Business After Hours, General Membership Meetings & Task Force Meetings
  • Members with 6-100 full-time employees can save 20% or more on healthcare insurance through the member-only plan provided by Allen Insurance and Aetna through Benefits Connection
  • Healthiestyou, Teladoc Member-only insurance benefit: For $10/per employee per month, participants can talk to a doctor, therapist, or medical expert anywhere by phone or video.  Contact Williams Insurance Agency for info.

Fee Based Services

  • Fee based services are available ranging from web/print advertising, email blasts, product in realtor, accommodation & community bags, and more!  Click here to view the Member Service Order Form.

Schedule of Events and Activities

  • Members are invited to attend Business After Hours which are a great opportunity to network with members.  BAH is held from 5-7PM.  Click here for the schedule.
  • General Membership Meeting Luncheons are held and feature guest speakers on the local, county and State Level.  Click here for the schedule.
  • Chamber produced events such as Sidewalk Sales, Restaurant Week and the Sea Witch® Festival are held annually.  Click here for the schedule.