Welcome to the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce! There is a lot of information available to you as you navigate through the tabs, but if you can’t find what you need, please contact us at [email protected] or (301) 722-2820. Except for holidays, we’re here Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Additionally, if you have any thoughts as to how we can improve our site, please forward them to us. We want to make this as user-friendly as possible.
If you’re interested in becoming a member, the information you need along with an application can be found here. If there is something you can’t find or you have a question, please contact us. Peg McKenzie and Memry Ryan can steer you through the application process. Of note, we have instituted a pro-rated dues plan, whereby a new member’s dues are assessed based on the calendar quarter, rather than paying for the previous months in the year already gone by. You also have the option of paying dues quarterly via direct debit; hopefully this can assist in your cash flow.
If you were referred by a current member, please indicate on the application form the person’s name. He/she will receive a $25 gift certificate to a member restaurant or $25 can be applied toward the member’s next year’s dues; you, in turn, can also avail yourself of this benefit when you recruit a new member.
In the interest of “buying local,” in the near future, we will start a member to member discount program; we will list the discounts on our website, and it will be up to individual members to take advantage of that program. Information regarding specifics will be forthcoming.
Upon joining the Chamber you are encouraged to take advantage of your membership by joining a Chamber committee: Legislative, Education, Membership or Economic Development. I encourage you to attend a committee meeting – they’re open to all the members and their employees. Only through participation can you express your opinion and provide valuable input that will shape our future in Allegany County. Have a voice!
Your experience with the Chamber is what you make of it. The staff is here to assist you in a variety of ways — just ask! If you’re in downtown Cumberland, please stop by and visit. Remember to BUY LOCAL from a Chamber member!