100th Anniversary

In 2012, the Chamber celebrated 100 years of standing up for American enterprise. Learn how the Chamber helped shape today’s business environment.

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Look Back on 100 Years of Chamber History

View our timeline and learn more about the Chamber's history.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, President Kennedy spoke to the Chamber about the importance of the free enterprise system.


President Reagan addressed the Chamber’s 70th annual meeting.

On June 6, 2012, the U.S. Chamber board of directors elected Edward B. Rust Jr., chairman and CEO of State Farm, to serve as board chairman. Read more.




USCC Centennial Resolution

On June 6, 2012, Sen. Mitch McConnell introduced a resolution congratulating the U.S. Chamber on advancing free market principles for 100 years.

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