Chamber Connections  
November 16, 2018
Small Business Seminar
B2B Content Marketing and Social Media Power Tips
Wednesday, November 28th | 9:00AM
Join us for our November Small Business Seminar - B2B Content Marketing and Social Media Power Tips. You will learn how to cut through the noise and get to the tips that move the needle. We will be looking at content marketing techniques and social media engagement do's and don'ts for B2B organizations. You won't want to miss this valuable presentation by Jon Bailey of Wood Street Inc. who has been involved in digital marketing since 1998.

Holiday Mixer & Silent Auction

Come join us for some holiday cheer, great networking,
amazing food, open bar, and early holiday shopping!
Wednesday, December 5th | 5:M
Small Business Saturday
It's only 8 days away!
Be sure to support Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small Movement.
Wednesday, December 5th | 8:30AM

Join Congressman Anthony G. Brown for a discussion and networking breakfast as he launches Maryland's 4th Congressional District Defense and Aerospace Consortium. Featuring special guest speaker The Honorable Ryan McCarthy, Under Secretary of the United States Army.

The Consortium will be a FREE forum to discuss topics of shared importance to local companies in the defense and aerospace industries, K-12 public school systems, institutions of higher education, and local economic development corporations.
A Successful 1st Event!
Tipton Airport: A Regional Economic Asset
The Regional Economic Development Committee (rEDC) held it's first event on the current and upcoming business opportunities at Tipton Airport. A great panel of speakers presented on the history of the airport, the upcoming proposed expansion, and real examples of how businesses are benefiting from the airport. A special thanks to all the businesses and government agencies that supported the event:
Join the Regional Economic Development Committee (rEDC)

The Regional Economic Development Committee (rEDC) helps chamber members grow their businesses by leveraging regional assets to create more prosperous opportunities.

Current Pursuits:
1. Connect members to resources on regional topics (transportation, workforce, etc).
2. Host 2-3 interactive events per year that focuses on a regional asset
3. Explore ways to encourage regional growth and improve quality of business/life

The rEDC meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:30am in the chamber conference room in Odenton. Any chamber member can join the rEDC by contacting committee chair Jonathan Williams at:
Regional Business News
Amazon's HQ2 to Boost Maryland Economy
After reviewing hundreds of bids for Amazon’s second headquarters, the online retailer announced that it would split its proposed HQ2 hub between Arlington, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y. This is expected to create about 25,000 jobs for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Buy Maryland
Cyber Tax Credit

Applications are now being accepted by the Maryland Department of Commerce for Maryland cybersecurity product and service providers to be approved as Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Sellers (QMCS) for the “Buy Maryland Cyber” Tax Credit program.

Being approved as a QMCS can be a valuable sales tool for your company because through this program, Maryland small businesses (50 employees or less) that have purchased cybersecurity solutions from a QMCS since May 15, 2018 can apply to receive a tax credit for 50% of the cost of the purchase up to a maximum of $50,000.
LDC Grant Applications - Still Open!
The Central Maryland Chamber has a seat on the Local Development Council (LDC), which awarded over $19 million in grants this year to worthy non-profits, associations, and government agencies. A new round of grants will begin soon. If you are a member of the chamber and have questions about the process please contact CMC CEO, Raj Kudchadkar, at .
Inclement Weather Policy

Because the Central Maryland Chamber serves members in several counties, the following inclement weather policy has been established:

If any one of the three county school systems (Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s) closes due to inclement weather, all chamber activities for the day will be cancelled.

If any one of the three county school systems has a 2 hour delay, all chamber activities prior to noon will be cancelled.  

If any one of the three county school systems closes early due to weather, all chamber evening activities will be cancelled.
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