A statewide coalition
Small business is the driving force of job creation in Maryland and is an important part of the core constituency of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s grassroots advocacy efforts. Our activities affect no other group of businesses more dramatically than small businesses. Our overall success in the global marketplace is directly tied to the state’s ability to foster a climate that is competitive and favorable to small business, a sector that makes up almost 92 percent of Maryland’s registered companies.
Introduced in January of 2019, the Maryland Chamber Federation is a partnership with our local chamber member partners, that ensures the voice of small business is heard with minimal investment and maximum impact. Since launching the Maryland Chamber Federation, the Maryland Chamber has grown to over 18 Chambers and 4,500 small business members.
Through the Maryland Chamber Federation, any business with 10 or fewer full time employees, who is a member of a participating local chamber, will receive FREE Federation membership into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. This membership is available to small businesses as long as they have 10 or fewer employees and are a current paid member of your local chamber.
Participation in the Federation gives local chambers a valuable sales and retention tool, increased influence in the state legislature, and access to timely information, opportunities and resources.
This partnership is designed to empower small businesses and grow the voice of business at the local, state and federal levels.
Chair: Bill Chambers, President & CEO, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chair: Angela Rose, President & CEO, Harford County Chamber of Commerce
A valuable sales and retention tool for the largest market of potential members in Maryland, companies with 10 or fewer employees, your members (with 10 or fewer full-time employees) benefit from:
Increased Influence in the state legislature through direct input and participation in the Maryland Chamber’s legislative activities.
Access to relevant and timely information, resources and opportunities.
Increased brand awareness among potential members statewide through promotion of your chamber in Maryland Chamber initiatives and communications.