President Taft holds a well-attended conference of Commercial Associations promoting the creation of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Among the 700 in attendance are Captain John Markey, E.E. Osborne, S. Lewis Motter, and Holms D. Baker of the Frederick Board of Trade
April 23, 1912 The Board of Trade wires in an application to the newly-formed Chamber of Commerce. Captain D. John Markey is named the organization's first president.
May 21, 1912 The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce receives its official Charter, making it the first chartered Chamber of Commerce in the United States.
1920 - 1929
The Frederick Board of Trade changes its name to the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, expanding to include the entire county. The Chamber adopts the slogan "If Frederick is worth living in, it is worth working for!"
For the first time, women are allowed membership in the Chamber; membership soars to 500 individuals.
1930 - 1939
In accordance with the U.S. Chamber, the Frederick Chamber advocated for Federal work programs.
The Chamber organizes the Community Chest, known today as the United Way of Frederick County.
1940 - 1949
The Chamber supports the sale of government war bonds to help the World War II efforts. By the end of the war, Frederick County enjoyed a thriving business community.
The Chamber celebrates its 35th anniversary with its keynote address delivered by U.S. Chamber President Earl Owen Shreve.
1950 - 1959
The Chamber creates the Economic Development Committee, which later becomes the Frederick County Economic and Community Development Commission, as well as the Arts Council for Frederick County.
The Chamber creates the Tourist Development Committee, which launches the first Bell and History Days open house in 1968. In 1976, this committee becomes an independent organization under the name "The Tourism Council of Frederick County".
The Chamber collaborates with the Frederick Chapter of the NAACP to establish the People's Opportunity and Information Center.
Additionally, the official name of the Chamber is changed to the "Frederick County Chamber of Commerce."
1970 - 1979
The Chamber welcomes Kathryn "Kitty" Mercer Reed as its first female executive director.
1980 - 1989
The Chamber founds Leadership Frederick County, an annual community leadership program that now has over 800 graduates.
2000 - 2009
The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education holds its first Future Link conference.
The Chamber hosts the first annual Frederick New Media & Technology Conference. #FredNMT
2010 - present
The Chamber establishes Generation Connect, a networking group for young professionals in Frederick County.
The Chamber celebrates 100 years of serving the business community.