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FAQs

Do you have questions about the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce? You’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

If we did not answer your question on this page, please call us at 301-739-2015 or email at chamber@hagerstown.org


What is a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, business membership organization dedicated to protect and improve the business climate and quality of life within a region. Although Chambers often work with large public agencies, they are not departments of any government organization.


 

What are the benefits of joining the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce?
Please visit our What We Do section and our Member Benefits section to learn how we can help your business. When you are ready, you can Join the Chamber and start building you business network.

If you have more questions about the benefits of being a Chamber Member, please contact Kathyrn Gratton at 301-739-2015 ext. 106.


How much does it cost?
Our membership rates are based on the amount of employees you have in Washington County. Please contact Kathyrn Gratton at 301-739-2015 ext. 106 for more information.



Who does my membership cover?
Your membership with the Chamber covers all employees in the member business.



Can non-members attend Chamber events?
Yes! With the exception of the Annual Meeting, Chamber events are open to non-members also.



What is the cost to attend Chamber events?
Each event varies in price based on the type of event. Chamber members enjoy discounted pricing. Please visit our events page for more information.


Is there an attendance policy for Chamber events?
You are not required to attend Chamber events, however we suggest that you do to ensure you get the most out of your membership. If you sign up for an event and do not attend, you are still responsible for the fee.



Can you give me information about starting a business?
Please visit our resources page to find information about the various organizations that can help you start a business.

 


How do I find out if a business is a Chamber member?
Please visit our business directory.


Can I get a list of major employers and manufacturers in the area?
Please contact the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission at 240-313-2280 to request a copy of their Business and Industry Directory.

 


 

What demographic information do you have available?
Please contact the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission at 240-313-2280.


How do I register a complaint about a business?
Please contact the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, Inc. at 410-347-3990.


I am considering relocating to the area. Do you have any relocation information?
Please call us at 301-739-2015 to order relocation packets.


I will be visiting the Washington County. What information do you have available?
Please contact the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 888-257-2600 for tourism information.


How can I get a map of the Hagerstown & Washington County area?
Please visit our relocation section or call us at 301-739-2015 to request a map.


Can you give me information about local hotels/accommodations?
Please visit our business directory to find local hotels.


Which media outlets serve the Hagerstown-Washington County area?
Please email our marketing department for to obtain a press list for our area.


Are you a member of the Maryland and U.S. Chamber?
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce is a completely autonomous member of both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

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