Remember the old days ?
By Sandy Bell, President of Chew Valley Chamber of Commerce. Once upon a time, long ago, members used to meet up in places like the Queen’s Arms or the Pelican to have a sociable drink and chat before our regular meetings and afterwards some of us would stay on for a meal - amazing, when you think about it. Things are very different now of course, but it takes more than a global pandemic to de-rail Chew Valley Chamber of Commerce. We have been keeping members up to date by se
Facing the crisis together
At the end of the 16th century, merchants in the French City of Marseille were engaged in a critical quarrel with the port authorities. They decided to form an organisation so they could speak with one voice and met up in a room, in French a “chambre”, and so the Chamber of Commerce was born. More than 400 years on and the Chamber name is known around the world, helping business people get to know one another, to pass on information and make sure their views are heard in the