Frequently Asked Questions
Research a Company
- Is XYZ COMPANY a member of the Chamber of Commerce?
Membership in the Chamber is open to any company and does not imply our endorsement of the organization. We will not confirm the membership status of organizations. Many of our members display a plaque or window cling with the Chamber membership logo, or will have our logo on their website. To find out if a specific company is a member, please search our Business Directory, which is searchable by business category and company name. If the purpose of your request is to determine the validity of a company, we suggest that you contact the Better Business Bureau or the state and local consumer protection agencies. The Federal Trade Commission also has a useful website for consumers.
- Can you tell me if XYZ COMPANY is a legitimate company?
The Chamber is not a government agency, and therefore has no authority to investigate how companies conduct business. Your best sources for researching a business is the Better Business Bureau and your local consumer protection agencies. The Federal Trade Commission has information for consumers on how to avoid scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on other consumer topics.
- How can I file a complaint about a business or company?
The Chamber is not a government agency, and therefore has no authority to investigate how companies conduct business, nor are we able to accept complaints. You can file a complaint against a business with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Better Business Bureau.
- Are the majority of your members small businesses?
Yes. Small businesses are the backbone of the Chamber, our community and the U.S. economy. Nearly 95% of our members employ 100 or fewer people. Through their Chamber membership they have the opportunity to network, meet with their elected officials and learn from their peers.