Chamber Connections  
June 29, 2018
Shooting at Capital Gazette

Newspapers have the power to bring about great good. The Capital Gazette is a well-respected newspaper that is integral to our regional community. It is not only a member of the chamber, but a partner in advancing our community. From reporting important news to keeping us engaged, the Capital Gazette plays an invaluable role in Central Maryland. We are deeply saddened by the reports of yesterday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette’s office. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families. The chamber is ready to assist in any way possible and will keep you updated on ways you can help as this situation further unfolds.  You can get additional information at:
Make Your Business Voice Heard!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is expanding its surveys of business activity and needs your help! The Bank is partnering with all types of businesses to find out more about local businesses conditions. The resulting survey is seen as one of the earliest and best reports of business activity in Maryland and plays an important role in helping our economists to understand what businesses are going through. The survey is brief (typically takes less than 10 minutes), and asks participants to report if their business has experienced an increase, no change, or decrease on several different business indicators including wages, spending, and sales. This allows the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to better understand businesses in Maryland. All businesses in the chamber are invited to participate. If you’re an employer in Maryland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond wants to hear from you! Past survey reports can be found here
CMC on C Suite on Your Street!

Central Maryland Chamber President & CEO, Raj Kudchadkar, was recently on Laurel TV to talk about how the chamber supports regional businesses. Raj sat down with LaTaunya Howard of C Suite on Your Street, to reflect on the chamber’s role in the community and all the great initiatives planned ahead. You can watch the full episode at: Laurel TV can be found on Comcast channels 996 (HD) and 71 (SD) or Verizon channel 12 (SD). 
Networking Mixer
Staybridge Suites - BWI
Tuesday, July 10th | 5:00-7:00PM

Please join us for our July Networking Mixer, hosted by Staybridge Suites- BWI! Take a break from the sun and come make some new connections and reconnect with some old friends! We will gather from 5-7PM.  FREE for CMC Members; $10 for guests.
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 .
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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.
Fort Meade's Red, White, & Blue Celebration, including their annual Independence Day fireworks presentation will be held TONIGHT, Friday, June 29th , beginning at 4PM. This event is open to everyone...come join the CMC community for a night of fun and festivities. Click the link below for information regarding this event.
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 3rd

Wednesday, July 4th
Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, July 10th

Tuesday, July 17th

Wednesday, July 18th

Thursday, July 19th

Wednesday, August 8th
Committee Meetings

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, July 5th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, July 10th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, July 11th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, July 12th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton
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