When you’re working for a company, you may find that you’re asked to do things that you wouldn’t normally do. Perhaps you’re asked to be a part of a new and improved project, to meet with a client and discuss your ideas, or to perform a service for someone else. The point is that these things don’t come naturally to many people.
One day I was asked to attend the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce’s special networking event. Because I was an independent contractor (which I was, but I didnt want to admit this at the time), I had no business connections; I didnt know anyone at this event, although I heard about it from someone who did. All I had was a vague idea that this event might be fun, so I agreed to go.
The Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce event is not sponsored by, or affiliated with, the Chamber of Commerce. It’s a networking event hosted by a business that has a website to promote itself. The Chamber of Commerce does not endorse, promote, or sanction the organization of this event, and should you choose to attend, you should NOT be affiliated in anyway with the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce has not approved the event, and has advised that anyone attending should not do any business with the Chamber of Commerce. We don’t know the details or agenda of this event, but we do know that this is the first business event of its kind hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce is a trade association based in the state of Utah and is one of the largest business organizations in the country. It is very well known for its strong lobbying practices that have placed the Chamber in the center of many political battles. In fact, Utah has been a hotbed of this lobbying activity and many of the members of the Chamber have been vocal in support of the interests of the state’s business community.
In this new documentary from the Chamber of Commerce, the film discusses its relationship with the local Salt Lake County Sheriff’s department and how that relationship led to the creation of a special deputy assigned to work for them. The special deputy was named a “Chamber of Commerce Ambassador” and made up of both officers from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s office and the Chamber of Commerce.
The documentary also discusses the “stakeholder” role that the Salt Lake County Sheriffs office has played in the chamber, and how the chamber is taking an active role in the development of Utah’s business community.
That the Chamber of Commerce has a significant stake in the growth and development of Lake County as a whole is a refreshing change from the usual “the chambers of commerce only care about their own interests” type of view. But more importantly, the documentary shows how the Chamber of Commerce is a strong voice in the legislature on many issues affecting the business community of Utah.
The Chamber of Commerce is Utah’s business lobby, which represents more than 3,000 businesses and professional organizations in Utah. The Chamber is also a large donor to Utah political campaigns, giving $500,000 to the Republican National Committee and $250,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2012. The Chamber is also active in Utah’s political races, giving almost $4.5 million to candidates over four years.
The Chamber has been a longtime supporter of the business initiative called “Utah for Utah Business,” launched in January 2011. This initiative is a statewide effort to promote business interests and economic development in Utah. The Chamber of Commerce has also made numerous donations to non-profit organizations that support causes that are important to Utah’s business community, including the Utah Hospital Association, the Salt Lake County Chamber of Commerce, and Utah’s Chamber of Commerce for the Arts and Sciences.