How to Locate Your Chamber of Commerce

Each city across the United States has a Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce members include the business owners and representatives of each specific area. Some large urban communities combine their areas to create one Chamber of Commerce. No matter the size, the Chamber of Commerce provides their community with support and innovative ideas to create economic growth.

Begin the search for the local Chamber of Commerce in the phone book. Large urban communities list the Chamber of Commerce in the business section of the phone book. Other locations include the yellow pages and in the government section at the front of the phone book. If the Chamber of Commerce’s phone number cannot be found in the phone book, call the local City Hall and ask for the phone number.

The Internet provides a plethora of information regarding the Chamber of Commerce for the majority of the cities across the United States. Open your search window. Locate the search bar and type in name of the town or city and Chamber of Commerce. Select search and a page will appear with the several choices. Click on the link that contains the information typed into the search bar. A page will appear with the desired pertinent information. Print off the information if so desired.

Contact local business owners and speak with them about the Chamber of Commerce for the area. Ask where the Chamber of Commerce is located. Other questions to ask the business owner includes such things as what the Chamber of Commerce does for the area, when it meets, some of the organizations or business involved and what benefits the Chamber provides. Business owners are a good source for information. Ask the same questions to the individual who answers the phone at the Chamber of Commerce Office.

Both the information in the phone book and on the Internet provide a phone number for the Chamber of Commerce and a location. Locate the Chamber of Commerce building using a city map, GPS system or map the address over the Internet. Urban areas have a specific building for their Chamber of Commerce while small rural communities have a designated location where their members meet.

Consider becoming a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Community involvement and networking are just two of the benefits members enjoy.