Welcome to the AMBCC OPEN HOUSE Agenda Monthly Sessions 3rd Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm Open House 9:30am-10:50am Enrollment 10:50am-10:55am Brand ME AMBCC | Doing Business on Demand 11:00am- 12:00pm Membership Network Lunch $15.00 12:00pm-12:30pm Doing Business Sessions 11:30am-1:30pm Vice President Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Proud Member Since 2010
In the United States, early chambers promoted the sale of goods, organized markets, • made and enforced rules of trade, protected goods in transit, and even operated their • own trading floors. But their activities were limited to those directly connected with • commerce.
The first known use of the term “chamber of commerce” occurred in Marseilles, • France, where such an organization was established by the city council toward the • close of the 17th century. From this beginning, chambers of commerce spread to • Germany and then throughout Europe.
The oldest chamber of commerce on the American continent is that of the State of • New York, chartered by King George III, in 1770. The establishment of the New York • Chamber was a direct result of the Stamp Act that was passed by Parliament in 1765.
The first local chamber of commerce was founded in Charleston, South • Carolina in 1773. By 1870, the number of local chambers had increased • to 40. This growth lead to the type of chambers know today.
The Men who Made America 1865-1929 Industrial Revolutions 1794-1877 Started out with ferries, then steamships, then railroads. $143 Billion (2007 $)($100 Million in 1877) JP MorganFinance $38 Billion (2007 $) Andrew CarnegieUS Steel $75 Billion John D. RockefellerStandard Oil $192 Billion