In 1904, local Cache Valley entrepreneurs organized the Cache Commercial Club. As stated in the Club's 1905 yearbook: "The object and purpose of the corporation ... is to promote the general prosperity and to develop the various interests and natural resources of Cache Valley; to procure, preserve, and disseminate information in relation to commercial, industrial, and financial affairs that may be of general interest and value; to secure uniformity in commercial laws and customs; to facilitate business intercourse and to promote equitable principles" (Cache Commercial Club 1905 Yearbook, p. 1). The club, based in Logan, Utah, elected officers and organized committees to oversee various projects in the Cache Valley area. These committees worked to secure and promote commerce, new industries, immigration, mining, agriculture, railroading, public welfare, electricity, education, and art and literature.
In May 1909, a separate entity, the Logan Boosters Club organized with objectives similar to the Cache Commercial Club. With the sudden emergence of the Boosters Club conflict arose between the two commercial organizations. At the time, some felt the Logan Boosters Club had been organized in order to further aid the Cache Commercial Club, while others saw it as a competitor. In order to avoid difficulties the two organizations merged in December, becoming known as the Commercial-Boosters Club.
In 1920 the Commercial-Boosters Club became The Logan Chamber of Commerce. The Logan Chamber of Commerce was "not organized for pecuniary profit; but to advance the growth, welfare, and commercial interests of Logan City and Cache Valley, Utah, and to encourage and assist in social, civic, and relief work therein"(Articles of Incorporation, 1928, p. 5).
In 1950, The Logan Chamber of Commerce became the Cache Chamber of Commerce, incorporated under the laws of Utah. Since 1950, the Cache Chamber of Commerce has carried on the role of its predecessors, seeking to promote the development of Cache Valley.
Cache Commercial Club 1905 Yearbook, J.P. Smith Printing, Logan, Utah, 1905 (Series I, Box 11, Fd 2)
The Logan Chamber of Commerce Articles of Incorporation, 1928 (Series I, Box 11, Fd 3).
This twenty-one box collection contains the historical papers of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. The materials in this collection consist of the Chamber's files, financial papers, blueprints, and meeting minutes, spanning the period from 1907 to 1999 and yielding detailed information about early economic ventures in the Cache Valley area. Some economic ventures of special interest include the mandatory closure of all businesses in Logan on Wednesday afternoons during the 1910s and 1920s to support the local baseball team, the operation of a town pool hall during the 1910s and 1920s, promoting the construction of Logan's sidewalks and roads, railroad involvement, and the construction of the Logan City Post Office.
The materials in this collection have been divided into three series, Series I: Chamber minutes and files, Series II: Financial papers, Series III: Blueprints and floor plans.
For additional information on the activities of the Cache Chamber of Commerce should see the published version of Chamber's annual reports published by the Herald Journal from 1960 to the 1990s in January or early February of each year.
Those desiring to view photographs connected with the Cache Chamber of Commerce should inquire with the USU Special Collections & Archives photograph curator.
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Cache Chamber of Commerce papers, 1904-1999. (COLL MSS 293). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Series I: Chamber minutes and files.
Boxes 1-10 contain the Chamber's meetings minutes from 1907 to 1987. These meeting minutes have been organized chronologically. Boxes 11-16 contain the Chamber's files, reports, articles of incorporation, and three scrapbooks. The material have been arranged topically and chronologically.
Series II: Financial papers.
Boxes 1-4 contain the financial papers of the Chamber from 1916-1994. The financial papers consist of ledgers, yearly financial reports, monthly financial statements, and receipt registers. This material has been organized chronologically.
Series III: Blueprints and floor plans.
Items 1-12 consist of blueprints and floor plans from the Logan City post office building on Main Street (currently the site of the Chamber's headquarters) spanning the period from 1908 to 1951. Items 13-16 consist of two floor plan sketches of the Harris Office Building (circa 1999), one blueprint of the Knitting Mill Building (undated), and one blueprint of the Lundstrom Building (undated). These items have all been arranged chronologically.
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