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New Web Site Adds Muscle to Chamber Advocacy

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Chamber of Commerce today announced the upgrade of its Internet Web site (www.uschamber.com). The new site represents a vital component of the Chamber's expanded Washington lobbying efforts and grassroots advocacy.

It will also provide instant access to the latest policy information, small business tools, and a direct communications channel between its more than three million members and Capitol Hill.

"This Web site will provide American businesses with a direct link to policy makers and the information they need to fight for the issues that will help them increase their bottom lines," said Thomas Donohue, Chamber President and CEO. "It's a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs who want to get engaged in the political process."

The Web site offers Chamber members and the general public information on legislative issues affecting business, a Congressional and local chamber directory, a calendar of upcoming Chamber events and a multimedia library including audio and video clips.

Capitalizing on the Chamber's success in the last election with its grassroots campaign, the new Web site also includes a section devoted to VoteforBusiness.com which will allow supporters of a pro-business agenda to weigh in on legislation that impacts the business community.

With unique content on Washington affairs written by the Chamber's policy and communications staff, over 7,000 pages of business how-to content, and the most powerful online grassroots tool, the new site will have a big impact inside the Beltway and around the country.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

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