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About Us Who is the Chamber of Commerce?

The South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce is governed by a group of dedicated business men and women striving to help local businesses and the South Kitsap community reach it’s full potential. 

Our Mission

Our mission is simple:

Promoting business, Encouraging Community and Educating our Members

The Purpose of the Chamber of Commerce

  • Business and community advocacy

  • Provide educational resources to businesses, the community, government officials, and regulatory bodies

  • Clarify business’ understanding of current business climates and issue identification

  • Remain a source of referrals to local businesses and a platform for business-to-business opportunities

Sidney Hotel

Our History

The South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce (SKCOC) has been supporting local business in the community since 1890. Originally known as the Sidney Commerce Booster Club, the Chamber has maintained a strong legacy of enhancing and strengthening business since its humble beginnings.
We are a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 340 business enterprises, civic organizations, education institutions and individuals.

The SKCOC is represented by an elected 15 member Board of Directors. We work for and with our business community by partnering with local businesses, professionals, city and county government, community groups, and the military. Through cooperative partnerships we proactively promote and encourage healthy business growth, foster leadership and professional development, and are dedicated to promoting businesses and community efforts that enhance Port Orchard and the South Kitsap Region.

What the Chamber of Commerce does

To ensure a business-friendly climate in South Kitsap, the Chamber provides a variety of programs, services, and benefits designed to increase its members’ exposure with networking and business to business opportunities. In addition, we work to provide a voice for businesses in our local government to help them grow and thrive, and through communications keep members informed about local community, regional, business, legislative, and Chamber activity.

Meet the Chamber of Commerce Board

Meet the Staff Chamber of Commerce Staff

We’re a group of passionate people helping you to grow your business.


Matt Murphy


Matt is a fourth generation South Kitsap resident, and has a long history of working with small businesses. He hopes to continue taking steps to make the Chamber a resource for local businesses by providing them training and offering other support to help them increase their sales and improve their profits. Matt looks forward to working in the community to make it a better place to live and do business. After graduating from Gonzaga, Matt returned to his hometown of Port Orchard, with his wife Linda. Together, they are active in the Fathoms O’Fun organization and the Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Assistant

Jaclyn Williams

Executive Assistant

Jaclyn grew up in Enumclaw, temporarily settled down in Ravensdale, and finally moved to Port Orchard to raise her children.  You can say that “small town life” is what appeals to her ideal lifestyle. Jaclyn comes from a long background of office management in a wide range of industries. Also a small business owner, she is an advocate in the shop small and shop local movements. 

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