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The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has a proven track record as a chamber leader. We have broad resources to assist business owners. We network on behalf of our chamber membership, so that we are creating leads and referrals for our members. Our Board of Directors is a dynamic group of experienced and engaged business professionals. Our events are designed to keep our members connected, informed, and on the cutting-edge of business best practices.
To find an upcoming event, please utilize our full event calendar.
New Member Breakfast
New to the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce? Join us at our quarterly New Member Breakfast, open to new members who have joined over the past quarter to one year. The complimentary breakfast (catered by a member, of course) begins at 8:30am at a member venue, with a half hour of networking as people arrive. At 9am, there is a brief introduction to the Chamber, as well as our Ambassadors Council, programs, events, and tools for business success. Start making your Chamber connections!
Brown Bag Networking Lunch (soon to be called First Wednesdays)
Held the 1st Wednesday of every month, the Chamber offers opportunities for business people of all backgrounds and interests to gather and network in informal settings. Attendees get to practice their 60-second business pitch. Hosts and BBL sponsors get to speak to the group about their business; hosts can also offer a tour of their building/facility.
Chamber 101 is a complimentary new member orientation that provides information on accessing the Chamber’s key services, programs, and tech tools. New members will meet the Chamber president, as well as Ambassadors who will help guide members and maximize their business’ success. Learn about what the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce can do for you. This is currently being offered virtually.
In celebration of new business openings, change of locations, renovations, anniversaries, or other major accomplishments, the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce offers free ribbon cuttings for members on location. This is a great opportunity to create a media event with photos of you and the big scissors on your big day. Contact the Chamber for our Ribbon Cutting Guide, and to schedule your event. #webringtheredribbon
After Hours Networking
After Hours Networking events offer members and prospective members alike the chance to meet colleagues representing a variety of industries in an engaging, relaxed atmosphere, while supporting a member restaurant/bar. Chamber venue hosts can speak to dozens of business community members about their business and offerings. Enjoy networking, inspired fare, delicious drinks, the opportunity to donate to non-profits, win a door prize, and of course develop valuable connections.
Government is an important partner in making Pikesville, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, & Northwest Baltimore competitive places to do business. That’s why twice a year the Greater Baltimore Chamber invites our delegates to talk to our members on what is happening on the governmental level that can/will affect businesses. In return, as they go into the General Assembly, they can advocate on behalf of our residents and business owners. These member-only events provide unique access to our leaders and are considered by some, the greatest benefit to membership.
Annual Membership Meeting
Held in October, the Annual Update of the Greater Baltimore Chamber is one of the Chamber’s largest attended events. Chamber leadership highlights the success of the past fiscal year, look ahead to the next, and install new board members, including Board Chair(wo)man. Members and community leaders come to share and shake hands. It’s a great time to network as the chamber sets a course for the year ahead.
When it comes to business networking, our Mega Networking events provide an opportunity to go outside our area to meet face-to-face with prospects from a variety of industries. Chambers and business associations throughout Baltimore County organize these events together, hosted by various chamber members, to extend your networking reach multiple times a year. These events also include the opportunity to join multiple businesses as a vendor. B2B and B2C.
Business & Community Recognition Awards
The Greater Baltimore Chamber is reviving the annual Business and Community Recognition Awards. Awards are presented at an annual ceremony recognizing members who have developed successful business strategies, served the community in an exemplary fashion, and demonstrated a strong commitment to the Chamber’s mission.
We also recognize outstanding educational and nonprofit programs, award student scholarships, and honor our Baltimore County first-responders and community leaders for their commitment and selfless efforts.
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