Chamber Connections  
June 8, 2018
CMC Members Celebrate
Milestone Anniversaries

Congratulations to two of our CMC members celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Reliable Contracting Company in Gambrills is celebrating 90 years in business. Bormel, Grice, & Huyett, P.A. in Laurel is celebrating their 50th year in business. Congratulations to you both for your continued contributions to the region and to the Central Maryland Chamber!
Reliable Contracting's Jay Baldwin receives a citation from Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford at their 90th Anniversary celebration.
Photo credit: Melissa Driscoll Krol
Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A. receive a citation from the state on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary.

Is your company celebrating a milestone anniversary? Let the CMC help you get recognition from the State and share the milestone in the newsletter! Contact our newsletter editor at .
Live! Hotel Now Open!

The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel announced that the Flagship, luxury Live! Hotel now is officially open to the public, adding 310 overnight rooms, two new restaurants, an Event Center and spa to Maryland's top tourist destination. The first hotel to carry the renowned Live! brand, Live! Hotel opens as Live! Casino celebrates its six-year anniversary as one of the largest commercial casinos on the East Coast. The opening establishes Live! Casino & Hotel as a preeminent all-inclusive gaming destination, with world-class amenities and a reputation for spontaneity and fun. Guests may book online at or by calling (443) 445-2929.
Salute to
Colonel Thomas Rickard

Please join the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council and the Greater Fort Meade Community as we honor Col. Tom Rickard, Fort Meade Garrison Commander for his leadership to the Fort Meade Region.
Thursday, June 28, 2018

11:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch served at 12:00 pm

Club Meade
6600 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD 20755 

$55 - Members Only
$35 - Government Rate

Pre-registration is required. 
Our Host Partners
Instructions on gaining access to Fort George G. Meade

Your registration will require personal information for your access to Fort Meade. Your name will be added to a list for this event. On the day of the event, please go to the Reece Road Gate where you will go through a vehicle inspection before proceeding on to Club Meade. If you already have a post pass for Fort Meade, you will not need to include this information on your registration. 
Women Mean Business
Social Media Distraction
Wednesday, June 27th- 8:30-10:00AM
Bagels 'n Grinds-Hanover

Is Social Media helping or hurting your productivity? Let’s talk about it! Women Mean Business will hold a strategy session around the power of social media on June 27th from 8:30am – 10:00am. Won’t you join us for this breakfast meeting at Bagels ‘n Grinds, 7791 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076?
Networking Mixer at
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.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.
Textures Is Now Open! 

Congratulations to one of our newest members, Textures (1215 Annapolis Rd., Unit 108, Odenton, MD 21113) on their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. We are very excited to have them in the chamber network!
BRTB Transportation Fair
Tuesday, June 12th-5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board invites you to join them for their 1st Annual Transportation Fair on Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stop by for a chance to win prizes, get a free EZ pass transponder, learn how to put a bike on an MTA bus rack, and snag some fun swag! Bring the kids too as we will have a kids fun station. 

This is your chance to give input on a $3.2 Billion regional transportation plan, chat with local and regional transportation planners, and learn about your transportation choices, Rideshare, Guaranteed Ride Home and more!
Participating Organizations include: 
Anne Arundel County  •  Baltimore City  •  Baltimore County  •  Baltimore Metropolitan Council  •  Baltimore Regional Transportation Board  •  Carroll County  •  Harford County  •  Howard County  •  Maryland Department of Planning  •  Maryland Department of Transportation  •  
Maryland State Highway Administration  •  Maryland Transit Administration  •  Maryland Transportation Authority  •  Metro Rideshare  
Israel-Howard County High-Tech Event! 

Israel’s Missile Defense Attaché will headline the MIDC’s “Startup Nation” event in Howard County to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary. Lt. Col. Pini Brosh from the Embassy of Israel will discuss how Israel’s high-tech prowess led to the groundbreaking Iron Dome system and how the U.S./Israel partnership that developed the anti-missile system benefits the United States. 

Israeli companies based in Howard County, including ELTA North America (developers of the Iron Dome radar), Milestone Sports and VAYA Pharma, will also discuss how they successfully entered the U.S. market. Grant opportunities for U.S.–Israel collaboration will also be presented.

Registration is required.
Red, White and Blue Celebration!
Opportunity to Support Fort Meade

Your business can participate in the 2018 Red, White and Blue Celebration on June 29, 2018. This is a great opportunity to have fun, support an important community event, and generate business on Fort Meade. This event averages 8,000 - 10,000 attendees.

A five hundred dollars ($500) sponsorship will provide you with: 1) A six foot table to promote your product or service and 2) An additional promotional benefit of a website advertisement on the Fort Meade MWR website which averages 47,000 page views per month. For more information please contact Morgan Robbins at 301-677-6635 or .  
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 19th

Wednesday, June 27th

Wednesday, July 4th
Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, July 10th

Wednesday, August 8th
Committee Meetings

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, June 12th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, June 13th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, June 14th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton
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