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Allegany County Chamber of Commerce

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For almost 100 years since its 1906 origins, the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and its forerunners were primarily a male-dominated business organization.

In 1994 Sharon Cosgrove became the Chamber’s first female Executive Director and served in this capacity until 1998. At the December 2002 Annual Meeting, Barbara Buehl became the first elected female President of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce serving in this capacity until April 2003 when she became Executive Director.

Additional women to have served as Presidents/Board Chairs of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce include:
Elizabeth Skidmore Rhodes, 2007
Dr. Barbara Beebe, 2012
Maureen T. Brewer, 2015
Debra M. Langan, 2017


Text - Albert Feldstein

Left - Sharon Cosgrove, right - Barbara Buehl.

Photographs used with permission of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce.

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Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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