the local chamber of commerce strikes me as a useless entity to belong to. like many organizations of its nature, it seems to exist solely for the purpose of securing jobs for its employees.
the only part of it that seems even REMOTELY useful to me is the networking aspect, much of which can be done in front of my computer. i've seen pictures of their gatherings, and it looks to be a bunch of suburban people all sitting around drinking punch from plastic cups hoping everyone believes they are the richest person in the room. not my scene. furthermore, i can't see that my customers would care if i'm a member of this club, either. just useless. i'll keep my membership fees, thank you very much.
i just noticed: every post i've made in this thread has been negative. i need to start meditating or something.