Amazon Joins the D.C. Chamber of Commerce – AmazingNews24


Amazon, an electronic commerce, cloud and Web services company based out of Seattle, Washington, United States of America. The company was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5th, 1994. Amazon is the largest internet company by virtue of its revenue in the world. The company started as an online book seller and ventured into video/audio downloading, streaming, software, video games, clothing, furnishing, electronics, food, toys and jewelry. It also has the largest infrastructure of cloud service. It has separate retail web sites in several countries across the globe.

Amazon had surpassed Walmart in terms of Market capitalization in the United States of America. It is also the second largest employer in the United States after Walmart. It employs a multi-level ecommerce strategy wherein the focus is on business to consumer as well as business to business and has expanded to consumer to consumer business with Amazon Marketplace.  In order to augment its position around the United States of America in the retail and web services sector, it has joined the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. Washington business journal reveals that the president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Vincent Orange has stated to have informed that Amazon was invoiced with $2,285 towards membership subscription in late August applicable to companies having employees between 101 to 200 in the District.

He also has expressed this as a major achievement as they expect Amazon being a part of the government affairs committee. However, no comments could be received from Amazon itself on this. But it is pertinent that Amazon had been putting a lot of efforts to work with local business groups, various stakeholders and lawmakers. Further Amazon had advertised for the requirement of an economic development manager to work with the local chamber of commerce. About two years ago, Amazon web services had joined the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce according to the Director of membership and brand strategies of the group. It is already member of Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Board of Trade and Northern Virginia Technical Council.