Although our programs are always changing to meet the needs of the Mobile area, the foundation upon which the Chamber was built never changes. As a private business organization, the Chamber’s mission is simple and direct: to serve as a progressive advocate for business needs to promote the Mobile area’s economic well-being.
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated under the name Mobile Commerce and Business League in 1836.
The Mobile organization was the first in the state, chartered by the Alabama Legislature in 1854. The Chamber has changed its names on several occasions. It has been known as the Mobile Board of Trade, the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and Maritime Exchange and Shipping Association, and the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and Business League. In 1960, the organization was reincorporated under its present name, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the nation’s oldest continuously accredited Chambers, and received its 25-year accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1992.
In 2003, 2008 and 2013, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded Accreditation with FIVE STARS, the highest designation awarded by the U.S. Chamber.
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will be the leading catalyst for economic expansion in the Mobile area, building more opportunity and an enhanced quality of life for its citizens.