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June 28, 2019
Krouse Joins CMC Board of Directors
The Central Maryland Chamber is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Krouse to its Board of Directors.
Wendy Krouse currently serves as Vice President for Howard Bank. She is a lifelong Maryland resident, residing in Central Maryland for the past 15 years (presently in Howard County). Having lived here for some time and traversed our roads frequently, Krouse has seen and enjoyed the best of our community and holds its values closely. Moreover, for almost the past decade, Krouse has worked for Howard Bank.

Wendy is an experienced banker with commercial real estate, construction, human resources and commercial lending expertise. Krouse works with our local business community, listening and helping companies of all sizes achieve their financial and operational goals. This approach is not only central to Wendy's work, but also part of her passion to create meaningful personal and professional relationships.

Please join us in welcoming Wendy Krouse to our Board of Directors!
Member Spotlight
Talking Well Consulting, LLC
Talking Well Consulting provides accent modification services. Owner BettyAnn Leeseberg-Lange is a dialect coach; she works primarily with internationals whose first language is not North American English. Individualized programs are designed for each client, enabling them to develop greater clarity in their speech. BettyAnn is committed to support clients as they keep their culture while learning to speak American English more clearly and confidently. Adjust Your Accent; Keep Your Culture: Own Your Future!

Contact BettyAnn Leesburg-Lange, Owner
Member Testimonial
" As a member of the Chamber, I stay in contact with business colleagues in the Central Maryland area. Being involved in the Chamber more and more, I realize the value of the connections and support I share with other business owners. "
Federal Reserve Monthly Update on Maryland’s Economy
Maryland’s economy strengthened somewhat in recent months. Payroll employment increased slightly, overall, as household conditions remained stable and housing market reports were mostly positive. Employers in Maryland added 1,200 jobs (0.0 percent) to payrolls in April. The largest contributor to the net gain in the month was the professional and business services industry, which added 3,600 jobs. That gain, plus smaller job gains in several other industries, were largely offset by sizeable losses in trade, transportation, and utilities (1,700 jobs), leisure and hospitality (1,500 jobs), and financial services (1,100 jobs). On a year-over-year basis, total employment in Maryland grew 0.7 percent, remaining well below the national rate of 1.8 percent.
Live! Casino & Hotel Executive Chef to Appear on 'Chopped' for Food Network
Live! Casino & Hotel’s executive chef Ed Evans will appear on an episode of “Chopped,” airing at 10 p.m. July 2 on the Food Network.

The Fourth of July-themed episode will pit four chefs against each other as they prepare summertime dinners with ingredients that include patriotic deviled eggs and star-spangled spaghetti, according to

Evans, a West Baltimore native, has been a chef at Live! Casino & Hotel for over four years and oversees nine of the casino’s restaurants, including the region’s Zagat #1-rated The Prime Rib, the Luk Fu Asian restaurant on the casino floor, and David’s, a 24-hour restaurant that opened last year and serves global cuisine and breakfast all day.
2019-2020 Business Directory and Relocation Guide
The Central Maryland Chamber has begun the process of updating and printing our new Business Directory and Relocation Guide. We need your help to be certain that all of your profile information is correct, before it is printed in the directory. Please head to your current member profile and select 'Update Profile' to verify and update any information. 
 July 19, 2019!
Last year, 3000 directories were printed and distributed throughout the region. To view last year’s directory, click here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. More information to be distributed soon! We appreciate your support! 
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