Member Code of Conduct

As a Member of the Chamber of St. Matthews, I/we recognize that membership is a privilege and that a membership brings with it the responsibility to assure that all members understand and commit to the following code of conduct.

The code of conduct shall, without limitation, require members and all participants of Chamber-sponsored programs to:

  • Abide by the Bylaws of the Chamber of St. Matthews for any applicable programs of the Chamber. The Bylaws serve as the governing document for all programs and will supersede all other documents.
  • Refrain from publicly disparaging the business practices of fellow members and refrain from condoning or
    engaging in misrepresentation or unethical practices.
  • Conduct business and professional activities in a reputable manner so as to reflect honorably upon the business community and fellow Chamber members.
  • Respect the reputation, profile and status of the Chamber of St. Matthews and its staff, and represent the Chamber accordingly.
    • Be respectful, fair and civil;
    • Speak candidly and truthfully; Do not make false, fictitious, or misleading claims.
    • Avoid all forms of harassment, illegal discrimination, threats or violence.
    • Understand, support and promote the Vision and Mission of the Chamber of St. Matthews and cooperate with
      fellow members in the application of this Code of Conduct.
    • Whenever reasonably possible, participate in the functions and activities of the Chamber.
    • Observe the highest standards of ethics in rendering services and/or offering products for sale, based on the
      members’ own knowledge and expertise.
    • Refrain from engaging in any practices prohibited by law or seeking unfair advantage over fellow members and
      conform to all laws established by Municipal, State and Federal governments for the control of said business, where applicable.
    • Present a true presentation in all advertising. Goods and services shall be advertised in accordance with all
      Municipal, State and Federal legislation.
    • Respect the role of the Chamber staff.
    • Contribute positively to the communities in which they operate, supporting local initiatives, charities, and sustainable practices.
    • Strive to minimize the negative impacts of their business activities on the environment and society.
    • Address any complaints or disputes with fellow members or the Chamber in a respectful and constructive manner, seeking resolution through dialogue and mediation whenever possible.
    • The Chamber is fully committed to tolerance, diversity, and respect for differences. When dealing with others,
      members are expected to:


  • I/we also understand that the failure to adhere to the professional and personal obligations of the Chamber of St. Matthews, as outlined above, and defined in the Chamber Bylaws, can result in the termination of my/our


Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

The Chamber of St. Matthews (The Chamber) believes that a policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment is in the best interests of our organization and our members. For this reason, it will be the policy of The Chamber to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws relating to discrimination or harassment.

Chamber members should remain neutral in matters involving race, gender, age, sexual orientation or sexual identity, political or religious affiliation, and will conduct itself in a manner free of discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment.

Members participating in Chamber activities that are found to have discriminated against a fellow chamber member or harassed them risk their participation in future chamber events and activities and/or even their membership to the chamber.