While The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is a national and vital connection between business and the federal government, its local chamber and board of trade members enable businesses to shape public policies at the municipal, regional, and provincial/territorial levels of government. The ability to connect 175,000 businesses and organizations and to communicate to all levels of government on business issues with the voice of business is what gives The Canadian Chamber network, and individual chambers like the St. John’s Board of Trade, its power.