About Us

Our History

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1947 to encourage growth of the city and employment opportunities for its residents. Larry Rossman was the first Chamber president. After the town became a city, the Chamber sponsored and paid for the first master plan for the city. 

The Chamber was involved with industrial development from the early 1950s and began working to bring industries to town. In the 1960s, the Chamber purchased and developed an industrial area on North Main Street. In the 1970s, the Chamber worked on the annexation and development of the Jaygee Industrial Park. 

Today, our 200 members include businesses, individuals, and organizations from Franklin, Carlisle, Springboro, Middletown, and many other surrounding communities.

We work to be the voice of the business community and a voice for the business community as well.