About the Chamber

Our Chamber

Eight Bethesda businessmen formed the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce in 1926. In the past 80 years, the organization has grown to more than 850 businesses located throughout the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area and beyond.

Today, members of the Chamber form the core of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase business community. Member businesses are a part of an organization that provides networking opportunities, business leads and referrals, proactive leadership on legislative and economic development issues, and an improved business climate, all for the betterment of the community as a whole.

Vision Statement

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber, in concert with public and private sectors, will lead the effort to have the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area recognized as the leading commerce district in Metropolitan Washington.

Mission Statement

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce will advance its members’ growth and prosperity, and provide increased opportunities and value for its membership. The Chamber will advocate for and unite the business community, convey business interests to policy-makers and advance the region’s economic health. The Chamber will be the central business liaison to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Community.

Strategic Plan

In March 2006, the Board of Directors approved the new 2006-2007 Strategic Plan for The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce (click here to review the full plan). This new Strategic Plan addresses the Mission of the Chamber, carried out through each committee of the organization.

Membership Makeup

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is an organization that represents more than 850, and growing, businesses located in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County and Northern areas of Virginia. Membership in the Chamber is open to businesses of all types and sizes—from sole proprietorships to international companies. If you do business in Montgomery County, then the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is the group that you want to associate with.

By joining the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, you become a member of the largest business organization in Montgomery County. You not only increase your access and networking opportunities with other businesses, but you’ve hired a staff that keeps you informed of the latest legislation and economic development plans that could affect your business.

Being a part of the Chamber pays off in many ways:

Who are Our Members

The 850+ businesses that comprise the Membership of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce range from accountants to retail establishments, from cultural arts organizations to youth organizations and centers.

The Chamber’s roster of members reads like a who’s who of the most prominent businesses in the Washington Metropolitan region, including:

A.G. Edwards
AMR Commercial Real Estate
Atlantech Online
BDO Seidman LLP
Black's Restaurant
The Chevy Chase Land Company
Clark Construction
The Donohoe Companies
Elite Personnel
The Gazette

Suburban Hospital
Hughes Medical Institute
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Linowes and Blocher LLP
NIH-NOAA Recreation & Welfare Association
Junior Achievement
TW Perry
Washington Business Journal

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