THE NORTH DADE REGIONAL CHAMBER of COMMERCE
History of TheChamber™
In 1962, The North Dade Council of what was then the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce was organized. The Council continued for 6 years. In 1968 the Miami-Dade Chamber reorganized and it’s the various councils: North Dade, South Dade, Tourist and manufacturers were discontinued. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce was formed.
In 1968, a group of business leaders from the former Council realizing that the North Dade/South Broward corridor was not being represented to the fullest by the larger Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, organized to create The North Dade Chamber of Commerce. In 1974, NDCC officially adopted the red jacket and since that time, the “Red Coats” have established a reputation from Miami-Dade to Tallahassee to Washington D.C. for civic “action” and are readily identified as the “Action” Chamber. In 1997 the Board added the word ‘Regional’ to our name to better reflect the area influenced by TheChamber.
The North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce has remained “the action” Chamber, and in 2014 launched on a rebranding to express more in detail what the actual action entailed - Influence, Benefits, Networking. Henceforth, THECHAMBER would be known for its’ Influence, Benefits and Networking.
The Chamber is a nonprofit entity. After essential operating costs are paid, extra dollars are put directly back into the community through various programs. The Chamber gives aid to needy families, educational assistance, scholarships and intern programs.
Over the years, THECHAMBER has embarked on many initiatives that have enhanced the lives of all the citizens of Florida particularly in the areas of education, business development and quality of life. TheChamber has spearheaded bringing the business and government leaders of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties together to chart the course of business in the 21st century, and beyond.
The Mission of TheChamber is to promote a favorable business climate for our members and our community. We focus our support on three key issues that enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens of South Florida: Economic Development, Progressive Government and Improved Education