UPlift Greater Baltimore
UPlift Greater Baltimore is the volunteer arm of the GBCC and liaison between businesses and nonprofits. Borne from the need to insure that Greater Baltimore and, specifically, Pikesville—a commercial revitalization district—receives the resources required to be a place where people come together to live, work, and play. This work, which began with Pick Up Pikesville, a monthly community clean up in Pikesville, cannot and will not thrive without essential nonprofit and commercial partnerships, private and public stakeholders, and volunteers willing to help make a difference. In order for Greater Baltimore to be the place where people want to play and prosper, we must work together. And so, UPlift Greater Baltimore was created.
What are our goals for our community, in terms of economic growth, educational wealth, environmental vitality, and social well-being? The depth and breadth of the question raises another question: how can our community join collectively to ensure a greater public education for our children, a greater and more prosperous business community, and greater and more comfortable lives for our residents?
The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce works closely with our elected officials, public school leaders, nonprofits, as well as county and state government to improve our community. UPlift GB calls on our institutions, businesses, and the public to partner, collaborate, and rally together to build a Greater Baltimore. Let’s revitalize Pikesville. Let’s address the littering issue in our community at large. Let’s beautify Reisterstown all the way to Northwest Baltimore on the county/city line. We can only do this with volunteers. Join UPlift Greater Baltimore to participate in programs like Pick Up Pikesville; volunteer in our local schools; serve on chamber strategic action committees.
Lastly, UPlift GB acts as a liaison for businesses that want to partner with nonprofits to provide meals, warm clothing, and resources for our school children.
UPlift Greater Baltimore can’t happen without you. To sign up as a volunteer, please fill out the form below.
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!"
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