Chamber logo 1995

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce logo from 1995.

The business organization is now simply called ChamberRVA, but its name has been tweaked over the years.

The group adopted the Richmond Chamber of Commerce name when it was founded in 1867.

In 1922, the organization changed its name to the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.


Greater Chamber of Commerce logo

It became the Metropolitan Richmond Chamber of Commerce in 1975, branding the group as “The Metro Chamber” with a tag line of “Serving Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond.”

But in 1995, the group went back to the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce name.

In 2006, the chamber shortened its name to the Greater Richmond Chamber — dropping the words “of Commerce.”

Then last year, the nonprofit business association adopted a new shorter name — ChamberRVA — and a new logo.

Using “RVA” as part of its moniker embraces the entire region, officials with the business group said, as an increasing number of businesses and organizations are using the three letters as part of their names since the RVA brand began in early 2011.

The chamber represents businesses in the city of Richmond; the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan; and the town of Ashland.

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