Chamber Connections  
June 07, 2019
CMC's District 21 Legislative Update
Tuesday, June 18th | 6pm-7pm
Whether it's the increase in minimum wage or the extension of tax credits, there are many legislative actions that are impacting your business! Come to this FREE event to engage your elected leaders, learn more about the impacts on your business, and discuss future legislation that could be helpful to your business growth.
Communities in the 21st Legislative District
College Park
Piney Orchard
University of Maryland

This is a FREE event for the first 20 businesses to register!
Refreshments Provided
Women Mean Business
Can Your Inbox Ever Reach Zero?
Wednesday, June 26th | 11:30am-1:00pm
Join us as we welcome Laura of CRUX Organizing back to speak about email organization. Building upon her time management presentation Laura will cover utilizing time management skills to tackle your inbox, creating organizational systems to keep you out of the range of 10,000 unread emails, and managing the workload those emails create. 

$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Lunch Provided
Space is very limited for this workshop, so register early to reserve your seat.
About our Presenter
An organizer from a young age, Laura has long been passionate about creating a great life through organization and structure to maximize creativity and productivity. Laura has been a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) since 2011, including posts as NAPO Baltimore Treasurer from 2013 — 2015, NAPO Baltimore President from 2015 — 2018, and is currently serving as NAPO Baltimore Immediate Past President. Laura places a high emphasis on continuing her own education to ensure that services offered by Crux are at the forefront of the industry. In her free time she can be found running (5k’s, 10k’s and ½ Marathons), reading mystery novels, and spending quality time with friends and family.
-- Free for Chamber Members --
Join us for drinks, food, and great networking!!
Maryland Business Activity Update
Business activity slowed in Maryland in May, according to the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank. The index for general business conditions fell from 24 in April to −11 in May — its largest one-month drop on record. The sales index also fell into negative territory, after a strong reading last month. Spending indicators fell in May, particularly for business services expenditures, which dropped from 12 to −11, its largest one-month drop on record. However, respondents were optimistic that conditions would improve in the near future.
Survey results indicated positive growth in employment and wages among Maryland firms in May. Respondents continued to struggle to find workers with the skills they needed and expected this difficulty to continue in the next six months.
The growth rate of prices paid by survey participants fell in May, while the growth rate of prices received increased, narrowing the gap between the two. However, firms expected growth of prices paid to continue to outpace growth of prices received in the coming months.
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
invites you to:
Access to Capital Forum
Thursday, June 20th
9:30am-1pm | Crownsville

This free unique workshop is all about money! Gain an insightful understanding of the role of capital markets, crowdfunding, and the federal Opportunity Zones Program. We'll also discuss funding streams as well as the challenges small, minority, women and veteran business owners face when accessing capital. 
Participants will also get to meet one-on-one with a variety of
state, federal, and local lending partners.
Featuring special guest: Mr. Michael H. Shuman
This economist, author, attorney and entrepreneur is globally-recognized as an expert on community economics and will share his unique perspective.
Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)
invites businesses to attend:
All Transit Contract Opportunities Outreach
Thursday, June 13th
8:30am-1pm | Bowie

Representatives from MDOT MTA, Purple Line Partners, WMATA, Prince George’s County- The Bus, Montgomery County-Ride On, Charles County and St. Mary's as well as some of MTA's Prime Contractors (see below) will be available to both present how to do business with their entity, showcase upcoming opportunities and network with businesses in attendance.
Participants will gain insights into subcontracting as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) firms and prime contracting as Small Business Enterprises (SBE) firms. Contract opportunities will include A&E, Construction, Maintenance, Services, IT, Supplies and Equipment and small purchases. Procurement leaders will breakdown the process for participating in these contracts as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor. Free to attend.
June Member Anniversaries!
36 Years
Prince George's County Conference & Visitors Bureau

32 Years
Howard County Economic Development Authority

23 Years
Orndorff and Spaid, Inc.

20 Years
Auto Doctor, Inc.

19 Years
The UPS Store-Hanover

16 Years

15 Years
Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

14 Years
ATEC Industries, Ltd.

13 Years
Konterra Realty LLC

12 Years
Greenway Bowl, Inc.
Odenton Heritage Society Tipton Airport

11 Years
Historic Annapolis Inc.

10 Years
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

9 Years
Atlas Container Corporation
Koch Homes
8 Years
Anne Arundel Health System
DeMaio Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
The Elms at Stoney Run Village
Fisher Law Office, LLC
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
The Residences at Arundel Preserve
Sandy Spring Bank

7 Years
Massage Envy Spa
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The Village at Odenton Station

6 Years

5 Years
Subway- Crownsville
Subway- Odenton

4 Years
The Church at Severn Run

3 Years
Herman/Stewart Construction

1 Year
Blake Consulting and Sales Training, Inc.
Local Leads USA, LLC
Naptown Realty
Schembari Family Wellness
Tide Creek Financial Group
Woodforest National Bank
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

Networking Mixer
Tuesday, June 11

Membership 101
Thursday, June 20

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, June 26
Committee Meetings 

Regional Economic Development
Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00am

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, June 12th at 8:30am

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, June 13th at 9:00am
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