Founded in 1837 as the Wilmington Board of Trade, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has a long history as the largest, most influential business organization in the state. The mission of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits citizens of the state. The Chamber provides services to Delaware businesses; serves and is recognized as the primary resource on matters affecting companies of all sizes, and is the leading advocate for business with government in Delaware. Through programs, legislative advocacy, communications and publications, small-business benefits and services and special networking events, the Chamber is continually providing an enriched environment for businesses and communities to grow. The Chamber provides unequaled service to the community of Delaware – one day and one business at a time.