At the Heart of Good Business for Over 200 Years
Since 1801, the Chamber has brought area businesses and civic leaders together to promote growth and create opportunity in our region.
The Chamber goes through a rebrand and is henceforth known as The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
215th Anniversary: Time capsule is installed to commemorate office renovation
Rob Wonderling is hired as President & CEO
Founded: Select Greater Philadelphia (now Select Greater Philadelphia Council);
Founded: The CEO Council for Growth
Founded: Young Professionals Network (now Young Professionals Council)
Office moved to its current location in the Bellevue, at 200 S. Broad Street.
President George H.W. Bush visits
Founded: Arts & Culture Council (now Arts + Business Council)
Name changed to “Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce” or GPCC
Chamber Reorganization Approved: The Chamber’s Executive Committee implements six councils
Edward G. Budd, Jr. is appointed chairman of the four-man committee to select the recipient of the William Penn Award
Trades League buys the name rights and is henceforth known as the “Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia”
Merger with Trades League of Philadelphia, which focused on improving transportation
Absorbed into the Philadelphia Board of Trade, open to non-merchant businessmen.
Founded to represent shipping merchants and to facilitate foreign trade