Of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs… This is the best way of defining a chamber of commerce.
Founding a chamber of commerce is on the initiative OF entrepreneurs, who wish to collaborate, who want to develop their region, who want to defend their interests. Chambers help companies jointly tackle problems too major for one enterprise alone.
While chambers are not part of the government, they collaborate closely with it. In order to achieve results that are in the common interest. They speak FOR entrepreneurs because they know that a healthy business climate is a condition for greater prosperity.
Chambers of commerce are run BY entrepreneurs, although in the interests of the general business world and the economic development of the region, as opposed to individual interests.
Chambers of commerce represent the local business world, at all levels, in all dimensions and sectors.
Do you want contact with other entrepreneurs? Would you like information about a new tax measure?
You have founded a company and wish to grow.
The Belgian chambers’ activities do not cease at the national borders.
Chambers for trade and industry developed all over Europe from the 17th century through the endeavour of merchants to bring their knowledge together into an organisation able to defend and promote the economic interests of their city and region without self-interest and without any distinction.
Chambers of commerce are run by and for businesses.