Chamber Connections 
April 26, 2019
Thank You Chamber Volunteers!
National Volunteer Month
April is National Volunteer Month. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities, as well as, encouraging volunteerism throughout the month. The CMC staff and board want to thank all the volunteers that help support the chamber’s committees, events, and initiatives. We know that each and every one of you have many organizations that you could be serving, so we value you so much for the time, creative ideas and energy you bring to this incredible chamber! We could not provide such great business support and services without our dedicated volunteers.  
Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame
Only Two Weeks Away!
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.
You Can't Miss This Event!
Tickets Are Going Fast!!
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  

Member Window Clings
Grab Yours Today!
We are so excited to now offer window clings for our membership!

With your member window cling displayed in your office or storefront, your customers will know you belong to the chamber of commerce and are engaged in the community the minute they enter! Or just put it in your car window to show your pride in CMC! Either way, s top by the office to pick yours up today!

A study by the Shapiro Group shows individuals are 80% more likely to purchase goods and services from a chamber affiliated business.

Special thanks to Speedpro Imaging Annapolis for doing such a beautiful job creating them.
Member Spotlight
The Westin BWI Hotel
Come Visit the Westin BWI Hotel to see our beautiful new guestrooms! Our $5M+ guestroom renovations feature:
• Brand new Westin Heavenly Beds and chic chaise lounges 
• Contemporary carpeting, wallpaper and art work 
• 55-inch HDTVs and new entertainment package with phone-to-Bluetooth connectivity
• Westin’s Heavenly Bath with oversized luxurious towels, plush robes, soothing rainfall showerheads and stylish lighting including all-new makeup lighting
• Mobile Key Certified RFID-enabled electronic doors

Contact Tracy Hahn, Sales Manager
443-577-2722 or
Member Testimonial
"We are grateful to be a part of a chamber that provides so many great opportunities to showcase our business, and to help build our network with other organizations across several counties."
2019 Anne Arundel VIP Tour
Tuesday, May 14th | 8:00am
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation’s 2019 VIP Tour is a showcase of new commercial real estate projects in the county. The bus tour will provide a valuable opportunity for developers and commercial real estate brokers to highlight their projects to members of the real estate and business community and investors.

The event starts at 1750 Forest Drive, a redevelopment project by Manekin that offers a state of the art workspace conducive to creative and innovative companies. Breakfast starts at 8:00am and tour will begin promptly at 9:30am.

Lunch will be hosted by the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park. After lunch, attendees will be transported back to 1750 Forest Drive.
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
Fort Meade Launches New Logo
Fort Meade officially launched its new logo. The new image is a visual representation of the transformation the installation has recently made after more than 100 years of service to the nation.
You can learn more about the new logo launch at:
SECU Home Buying & Selling Seminar
Wednesday, May 1st | 5:30pm | Pasadena
Join SECU- Maryland Wednesday, May 1st at SECU Pasadena Center from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for SECU Home Buying & Selling Seminar. This is an educational seminar and will include refreshments from Two Rivers Steak & Fish House.  SECU Pasadena Center is located at 8055 Jumpers Hole Rd, Pasadena MD 21122. 

Please RSVP by emailing Lionel Butler at
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will host a 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place May 7th - May 8th between 11:00am – 5:30pm Eastern. Registration is FREE to the public. Attend this live online conference to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! The live webinars include:
                     The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
                     Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success
                     Mastering Control of Your Cash Flow
                     Creating Effective Online Ads
                     The Culture Imperative: Drive Growth with Customer Obsession
                     SBA Funding Programs Explained
                     How to do Business with the Federal Government
                     Disasters Happen: How to Prepare Your Business and Recover
The Central Maryland Chamber is committed to fighting the opioid abuse and addiction epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has dedicated this Saturday, April 27 th as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in an effort to help address this nation-wide crisis. The site not only raises awareness and promotes recovery efforts, but also provides a "Partnership Toolbox" with digital resources to combat the epidemic. Thank you in advance for your help encouraging everyone to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications on April 27 th
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 #1
Wednesday, May 1st at 8:0oam

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, May 2nd at 9:0oam

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