How to Write a Letter to the Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber of Commerce--a non-profit organization that represents and promotes local businesses--is located in every city. The local businesses elect a board of directors, which will hire a President or Executive CEO who will be in charge of executing and organizing the Chamber's programs and events. If you would like to contact the Chamber of Commerce with a suggestion or solution to an issue, the most effective way to get in touch with them is to write a letter.

1 Prepare to write your letter

Prepare to write your letter. Decide what you are writing to them about. This could be a complaint, suggestion, or a lobbying letter. Then, get the name and address of the particular Chamber of Commerce member you are trying to reach.

2 Open your letter

Open your letter. Address who you are trying to write to with "Honorable," the Chamber position, followed by "Mr.," " Mrs." or "Ms." then the name.

3 Introduce yourself

Introduce yourself. Mention anything about yourself that may be relevant to the subject of your letter such as what you do for a living. This will give them information on who you are.

4 Write your main issue or purpose

Write your main issue or purpose of your letter. You can mention an issue effecting the community and a suggestion that you have for the future. Be sure to summarize the effect of the issue or suggestion, and why you think it is important.

5 Mention the issue

Mention how the issue will effect you personally and describe the action that you would like them to take. This will make the letter a little more effective and personal.

6 Close your letter

Close your letter and thank them for their consideration of your suggestions. Then, sign your full name on the letter, and include your address.

Sean Barboza started his freelance writing career in 2005, with his work appearing in various online publications. His writing expertise lies in many areas such as technology, culture and music. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from California State University at Bakersfield.