From our latest issue: What is a Chamber of Commerce and what does it do?

By Kevin Martin.

What is a Chamber of Commerce and what does it do?

Well, a Chamber of Commerce is a form of business network. It’s a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. A Chambers most basic fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for their local community.
A Chamber initiates business-to-business commerce and opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals.

Because a Chamber of Commerce is a non-governmental institution, it has no direct role in the writing and passing of laws and regulations that affect businesses. It can, however, lobby in an attempt to get laws passed that are favourable to businesses. The Chamber of Commerce serves as the representative from the business community.

Despite common misconceptions, a Chamber of Commerce does not receive public or government funding. The majority of Chambers of Commerce existing today, survive as a result of membership dues, donations and fund raising events.

The Kindersley Chamber of Commerce is working hard during this unfortunate pandemic to help our local businesses with an exciting new addition that is a part of our SHOPKINDERSLEY.CA program. It involves E-Commerce and shopping not just online, but also shopping our local stores. More details to follow. Please browse our website for the latest updates.

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