Baltimore CITY chamber of commerce 

Start your business the right way with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce!

Many small business owners ask: Should I create an LLC, a corporation, or run my business as a sole proprietor? Do I need a trade name or a DBA? When should I file my paperwork? Where should I file? How do I know if I filled the paperwork out correctly? What is a Resident Agent? How much will all of this cost?

We can help you START RIGHT! Our Start Right Package helps businesses make sure that their initial paperwork and filings are done properly. The package includes:

  • Consultation with one of our member attorneys;
  • Creation and review of your start up documents;
  • Filing your paperwork with the State of Maryland;
  • Obtaining your employer identification number (EIN);
  • Registering your business with the Comptroller of Maryland; and
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing.

With the Chamber's Start Right Package, you can focus on growing your business and servicing your customers. The cost for Non-members is $670 (including Maryland's filing fees) for all of the services listed above.

New Chamber Members get the Start Right Package for $520 AND:

  • Membership to the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce;
  • Membership to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce;
  • Free admission to monthly Business After Dark networking events;
  • Specialized sales coaching;
  • Discounted services from other Chamber Members;
  • Discounted tickets to signature events;
  • Business referrals; and 

To become a member of the Chamber, click here. To get more information about the Start Right Package or to schedule a meeting to Start Right, click here


The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as an engine for business and economic development that promotes both members’ and the City’s core value propositions.


Contact Chairman Will Holmes
Chamber e-mail: 

Send correspondence to:
PO Box 4483
Baltimore, MD 21223


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