Chamber Connections  
January 10, 2020
*Last Chance to Register!*
Free , Informative Event You Do NOT Want To Miss!!
Small Business Seminar
Income Tax Update and Strategies to Reduce Taxes
Wednesday, January 15th | 9:00AM
**Last Chance to Register**
Review changes from last year’s new law, the 20% deduction for qualified business income, tax changes that effect businesses such as depreciation and disallowance of entertainment expenses, and changes that effect individuals. Discuss strategies to reduce business and personal income taxes.
Join fellow entrepreneurs and build your tax law knowledge.  This seminar is a must attend! 
Speaker:
Barry Fields
CPA
​Light refreshments will be served and are sponsored by  Sebastian Lane Consulting.

**This Seminar is  FREE for Chamber Members**
Member Spotlight
RBY Event Planning, LLC
We are a full-service meeting and event planning company. We arrange all the planning surrounding your meeting whether it is a two-day scientific leader engagement or a one-week international conference. We negotiate all contracting with hotels and vendors, arrange all travel needs, and provide all onsite logistical services as well. We take care of the details, so you can take care of business.

Contact Robyn Yakaitis, President
410-461-4668 or robyn@rbyeventplanning.com
Member Testimonial
"RBY strongly believes in supporting it’s local community. The [Central Maryland] Chamber of Commerce has been helping RBY connect with local companies that in turn helps RBY boost our local economy. RBY also believes when partnering with other companies that they truly become part of our team. The [Central Maryland] Chamber of Commerce has helped connect RBY with vendors and services that stand-up to our high standard of business and in-turn make RBY a stronger entity with them on their team."
**Get the Inside Track on What's Going
to Happen in Anne Arundel County**
Join Anne Arundel County Senators, Delegates, County Council, School Board and Fire & Police Chiefs as they explore new issues, opportunities and challenges for the county!
Leadership Howard County Holds
Leadership U Info Sessions for High Schoolers
Leadership Howard County, which seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the community, will hold information sessions for Leadership U, a leadership development program for high school students in Howard County.

When?         Monday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where?        Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City

When?         Thursday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where?        Howard County Library System’s Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia

When?         Sunday, March 1, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Where?        Howard County Library System’s Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City

Leadership U enables high school juniors to build their leadership skills while having fun and serving their community. Each year, approximately 50 students from public and private schools in Howard County participate in the program, where they work in teams to develop solutions for problems affecting the community, develop mentoring relationships with adult community leaders, learn about Howard County’s government, businesses and services and hone their presentation skills.
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

rEDC Apprenticeship Forum
Tuesday, January 14

Small Business Seminar
Wednesday, January 15

2nd Annual Legislative Breakfast
Thursday, January 16
Committee Meetings 

Business Connections Network #2
Tuesday, January 21st at 8:30am

Business Connections Network #4
Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30am

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, January 28th at 8:30am
Read and Share the 2020 Business Guide!
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Chamber members are encouraged to share their news in the weekly newsletter.

Newsworthy articles are included for FREE! 
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Looking to Fill an Open Position?

Utilize the Chamber’s job bank to help you find the perfect hire!

Members may post job openings to the job bank for  free  . 
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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