Chamber Blog

What is advocacy, anyway?

What is advocacy, anyway?

Not too long ago I wrote a blog about what a Chamber of Commerce is and what it is not. Some of the questions that I got after the blog was published were about advocacy. What is advocacy? How does the Chamber do advocacy work? What difference does advocacy work make?...

Separation of Chamber and City Hall

Separation of Chamber and City Hall

I’ve been working at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce for about 15 years now and I’ve noticed a fairly common misperception about what a Chamber of Commerce actually is. Often when I’m out at an event, someone will ask me what I do for a living.  When I...