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No matter where your business is in its growth cycle, networking with other business owners and professionals can lead to new insights, connections and opportunities. Montgomery County is offers a vareity of Business Membership Organizations and Business Resource Organizations to help grow your business.

Business Organizations

Business Membership Organizations

Montgomery County is home to a number of active chambers of commerce and other membership organizations that provide opportunities to grow one's business while supporting the larger business community and climate.

African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County
Janice M. Freeman, President
P.O. Box 2206
Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886
301-428-9715; Fax: 301-428-3770
Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
Serina Moy, President
3204 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Suite 208A
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Sharon R. Pinder - President and CEO
10750 Columbia Pike, Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce
Ibi Teleki Sofillas, President
P.O. Box 368
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
Commercial Real Estate Women - MD Suburban
Carlyn Kelley, President


eWomenNetwork - Montgomery County, MD Chapter
Melanie Williams, Managing Director
Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
Marilyn Balcombe, Ph.D., President/CEO
910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
301-963-3918 fax
Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
Ginanne M. Italiano, President & CEO
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1204
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Jane Redicker, President
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
301-565-3377 fax
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County
Carmen Larsen, Chair
4833 Rugby Ave, Suite 500  
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-630- 8642
Korean American Women's Chamber of Commerce USA
Yun Jung Yang, President
1401 Rockville Pike Suite 110
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 770-4710
Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce
Alicia S. Jones McLeod, Executive Director
The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce
14625 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 813, Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 744-9088
Maryland Tech Council

Tami Howie, Chief Executive Officer
9210 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 470
Rockville, MD 20850

MidAtlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jorge Ribas, President
P.O. Box 910
Germantown, Maryland 20875-0910

Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Greater Washington

Sophia Parker
11900 Parklawn Drive #406
Rockville, MD 20852

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Georgette “Gigi” Godwin, President
51 Monroe St., Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
301-738-0015 x206
Olney Chamber of Commerce
Jon Hulsizer, Executive Director
3460 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Suite 211
Olney, Maryland 20832
301-774- 7117
Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Gail Lee, President
P.O. Box 256
Poolesville, Maryland 20837
Potomac Chamber of Commerce
Adam Greenberg, President
Post Office Box 59160
Potomac, Maryland 20859
Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Day, President & CEO
1 Research Court, Suite 450
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce
William A. Moore, President
2401 Blueridge Avenue, Suite 101
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
Women Business Owners of Montgomery County
Jamie Hamelburg, President
P.O. Box 1281
Rockville, MD 20849-1281
Women in Bio
Dawn Hocevar, President
P.O. Box 34043
Bethesda, MD 20827
Women Presidents' Educational Organization-DC
Sandra P. Eberhard, Executive Director
1120 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Women Presidents' Organization-DC Chapter
Renee Lewis, Chair, DC Chapter

Business Resource Organizations

New and growing businesses have access to a variety of organizations that offer technical support, training and counseling services along with opportunities to network with other businesses. 

BEST Business Empowerment Center

3930 Knowles Avenue, Suite 110
Kensington, MD
(301) 332 2686

BioHealth Innovation

Richard Bendis, President & CEO
22 Baltimore Road
Rockville, MD 20850

Empowered Women International

Sarah Bodley, Acting Executive Director
12320 Parklawn Drive, #202
Rockville, MD 20902

Latino Economic Development Center

Marla Bilonick, Executive Director
Westfield South Building
11002 Viers Mill Road, Suite 503
Wheaton, MD 20902

Maryland Economic Development Association

Pam Ruff, Executive Director
P.O. Box 27039

Baltimore, MD 21230

Maryland Women's Business Center

Kiesha Houghton Smoots, Executive Director
51 Monroe Street, Suite 20
Rockville, Maryland 20850
301-315-8096; 301-315-8097 fax

Montgomery Community Media 
Small Business Network

7548 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20885

Nonprofit Montgomery

Brigid Howe, Executive Director
1201 15th Street NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

SCORE (Washington, D.C., chapter)

Karen Williams, Chapter Chair
740 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Small Business Development Center, Corridor Region

William Freeman, Jr., Business Counselor
10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 302
Kensington, MD 20895