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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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During the meetings, participants discussed how to best coordinate efforts to facilitate trade, strengthen the WCFs global network and empower chambers of commerce to play a more active role as facilitators of business.
The partnerships will also be delivered by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and St Helens Chamber of Commerce.
The 2013 competition, organised by the ICC World Chambers Federation, is the only international event of its scale that recognises innovative projects undertaken by chambers of commerce and industry from around the world.
The officials of the International Chambers of Commerce are meeting to exchange experiences and ideas about how to consolidate cooperation between the businesses communities represented by the Commerce Chambers in addressing the challenges facing them.
Chamber of Commerce, as well as a former small business owner, I truly understand and appreciate how our chambers of commerce support and stimulate local economies and help create vibrant communities throughout the province.
"Exhibiting at the 2013 Congress and Exhibition guarantees worldwide exposure to a wide range of chambers of commerce and business leaders," said Remy Rowhani, Qatar Chamber Director General and ICC Qatar CEO.
West Midlands Chambers of Commerce and businesses met for the first time in a joint event which Mike Ashton, chair of the West Midlands Chambers of Commerce, said will aid joint working.
The event was organized with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and in association with Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing & Common Amenities, Government of Sri Lanka, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
Focusing on the issues discussed at the 14th General Assembly of the OIC member countries chambers of commerce and industries, Nahavandian reiterated, "The participants at this gathering, held in the presence of Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arnich, and the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsan Oglu, the amendments of the ICCI Letter of Association were approved."
Amman,Jan.11(Petra)-The Franco Jordanian Business club (CAFRAJ) acting as the French chamber of commerce and Industry in Jordan will hold Thursday ,a Regional Conference for the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Africa and the Middle East.
Its member network has more than 350,000 businesses represented through Chambers of Commerce in each State and Territory, and a nationwide network of industry associations.