Birmingham Board of Trade

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The Birmingham Board of Trade was a merchants' association. When it was operating from rooms in the Marre building in 1884 James Van Hoose was president and J. D. Moore was secretary.

A new Birmingham Board of Trade was formed in 1899 as an alternative to the Birmingham Commercial Club, one which would focus more on issues facing merchants rather than all business in the city. Because of its narrower representation, the Board of Trade was able to adopt a unified voice on issues particularly affecting trade.

The Board of Trade participated in the creation of the Merchant's Exchange and the Businessmen's League.