Maryland Chamber of Commerce Expands the Maryland Chamber Federation

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Previously Embraced by 17 Local and Regional Chambers, Washington County Chamber Joins the Federation

October 2, 2019, Annapolis, MD – Since the announcement of the Maryland Chamber Federation in January 2019, 17 local and county chambers have joined the Maryland Chamber program. Today we are pleased to add the Washington County Chamber of Commerce to this esteemed list of partners.

Created to empower small businesses and grow the voice of businesses at the local, state and federal levels with minimal investment and maximum impact, it’s no wonder the Federation is now 19 members strong.

Under the terms of the Maryland Chamber Federation, any business with 10 or fewer full-time employees that is a current paid member of a participating local, county or regional chamber, will receive free Federation membership with the Maryland Chamber. Federation members gain a host of benefits through this partnership, including increased influence in the state legislature and access to relevant and timely information. The Maryland Chamber also looks to gain exposure to areas of the state in which we didn’t previously have members. The more we know about Maryland job creators, the more effective we will be in advocating for businesses of all sizes.

The vision of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce is to be the preferred advocate and recognized voice of business for Washington County, Maryland. By partnering with the Maryland Chamber Commerce and its Federation program, the Washington County Chamber and its small business members will have a stronger voice in the state legislature, as well as access to timely information, opportunities and resources available from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. This partnership is designed to empower small businesses and grow the voice of business at the local, state and federal levels. Paul Frey, president and CEO of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said, “We look forward to our new partnership with the Maryland Chamber Federation, and enhancing the voice of small business on issues that are critical to their success.”

Since the formation of the Federation, the Maryland Chamber has grown to over 5,200 member businesses and the power of this network is already evident. “Our Federation partners are helping to enhance the voice of business with state and federal leaders, said Christine Ross, president & CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The partnership is strengthening the collective small business voice ensuring the Maryland Chamber is on point with advocacy efforts for businesses of all sizes.”

The following local chambers of commerce have joined the Maryland Chamber Federation since it was announced in January 2019:

Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Charles County Chamber of Commerce
Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce
Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce
Harford County Chamber of Commerce
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce
Washington County Chamber of Commerce

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