At the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, our business is your success. We are the premier business advocate in the county, helping members connect and thrive to create a vibrant economy across all sectors.
Since 1976, the Chamber has worked continually to be the preferred advocate and recognized voice of business in Harford County through member services and programs. And it is succeeding, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active chambers in Maryland. The Chamber brings opportunities to companies of all sizes; with eighty percent of its members staffing less than 25 employees, it is easy to see why local businesses turn to the Chamber for affordable ways to grow their connections.
Values of the Harford County Chamber
We are the principal organization that recognizes opportunity, provides solutions, and mobilizes resources to ensure a thriving, prosperous community.
We are respectful of our history, past commitments and dedicated to our community members.
We are visionary and future-oriented; we ask what is possible and challenge ourselves to ask if there is a better way.
We rise above self-interest and make decisions in the best interest of the community.
We connect people, community resources, and commerce to develop the economic success of Harford County.
We provide representation by influencing decisions that assist our members; we are a voice for our constituents. We take positions on issues; actively engaging our members, the community, local government and elected officials.
We engage in continuous improvement, drive toward excellence, and embrace positive change to deliver program and services of the highest quality to meet the expectations of our members.
We are a dedicated professional economic organization that provides timely feedback and exceptional services to our members and business community.
Harford County Chamber of Commerce Facts
- Motto: “Our Business is Your Success”
- The Harford County Chamber of Commerce was chartered on April 1, 1976
- Don Androsky was the first Chamber Executive Director
- Ed Ward has served the longest term as the Chamber’s Chief Executive Officer 1980-1995
- The Chamber’s office building at 108 South Bond Street was built in 1900 and purchased in 1984
- A Board of Directors consisting of 20 business men and women guides the Chamber
- The Chamber offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
- The Chamber sends out weekly updates to over 1,400 contacts in the e-newsletter every Tuesday
- The Chamber’s web site receives nearly 10,500 hits per month with over 20,000 page views