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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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Chambers of commerce are designated as corporations with special status under the Chambers of Commerce Act.
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The award acknowledges businesses and chambers of commerce that have demonstrated ethical leadership and corporate stewardship and have made a difference in their communities.
Ruth Lopez-Williams, the chairman of the Latino Business Association, a trade group, said many Latino chambers of commerce serve as transitional organizations, helping to ease Latino businessmen and women into the mainstream community.
NEW LEADERS: Encino-based United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley recently named its new board of directors.
The award acknowledges businesses and chambers of commerce that have demonstrated ethical leadership and corporate stewardship through a specific community service program outside of the United States.