Convening for Success: Board of Trade hosts annual Regional Chambers Dinner 

The Board of Trade enjoyed connecting and convening with the region’s business community at our annual Regional Chambers Dinner on Tuesday, June 4, in Bethesda, for chambers of commerce located in suburban Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia. 

Discussions between chambers included addressing the need to invest further as a region in transportation and infrastructure to drive mutual ambitions that will lead to economic and workforce growth across Greater Washington. 

The chambers demonstrated their resilience and adaptability by discussing how to address business vacancies in downtown areas still felt after the COVID pandemic. They agreed that furthering engagement with local businesses is key to creating vibrant community involvement that can lead to success in our region.  

The chambers also discussed enhancing their organizations by focusing on their strengths without spreading themselves too thin. This is important in today’s business culture and climate, which can sometimes create a feeling of having to do everything and be everywhere at once.  

The Board of Trade’s new Senior Vice President of Policy, Shayla Moon, addressed policy and legislative efforts across the region that impact our region and our members and how we strategically address these critical issues. This includes further commitments to our priorities of focus surrounding regional transportation, work and talent, economic sustainability, technology, and health and wellness.

The chambers that joined included the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, DC Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Prince George’s County

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the regional chambers that joined us for our Regional Chambers Dinner. Your presence and contributions are truly valued and appreciated. 

Did you know? According to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, there are more than 7,500 chambers of commerce in the United States.