A chamber of commerce works to promote local businesses. Chambers of commerce are organizations that business owners join as a way of interacting with other businesses. These organizations offer opportunities for business networking and are often involved in promoting local charity events.
Chambers of commerce work closely with local government officials by informing them about problems that businesses face, and they work to promoting economic and business growth. Many chamber members are active in business-promotion and charitable events which increase their goodwill in the eyes of local consumers. Some chambers of commerce focus specifically on helping women or minorities.