May 19, 2009
[Name of Recipient]
[City, State ZIP Code]
Dear [Name of Recipient]:
I am writing to thank you very much for introducing me to the [Name of Town] Chamber of Commerce; I enjoyed both the [event, luncheon, cocktail party] and the business meeting I attended recently, and gained a greater understanding of the work you do.
I also want to thank you for the invitation to Join the Chamber, and while I appreciate the fact that you are doing an admirable job in helping local small businesses to grow, I do not believe my business [Write here what type of business you have, i.e. fabricate parts for surgical instruments] could benefit from my belonging to the Chamber, since our target market is so very specialized.