The Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit and it incurs costs of operations and expenses similar to any other type of business. Those expenses are apportioned among its members, individuals and firms, representing all types of business, industry and the professions. All share a mutual desire to achieve a better community for all its citizens. The Chamber is not funded through the city, county, or bed tax. Chamber of Commerce membership is an investment in the present and future welfare of both individuals and their community.