Carmel - Kent

Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce

The Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce is the voice of Business for this area. We are excited about what the Chamber has accomplished in the past and will continue to grow and serve the community in the future. We continue to seize opportunities for the area and stay ahead of the curve in promoting economic vitality and quality of life through business and community development. An organization that focuses primarily on the needs of the local business community, we strive to provide unique opportunities to promote and develop business.


Kent Lake/Arts on the Lake Photo Contest
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm

In collaboration with the Kent Lakes Committee, AOTL is excited to help organize a photography contest to help showcase Kent’s natural beauty and neighborhoods especially in this time of public stress.

With volunteer support and encouragement from various organizations including the Kent Conservation Advisory Committee, The Town of Kent, The Putnam Land Trust and others, we are asking folks to send in your most treasured shots of the world around us preferably  taken this year.  (Digital Format)

The winners, who will be selected by a panel of AOTL Photography Group  members as well as other invited judges.  Winners will receive a modest monetary award and will have their photos featured in the Town of Kent Town Hall. All contestants’ work will also be displayed in a AOTL fall photography exhibition, depending on virus protocols. The contest is open until Oct 15th.

Who May Enter:

There will be two separate groups for those above and below 18 years old.

Contest Categories:

1. Animals: Those found in the wild or in your backyards

2. Water: In it, above it, or around it!

3. Landscape: From the top of Ninham Mountain to the trees of Fahnestock State Park, capture the beauty of our landscapes.

4. Living in Kent: Capture the interactions between our town life and nature.

How to Enter: We will be posting the requirements for the photos and where and when to submit them shortly. So start sorting through your best shots and plan to send them in.

Town of Carmel Comprehensive Plan Meeting @ Carmel Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Per Town Law, the Comprehensive Plan should be periodically reviewed and updated. Now that it has been over 20 years since the Town’s last Comprehensive Plan was prepared, and much has changed within the Town, a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) has been appointed by the Town Board. The CPAC, along with Town staff and input from members of the community itself, will work together to update the existing 2000 Town Comprehensive Plan, which may be accessed HERE. The update process evaluates existing conditions in order to establish clear goals and implementation measures for the future success of the Town of Carmel.

Carmel Town Board Workshop @ Carmel Town Hall
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

Carmel Town Board Workshop at 7 pm at Carmel Town Hall

Mission Statement

The mission of the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the economic growth of our area by focusing on educational and networking opportunities, promotion and development of the business community, working to develop community leaders, and serving as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our community.

Reasons to join….

Being a chamber member gives a small business the opportunity to connect with other businesses in the community. A chamber also adds a layer of credibility and trust in the community for a business.