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Welcome to the

Washington County
Chamber of Commerce

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The Washington County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster and maintain a thriving business climate in which our members and community can grow and prosper.

Our vision is to be the preferred advocate and recognized voice of business for Washington County, Maryland!

Find what you need fast and easy. Search our entire site, or visit our Business Directory, and find a member.

 

All middle school students are

encouraged to participate in the

2023 National Civics Bee!

Organized in partnership with the Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the competition in Washington County will inspire middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions.

Involving an essay competition and a live quiz event from 9 am – noon on Saturday, April 29, at Springfield Middle School in Williamsport, MD, students will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to move on to the State-wide competition!

Networking

Here at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, we have a wonderful network of members. Find out about a few of our focused networking opportunities below.

Mark Your Calendar

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The Business Awards

MARCH 1, 2023

Mark your calendars for The 24th Annual Business Awards.
Be among the first to find out who is at the forefront of the business and nonprofit community in Washington County in 2023. This upscale business event will be an exciting celebration of the wide array of organizations making up our community. Join us to experience the anticipation leading up to the awards ceremony, you don't want to miss the Chamber's largest networking opportunity of the year!

STATE OF THE COUNTY

FEBRUARY 7, 2023

Discover the upcoming goals and plans for Washington County, Maryland at the State of the County event, plus get a recap of what the County accomplished over the past year from the County Commissioners. Don't miss this one, this is a great opportunity to hear from your newly elected Commissioners.

Upcoming Events

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SCROLL THROUGH AN ONLINE COPY OF OUR 2023 PRINTED DIRECTORY, PUBLISHED BY THE HERALD MAIL!

 

Project Restore Grants

 

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, through Project Restore, is providing financial support to Maryland’s existing or new businesses to help incentivize commercial investment in vacant retail and commercial properties.​ DHCD is going to offer another round of Project Restore, and applications will be accepted beginning on July 7th. The first round was extremely popular, with grants awarded to 19 Western Maryland businesses.

Project Restore provides two grant opportunities for businesses, including nonprofits, that are expanding, moving to or opening in a property that was previously vacant for at least six months:

  • Property Assistance Grant: Provides up to $30,000 for one year to support costs associated with rent, mortgage payment or property improvements as applicable.
  • Business Operations Grant: For businesses that generate sales and use tax, provides up to $250,000 per calendar year to support capital (property improvements, equipment etc.) and operating (staff salaries, marketing, inventory etc.) costs associated with business operations in the vacant property.
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