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November 21, 2018
Click HERE to see last year's Salute to the Central Maryland Chamber!
Small Business Saturday
The holidays are a great time to buy from fellow chamber businesses. We have built a strong business-to-business network, so we especially hope you can support our small businesses this Saturday, November 25th. Here is a profile of three businesses we encourage you to visit!
Parcel & Office Solutions is your go-to resource for packing, shipping, printing and business service needs of individuals and businesses. Their team of dedicated, professionally trained experts understands the meaning of Super-Star Customer Care—they focus on saving you time and money by ensuring you get the right products and services at the right price—in a single, quick visit.

* To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Parcel & Office Solutions is hosting a small event Saturday morning for all patrons in recognition of Small Business Saturday! Chamber members, especially small business, are encouraged to leave fliers and business cards so Parcel & Office Solutions can celebrate your business as well!

Click HERE for more details!
If you are searching within the "Good Restaurants Near Me" category, you have definitely come to the right place! Newk’s fresh-made food starts with impeccable ingredients. They literally go the extra mile to source only the finest flavors – even if they’re on the other side of the globe. Whether it’s a quick lunch, family meal or office catering, you always get the best from Newk’s Eatery. Their best soups, amazing sandwich menu, flavorful pizza, incredible salad menu and more will have your taste buds singing!

Click HERE for more details!
Odenton Ace Hardware is your local hardware store and a part of our community. Ace Hardware stores are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. They are small business owners who are local and loyal...just like it ought to be. While others have become large and impersonal, at Ace, they've remained small and very personal. That's why they say a visit to Ace, is like a visit to your neighbor. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, local niche services and virtually anything you'll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home.

Click HERE for more details!
Join the Chamber's Legislative Council!

With the start of 2019 legislative session quickly approaching, the CMC is gearing-up to engage our elected leaders in Annapolis on policy issues important to our regional economy.

Creating an environment that is favorable to commerce does not happen on its own. It requires leadership to address complicated issues, which is why we want your help! As the CMC prepares for the upcoming session, we are looking for business leaders and subject-matter experts to serve on the chamber’s Legislative Council.

Your contributions on the Legislative Council will play a critical role in establishing the direction the CMC takes on crucial issues before the Maryland General Assembly. To join please email Raj at Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org

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Small Business Seminar
B2B Content Marketing and Social Media Power Tips
Wednesday, November 28th | 9:00AM
Join us for our November Small Business Seminar - B2B Content Marketing and Social Media Power Tips. You will learn how to cut through the noise and get to the tips that move the needle. We will be looking at content marketing techniques and social media engagement do's and don'ts for B2B organizations. You won't want to miss this valuable presentation by Jon Bailey of Wood Street Inc. who has been involved in digital marketing since 1998.

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Host a Chamber Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors for the Central Maryland Chamber meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 8am-10am throughout the region. The CMC Board moves its meetings around because it wants to learn about all the amazing businesses in the chamber. As a host, your business will get an opportunity to brief the CMC Board on your business. We have a large and well-connected broad, so this is a great way to get exposure for your business! We are looking for hosts for the 2nd half of 2019. Email Raj for further details: Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Buy Maryland
Cyber Tax Credit

Applications are now being accepted by the Maryland Department of Commerce for Maryland cybersecurity product and service providers to be approved as Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Sellers (QMCS) for the “Buy Maryland Cyber” Tax Credit program.

Being approved as a QMCS can be a valuable sales tool for your company because through this program, Maryland small businesses (50 employees or less) that have purchased cybersecurity solutions from a QMCS since May 15, 2018 can apply to receive a tax credit for 50% of the cost of the purchase up to a maximum of $50,000.
Wednesday, December 5th | 8:30AM

Join Congressman Anthony G. Brown for a discussion and networking breakfast as he launches Maryland's 4th Congressional District Defense and Aerospace Consortium. Featuring special guest speaker The Honorable Ryan McCarthy, Under Secretary of the United States Army.

The Consortium will be a FREE forum to discuss topics of shared importance to local companies in the defense and aerospace industries, K-12 public school systems, institutions of higher education, and local economic development corporations.
LDC Grant Applications - Still Open!
The Central Maryland Chamber has a seat on the Local Development Council (LDC), which awarded over $19 million in grants this year to worthy non-profits, associations, and government agencies. A new round of grants will begin soon. If you are a member of the chamber and have questions about the process please contact CMC CEO, Raj Kudchadkar, at Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org .
Inclement Weather Policy

Because the Central Maryland Chamber serves members in several counties, the following inclement weather policy has been established:

If any one of the three county school systems (Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s) closes due to inclement weather, all chamber activities for the day will be cancelled.

If any one of the three county school systems has a 2 hour delay, all chamber activities prior to noon will be cancelled.  

If any one of the three county school systems closes early due to weather, all chamber evening activities will be cancelled.
Have an Article or News to Share?

Chamber members are encouraged to share news and information in the Chamber’s weekly newsletter. Newsworthy articles are included for FREE! Simply email info to: Info@CentralMarylandChamber.org .
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