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

1919
January 1

After the First World War

CCC at the forefront of increased shipping and port activities after the First World War

1913
January 2

99-Year Lease

CCC entered into a 99-year lease starting January 2, 1914 up to December 31, 2013 for an 812.27 square meters reclaimed lot across Cebu Municipal Hall under the American Insular Government of Governor General Francis Burton Harrison.

1908
January 1

New Leadership

CCC’s baton of leadership was passed on from Martin M. Leveling to CCC co-organizer, John M. Switzer

1903
January 1

Founded

Cebu Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was founded and organized by lawyer Martin M. Levering of law firm Early and Levering who also organized Cebu Telephone Company(1903) and Visayan Electric Company(1905); with co-organizer John M. Swirzer, a young and successful businessman who owned an import company John Switzer & Company(1901) as co-organizer

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