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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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Ridings claims that the commercial associations had better links to politicians than the somewhat later industrial associations which were more likely to work with the press.
The Santos Commercial Association was founded in 1870 by a group of men in the coffee trade the cornerstone of the city's progress, with the purpose; "to associate without distinction of nationality of all those who dedicate themselves to commerce and industry in the city of Santos.
The creation of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro, for example, came in the decade in which coffee became Brazil's chief product, and the birth of the Commercial Association of Pernambuco in 1839 coincided with a steep rise in sugar exportation from Recife.
After classification by a team of qualified trade experts, the lots were reduced to 101 samples which were sent for final classification at the coffee testing facilities of the Santos Commercial Association.
From commercial association members' point of view, it is their business, but not their castle, that needs protecting.
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the region's eight county marketing, business and economic development organization, and the WNY Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR), announced their partnership with GIS Planning which has resulted in the launch of a new commercial listing system for the Buffalo Niagara region.
The Santos Commercial Association, sponsors of the Santos International Coffee Seminars, will hold its bi-annual seminar May 16-19, 2006 at the Casa Grande Hotel in Guaruja, Brazil.
LaBar's expertise is centered on commercial association management and real estate property management along with management of single-family home, condominium and master planned communities.
Tyton BioEnergy Systems and Sunchem in Virginia declared a research and commercial association combining Tyton s research, development and commercial capabilities with Sunchem s Solaris tobacco variety to set up an internationally significant alliance to advance tobacco-based green chemicals and biofuels.
Redmond is a past Women in Business award winner and has received numerous professional accolades, including the Triangle Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement award for Women in Business, Business Leader magazine's Woman Extraordinaire and the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors' Realtor of the Year award.
TCN Worldwide, told a meeting of the Long Island Metro Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors.
This year the meeting was held at facilities offered by the Santos Commercial Association.

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