What is a Chamber of Commerce?
It's actually quite simple -- a chamber of commerce is an organization that's dedicated to protecting and promoting the local business community. It's primary goal? To be the eyes, ears and voice of business owners, oh yeah, we help business owners network and grow their business.
Chambers of Commerce have existed almost as long as there has been commerce. It was back in the Middle Ages that tradesman banded together in groups to look out for their business interests. In 1599 the first organization to call itself a chamber of commerce was formed in France, and in 1770, King George III chartered the first chamber in the colonies in New York City.
How is the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce unique?
We have been told that we are a very unique chamber. We have a strong connection to our community and a representative body of non-profits as both members and on our board. We don't look at business ONLY, we believe that for business to thrive, you must balance community success with business success.
Connecting the Rockwall Business Community since 1929
The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization which serves as the collective voice of local businesses and and is funded by its membership of businesses and organizations, representing more than 900 area organizations. Through progressive leadership, our organization offers programs and services that support members, customers and visitors and in turn, support the community.
The Chamber drives its members’ success in the following areas:
- Build: attract, grow and retain business
- Promote: economic development and community
- Connect: professional networking & educational partnerships
- Advocate: legislative advocacy for business