The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.

Why should a business/entity be a member of the Chamber of Commerce?

Two basic reasons:

1. To help build your business
2. To help build your community

It’s as simple as that. There is simply no better organization, no better business group, no better civic body, with no better track record over ten decades than our Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Join us to help build your business and this community we call home.


Vibrant enterprise adds investment and jobs in our community while adding even more to the civic and charitable engines of our region. The record is clear – our Chamber, Chamber enterprises, and Chamber leadership have helped organize, lead, and sustain many key community organizations.
These signature Chamber community building initiatives include:

–  United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area
–  Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
–  Piedmont Virginia Community College
–  Leadership Charlottesville
–  Central Virgina Partnership for Economic Development
–  Free Enterprise Forum
–  and various other councils and round tables

The real power of Chamber enterprises, of course, are the people who make up those enterprises and in turn make up our Chamber. Chamber business volunteers are distinguished as key business and civic leaders in our community.

Our Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award and our Chamber Hovey Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship recipients set the gold standard for civic and corporate leadership  – a standard respected and emulated by Chamber citizens, enterprises, and the community at large.

 For more than a century, our Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has served our member enterprises and our Greater Charlottesville communities. When Chamber member enterprises are thriving, other enterprises and our entire community benefit.