chamber of commerce

noun
an association, primarily of people in business, to promote the commercial interests of an area. Abbreviation: C of C

Origin:
1780–90

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

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Example sentences
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.
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