Chamber Connections  
May 11, 2018
U.S. Cyber Command Elevated

Army Lt. General Paul Nakasone took command of U.S. Cyber Command at a ceremony that elevated the organization to the U.S. military's tenth unified combatant command.

Nakasone assumed command of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency from Navy Adm. Michael Rogers during a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Meade last week. In addition, NSA and U.S. Cyber Command recently unveil new cyberwarfare HQ.

These are all an important development for Fort Meade, regional businesses, and the surrounding community. The CMC will continue to track cyber developments that impact your businesses.
A Successful Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame!
The CMC was proud to hold a successful 2018 Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Awards last week. The event, hosted by Live! Casino & Hotel , featured Keynote Speaker, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC. We were also honored to officially welcome 13 new inductees into the CMC Hall of Fame.
 Start-up of the Year
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Business of the Year (Small)
Business of the Year (Midsize)
Business of the Year (Large)
Government Advocate of the Year
Business Partner of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Chairman’s Award for Community Impact
Lifetime Achievement
Leonard Raley , USMFoundation

Thank you to Nina K Photography for capturing the event in pictures!
$100 Million Community Bank Program

County Executive Steve Schuh announced a program to invest up to $100 million in County funds with small, Anne Arundel County community banks to support small enterprises in the County. Local banks are encouraged to become a part of the County's investment program. 
Member Spotlight
CTS (formerly Chesapeake Telephone Systems)
Serving 5,000+ local businesses for 30+ years, CTS (formerly Chesapeake Telephone Systems) is an Anne Arundel-based Business Communications leader. Many businesses have tight budgets but need new Voice & IT technology. Innovative CTS experts find solutions that work… Some customers migrate from On-site phone systems to Cloud Voice. Some multi-location customers deploy Hybrid Networks, keeping their On-Premises system and adding Cloud remotely. We design, build and support a range of technologies – Voice, Data, Video, Cabling, Wi-Fi, In-Building Cellular, Broadband, Data, Mobility, Collaboration, and Managed Services. Contact us today to learn more about our Turnkey Solutions and Award-Winning service and support!
“CMC membership provides great networking opportunities. In fact, we’re part of a Chamber-sponsored lead sharing group that is fantastic. Our membership also gets us valuable exposure, helping us reach the local business community. Based on our experience, being a member is a smart move for any business in Central Maryland.” – Jeff Nolte, CTS President and CEO
Small Business Seminar
Filling Your Sales Pipeline
Thursday, May 17th- 9:00AM-10:00AM
Executive Conference Room- Laurel

David Wendkos, Certified Sandler Trainer, and owner/operator of the Sandler Training Center in Annapolis, discusses "Filling Your Sales Pipeline." This presentation, designed for selling professionals, managers, and senior leaders, will address various questions about prospecting that you should be asking yourself, and provide answers. Join this practical session and learn tips and tactics on how to develop a successful prospecting plan to fill your pipeline, set better appointments, and in the end, close more business.
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 18th - 9:30AM
1215 Annapolis Road, Suite 108, Odenton, MD 21113

You are invited to help welcome Textures to the Odenton community. Textures is a full-service hair salon dedicated to providing superior customer satisfaction through excellent service, quality products and a comfortable atmosphere. Come out and meet the Textures team, enjoy refreshments, goodie bags, raffles, and all things hair!
Women Mean Business
Work/Life Balance
Wednesday, May 23rd | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Fieldstone Farm Clubhouse

Join the Women Mean Business Group for a fun and inspirational program on May 23rd. Renaissance Woman Nicci DeAngelo will be leading a discussion on the real secret to work/life balance. Meet us at 11:30 at Fieldstone Farms Apartment Clubhouse in Odenton.  Seating will be limited, so sign up early. You won’t want to miss Nicci’s presentation!  
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

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Committee Meetings

Networking Mixer Committee
Thursday, May 24th- 10:00AM
Chamber Office

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

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, June 7th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton
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