History

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Founded in 1903, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization of businessmen, merchants, professionals and entrepreneurs. CCCI is the largest and most prominent local business service organization in the Philippines. 

1903

With over 900 member companies coming from various sectors such as Trade, Industry, Service, ICT and Sectoral business associations, CCCI envisions itself as “The Engine of Cebu’s Business Growth towards Global Competitiveness”.

In pursuit of this vision, the Chamber conceives plans and implements programs and services in line with its Mission “to strengthen the capabilities of the members through advocacy, linkages and synergy for the competitiveness of Cebu and its people in the global economy”.

Timeline

1994
January 1

Cebu Business Week

  • CCCI received its second award as the “Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas”.
  • The Regional Chamber Development Program (RCDP), with financial and technical assistance from Handwekskammer Kassel (HWK) of the Federal Republic of Germany, provided the impetus for CCCI to partner not only with local organizations but with foreign agencies as well.
  • “Cebu Business Week” was formally launched as an annual business festival through Cebu City Resolution No. 1635, Cebu Provincial Resolution No. 367-94 and Presidential Proclamation No. 748.
1993
January 1

Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas

CCCI was awarded as the “Most Outstanding Chamber in the Visayas” by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

1991
January 1

Cebu Business Day

“Cebu Business Day” was conceived as a festival that provided a venue for local traders and manufacturers to promote their products and services, exchange knowledge and skills, as well as market beyond their boundaries.

1986
January 1

CCCI Partnership under P-GCCP

CCCI further flourished when the Philippine Government linked the Philippine – German Chamber Cooperation Program (P-GCCP) with the Federal Republic of Germany, with CCCI as one of the principal partners.

1978
January 1

CCCI Acquisition of lot

In November 2, 1978, CCCI bought a 906 square meters lot at North Reclamation Area for P132,000, at a price of P145.70 per square meter

1970
January 1

Revival and Rebuilding years

CCCI’s by-laws were amended to conform to the requirement of the merger of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines with the Chamber of Philippine Industries into Philippine Chamber of Commerce and industry thru Letter of Instruction (LOI) no. 780 .

1940
January 1

Quiescent years

1938
January 1

CCC Became Non-stock, Non-Profit

CCC became a full-pledge non-stock and non-profit corporation in June 15, 1931

1928
January 1

Trade Directory on Imports & Exports

Another Trade Directory was issued by CCC to provide an update of the status of Cebu economy specially those that pertain to imports & exports.

1921
January 1

Trade Directory Issued

Trade Directory was issued by CCC giving details about the status of the economy of Cebu.

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