Organized in 1920, the Independence Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting the economic growth of Independence. The Independence Chamber of Commerce is governed by more than 750 member businesses who elect a 22-member board of directors that determines policies and sets goals. The board employs a president who hires a professional staff to handle the daily Chamber operations. The Independence Chamber of Commerce’s goals and yearly planned program of action are accomplished through the collective efforts of the board, staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.