A Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to protect and improve the business climate and quality of life within a specific region. Although Chambers often work with large public agencies, they are not departments of any government organization.
The mission of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is to increase the region’s livability by advancing its economic vitality. To do this, the Asheville Chamber divides its work into several departments: Member Services & Communications, Economic Development, Public Policy and the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Asheville Chamber is a partnership of over 2,000 businesses, organizations and coalitions that work toward common goals of supporting the community and fellow businesses.