Chamber Connections  
June 21, 2019
Women Mean Business
Can Your Inbox Ever Reach Zero?
Wednesday, June 26th | 11:30am-1:00pm
Join us as we welcome Laura of CRUX Organizing back to speak about email organization. Building upon her time management presentation Laura will cover utilizing time management skills to tackle your inbox, creating organizational systems to keep you out of the range of 10,000 unread emails, and managing the workload those emails create. 

$20 Members | $25 Non-Members
Lunch Provided
Space is very limited for this workshop, so register early to reserve your seat.
About our Presenter
An organizer from a young age, Laura has long been passionate about creating a great life through organization and structure to maximize creativity and productivity. Laura has been a proud member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) since 2011, including posts as NAPO Baltimore Treasurer from 2013 — 2015, NAPO Baltimore President from 2015 — 2018, and is currently serving as NAPO Baltimore Immediate Past President. Laura places a high emphasis on continuing her own education to ensure that services offered by Crux are at the forefront of the industry. In her free time she can be found running (5k’s, 10k’s and ½ Marathons), reading mystery novels, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Join the Chamber Energy
Purchasing Cooperative
The Central Maryland Chamber has partnered with energy management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative since 2004. The increased purchasing power of the Chamber Purchasing Cooperative has allowed members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own.

The Clean Energy Jobs-Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill implemented by the Maryland Legislature on May 23, 2019 could result in increased electricity rates by 14% to 18%. The Bill contains an option to avoid this increase if a contract is signed prior to October 1, 2019. Therefore, seeking a long-term contract extension (or a new contract) now could help you avoid a potential cost increase. 

On average, since 2004, the Cooperative electricity rates have been lower than both market rates and the weighted annual utility standard offer service rate by $0.008 to $0.016 per kWh. The natural gas rates have also been lower on average than market rates and utility monthly winter peak indexed rates by $0.11 to $0.26 per therm.

If your current rate is higher than $0.072 per kWh or $0.50 per therm, you may want to consider joining the cooperative and participating in this next round of competitive supplier pricing.  The current campaign begins June 24, 2019 for both new participants and renewal members who have contract renewal dates through to June 2021.  
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B&R Construction Services Inc
B&R Construction Services is a multi-disciplinary firm offering mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering design and construction management, dry utility design and commissioning services.
Our staff is knowledgeable and highly proficient in a multitude of project sectors including commercial, retail, mixed use, office, government, casinos and sports entertainment facilities.

Contact Tony Roussos, Principal
443-253-6079 or
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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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