Our mission is to drive economic growth by helping members achieve business success.
Eleven prominent merchants found The Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, which expands over the years, becoming the Mid-East Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and then the East Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber establishes a Community Benefit Fund, which owns and manages two of the largest street fairs in the city. The proceeds are distributed to charitable organizations in the local community.
The Chamber establishes its foundation to provide mentoring and educational opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses.
The Chamber expands once more to cover the entire borough and is given its current name: the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
In 2016, the Chamber brought on Jessica Walker as its new President and CEO.