The first chamber of commerce in the United States was the New York City chamber, founded in 1783. The first chamber in the world was believed to be founded in 1599 in Marseille, France. That’s quite a legacy.
A local chamber of commerce is an organization of business owners that exists to further their collective interests and create a thriving business community and local economy. The professional and personal relationships you cultivate are likely to serve as the foundation of long-term growth for your business.
When you need office supplies, there’s no shortage of options. You can go to the big discount department stores. They usually have two aisles dedicated to general office supplies – if you can find them between the bedding and the groceries.
You can go to the national office supply chains, where the same products are sold in every store across the country. And if you can get the college kids to put their smartphones away, you might actually get some help.
You can also visit your local office supplier – a fellow local business – where you can speak to a member of your community who understands the challenges of running a local business, and how to overcome those challenges. EZ Office Products knows the local business community and deals with the same folks and issues as you do.
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