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WHO TO TRUST?

If you want information from a chamber of commerce, better find out who you're dealing with first. Last year, complaints about huge fees and unfilled orders for research led to a probe of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Greater New York. Refunds ended the matter. The problem: ''chamber of commerce'' can't be trademarked, so some for-profit businesses, such as the Adult Chamber of Commerce, which serves the sex industry, use it. In Nashville and Washington, too, groups are at odds over the name.

EDITED BY EDITH UPDIKE


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