We are committed to helping businesses get the most out of their memberships with a variety of informative programs that help businesses connect with opportunities, tap helpful resources and access services at affordable prices.
Connecting Howard County Business to Government Contracts
GovConnects is a business-to-government initiative developed by the Chamber that enables businesses to learn about and work within Maryland’s thriving government contracting environment. GovConnects offers training activities and targeted networking events. It also presents the Chamber’s annual Cyber Conference that provides information, one-on-one match ups and networking for businesses that want to tap into the significant cyber security industry centered in and around Howard County. Learn more about GovConnects and how to become involved.
Founded in 2006, YPN engages young professionals in the business community and helps them make connections for their future success. YPN holds a mixer every other month, coordinates fun outings and events, and engages in community service activities including Relay for Life and Adopt-A-Highway. All employees of Chamber members are entitled to take advantage of YPN benefits. Learn more about our Young Professionals Network and how to become involved.
The Chamber Energy Co-ops assist Chamber members in purchasing energy for their homes and businesses in a deregulated market, resulting in a reduction in energy costs and long-term budget stability. The Chamber’s partner, CQI Associates, organizes spring and fall membership drives and helps participants with joining and renewing their contracts. Learn more about Howard County Chamber Energy Co-ops.
The Chamber offers exciting and affordable international travel opportunities. Tours include visits to historic and cultural sites, shopping, dining, and a close-up look at business activities in other countries. Following a successful trip that took more than 80 travelers to China in 2012, the Chamber took that same number on a tour of the Tuscany region of Italy in October 2013 followed by a trip in October 2014 to Budapest, Ireland in March 2015 and Europe in 2016. In October 2017 we will be heading to Italy - exploring Pompeii and Amalfi Coast, for some warmer weather. Join us for a trip to discover the sun, history, and cuisine of the region.
The Chamber and Office Depot have teamed up to provide exclusive savings on office supplies, copy & print services, technology, furniture...all your office equipment needs. Leverage the power of a $70 million group purchasing program to get discounts for both large and small members. Plus, you have your own personal corporate representative.
Give a little to those who have given a lot. Show your appreciation to those who have served in the armed forces. Reserve a parking spot - or more - in your parking lot, for veterans. The Veteran Reserved Parking Initiative can be your way of saying "Thank You for Your Service" to our military service members, past and present. It is a visual way of showing appreciation for veterans who live, work, shop, and play in Howard County. Details here.
Through our partnership with the U.S. Chamber, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce provides small business members with resources, information, advocacy, and savings. Whether it's advice, research advocacy on national issues, savings on legal documents, FedEx, and more, your Chamber membership provides you with one more benefit to save you time and money. Check it out and tap into this resource!
Better Business Bureau Membership Discount
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Greater Maryland have teamed up to offer benefits to their members. As a Chamber member you receive a 30% discount on your BBB accreditation. Find out more!
The Daily Record
A new member benefit - a free print and digital subscription to "The Daily Record" for three months. Keep abreast of important breaking news in the region.
Certificate of Origin
Register through the Chamber for discounts on your electronic Certificate of Origin documents. Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents right at your own desk. Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster Customs clearance and productivity gains for companies. You do NOT need to be a member to use this service.