Established in 1995, the Gerede Chamber of Commerce and Industry acquired legal personality following the request of 51% of real and legal persons registered in the Bolu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This was as a result of the application made to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce by persons such as District Governor Cengiz ATA, Selahattin Atalay, under the leadership of İsmail Hakkı Pehlivan among the members. Through the first body elections on 4-5-6 October 1995 with the support of Mr. Mehmet DÖNEN, the Minister of Industry and Commerce of the time, and Mrs. Meftune Emiroğlu, the Industry Head of Department of the time at TOBB and our fellow townsperson. The first Chairman of the Executive Board was İsmail Hakkı Pehlivan and the President of the Assembly was İbrahim Baygın, while the Board consisted of Kemal Birbilener, Kemal Özmen, Yunus Calayır and Sait Ahıskalıoğlu. The first general secretary of the chamber was Şerafettin Dağyıldızı and Mehmet Gürcan, Nazif Konuk, Suavi Çevik, Ahmet Konuk, Ali Atay, Kemal Çınar were elected as first assembly members.