The German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter (GACC PIT) was founded in 2015 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. We are a private, non-profit organization and serve as the official representative of German trade in Western Pennsylvania. We are part of an international network composed of 130 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 90 countries.
Members enjoy the benefits of networking events, a professional team with transatlantic expertise, visibility for their brand on our digital and print channels, exclusive invitations to events and conferences, publications and databases, visa and legal services, career support, and more.
In addition to the mentioned services, we are implementing the German dual Apprenticeship system in Pittsburgh and can currently offer four different training programs. The goal is to train high school students as well as other employees who already work in the company, through the apprenticeship program and to provide them with the skills and abilities needed in the company. It is a very good alternative to avoid the high costs of studying as companies pay for the tuition costs during the training period.
The German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter (GACC PIT), which builds on the legacy of the German American Business Circle (GABC), provides breakthrough promotion of trade and commercial activity for its members and for the business community as a whole between the Western Pennsylvania region and Germany, other German-speaking countries, and other EU-based countries. The Pittsburgh Chapter offers a German and European-focused network and a convening forum that is unparalleled in the region.
The German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter (GACC PIT) represents companies and individuals in our region, providing services, programming, networking opportunities, and membership benefits. The mission of the GACC PIT is to provide business and educational opportunities for our members. Membership in the GACC PIT provides direct access to the services and other benefits offered by the GACC of New York (GACCNY). Through our affiliation with GACCNY, we not only belong to one of three regional German-American Chambers of Commerce offices in the United States but we are also part of the worldwide network of German Chambers Abroad (“Deutsche Auslandshandelskammern” or “AHK”). Our association with the GACCNY office provides our members with connections to over 3 million companies represented by the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (“Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammertag”or “DIHK’) in Germany. One of the many services provided by the New York office to all of our members is finding the right German business partner or customer for our U.S. member companies.