Chamber Connections  
September 13, 2019
Tour & Taste of the Region
For only $15 join us at the Taste of the Region for great
food, drinks, entertainment and networking from 5pm-7pm
this Thursday, September 19th!
Small Business Seminar
SCORE: Learn About the Nation's Largest Network of
FREE Expert Business Mentors and Supports
Wednesday, September 18th | 9am-10am | Chamber Conference Room
SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. 

If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
Come learn more about SCORE and all their free services to support your business!

**This Seminar is FREE for Chamber Members**
Membership 101
Thursday, September 19th | 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, September 25th | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Sweet Eden's Bakeshop in Severn! We are going to meet up at the newest bakeshop in Severn to support our colleague, Kendra, and enjoy a sweet treat (included in your registration fee) and networking. We hope you will join us!

Members - $10 | Non-Members & Guests - $15
Central Maryland Transportation Alliance Transportation 101
Only 2 Weeks Left to Apply!
[Last week] may have been the official start of school but there's still time for you to enroll in the next class of Transportation 101. Transportation 101 is a FREE workshop program aimed at educating and activating residents who want to better understand and engage with transportation projects and policies in our region. CMTA is now accepting applications for [the] fall 2019 class!

Transportation 101 is developing leaders who are poised to enhance communities and people's lives by supporting transit, active transportation and increased access. Transportation 101 graduates are equipped to provide relevant and timely information to help policy makers, business leaders, and the general public make informed decisions about transportation choices and transportation infrastructure investments in our region.

Classes will be held from 6 pm-9 pm every Wednesday from October 9 to November 20 at the offices of the Baltimore Community Foundation and include dinner. Interested candidates can learn more and apply through September 18.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
FREE Community Programs and Events
The UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center is offering upcoming programs and events that are free and open to the community.

Free Community Flu Shots
  • UM BWMC is offering free flu shots to anyone ages 3 years and up in the Main Lobby of UM BWMC. October 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; October 8, 5 – 7 p.m.; October 16, 4 – 6 p.m. 
Free Breast Cancer Screening
  • UM BWMC and Advanced Radiology are providing free breast cancer screenings to women in Anne Arundel County. Participants will also be able to take advantage of a pampering station, refreshments, women’s health resources, and a gift bag to take home. October 19th.
Mental Health First Aid
  • This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. October 26th.
Opioid Overdose Response Training
  • UM BWMC is offering free classes for anyone age 16 years and older to teach community members how to spot signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose, and how to safely administer naloxone (Narcan).
U.S. Chamber Foundation's
Friday, September 27th | 8:00AM - 1:00PM | Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation's CIVICS FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore civics education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. 

According to a 2018 survey, just 40 percent of Americans were able to pass a multiple-choice exam of civics questions taken from the immigration test, and less than a third of adults were unable to name even one of the three branches of government. 

Join U.S Chamber of Commerce as they bring together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss this important topic and how we can solve this challenge for the next generation. The U.S. Chamber Foundation will donate the proceeds from the registration fees for CIVICS FORWARD to non-profits working on civics education programming around the country.  

Be sure to use the code CIVICS100 for a 100% federation member discount!
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

Small Business Seminar
Wednesday, September 18

Membership 101
Thursday, September 19

Tour & Taste of the Region
Thursday, September 19

Women Mean Business
Wednesday, September 25
Committee Meetings 

Business Connections Network #2
Tuesday, September 17th at 8:30am

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30am

Business Connections Network #4
Thursday, September 26th at 9:30am
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