Chamber Connections  
April 19, 2019
Member Spotlight
Dankmeyer, Inc.
Dankmeyer, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics has been providing prosthetic and orthotic services to the Maryland area for over 65 years. We are committed to being the first choice for clinical patient care and team collaboration, research and development, education and learning, and operations and business practices to achieve maximum customer value.

Contact Rebecca Snell, Director of IT & Marketing
410-636-8114 ext. 298 or
Member Testimonial
" Being a member of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce gives Dankmeyer, Inc. a sense of belonging to the Maryland business community in our region. We have been involved with the Energy Co-Op since 2006 and have been able to take advantage of a reduction in our energy costs over the years. We appreciate being able to reach out to other members of the Chamber for services, and getting regular updates on important legislation and events affecting the local business community. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce ."
Dankmeyer, Inc. Supports
Limb Loss Awareness Month
April is Limb Loss Awareness month! If you see Dankmeyer staff wearing orange every Wednesday in April, it is to support the Amputee Coalition and their mission. The Dankmeyer staff worked to get Governor Hogan's office to proclaim April as Limb Loss Awareness Month. If you are in any of their offices please ask for an orange ribbon to wear and show your support for Limb Loss Awareness.
Women Mean Business
Wednesday, April 24th | 11:30am | Linthicum
Have you ever wondered why some teams out perform others?
High functioning teams don't just happen by accident.

Join us for our Women Mean Business luncheon on April 24th at SECU University in Linthicum.

High functioning teams are comprised of highly functional individuals who are adept at communicating their messages effectively. Communication and team building skills are foundational in today's fast paced ever changing professional landscape. By attending this work shop participants will be exposed to how to create powerful messages that instantly capture the attention of their audience and the principles successful teams employ to address the common plagues that move successful teams towards dysfunction.

Lunch is included. Please register by April 22nd!
$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Patch Recognizes Chamber's Public Safety Officer Of The Year
Christopher J. Banach of the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company (OVFC) received the Central Maryland Chamber Public Safety Officer (Firefighter) of the Year award on March 25th at Live! Casino & Hotel . Last year, he responded to 226 fire calls and 42 ambulance calls, which placed him as one of the "Top Ten" responders for 2018.

We are so pleased to have honored Christopher J. Banach of OVFC for Firefighter of the Year!
Small Business Seminar
Employee Development
Wednesday, May 15th | 9:00am | Odenton
Your Employee Development System Should Add to Your Bottom Line

  • How much is your employee development system adding to your profits?
  • If a valued employee is at risk of leaving right now, how would you know?
  • How are your employees giving you a competitive advantage?

Typically, employee development and employee evaluations range from no formal process at all to very complex and subjective processes. In most companies, performance management is something that is thrown on managers at the end of the year, as well as a last-minute push to close the yearly books. This is frustrating, inaccurate, and ineffective!
Come listen to Andrew Shaffer of Andrew Shaffer Consulting and learn how you can take an ineffective or non-existent performance management system and transform it into something that can help your company THRIVE!
FREE for Chamber members! A light breakfast will be served and sponsored by Bill DiGregory of   North Patuxent Services, LLC
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
Technical Training Classroom
Tuesday, April 23rd  Governor's Coordinating Offices
Understanding Prevailing & Living Wage Laws
Are you in compliance with Maryland's wage laws?  Small business owners operating in the government contracting arena are expected to have a full understanding of Maryland's Prevailing Wage and Living Wage laws. These laws establish and enforce wage standards for workers from private businesses receiving contracts from local governments, and apply to both prime contractors as well as subcontractors. Join us for insightful information that will keep you in compliance with current laws.
Our special guest is Jim Tudor, Program Administrator with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation.

Who should attend?  Small business owners and payroll managers who want to ensure they are paying wages in accordance to Maryland law.
Cash Flow Management
Do you want to learn how to optimize your assets?  This session will examine the importance of cash flow for new and existing businesses, and provide multiple ways for all business owners to examine the health of their cash flow. We will also discuss several simple strategies to impact forecasting, reduce collection and disbursement costs, and learn why it’s important for every business owner to monitor this important component of their business.
Our special guest is Paul Licary, Small Business Specialist with Woodforest National Bank.

Who should attend?  Small business owners and financial managers who want to enhance and optimize the financial management of their business.
There is no cost to attend.  Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Bike & Walk Friendly Workplaces Webinar
Wednesday, May 22nd | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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Upcoming Events

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, April 24

Annual Meeting
Monday, May 13

Small Business Seminar
Wednesday, May 15
Committee Meetings 

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:30am

Business Connections Network #4
Thursday, April 25th at 9:3oam

Business Connections Network #1
Wednesday, May 1st at 8:0oam
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