FAQs

Below are the YCC's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Q: WHY SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS BECOME A MEMBER?

The Chamber’s  main focus is to protect and promote the business interests of the private sector, providing business bulletins, updates and information and taking their business concerns to the state or national government for proper disposition. The Chamber of Commerce serves as a champion and guardian of the businesses people in the state. Workshops/conferences on/off island are either free or discounted for the members. Our priority is our Members.

Q: WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A MEMBER?

To be a member you will be in business in Yap State and have a current business license. You are required to fill out a membership application, provide a copy of your valid business license, valid I.D, and pay a membership fee of eighty dollars.

Q:  CAN YOU PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION OF A BOARD MEMBER ?

The Yap Chamber of Commerce is governed by a board of directors composed of members of the private sector. The Chamber provides a coordinating central office for all business owners across the State of Yap.

The general membership votes for seven members for the Board of Directors. The Board consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three general members. Each Director has a term of two years. The Board is responsible for providing appropriate governance to the Chamber, representing it to the community and at all times acting in the best interests of the members and the organization.