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Benefits of Membership
- Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
- Networking Mixers to provide networking opportunities for members.
- Social Media promotion on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and on our website.
- Referrals for business
- Support from a source with a multitude of business resources and contacts.
- Bi-weekly copy of the Chamber's e-Newsletter highlighting current and upcoming events (via email), as well as legislative happenings
- One Complimentary Set of printed member address labels
- Additional labels: Member $35
- Priority and Reduced Registration Rates at Chamber Events such as National Night Out and Community Night/Taste of Olney
- Representation and Support in Legislative Issues
- Web presence via our website and your member site
What Is the Chamber of Commerce?
The Olney Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization made up of local business people who work together to make our town a better place to work and do business. Its activities are funded by members who share a common interest in the economic well-being of the communities collectively referred to as the Greater Olney area.
The Chamber is the voice of business. When the government or media wants to know what businesses think, they ask us. When new residents or tourists are looking for goods and services, they use our maps and directories.
We do “whatever it takes” to maintain a viable economic climate where individuals and corporations are willing to risk their capital in the expectation of making a profit. Each year the members of the Olney Chamber of Commerce elect officers and a board of directors. The Board of Directors is responsible to the membership for all activities and initiatives undertaken, and a professional staff handles the day-to-day operations.
Why Join the Olney Chamber of Commerce?
In these especially difficult times, recovering from Covid, and with nearly 300 members, the
Olney Chamber is uniquely qualified to help you grow your business through our ‘Live Local
Spend Local’ campaign and additional promotional, branding and business opportunities, such
- Member-to-Member Communications
- Newsletter (over 1000 subscribers; 55% open rate)
- Several different, economical Sponsorship Opportunities
- Website (1,000+ monthly visitors)
- Facebook (over 2000 followers)
- Instagram (1150+ followers)
- Videos (of your business on our YouTube channel)
- Webinars and Professional Development Programs
- Advocacy: strong voice for local businesses at State and County
- National Night Outs (attended by 3000 - 3500 residents)
- Community Nights (attended by 4000 - 4500 residents)
- Holiday Awards Ceremony (attended by 150-200 members and guests)
- Semi-annual Maryland legislative reviews
- Small Business Committee Seminars and Events
- Chamber Connect Groups
Type of Chamber Memberships:
The Olney Chamber of Commerce has several different types of Chamber memberships. If your business has 1-24 employees then you will join for the $300 annual membership fee. If your business has more than 25 employees then your membership will be at the $400 annual rate. To qualify for the Associate Membership, your “parent” company must be a member. For example: if you work for ReMax Realty Center and would like your own membership identity, you would then be eligible for the $125 annual membership fee.
For more information on the Chamber activities and membership, contact the Chamber office by telephone at 301-774-7117 or send us a message.