The Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
is an independent organization that represents the business community
in the Waltham area and West Suburban region. There are nearly 700
business members who invest in the organization with their dollars,
program ideas, and volunteer effort through committees and other related
activities. In turn, the Chamber utilizes the investment to help business
do business through local governmental affairs, state and federal
legislative advocacy, public relations, economic and community development,
business and educational programs, and a "voice for business."
It is a partnership that works. The Chamber is effective because of
a strong membership base. The expectations, policies, goals and direction
of the organization are defined by the Board of Directors, elected
annually, and led by the chief elected volunteer, the Chairman of
the Board. The operations of the organization are led by an Executive
Director and a professional support staff. The committee structure
excels because of member representatives who work with the Board and
staff to get the day-to-day job done.
The Chamber is 100% funded by the membership. It does not receive
any city, state or federal dollars and is not directly affiliated
with City Hall. While we work with, and maintain good working relationships
with our public sector entities, the Chamber is a private sector organization
accountable only to its membership.
Dollars invested with the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
are deductible as a business expense and not a charitable donation.
The Chamber is a taxable, not-for-profit 501C (6) corporation and
is subject to all IRS statutes.