Our History


The DRC was formed in 1909 when three Dallas business groups — the Commercial Club, the 150,000 Club, and the Freight Bureau — merged with the Board of Trade.

Company Name Changes

1909: Dallas Chamber of Commerce
1915: Dallas Chamber of Commerce (Incorporated)
1988: Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
2008: Dallas Regional Chamber

Today, the DRC…

  • …is guided by a comprehensive Strategic Plan, “Building Tomorrow Together.”
  • …manages a wide variety of member-engaging programs and activities.
  • …is actively involved in public policy issues on the local, state, and national levels.
  • …is driven by more than 90 members of the Board of Directors and supported by committees of more than 600 volunteer leaders.