Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County

The Chamber is Centre County’s leading economic-development organization and business advocate.

Through leadership and collaboration, we engage the business community, elected officials and regional partners in proactive economic- and workforce-development initiatives that foster an innovative business environment and boost opportunities to live, work, learn, play, and prosper in Centre County.

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County

The Chamber is Centre County’s leading economic-development organization and business advocate.

Through leadership and collaboration, we engage the business community, elected officials and regional partners in proactive economic- and workforce-development initiatives that foster an innovative business environment and boost opportunities to live, work, play, and prosper in Centre County.

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Message from the chamber's president & CEO

The Chamber is a nonprofit membership organization committed to championing Centre County, convening leaders and influencers on important issues and initiatives and providing leadership that drives smart economic development and helps businesses and community stakeholders make valuable connections and gain vital resources needed to succeed.

Whether you already call Centre County home, are looking to relocate here or are just visiting, the Chamber is proud to be the voice of business in the region and to showcase everything our shared communities have to offer.

Greg Scott

360 Solutions

Better together: Explore how The Chamber can help you do business

Expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals.

Invest in Centre County

Gain a seat at the table to directly influence the community you call home by sharing resources and expertise. And you'll play an essential role in smart economic development, government advocacy and improving lives in our region by collaborating with other business and community leaders. When business expands and the workforce grows, we all win.

lead in the community

If you're a business owner in Centre County or the region, you should be a part of the Chamber. You can establish a presence in the business community through our sponsorship, marketing and advertising opportunities. And getting to know other business owners, learning from them, and bouncing ideas off companies that have been in your position can yield many positive results.

grow your business

At the Chamber, we know what it takes for businesses to succeed: they need access to a variety of resources—from capital to training programs—and those resources need to be available at the right time. We can identify your needs, help you to build an engaged network and deliver meaningful solutions via valuable programs and services that focus on you.

Make Connections

Participate in our many professional-development opportunities, committees, and advocacy groups. Stay up-to-date on the top economic and member news. Our online business directory is visited hundreds of times a day, and we happily connect our members to individuals looking for a business to serve their needs.

Meet Our Members

The Chamber’s diverse membership is comprised of 700 businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors, as well as academic institutions, government entities and civic organizations. We are thousands of engaged professionals sharing a commitment to supporting the business community and to contributing to the quality of life in our shared communities.

What are Chamber Members invested in?

Economic Development

We help to bring job creators to the region and are pivotal partners in helping local companies expand their businesses.

Advocacy & Impact

The Chamber champions pro-business legislation and policies at the local and state levels of government and provides opportunities for our members to influence civic, social and economic initiatives that support smart growth.

Education & Workforce Development

We help people gain the skills they need to be successful and help employers connect with, recruit and retain talent. The jobs we help to create across diverse industries offer people the opportunity to provide for their families and to improve the lives of future generations.

We Always welcome New economic-development Partners

Join us as we inform, connect and advocate for sustainable and smart business growth and Centre County’s success.

Visionary Investors

Stakeholders

three steps to success

The Chamber Helps You Make Your Business Stand Out

Ready to join the conversation and initiate your customer-engagement plan?

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Meet with the Chamber Team

You don’t have to do it alone. Our Chamber staff and ambassadors are here to help.

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Build a custom plan for success

Discover a new world of business opportunities.

3

Join the Chamber today!

Nearly 700 local businesses, organizations, government entities, and schools trust us every day to help them stand out from the crowd in the Centre County region. 

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