Chamber Connections 
May 03, 2019
Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame
** Final Chance to Register **
Come meet and hear from the University of Maryland’s new head football coach, Mike Locksley! Last year Coach Locksley received the Broyles Award for the nation's top college football coach and he has a lot to say about leadership and running a successful organization. Also, get the scoop on his 1 st year plans and goals for the team.
Still A Few Tickets Left!!
Come out to celebrate chamber friends, colleagues, and business partners for their accomplishments. The following businesses and individuals will be inducted into the CMC Hall of Fame at the Annual Meeting...

Congratulations 2019 CMC Hall of Fame Inductees!

Start-Up of the Year
The Blackwall Barn & Lodge

Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
JDA Management

Business of the Year (Small)
Dr. Backup  

Business of the Year (Large)
Atlas Container  

Business Partner of the Year
Printing Specialist Corporation  
Volunteer of the Year
Matt Slovick

Government Advocate of the Year
Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Kelly M. Schulz

  President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Providence Center

Chairman’s Award for Community Impact
A. J. Properties  
Cammarata & Kolp Join
CMC Board of Directors
The Central Maryland Chamber is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Cammarata and Marc Kolp to its Board of Directors.
Mike Cammarata is currently a Certified Financial Planner professional for Tide Creek Financial Group. Mr. Cammarata was born and raised in Maryland with deep roots to this area. He joined Tide Creek in 2017 after beginning his career as a financial advisor with MetLife in 2007. A graduate of the University of Baltimore, Mr. Cammarata studied finance and accounting. Over the years, he has taken great pride in helping every individual, family and business client make smart financial decisions.
Marc Kolp serves as Director for the Center for Leadership and Innovation at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Training Centers. Mr. Kolp joins the Board of Directors with over 20 years experience leading organizations. Mr. Kolp's extensive business and operational experience spans over two decades serving as part of senior executive teams and directing large complex operating divisions. As the Director, Mr. Kolp provides individuals and organizations with a variety of leadership, strategy, organizational effectiveness, performance and executive coaching services.
Please join us in welcoming Mike Cammarata and Marc Kolp to our Board of Directors!
Member Spotlight
First Citizens Bank
First Citizens Bank is a full service commercial bank focused on partnering with small and medium sized family businesses and their owners to achieve their growth plans. As one of the largest family controlled banks in the country, the First Citizens name and brand promise are not going to change. FCB is the right size to meet all your business needs through best in class response times and competitive terms and pricing. Give us a call today!

Contact John S. Goldthwait, Jr., Senior Vice President/ Commercial Banker
Member Testimonial
"The Central Maryland Chamber does an excellent job providing First Citizens Bank and other leading businesses with varied opportunities to make meaningful connections with a wide range of business influencers in our community."
Join Us at The Laurel Main Street Festival!
You are invited to share a booth with the Central Maryland Chamber on Saturday, May 11th from 9am-4pm at the Laurel Main Street Festival at NO charge! The festival draws thousands of people and includes exposure to businesses, entertainment, food, vendors, music and activities. This will give your business exposure and show your partnership with the CMC to the community.

First Come, First Serve. For more information and to reserve a time slot, please contact Karen Russell, Director of Membership, at (410) 672-3422 ext.4 or
Free to attend but individuals must register!
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
Federal Reserve: Maryland Business Activity Growing
Business activity grew robustly in Maryland in April, according to the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The indexes for general business conditions and sales rose from −7 and −4 in March to 24 and 28 in April, respectively, which were their highest readings since June of last year. Firms also reported increased spending, and they expected conditions to remain strong in the near future.
Doing Business with Maryland
Live! Casino & Hotel
Tuesday, May 21st | 10:00am | Live! Casino & Hotel
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs  in partnership with Live! Casino & Hotel cordially invites you to join them on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel.

Learn how to do business with  Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel  and meet their buyers one-on-one. Find out what they are buying right now, and what they plan to buy in the future, such as:
  • Promotions
  • Office supplies
  • IT equipment
  • Printing
  • Advertising
  • Facilities equipment
  • Hotel supplies

To view a sample purchasing list and register for this event click the button below!
May Member Anniversaries!
29 Years
Leo's Vacation Center, Inc.
Walt Eger's Service Center, Inc.

19 Years
U.S. Small Business Administration
17 Years
FSC First

15 Years
i5 Church
14 Years
Rieve's Deli
Sunrise Solutions, Inc.

13 Years
Congregation Kneseth Israel
Dankmeyer, Inc.

12 Years
Coldwell Banker Crofton Office
GEICO Local Office
Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc.

11 Years
Lynn Nichols of Douglas Realty, LLC
StonebridgeCarras, LLC

9 Years
Emmanuel United Methodist Church

8 Years
Hogan Companies
Meade Realty
6 Years
Houlihan's Waugh Chapel

5 Years
Huntington Learning Center
Newk's Eatery

4 Years
The Bozzuto Group
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day
North Patuxent Services, LLC

3 Years
Arthritis & Pain Associates
JDA Management & Consulting Group
Merritt Properties

2 Years
Wabanna Camp & Retreat Center

1 Year
Optimum Health for Life
StratWealth Management Group LLC
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting
Monday, May 13

Small Business Seminar
Wednesday, May 15

Membership 101
Thursday, May 16
Committee Meetings 

Business Connections Network #3
Tuesday, May 7th at 9:0oam

Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, May 8th at 8:3oam

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, May 9th at 9:0oam
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