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Membership Policies and Procedures

As private membership organizations, chambers must have written membership standards and qualifications both for individual behaviors and for business/organizational activities - either in their by-laws or a policy statement. In a written policy, a chamber can clearly state expectations of privacy, admittance to membership, termination of membership, non-payment consequences, and use of copyrighted material or website policies. Some chambers have had to make difficult decisions regarding denial of membership or termination of membership. If by-laws or process documents do not have written membership eligibility qualification (and disqualification) statements, a membership challenge will likely lead the chamber to seek legal counsel to set a course of action and resolution.

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Last Updated: 6/13/2018

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