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chamber of commerce

an association, primarily of people in business, to promote the commercial interests of an area.
Abbreviation: C of C.
Origin of chamber of commerce
1780-90 Unabridged
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  • Other business owners in my chamber of commerce are making the same decision.
  • He burst into a tiny chamber of commerce and began joking with businessmen, teachers and farmers.
  • According to the local chamber of commerce, some of the smallest producers have already gone out of business.
  • Last year he took up the same job at the local chamber of commerce.
  • Even so, the city's chamber of commerce and the oil industry are unhappy.
British Dictionary definitions for chamber of commerce

chamber of commerce

(sometimes capitals) an organization composed mainly of local businessmen to promote, regulate, and protect their interests
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