Beginning in 1947, the first fragmented meetings of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce were held. A membership drive was undertaken and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce was officially chartered as a private, non-profit corporation in 1948. The following year the first Grand Island Telephone book was born and is still published on an annual basis. The Chamber started as and continues to be made up of concerned business and professional people who volunteer their time and resources to make Grand Island a better place to live, work and play.
Proud of what it has accomplished over the years, the Chamber has a track record of getting on board to assist business and residential growth. It prides itself on dealing with concerns that impact the community. In 1972, The Chamber sought to have the abandoned Nike Base turned over to the Town of Grand Island for development. It is an educational, recreational facility home to the Golden Age Center, Reality Café Youth Center
The Chamber continues to provide
The Citizen of the Year Award, Scholarship Award
Over 300 members benefit from exposure, networking and becoming a part of a unified voice on business issues. Continuing to deliver a positive focus on membership, new programs