Even 69-year-old organizations like to switch things up.
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce recently changed its name to the Northwest Chamber of Commerce to “reflect the growing and diverse business communities it serves,” according to a press release from Sally Shapiro-Gould, the Chamber’s president.
“We believe it sounds a little more inclusive and welcoming,” she said in a phone call. “We get members from outside Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon district, so we want to include them both in our title and in our membership.”
Due to recent growth in the organization (Shapiro-Gould says there are approximately 250 members), the president said new programs will be added.
“We have an energy co-op and will soon have our vacation and travel group up and running,” she said. “There are trips everywhere in the world that Chamber members get a discount with. We’re adding more networking groups. Our mission remains that we are the go-to resource in the community. We advocate and promote prosperity through innovative leadership and sound partnerships.”
Editor’s note: Sally Shapiro-Gould is the mother of JT managing editor Marc Shapiro.