Your local Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade/Votre chambre de commerce locale
A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business organization, supported by its member firms to promote the areas economic growth and development. A Chamber enables businessmen and businesswomen to accomplish collectively what no one of them could do individually, creating a pool of resources from which one can draw ideas, energy, and finances.The 21st century Chamber is the hub of community development and prosperity. In addition to being the voice of business, it typically provides its member firms a host of benefits designed to gain visibility, provide resources and tools to help them compete in the new world market.
Your local Chamber provides a powerful voice on behalf of the business community; it speaks out on issues such as taxes, transportation and education that affect your business because you are located in the area. As a member of your local Chamber you make that voice even stronger to speak on your behalf. Your membership investment allows your local Chamber to be a resource of information and services for the business community and the region that it serves. Many businesses both small and large support the Chamber because it is simply good business.
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