Chamber Connections  
June 14, 2019
2019-2020 Business Directory and Relocation Guide
The Central Maryland Chamber has begun the process of updating and printing our new Business Directory and Relocation Guide. We need your help to be certain that all of your profile information is correct, before it is printed in the directory. Please head to your current member profile and select 'Update Profile' to verify and update any information. 


Last year, 3000 directories were printed and distributed throughout the region. To view last year’s directory, click here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. More information to be distributed soon! We appreciate your support! 
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.
Howard County Launches Update to the General Plan
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the next update to the county’s General Plan. Ball has asked the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to accelerate the scheduled update so that it can help guide future changes to the land development regulations.

The General Plan is the comprehensive long-range plan for all of Howard County. It guides decisions related to development, land preservation, changing demographic and employment trends, environmental sustainability, capital projects, county services and other key land use issues. Howard County's General Plan is required by the Howard County Code, and has been revised approximately every 10 years (1960, 1971, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2012). The most current, PlanHoward 2030, was adopted in 2013 and established policies over a two-decade period. This new General Plan will update PlanHoward 2030.

The plan update will be a multi-year process, beginning with development of planning guidelines in the fall of 2019, followed by a project kick off in early 2020. The county will seek a consulting firm(s) to assist with developing the new plan. A preliminary timeline projects the completion of the General Plan in 2021.  
CMC Members Named Greater Baltimore's Top Corporate Givers!
Congratulations to Howard Bank, Live! Casino & Hotel, Merritt, and M &T Bank for being designated by the Baltimore Business Journal as the top corporate donors in the region! The top 25 corporate givers in Greater Baltimore donated a total of more than $70 million regionally in 2018.
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
AACC Earns Top 20
Ranking in National
Cybersecurity Competition
AACC cybersecurity students recently ranked first in the state – and 16th in the nation out of almost 1,300 eligible colleges – in Cyber FastTrack, an online cybersecurity program. Other top Maryland colleges included UMBC, ranked 20th, and UMCP, ranked 28th. Besides bragging rights, students gain the right to compete for $2.5 million in scholarships. Cyber FastTrack is part of a national initiative to prepare people for the cybersecurity industry.
Anne Arundel County Runway to Success
Traveling out of state on a sales trip? Flying to a training conference? Apply for Southwest Airlines travel awards!
Runway to Success Powered By Southwest Airlines helps Anne Arundel County small businesses that want to take advantage of business development opportunities outside of Maryland. The Runway to Success Program awards a qualified business two Southwest Airlines one-way travel awards to any SWA destination for the following:

  • Exhibit opportunities and sales and marketing meetings
  • Employee training classes and conferences

Several CMC member businesses have already benefited from this program and you can too!
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

District 21 Update
Tuesday, June 18

Membership 101
Thursday, June 20

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, June 26
Committee Meetings 

Business Connections Network #2
Tuesday, June 18th at 8:30am

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 25th at 8:30am

Business Connections Network #4
Thursday, June 27th at 9:30am

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