This article perfectly sums up why my business avoids joining the Chamber. If you mssed the ugly ads during election season, you were sleeping. The US Chamber is definitely destroying the country with its support for candidates that would rather push dogmatic, ideologic drivel than actually run the country (if that doesn't bring a certain someone to mind, I don't know what would). The local Chambers claim they are not associated with that, but some of the local Chambers push right-wing local policies too. We are going to avoid them until they change their name to [local] Business Network or something, and show they really are not part of the Chamber's Big Business wolf in sheeps clothing.