Chamber Connections  
July 13, 2018
Advocate, Promote, Inform, & Connect

The Central Maryland Chamber strives to support their members through our four pillars of service: Advocate, Promote, Inform, and Connect. Click on each of the videos below to see how we can support you and your business growth!

Thank you to Next American Films for producing our chamber videos!
We Are Hiring!

The CMC is seeking a Membership Director to help grow the chamber! If you or someone you know is looking for an exciting opportunity to help our chamber grow, please see the job description below. Resumes are being accepted at through July 30th. No phone calls or faxes please.
July Mixer at Staybridge Suites

Many thanks to Staybridge Suites- BWI for hosting our July mixer! It was a great night of networking and enjoying the delicious burgers and hot dogs! If you are looking for a spot for overnight guests or for meeting space, give them a call.
Looking for Mixer Hosts

Interested in hosting one of the CMC Networking Mixers? We are currently filling our mixer spots for 2019. If you are interested, contact Kim Wirt, Director of Operations for more details and for open dates.
Member Spotlight
Success in Style
Success In Style is a nonprofit organization, which provides business wardrobes and coaching, at no cost, to in-crisis individuals seeking employment.
Success In Style serves clients at six different locations in the Baltimore Washington corridor: Historic Savage Mill, Woodstock Job Corps in Woodstock, Woodland Job Corps in Laurel, The District Courthouse in Glen Burnie, The Multiservice Center in Laurel, and the Potomac Job Corps in Washington, DC.

Success In Style has four upscale resale shops in the Historic Savage Mill, which provides funding for the mission of Success In Style. Success In Style is proud of the Impact it has had on our community by removing barriers and giving confidence and hope to thousands of men in women, in-need, since 2001. 
" I value the opportunities to meet and share with so many interesting people. "
Military Affairs Committee's School Supply Drive

The Military Affairs Committee of the Central Maryland Chamber will be collecting Back to School Supplies for the Fort Meade schools. We are accepting donations of supplies and monetary donations. Please click the link below to see a list of the supplies are needed.

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting the soldiers and families of Fort Meade.
Directory Updates Needed!

As we prepare for the publication of our next Relocation and Business Guide, we want to be sure that we have the most up-to-date contact information for your business. If you have already sent us updates, THANK YOU! If you are a chamber member and have not yet checked your listing, please visit the Members Only portal of the website and update your listing today. If you need assistance with this, please contact the office at 410-672-3422.
Young Professionals Network
1st Annual Cornhole Tournament & Baysox Game
Saturday, July 21st | 2:30-5:30PM
Baysox Stadium

Join our Young Professionals Network for their 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament! Come to watch or play, network, enjoy some food, and then stay for the Bowie Baysox game! Join members from our sister chambers throughout the area and come enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark!
Small Business Seminar
Getting Your Business
Found Online
Wednesday, July 18th | 9:00AM

While social media marketing is important, it’s only a piece of the puzzle. You should know how your reputation on sites like Yelp, Google and Bing, along with strategically placed information, gets you in front of your customers instantly and in a positive light. See how to get that process started and why it’s important. Join us for our next Small Business Seminar on Social Media Marketing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9 AM in the Chamber's Conference room.

FREE for CMC Members. Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.
Membership 101
Thursday, July 19th | 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room - Odenton

Jump start your business by attending Membership 101. This free program introduces benefits of membership and gives you ideas that can help you grow your business.  

Membership provides a strong network of business contacts throughout Central Maryland, career-enhancing professional training, new business referrals, networking opportunities, pro-business advocacy support and money saving discounts. An independent study showed that consumers are 80% more likely to buy from a chamber member. Belonging to the Central Maryland Chamber can help you grow your business. We invite you to attend. Free Admission .
Women Mean Business
Using Video to Promote
Your Business
Wednesday, July 25th | 11:30AM-1:00PM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

At our July Meeting, we are going to explore ways to incorporate video into your marketing message. We are going to “get over ourselves” and learn the benefits of using video, along with some ideas for getting started.

We’ve invited the pros from Next American Films, to come to our next meeting and bring us up to speed on the importance of video marketing as we lunch and learn together. If you’re shy about getting up and running with video, challenge yourself today, and come out and join us! Be Brave! There’s no time like the present, and we’re all friends, right?

Beth Anthony, Director of Production and co-owner of Next American Films, has been a Chamber Member since 2016. Her company produces one-of-a-kind videos for small businesses and non-profits looking to market their messages effectively. Their videos have appeared on company websites, social media campaigns, internet pre-roll advertisements, and even TV broadcast.

Come out for some fun, fellowship, and the info you need to make your debut!
Time is Running Out...
Reserve Your Space!
2018-2019 Relocation & Business Guide

The new 2018-2019 CMC Relocation & Business Guide will be published in September. Member advertising supports the chamber’s efforts to attract new businesses, provide newcomers with essential resource information, and connect members all year. 3,000 printed copies are distributed around the region, including Ft. Meade. The digital edition is posted on the Chamber website, providing even further ad reach to customers! Ads start at just $595.00 and must be reserved by July 30th.
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 17th

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Thursday, July 19th

Saturday, July 21st

Wednesday, July 25th

Thursday, July 26th

Wednesday, August 8th
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