Membership Testimonials

"As a life-long Montgomery County resident I take pride in the County and as a business leader I take pride in my involvement with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Being a part of the Chamber really connects you to leading businesses, business leaders and access to local officials. Membership facilitates so many things that you need in order to do business in the county."

-Lisa Cines, CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman

"Hughes Network Systems has been a long time active member of MCCC. We find the opportunities to learn and interact with leaders from businesses, community and governmental organizations to be a great opportunity to help make Montgomery County and Maryland better places to live and work."

-Tom McElroy, HUGHES An EchoStar Company


"I am “vested” in the Montgomery County community and I want this county to be the best it can be! A strong community needs a business community to foster it’s overall success. By serving on the board of the Montgomery County Chamber, I have positioned Kendall Capital to reach and serve the growing Middle Class Millionaires’ financial needs. Kendall Capital makes a difference in the overall direction of our community and equally importantly makes a difference for each of our clients."

-Clark A. Kendall, CFA, AEP, CFP®, Kendall Capital

"I have found that the Montgomery County Chamber is THE leader in the County and State in its sophisticated, effective advocacy on behalf of growing our economy. Governmental leaders and politicians know that and so have genuine respect for the Chamber when it speaks to the issues year in and year out."

-Gus B. Bauman, Beveridge & Diamond , P.C.

"Joining the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and attending their meeting and events has made it possible for me to meet people who I would not ordinarily meet, who are true authorities on a wide range of topics, that reveal what is really going on in the County and the region.  And now I know who to call when I have a question!”

-Neil Simons, Independent Benefits Services

“MCCC is amazing and provides tremendous value to our company. If you want to do business with the federal government, a state agency or any individual, country, or continent, they have programs on all of this. MCCC is very active in promoting business interests at the local, state and federal level through their strong connections and excellent reputation with our elected officials. This is a venue where you can work to further influence and engage with the community and with decision makers to improve our business climate. We have a network of partner companies and the B2B information and support from the Chamber is very helpful.  One of the most important things in growing our company has been hiring the right people and Montgomery College, USG, MCPS – who are all also involved in the Chamber - are huge resources for educating and training our workforce.”

-Jerry Shapiro, Shapiro & Duncan

"Our company has enjoyed significant growth every year since we opened our doors eight years ago and we credit much of our success to the Montgomery County Chamber. Through our team's active involvement in committees and in leadership, we have established a broad and deep network that enables us to serve our clients well and attract new business. The County Chamber has been one of the most important secrets to our success."

     -Ellen Coren Bogage, Chesapeake Public Strategies

"I joined MCCC just four and a half months ago. The meetings and events have been most informative, stimulating and enjoyable. The programming has been excellent! The opportunities to meet and become acquainted with the business people of our county have been numerous. And you and your team are so welcoming, dedicated and professional about everything."

-Herman Stopak, Creative Potentials

To share your experience as a member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, please email Michelle Guzman at