A Message from the President & CEO
The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce connects businesses to consumers and to each other through networking events, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, social media promotions, and community gatherings. We also add value to our community with events like the Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K and Doggie Dash, and amenities like the Pikesville Farmers Market. We coordinate access to our elected officials to keep our membership and community informed. We support local nonprofits that improve our community.
Our members can participate in monthly Brown Bag Lunches, Happy Hour get-togethers, and Mega-Networking events. They have access to business professionals who share industry best practices. We offer regular blog posts to keep our members informed, like “What is the Role of the Chamber?”and “Why ADA Compliance is Critical for Baltimore Businesses.”
Pikesville features local history and loyal businesses vital to the area. Owings Mills has recently benefited from significant growth. The Greater Baltimore Chamber is committed to engaging businesses and nonprofits, professionals, volunteers, and residents to help create a region that is the very best place to live, work, and shop throughout our region.
Our mission, recently revised and approved by our Board of Directors, is: To promote business, enhance economic well-being, and foster community development. As we move forward with our strategic planning, you will see all events, fundraisers, and partnerships align with our mission. Any member can be part of this process by joining one of our committees. To learn more about committees, contact the office.
The Greater Baltimore Chamber is growing, and this is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown & Northwest Baltimore communities. Join today! Your chamber membership is an affordable investment that offers various levels of sponsorship for small businesses or large, new or established, traditional or entrepreneurial, brick and mortar or e-commerce. We also offer membership to nonprofits, neighborhood associations, and area residents. Choose your level today!
Support our members, shop local, attend our events, and continue to contribute to making this a vibrant community.
We can’t do it without you. Hope to see you around town!
Beth Rheingold, Ph.D.
President & CEO
What Chamber Members Are Saying:
"Being an active member of the Chamber is such a meaningful & rewarding experience. The number of resources, networking opportunities, and connections throughout the county that come with being a member has made my time here well spent. Along with the Chamber’s resources, I’ve also received an enormous amount of support during the pandemic and with my business that I would not have received without my membership."
Heidi Hiller, CEO of Innovative Party Planners
"The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has given me a greater appreciation for entrepreneurship and insight into running a small business. The networking opportunities are priceless. I’ve had the privilege to meet so many like-minded business owners who are passionate about their craft. I’ve been a member since 2018 and have witnessed the chamber go through so many obstacles and changes, but the camaraderie, support, and willingness to rally together in tough times really sets this chamber apart. As a business owner, it’s refreshing to know that this resource exists whose mission is to help us thrive and grow through networking, partnerships, and giving back to our community."
Kimberly Fernandez, Owner of Girlkin Lashes
"The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce is a crucial pillar of my business plan. The Chamber offers direct support relevant to my strategies for growth and sustainability. GBCC connects me with business owners and consumers in the community and fosters the relationship-building process. I find colleagues and business partners within the Chamber, and more importantly, reach clients outside the organization. My GBCC membership keeps my services and brand ‘top of mind’ and is a key aspect of my direct and drip marketing efforts. I show up and participate, and the GBCC model delivers."
Heidi Marie Bell, Owner at Heidi Marie Bell Photography
"The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce feels like home! It’s great to be around like-minded business owners who are invested in our community. These types of organizations are meant to be more than just a title, more than just a resume builder, but an impactful experience, and that can be found here. There’s passion at every event the chamber hosts, and I guarantee that if you’re invested and genuine about networking, you’ll find meaningful connections at the very first event you attend. I did!"
Marcellis Mosby II, Owner at Disinfect It
"Joining the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce was one of the best decisions for our business. We have been in business for 9 years and belong to many chambers and business associations. This has by far been the best! Beth and team do exactly what a chamber is supposed to do: they support your business, help you generate leads, and promote your business. They hold networking and events that will help your business grow!"
Joni Elmore, Owner at Kona Ice of Central Baltimore County