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Our Chamber

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1926. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 600 businesses located throughout the Greater Bethesda area and beyond.

Today, members of the Chamber form the core of the Greater Bethesda 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 community will be regarded as the pre-eminent place to do business in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build an environment that encourages business to grow and prosper within a thriving Greater Bethesda community.

Membership Makeup

Our organization represents more than 600 businesses located in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County and areas of Northern 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 the Washington Metropolitan Area, then the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce is the association for you.

By joining the Greater Bethesda 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.

Who are Our Members

The 600+ businesses that comprise our Membership 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:

  • AMR Commercial
  • Andy Stern's Office Furniture
  • Barwood Transportation
  • The Bernstein Companies
  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
  • The Chevy Chase Land Company
  • CohnReznick
  • Comcast
  • ConTemporaries
  • The Donohoe Companies
  • EagleBank
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  • Junior Achievement
  • Linowes and Blocher
  • Mon Ami Gabi
  • NIH-NOAA Recreation & Welfare Association
  • Pepco
  • Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Shulman Rogers
  • Suburban Hospital
  • TW Perry