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July 05, 2019
State of Maryland Launches Regional Resources Team and Webpage for Business Assistance
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of the Maryland Regional Resources team and webpage to help provide businesses with continued assistance and outstanding customer service.

Comprised of the 10 state agencies that make up the Governor’s Commerce Subcabinet as well as the Governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the team meets regularly to assist businesses and local jurisdictions with economic development efforts, including issues related to transportation, workforce development, licensing, planning, and permitting, among others.

The Maryland Regional Resources webpage, housed on the Maryland Business Express site, offers an easy-to-navigate state map with agency contacts for each region.

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Why Salespeople Fail
And What You Can Do About It
July 11, 2019 | Sandler Training Annapolis | 8:00am-10:00am
The methods and tactics employed by most selling professionals today don't work like they used to. Buyers have seen and heard it all, and they've learned how to take control of traditional sales efforts. For those in the sales arena, this often means dealing with the frustrations of time wasted on unqualified leads, prospects who expect and even demand commitments while refusing to make any themselves, excessively long selling cycles, unreturned calls and messages, missed quotas, and of course, reduced margins and lost income. 
This powerful discussion is presented by David Wendkos, certified Sandler Trainer and owner of the Sandler Performance Center in Annapolis. David won't waste time on theories or conjecture. Rather, he'll address today's real sales issues and challenges, and explore real, proven solutions. So, if you're a CEO, a president, an owner, a manager, or a sales professional who's ready to (or ready for your team to):
  • Spend far more of your valuable time with legitimately qualified prospects,
  • Enjoy shorter selling cycles with happier, more engaged, motivated buyers,
  • Stop doing "unpaid consulting" - providing your valuable knowledge and experience while getting nothing in return,
  • Be done with trying (and failing) to overcome stalls and objections, 
  • Create real urgency and commitments in your prospects, (without pressure!)
  • Eliminate the "Think It Over's" and watching your proposals get shopped
  • Keep buyers focused on value so you can protect and even grow your margins, 
  • Experience greater levels of success than ever before,

. . .then this is an event you don't want to miss.

Free Event! Space is Limited. For more info or to reserve your seat, visit the link below!
Honoring Our Military & First Responders
This event is FREE and open to all chamber members!
Military Personnel and Veteran-owned Small Business Loan Program
The Maryland Department of Commerce administers a unique loan program for businesses owned by military reservists, veterans, National Guard personnel as well as small businesses that employ such persons. The Military Personnel and Veteran-owned Small Business Loan Program provides no interest loans up to $50,000 with a repayment period of one to eight years. Eligible applicants include veteran-owned small businesses, businesses owned by military reservists and National Guard members called to active duty, and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees that employ them. This program has limited funding. New applications will be accepted from July 1 though August 30. Visit the web page below for complete details and apply today!
2019-2020 Business Directory and Relocation Guide
The Central Maryland Chamber has begun the process of updating and printing our new Business Directory and Relocation Guide. We need your help to be certain that all of your profile information is correct, before it is printed in the directory. Please head to your current member profile and select 'Update Profile' to verify and update any information. 
 July 19, 2019!
Last year, 3000 directories were printed and distributed throughout the region. To view last year’s directory, click here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. More information to be distributed soon! We appreciate your support! 
July Member Anniversaries!
37 Years
JLB Inc. dba/Jiffy Lube
Towne Centre at Laurel

27 Years
City of Bowie

26 Years
Anne Arundel Community College
20 Years
The Bank of Glen Burnie/Severn
The Groves at Piney Orchard

19 Years
The UPS Store-Odenton

17 Years
Gemini Financial Services

16 Years
CCS Presentation Systems

15 Years
DeMatha Catholic High School
Dr. Backup, LLC
Kohler Equipment
New Hope Academy & Preschool

14 Years
Annapolis Chocolate Co. Inc., The

12 Years
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Baltimore BWI Airport

11 Years
Elm Street Development
HeimLantz, PC

10 Years
Mallard Construction Group, Inc.

9 Years
Center for Mobility Equity (Formerly CMRT)
Parcel & Office Solutions
Severn Community Library
8 Years
IsLAND Development, LLC
Melwood Horticultural Training Center

7 Years

6 Years
Center Stage at Live! Casino & Hotel
Kingdom Kare Childcare Center
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino
Sandy Spring Bank

4 Years
Howard Bank
Jerry Kline - Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland
Maryland Employment Network

3 Years
Maryland Senate- District 32- Pamela Beidle

2 Years
Crusaders for Change, LLC
Edible Arrangements- Hanover
Hatch Exhibits
Prince George's County Economic Development Corp.

1 Year

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Upcoming Events

Membership 101
Thursday, July 18

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, July 24

Power Connections Breakfast
Wednesday, August 14
Committee Meetings 

Regional Economic Development
Tuesday, July 9th at 9:00am

Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, July 10th at 8:30am

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, July 11th at 9:00am
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