The Bloemfontein Chamber of Commerce and Industry was constituted in March 2004 following unity negotiations among three former business organisations – CBI/SBI (‘Central Business Incorporated), the AHI and NAFCOC.   In forming a new chamber of commerce and industry, the unifying bodies agreed to forego their independent identities. Following the unification, the Bloemfontein Chamber of Commerce and Industry is actively campaigning for recognition of the local and provincial governments as the representative of the business community in Bloemfontein as well as the Free State. The membership of the BCCI consists of over 500 companies – a membership that places the Chamber as one of the top 10 chambers of commerce in South Africa.