Chamber Connections  
January 18, 2019
Fighting the Federal Government Shutdown
The Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) stands as the chief advocate for businesses in the Central Maryland Region and we have been actively addressing the federal government shutdown.

The shutdown, the longest in our nation’s history, has put an unsustainable financial strain on contractors and the households of federal workers in the region, as well as the local businesses that serve them. In response, the CMC joined an initiative with 21 other business organizations to strongly urge the President and congressional leaders to reopen the federal government. 

As of this week, the shutdown of the federal government has cost Maryland $778 million , directly affecting roughly 172,000 residents according to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. The state's Bureau of Revenue Estimates published a report that indicated every two weeks it will cost the state approximately $60 million in income tax withholdings and $2.1 million in sales tax collections. In addition, the report estimated about half of the state's 164,000 federal contractors are affected by the shutdown and many of those workers are unlikely to be repaid once the government reopens. 

The impacts have been substantial, but the CMC will continue to fight on behalf of our businesses, their employees, and their families!
Loans During Government Shutdown
Christopher Miles
AVP, Branch Manager
Phone: 410-571-8450
City of Annapolis
5th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Monday, January 21
Celebrate with your family and friends, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the great Humanitarians of this nation. The parade will feature bands, choirs, specialty cars, community groups and many others from across the region. Start time is 12pm at Amos Garrett Boulevard. For more information click here .

Howard County
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21
A county-wide Day of Service to honor Dr. King's life and legacy will take place as part of the  Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission's  annual celebration in collaboration with the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County and community organizations  across Howard County. Opening ceremonies,  several activities  and a  diaper colle ction  will take place at the Community Resources Campus, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Md 21046 beginning at 8am. A number of organizations will have on-site volunteer opportunities and activities for individuals and families. Several  off-site opportunities  are also available.For more information click here .

City of Laurel
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Day of Service
Monday, January 21
On January 21, 2018, the nation will pause to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The City of Laurel will honor his legacy by holding a day of community service event beginning at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Municipal Center. It is located at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD. For more information click  here.
*Important: The Central Maryland Chamber offices will be closed Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Women Mean Business
Wednesday, January 23rd | 11:30AM - 1:00PM  

Join us for our first meeting of 2019 as we prepare for an awesome, productive year. Polish up on your networking skills at Networking 101 to make the most of your time spent making connections. Bring your best tips to share with the group.

A light lunch will be served.
A Successful Annual Leadership Breakfast!
Thank you to everyone who braved the snow for The 1st Annual Leadership Breakfast. A special thanks to all of our elected officials in attendance as well as our sister chambers for co-hosting. We look forward to next year! 
Networking Mixer
Thursday, February 12th | 5:00PM - 7:00PM  
Join us for our first Networking Mixer of 2019 at the Sports Book at Laurel Park , 198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel. Come see this beautiful venue while reconnecting with colleagues and making new connections.

 Members - FREE | Non-Members $10
Please register by February 11th so that we can provide our host with an accurate count of attendees.
Getting Engaged!
Click HERE to see last year's Salute to the Central Maryland Chamber!
Member and Regional Business News
Revere Bank Promotes Ken White, Greg Baggan and Megan Wankel
Revere Bank recently promoted Kenneth White to senior vice president, Greg Baggan to vice president and Megan Wankel to assistant vice president.

White has been in the banking industry for more than 35 years. He serves on the board of FSC First; Leadership Prince George’s; SBA District Office Quality Circle; Maryland Commercial Lenders Association; Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce; and Maryland Association of Social Services Board Foundation. White is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business, Minority LDP Graduate Program.

 Baggan has more than six years of experience in the banking industry. He is a graduate of the 2017-2018 Maryland Bankers Association “Emerging Leaders Champions” program, a statewide program recognizing the next generation of leaders in the industry. He earned his bachelor’s from Salisbury University and master’s from Loyola University.

Wankel has more than seven years of experience in banking and is also a graduate of the 2017-2018 Maryland Bankers Association “Emerging Leaders Champions.” She earned her bachelor’s from Towson University and master’s from the University of Baltimore.
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, January 23

Networking Mixer
Tuesday. February 12

Membership 101
Thursday, February 21
Committee Meetings

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:30am

Small Business Council
Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00am

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, February 7th at 9:00am
Read and Share the New Business Guide!
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.
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