To serve our members as we strive to be the voice of business, we take action to support business and provide opportunities for members to strengthen their business and the community. Independent of local government and subsidies, the Chamber’s Board of Directors, staff, and a network of committees work together to create policy and plan events and programs to benefit its membership. All of the arms of the Chamber carry out their duties in an attempt to fulfill the organization’s vision and the needs of the membership.
Our pro-business strategy includes professional development and educational programs, networking events, and representation in the media and with government leaders. In order to serve the membership, we recognize that their active participation is crucial to furthering their success, and our services and products are planned and promoted in such a way to encourage this participatory relationship.
Dating back to 1919, the vision of the Chamber is to be the preferred advocate and recognized voice of business in the greater Hagerstown-Washington County area. We endeavor to establish ourselves as this leader by working toward many initiatives.
We connect our member businesses to each other and to the community, organizing events and providing tools that they use to grow their business.
We strive to be a go-to resource for the business community for questions, concerns, education and advice.
We are the voice of business — on a local and state level — and an influential advocate for many important issues concerning the fate of the local business community. It is our goal to use this presence to advocate for our members’ common values and needs, as well as keep our business community educated about the issues that affect them.