chamber of commerce

noun phrase

: an association of businesspeople to promote commercial and industrial interests in the community

Examples of chamber of commerce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the Stuttgart chamber of commerce asked its 175,000 members to name their biggest challenges, red tape topped the list. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Essentially, our city council, chamber of commerce and public school districts need to partner in becoming a more attractive draw for consideration for a university. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2024 The town expects as many as 20,000 visitors for the eclipse, Travis Ferland, owner of the Rangeley Inn and board member at the local chamber of commerce, told ABC News. Max Zahn, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 Lilly Palmer, director of the chamber of commerce, said Thursday the Muenster Jaycees typically previously received 77% of the beer sales at Germanfest, but because of rising costs to run the festival the chamber asked them to go down to 70%. Noah Alcala Bach, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 Apr. 2024 Then, like so many Nevadans rooting for the home team — Las Vegas, that is — even Dee Dee can’t help sounding a little like a member of the chamber of commerce. John L. Smith, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2024 My small suburban city shows 24 that belong to the local chamber of commerce. Bill Conerly, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The announcement was supported by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb alongside One Southern Indiana, the area chamber of commerce, River Ridge Development Authority, Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg and other business leaders in the area. The Indianapolis Star, 25 Jan. 2024 The announcement was supported by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb alongside One Southern Indiana, the area chamber of commerce, River Ridge Development Authority, Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg, and other business leaders in the area. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chamber of commerce was in 1683

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“Chamber of commerce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamber%20of%20commerce. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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