Chamber Connections  
June 1, 2018
Member Salute to Colonel Thomas Rickard

Please join the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council and the Greater Fort Meade Community as we honor Col. Tom Rickard, Fort Meade Garrison Commander for his leadership to the Fort Meade Region.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

11:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch served at 12:00 pm

Club Meade
6600 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755 

$55 - Members Only
$35 - Government Rate

Pre-registration is required. 
Our Host Partners
Instructions on gaining access to Fort George G. Meade

Your registration will require personal information for your access to Fort Meade. Your name will be added to a list for this event. On the day of the event, please go to the Reece Road Gate where you will go through a vehicle inspection before proceeding on to Club Meade. If you already have a post pass for Fort Meade, you will not need to include this information on your registration. 
CEO Roundtable Invite 

Would your business benefit if you had a place to talk confidentially with other business owners about challenges and successes in your company?

An exclusive CMC member benefit – The CEO Roundtable – allows you to confer with business leaders like yourself, share challenges and new ideas and discuss ways to take your business to the next level.

CMC members who hold the title of President, CEO, or Partner are encouraged to join this group. Some business types encouraged to join include: 

• Attorney
• Marketing/Branding Firm
• Graphic Design
• Engineering/Architect 
• Government Contractor

Other industry leaders welcome too! This group is a FREE benefit of CMC membership. For more information click the box below or contact group leader, Ed Coogan (President of Business & Personal Insurance Services), at 410-409-7873 or email .
Congressman Ruppersberger Report
Improving Government’s Cyber Security Efforts

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger released a new report aiming to strengthen the protection of government agencies and the American private sector against increasingly aggressive cyber attacks. The report makes recommendations to the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee regarding long-standing challenges hampering the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity efforts.

The report includes seven specific recommendations to the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations:

  1. The Subcommittee should hold its first cybersecurity-specific budget hearing during Fiscal Year 2019.
  2. The Subcommittee should focus on the Department’s efforts to protect against the threats posed by the leak of exploitable vulnerabilities.
  3. The Subcommittee should focus on the Department’s efforts to protect against threats targeting industrial control systems, for example, the energy grid.
  4. The Subcommittee should evaluate the merits of shifting funding for cyber research and development from the Science & Technology Directorate to the National Protection and Programs Directorate, as proposed in the President’s Budget for FY2019.
  5. The Subcommittee should focus on the Department’s efforts to improve the way the government and private sector share information about potential and confirmed cybersecurity threats.
  6. The Subcommittee should explore alternative organizational structures within the government to better execute the cybersecurity mission.
  7. The Subcommittee should evaluate the Department’s implementation of President Trump’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council recommendations.
Networking Breakfast
Thursday, June 7th | 7:30AM-9:30AM
Yellowfin Steak & Fish House Restaurant

Please join the area chambers for a morning of breakfast and networking. The event will include:

  • Speed-Networking
  • Valuable Connections
  • Literature Table
  • Door Prizes

Plan to bring plenty of business cards!

Participating chambers include: Anne Arundel County Chamber, Central Maryland Chamber, Greater Bowie Chamber, Greater Crofton Chamber, Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber, and Southern Anne Arundel County Chamber.
The Support You Need to Find Talent!

Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland is the State’s nationally-recognized workforce solution. EARN Maryland is an industry-led initiative meant to ensure that employers have the talent they need to compete and grow, while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. The program encourages collaboration, funding Strategic Industry Partnerships comprised of employers, non-profits, higher education, local workforce investment boards, and local governments. Partnerships provide in-demand, relevant training to Maryland’s workforce based upon industry identified needs.
Membership 101
Thursday, June 21st | 9:00AM
Executive Conference Room- Laurel

Jump start your business by attending Membership 101. This free program introduces benefits of membership and gives you ideas that can help you grow your business.  

Membership provides a strong network of business contacts throughout Central Maryland, career-enhancing professional training, new business referrals, networking opportunities, pro-business advocacy support and money saving discounts. An independent study showed that consumers are 80% more likely to buy from a chamber member. Belonging to the Central Maryland Chamber can help you grow your business. We invite you to attend. Free admission.
Fidos for Freedom Benefit

Fidos for Freedom is holding a benefit concert and dinner on June 3, 2018, featuring The Nighthawks. Fidos For Freedom mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons with mobility impairments, hearing loss, and veterans with PTSD by providing Certified Assistance Dogs and to provide Therapy Dog Support and comfort to people in healthcare/educational settings. Click the link below for more information.
Red, White and Blue Celebration!
Opportunity to Support Fort Meade

Your business can participate in the 2018 Red, White and Blue Celebration on June 29, 2018. This is a great opportunity to have fun, support an important community event, and generate business on Fort Meade. This event averages 8,000 - 10,000 attendees.

A five hundred dollars ($500) sponsorship will provide you with: 1) A six foot table to promote your product or service and 2) An additional promotional benefit of a website advertisement on the Fort Meade MWR website which averages 47,000 page views per month. For more information please contact Morgan Robbins at 301-677-6635 or .  
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 5th

Wednesday, June 6th

Thursday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 19th

Thursday, June 21st
Committee Meetings

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, June 5th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, June 12th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, June 13th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, June 14th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton
2018 Corporate Trustees
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