HISTORY OF THE OCEAN PINES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The planned community of Ocean Pines opened for business in July of 1968. Nestled on 3,500 acres of former farm and wooded land with over nine miles of waterfront property, Ocean Pines began as a quiet resort area. While the five mile distance from Ocean City has not changed, the face of Ocean Pines has aged gracefully over the decades. Following a rapid growth and development of both the residential and business communities, the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce was organized as a separate entity for the benefit of business and commercial interests in 1975. In the first twelve months of existence the Chamber grew to 65 members. Today our Chamber boasts a membership of over 300 businesses and we continue to grow as we cater to the year round business and consumer communities.