The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(ac)(6), private, member-based business organization. It was established in 1969 and incorporated in 1976. The Chamber is not a department of any governmental or social service agency, charitable institution, private advertising, publicity or public relations agency. The Chamber is financed through membership investments (dues) that are tax-deductible as a legitimate business expense. Membership is strictly voluntary and is an investment in the present and future of Oconomowoc.