History

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BOARD:
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STAFF:
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Fifteen local businessmen incorporated the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce on December 18, 1882, as the "Board of Trade". Bradford's own hero and economic starter, Lewis Emery, was the first president. 


The purpose as stated in the original charter was to protect, foster, and develop the commercial, manufacturing and business interests of the City of Bradford by joint and concerted action. 

In 1954 the corporation name was changed to the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce.

Callahan Park is a place to
spend nice summer days,
with a pool, playground, baseball fields and
basketball courts.

Bradford Area High School, located on Interstate Parkway.

"As members of the Bradford Area
Chamber of Commerce,
 we appreciate the unity and common purpose that the Chamber offers."
Carol & Grant Orris — Orris Jewelers