Why Become a Member?

Howard County Chamber of Commerce | Columbia, MD

Howard County Chamber of Commerce: Connecting Business Leaders with Potential Clients, Partners and Colleagues

One of the most popular reasons business leaders give for joining the Chamber is to make connections with potential clients, partners and colleagues. Chamber members often refer each other when an opportunity arises. The Chamber’s monthly networking events are a great way to make the connections that lead to success.

Enjoy a Variety of Fun and Informative Events

The Chamber is known for its interesting and fun events. Informative member luncheons and engaging legislative events help people keep up to date with policy issues, gain perspective on economic trends and develop insights into new opportunities. The annual Cyber Conference connects small businesses to valuable opportunities in government contracting, and the Chamber’s Signature Event is an evening of celebration and entertainment. See our full list of events.

Use Chamber Programs to Grow Your Business

The Chamber is always looking for ways to give its members the tools and information they need. The GovConnects initiative connects businesses with opportunities in government contracting and the cyber security field. The Young Professionals Network offers individuals the chance to support each other, meet business leaders and serve the community in a fun and welcoming environment. 

Promote Your Local Business

Membership offers visibility in the Chamber directory, online and in materials distributed in the marketplace. It also means opportunities for promotion through newsletter advertising, business recognition programs, ribbon cuttings, job fairs, and community service activities. Learn how the Howard County Chamber can help promote your business.

Save Money through the Chamber

There is power in numbers when Chamber members take advantage of money-saving recycling and energy co-ops , affordable international tours , and member to member discounts.

Support the Local Business Climate

There is also strength in a business community that works together to ensure the voice of business is heard on public policy issues. Learn more about the Chamber’s role as the voice of business.

Join the Howard County Chamber of Commerce

There are many reasons to join the Chamber of commerce. Our director of membership, Terri Carpenter, will be happy to discuss ways the Chamber can help you. You also can contact her at 410-730-4111 ext. 114. You can become a member today by joining online. For our BBB partners, please contact Terri directly about applying for membership.