Wednesday October 19th is “Support Your Local Chamber Day” an annual event promoted by the U.S. Chamber to promote and recognize the value that local Chambers of Commerce bring to their communities and region.
A chamber of commerce is a group of businesses and organizations that support the interests of its members. Each chamber of commerce will elect its own leadership and decide what agendas to pursue. A chamber does not create laws, but they may influence pro-business policies by lobbying legislators.
The very first “Chamber of Commerce” was established in Marseille, France in 1599. In this region Chambers of Commerce have been in existing for over one hundred years and are active in many of our communities and counties in the KRCU listening area.
While members join a chamber for differing reasons, the benefits can be numerous for each member. From networking opportunities and business development to leadership opportunities and collaboration to help strengthen and grow the economic success of the community and region.
Chambers of commerce are our nation’s strongest small business advocates, providing a voice for thousands of communities across America. When businesses succeed, communities succeed, and state and local chambers are there every step of the way, empowering businesses to grow and thrive amid even the most challenging circumstances.
Whether you belong to the Chamber in Farmington, St. Genevieve, Perryville, or Jackson, down in Kennett and Poplar Bluff, New Madrid, Dexter, Sikeston, Scott City or right here in Cape Girardeau. Take a moment this week to celebrate “Support Your Local Chamber Day” on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.