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Chamber of Commerce

an organization which operates primarily to serve the needs of the business community in an industrial city or area. Chambers of Commerce provide a forum for local businessmen and traders to discuss matters of mutual interest and provide a range of services to their members, especially small businesses, including, for example in the UK, information on business opportunities locally and nationally and, in conjunction with the DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, export advisory services, export market intelligence, participation in overseas visits and trade fairs, and the issue of CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN. In recent years, a particular concern of many chambers has been the provision of training facilities and centres, run either independently or in conjunction with the government's LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCILS. At the national level the movement is represented by the Association of British Chambers of Commerce. See EXPORTING, TRAINING.

chamber of commerce

an organization that operates primarily to serve the needs of the business community in an industrial city or area. Chambers of commerce provide a forum for local businessmen and traders to discuss matters of mutual interest and provide a range of services to their members, especially small businesses, including, for example, in the UK, information on business opportunities locally and nationally and, in conjunction with the DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, export advisory services, export market intelligence, etc. See also BUSINESS LINK.
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The Chamber of Trade had already pledged a substantial contribution towards the appeal with Cyngor Tref Porthmadog agreeing to cover the health and safety issues and paying for installing the lights.
"The Christmas Lights has been our main project over the past few years, so we are going to change from a Chamber of Trade into a Meltham Christmas Committee, which hopefully will widen the scope a little and encourage more people to get involved."
It will mean we can organise join networking events for the good of members of both organistions and the Chamber of Trade can now tap into some of the services available to our members."
For details, contact either Halesowen Chamber of Trade on 0121 585 5495 or town centre management on 01384 815708
The move has been backed by the town's Chamber of Trade and town centre manager Mr Ian Coker and is to go before the local council for consideration.
Now the Chamber of Trade has spoken out over the report.
Chamber of trade spokesman John Beynon, pictured, said: "It can only damage the town, and the chamber of trade are here to promote and protect the town centre."
Addressing a ceremony at the Chamber of Trade and Commerce here Wednesday, he said they wanted to share technology and expertise for enhancing power generation capacity of Jam Shoro and Muzaffargarh Thermal Power Stations.
But this year Ammanford Chamber of Trade were confident of breaking that world record with 400 people registered to take part in the festive gathering.
The former Dyfed-Powys Police special constable and Iraq war veteran had was appointed chairman of Neath Chamber of Trade in November.
After months of planning, the Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade yesterday staged its fifth annual sandcastle competition.
REPRESENTATIVES of Caerphilly County Borough Council met Bargoed Chamber of Trade yesterday to give traders the latest news on plans for a retail and leisure development.

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