Our History

A Short History of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce

Originally formed just weeks after the conclusion of World War I in November of 1918, the Beverly Chamber of Commerce began as a consolidation of the Beverly Board of Trade and the Beverly Business Men’s Association.  The Beverly Times reported that “both organizations bid fair to mark a new era in the civic, commercial, and industrial activities in the city.”

Our Chamber thrived through most of the 20th century though in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s its Board of Directors felt a need to expand and work with other business leaders from neighboring communities.   The Beverly Chamber of Commerce officially regionalized and reformed as the then new North Shore Chamber of Commerce in the mid 1980’s.

As the North Shore Chamber of Commerce grew and expanded its footprint even further, many Beverly business people ironically once again felt the need for more localized representation.   A group of local business leaders formed Beverly Downtown Inc. which then, to be welcoming to businesses in all areas of the city, morphed into a rebirth of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce.

Approximately 10 years ago the Chamber’s Board of Directors voted to expand its representation into Danvers, Hamilton, and Wenham.  The Chamber had a small base of members from each of these communities.  Our name was changed to the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and with that membership in those neighboring towns began to grow.

Today the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce is thriving due to strong programming, an increasingly active Government Affairs Committee, and numerous networking opportunities for its nearly 300 members.


2023 & 2024

Medley Long III, President, Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce 2023

Medley Long III

Medley Creative Group


2013 - 2022

Kelly DeFelice, 2022

Eastern Bank


Jill Michaud, 2021

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Robert W. Mitchell Jr, 2019 & 2020

Beverly Bank


Al Temkin, 2018

Temkin Financial LLC

Susan Weeks, 2017

Vesey & Weeks PC


Matthew Schroeder, 2016

Great Point Wealth Advisors


Karen Nascembeni, 2015

North Shore Music Theatre


Doreen Lucido, 2014

Eastern Bank


Gerald MacKillop Jr, 2013

Beverly Hospital



2003 - 2012


Jason Maxwell, 2012

MassPay Payroll Services


Robert Mangan, 2011

Danvers Bank


Johnathan Arst, 2010

Merchant Consulting Group


Brad Hunt, 2009

Salem Five Bank


Michael Harrington, 2008

The Entrepreneur Source


Al Dichner, 2007

R&L Associates, LLC


Rich Weissman, 2006

Endicott College


David Ray, 2005

Leslie S. Ray Insurance


Jo Broderick, 2004

Montserrat College of Art


Carla Cox, 2003

Handly & Cox, PC

1991 - 2002 Beverly Downtown, Inc


John Colucci, 2002

McLane & Middleton Law


Deborah Rosser, 2001

Beverly National Bank


Thomas Trudel, 2000

Beverly Glass


Chuck Zarba, 1999

Zarba Financial


Chuck Zarba, 1998

Zarba Financial


Nancy Politis, 1997

Century Bank


Nancy Politis, 1996

Century Bank


Paul Simms, 1995

Beverly National Bank


Paul Simms, 1994

Beverly National Bank


Peter Sharon, 1993

Sharon LLC


Jack Good, 1992

Beverly National Bank


Jack Good, 1991

Beverly National Bank