The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is
structured in the same manner as other Chambers. There are leadership roles within the
organization, as well as a President who is in charge of the organization as a
whole. The Nashville Chamber of Commerce collects dues from the myriad of
member businesses in order to fund the many activities of the Chamber.
Membership dues to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
helps to pay for the materials which are
distributed to members. Any time there is a point of law which may affect the businesses, such as an increase in taxes or the
ability to continue selling a certain type of item, members are made aware
through materials which are distributed to each member.
In addition to educational materials, the
Nashville Chamber of Commerce will help to assist members in handling legal
issues that may arise. For example, if a member business is having legal
troubles, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce will help that business to obtain legal services
and may even provide a lawyer for that business.
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce
also helps to lobby against legislation which could have a negative impact on
local businesses. For example, added taxes and fees for certain items, such as
concert tickets, may have a negative impact on concert venues. In response, the
Nashville Chamber of Commerce may lobby against those changes. In contrast, the
Nashville Chamber of Commerce will lobby for changes which would have a
positive impact on member businesses.