Chamber History

3 East Fourth 300X300The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's new home at 3 East Fourth Street, in the heart of the city's Central Business District.   

 
Chamber Building
The ill-fated Chamber of Commerce Building on the southwest corner at Fourth and Vine was built in 1889 and destroyed by a fire in 1911. Pieces of the stone edifice can be seen today in Burnet Woods Park and Eden Park.

In 2016, your Chamber embarked on a new course, designed specifically to grow the vibrancy and economic prosperity of our region. Thank you for being part of our region's fabric and helping to create the energy and ideas that built the Chamber's rich history - and will help form our collective future. 

Founded in 1839, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber celebrated its 175 Anniversary in 2014. We did this by sharing stories of our members' successes, building and entering a float in the annual Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade, and by hosting the 100th annual American Chamber of Commerce Executives national convention. Interestingly enough, Cincinnati was the site of their first meeting in 1914. 

The Chamber also commissioned a series of essays by Leadership Cincinnati director and noted local historian, Dan Hurley that chronicled Cincinnati business and the Chamber through history. Enjoy! 

 Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 175th Anniversary

175th Anniversary Essays

  1. Telling our story across 175 years  
  2. Creating a Civil Society: The Chamber in the 19th Century
  3. Scattered Beauty: The Chamber of Commerce Building 1889-1911
  4. Chamber's 175 Years of Partnerships
  5. Minority Participation in the Local Economy
  6. A Taft Legacy: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  7. The Never Ending Search for New Business
  8. A Raucous Move
  9. Oktoberfest and the Chamber
  10. Marketing Cincinnati: The Blue Chip City Campaign

History of the Cincinnati Chamber

 

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