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Who We Are!

Our Chamber

Eight Bethesda businessmen formed the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce in 1926. In the past 70 plus years, the organization has grown to more than 750 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.

Mission Statement

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is organized to preserve the competitive enterprise system of business and to promote business and community growth and development.

Membership Makeup

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is an organization that represents more than 750, 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 750+ 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 largest businesses in the Washington Metropolitan region.

Largest Businesses

Acacia Life Insurance Company

Bell Atlantic

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of the National Capital Area

Borders Books-Music-Café

Calvert Group, LTD

Chevy Chase Bank


Clark Construction Group, Inc.

The Discovery Channel

The Gazette

GEICO Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Marriott International, Inc.

MCI Worldcom

The Montgomery Journal

Sprint PCS

Suburban Hospital

Washington Business Journal

Washington Post


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