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Often times, being in business can feel like a lonely pursuit, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable resource for you and your business. For decades, enterprising Americans have recognized the benefit of being a member of a Chamber of Commerce. The first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseilles, France, and the United States’ first Chamber of Commerce was founded in New York City in 1768, predating the founding of the nation. There are numerous Chambers of Commerce in our area that may help you in your professional endeavors. The following is a list of the Chambers in our region.
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
The AACCWP provides support to more than 500 African American entrepreneurs and professionals from Cambria County to Erie, to the borders of Ohio and West Virginia.
Alle Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce
In 2014, the Allegheny Valley, Armstrong County, and StrongLand Chambers merged and now serve 70 municipalities nestled among the river valleys and hillsides along the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas Rivers. It works to provide members and the communities with a climate where businesses can begin and prosper.
Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce is to prepare, develop, and promote the community for economic growth. It offers numerous benefits to it members.
Butler County Chamber of Commerce
Benefits of belonging to the Butler Chamber include networking, program discounts, advertising opportunities, educational workshops, premier business events and business resources. Established in 1896, they welcome new members.
Fayette Chamber of Commerce
Headquartered in Uniontown, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 600 businesses and individuals in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1876 by titans such as Andrew Carnegie, Richard K. Mellon, and Henry Clay Frick, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce is the area’s largest Chamber of Commerce. They are the region’s top advocate for improving the area’s business climate.
Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce
The Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for businesses and encourages economic development in the area.
Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce strives to make the Ligonier Valley a better place to live and do business. They sponsor events like Fort Ligonier Days.
Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building business, industry, and tourism in the Mid-Mon Valley. Its office is in Charleroi.
Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce
Headquartered in McKeesport, the Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce is focused on expanding the region’s prosperity by uniting business and community.
Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce likens itself to the Town Square of bygone days, where business owners and merchants meet to conduct commerce. This also helps to strengthen the community. The Monroeville Chamber has more than 700 members from diverse business backgrounds.
NorthSide/NorthShore Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1897, the NorthSide/NorthShore Chamber of Commerce is a service organization that acts as a partner with businesses. Their role is to help promote, maintain, and enhance business activities on the North Side.
Norwin Chamber of Commerce
Headquartered in Irwin, the Norwin Chamber of Commerce was established in 1942. The Chamber now includes North Huntingdon, Penn Township, Jeannette, Greensburg, Latrobe, Belle Vernon, West Newton, Monroeville, and Pittsburgh.
Oakmont Chamber of Commerce
The Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is committed to protecting, fostering, and developing the commercial, industrial, and civic interests of Oakmont and the surrounding communities.
Peters Township Chamber of Commerce
For nearly 60 years, the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce has been promoting the commercial, civic, and general interests of the township, and supporting businesses in the community.
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
Representing the 1,100 businesses in the airport corridor, the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the region’s largest Chambers of Commerce. They hope to be the unified voice for opportunity in the area. The airport corridor encompasses 31 growing communities. To learn more about one of the area’s fastest growing communities and its Chamber, visit: www.paacc.com
Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber
Formerly known as The Chamber in 2010, the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber is the result of the merger of the Cranberry Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce. With a membership of more than 1,100 business owners and business representatives, it supports businesses in three counties: Allegheny, Beaver, and Butler.
South Hills Chamber of Commerce
Previously incorporated in 1949 as the Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce, the South Hills Chamber of Commerce strives to support the business community in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
South West Communities Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce is to advocate growth and economic vitality for its members and the communities it serves. The Common Good Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Chamber, raises funds for student scholarships.
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in that area, representing more than 1,000 members and 23,000 employees.
Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
The largest chamber in that region, the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 1,000 businesses across Westmoreland County. Its mission is to build businesses, connect communities, and empower people.