Blog post by Lacey Williams
Lacey Williams is the sales account executive at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and part of the membership team. In this role, Lacey drives business development and membership initiatives with leading Maryland companies to enhance relevance, reach and state-wide engagement.
Whether your company is looking to build partnerships, develop professionally through educational workforce programs, raise your profile as a community leader, or utilize legislative resources to strengthen your bottom-line, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce is your partner to help you reach and surpass your business goals.
We are Maryland’s only statewide business advocacy organization and the leading voice for business in the state. We bring business, community and state leaders together to support policies and legislation that will grow jobs, build a robust workforce and make Maryland more competitive.
The Maryland Chamber staff and board of directors are all-in and committed to the success of our members, investors and communities. We promote the interests of our members through proactive grassroots advocacy, premier membership resources and events, partnerships with local and regional chambers and innovative marketing and communications campaigns.
But is membership worth the cost of admission? You bet! Here are five key reasons joining the Maryland Chamber of Commerce is good for your business:
1. Gain a Voice
Join one of our committees, review legislation, contribute to policy positions and share your expertise so we can strengthen the state’s business policies together. Take an active role in the policies that affect your business—with a partner that protects your interests.
The Maryland Chamber’s subject-matter policy committees bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our legislative efforts. Join a committee and help guide the Maryland Chamber’s agenda for subjects ranging from healthcare to civil liability and taxation.
Learn more about the Maryland Chamber’s Policy Committees and how your company can help shape advocacy for Maryland business.
2. Increase credibility
When clients know that a business is a member of the Maryland Chamber, they are more likely to think favorably of it and more likely to partner with the company in the future. Advertising your membership with the Maryland Chamber shows your clients and other businesses that you are not only your committed to your industry but also dedicated to making Maryland work better for all Marylanders.
3. Unique, value-driven resources
Take advantage of the perks! As a member, you will have access to exclusive resources, including:
Invest in the vision and learn how your business can gain these benefits by becoming a member today.
4. Signature marketing opportunities
Through a membership with the Maryland Chamber, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive sponsorship opportunities for business-to-business publicity. We promote the interests of our members through proactive and impactful marketing campaigns and event sponsorship opportunities to support your initiatives and help grow your company’s brand awareness across the state of Maryland.
Learn more about how you can become a sponsor of our upcoming 10th Annual Maryland Chamber Cup on Monday, October 4, 2021!
5. Give back to your community
As a member of the Maryland Chamber, your company will have several opportunities to get involved in the community. Through our Maryland Chamber Foundation, we support research on issues important to businesses, including a quarterly analysis of the Maryland economy and business climate. This research drives solutions in education, talent pipeline and workforce development.
The Foundation focuses on building partnerships to leverage and enhance existing programs, improving the connection between business, education and all Marylanders. The Maryland Chamber Foundation is geared to drive economic competitiveness and success, so that Maryland keeps moving forward.
Learn more about how the Maryland Chamber Foundation continues to bridge the gap between businesses and educators through our Teacher Externship Program, which in 2021 has grown 733% year-over-year!
At the Maryland Chamber of Commerce we are committed to working with our statewide alliance of partners on critical public policy issues and are dedicated to building a stronger Maryland. Our top priority is the interests of our members in the Maryland business community and advocating on their behalf. If you’re looking to connect with business leaders and policymakers across the state, look no further. Our team has the respect, integrity and innovation to build your network and help your business reach its full potential.
Membership questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 269-0642 (x 1111) and I’d happily walk you through any questions you have.