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Chamber of Commerce

September 22, 2005

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce serves local businesses and organizations by promoting economic development, providing information for and about the business community, and lobbying for business interests in Hagerstown and Annapolis.

The Chamber holds monthly mixers, regular breakfast meetings and annual events to inform the business community about current issues and to provide networking opportunities for its members. The Chamber also sponsors government forums and educational partnerships and helps obtain certificates of origin needed for companies to ship goods overseas.

The Chamber markets Hagerstown and Washington County through its Web site at www.hagerstown.org. It publishes a business directory that reaches more than 2,500 business leaders and consumers, a regular newsletter and a map of Hagerstown, Washington County and seven county municipalities.

Chamber members are eligible for member benefits, including an electrical buying cooperative the Chamber started with a pilot program in the fall of 2004, in advance of electricity deregulation in the state of Maryland.

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The Chamber has approximately 540 members and a staff of four.

The president of the Chamber is Brien Poffenberger.

  • Business hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Location: Office is at 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown

  • Telephone number: 301-739-2015

  • Fax number: 301-739-1278

  • E-mail address: chamber@hagerstown.org
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