Meet the Chamber

What does the Chamber do for you?

The West Virginia Chamber works to create an environment that allows our members to:

Grow their business. Invest, innovate and make a profit.

Create jobs and hire quality employees.

We speak for business.

 If you are interested in joining, please contact Kathy Thomas at



Connecting, Advocating, and Growing the Businesses of Our Member

Every day the Chamber's staff, leaders and volunteers work to make West Virginia a better place to do business by giving private-sector employers a voice in state politics and protecting business interests before regulatory bodies, the Legislature and the courts.

The West Virginia Chamber believes business must be a positive force for enhancing the quality of life in the Mountain State. The Chamber is a proactive leader in:

  • the search for solutions to problems,
  • a voice for free market competition and streamlined government,
  • a catalyst for progressive thinking and problem solving, and
  • a partner with government for progress in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most influential general business organization, representing all business sectors in every region of the state. Members range from small business enterprises to mid-size manufacturers to tourism destinations to energy companies to Fortune 500 corporations. However, small businesses are the core of our membership -- making up 95 percent of the West Virginia Chamber's companies and firms. West Virginia Chamber members are located in all fifty-five counties and employ over half of West Virginia’s workforce



Presidents Corner

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The West Virginia Chamber is our state’s largest, most visible advocacy organization promoting and working for more employment and a constantly improved way of life for West Virginia families.

The Chamber staff is caring, hard working and global in its thinking. We want to welcome you to West Virginia.

Thank you for taking a look at our website and joining us soon in wild, wonderful West Virginia.


Thank you — Stephen G. Roberts, President


History: The Voice of Business in West Virginia for 85 Years

The Chamber plays a major role in key issues facing the state including education, economic development, and workforce preparedness. Built on the belief that the business community must be a positive force for enhancing the quality of life in the state, The West Virginia Chamber is a proactive leader - developing solutions to problems, creating effective business approaches, and gathering the state's most progressive thinkers at numerous membership events.


Chamber members are found throughout West Virginia and employ over half of our state’s workforce.


The West Virginia Chamber promotes the business viewpoint in the shaping of public policy by encouraging ethical business practices and ensuring the state’s future as economically prosperous, educationally competitive, and environmentally responsible.