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Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Founded 1874 (142 years ago)
Focus Business advocacy & federation
Area served
Pittsburgh metropolitan area

The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce is a Pittsburgh area non-profit that promotes business and community development throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Founded on December 5, 1874 the chamber received its charter on July 8, 1876 due to the state's passage of a new constitution during 1874-75.[1] From 1874 until 1904 the chamber had offices at the Germania Bank Building in Downtown Pittsburgh. On June 20, 1904 it relocated to the Oliver Building. March 14, 1906 offices moved to the Keenan Building at Liberty Avenue and Seventh Street. On July 8, 1916 construction started on the Chamber of Commerce Building and opened May 1, 1917 with a membership of 3,000. By 1918 membership had exceeded 5,000.[2]

The chamber hosted President Grant on December 13, 1879,[3] President Howard Taft on October 31, 1911[4] and Treasury Secretary John Connally on January 31, 1972.[5]

In 2000 the chamber partnered with the

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  • Official site
  • 50th Anniversary Book

External links

See also

  • General Thomas Marshall Howe 1874-1877
  • General James K. Moorhead 1877-1884
  • John Dravo 1884-1887
  • William Schmertz 1887-1891
  • George A. Kelly 1891-1895
  • John B. Jackson 1895-1896
  • John Bindley 1896-1902
  • General Albert J. Logan 1902-1904
  • John Eaton 1904-1906
  • H.D.W. English 1906-1908
  • Lee S. Smith 1908-1910
  • F.R. Babcock 1910-1912
  • W.H. Stevenson 1912-1914
  • D.P. Black 1914-1916
  • Robert Garland 1916-1918
  • George S. Oliver 1918-1920
  • Marcus Rauh 1920-1922
  • William M. Furey 1922-1923
  • A.L. Humphrey 1923-1924
  • Gov. Fischer circa 1934 [1]



  • Presidents 1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


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