Membership

West County, MD ChamberThe West County Chamber is all about business. We keep the local business community INFORMED about issues that affect their profitability, CONNECT them to opportunities through networking events and community involvement, ADVOCATE for legislation that helps improve the business climate, and PROMOTE member businesses through our website, relocation guide, community expos, and direct referrals. We serve as the primary resource and advocate for local business as the area adjusts to the exponential growth associated with Fort Meade’s BRAC and Cyber Command expansion, and are the only Chamber in the area whose sole focus is on the growth of West Anne Arundel County.

People like to do business with the best people they know – and one of the ways to become one of the best people they know is through active involvement with the Chamber and attendance at events. For more information about joining the Chamber and specific benefits the Chamber offers, view our short orientation below.

According to a research study by The Shapiro Group and Market Street:

Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable.

If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.

The Real Value of Joining a Chamber of Commerce
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When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader.

When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.

When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.

When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Why not take advantage of the many benefits of Chamber membership – join now!

Corporate Trustees

Platinum Trustees

A.J. Properties Heimlantz Logo 4c CPA PNC Bank

Gold Trustees

Academy Yard The Bank of Glen Burnie BB&T The Columbia Bank The Dolben Company, Inc. Elm Street Development  Maryland Live! Old Line Bank Reliable Contracting   

Silver Trustees

CoachingEqualsProgress logo FINAL FisherLawOffice logo Flats 170 at Academy Yard Huff Insurance Long & Foster/Next Step Partners McDonald's of Odenton McDonogh Companies Logo The UPS Store - Odenton/Hanover