Chamber Connections 
October 2, 2020
Small Business Seminar
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
October 7th | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Increasingly today, the buzzwords of #Inclusion and #Diversity pop up, but what exactly do those concepts mean? How does my company know I'm doing the right thing? How can I access the positive ROI that comes from comprehensive recruitment and retention policies? Accessible workplace policies are good for business. Companies that excel at disability employment and inclusion are four times more likely to deliver higher shareholder returns than their competitors, according to a study by Accenture released in Oct. 2019. We are rethinking the working environment because of COVID-19, and companies have an opportunity to re-invent their teams and overhaul how that work gets done, and by whom. Where do you start when considering these new workforce opportunities?
Join the the Director of Engagement for The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Deena Kilmon, for a timely talk on why inclusion and accessibility is today's smart move for the best business strategists. There will be ample time for Q&A at the end of the short presentation.
Membership 101
October 15th | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
PG County Child Care Provider Recovery Program Application period closes Friday, October 2nd!
The Child Care Provider Recovery Program provides grants to child care centers that have had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many child care programs in the County had to close its doors due to lack of revenue and newly established state and local health and safety guidelines. Unfortunately, these closures resulted in a substantial decrease in the number of available, quality child care seats for Prince George’s County families.

Child Care providers in Prince George’s County may apply for grants to cover reopening expenses through the Child Care Provider Recovery Program. Eligible child care providers may receive a grant up to $20,000 for licensed child care centers and up to $3,000 for registered family child care homes.
Selling Your Business: Transition Checklist
Tuesday, October 6th | 2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Looking to prepare your business to maximize its value when sold? Join Sebastian Lane Consulting's panel and interactive Q&A as they discuss the transition checklist involved with selling your business. 

This is part two of a two-part webinar panel series. If you missed the first presentation, the 5 Biggest Mistakes When Preparing to Sell Your Business, please view the here at your convenience. 
Access to CDFI Lending Webinar Series
CDFI's assist with small microloans up to $50,000 for under-served businesses with five or fewer employees and annual sales of less than $100,000. In this series you will have the opportunity to learn about:
-Lending options 
-What lenders look for 
-Preparing a successful loan package
-How to prepare to meet with a lender
-Business finance consulting resources

At the end of the third session "Preparing Your Business Financing Package" you will be provided a "CDFI Lending Checklist"

  • Part 1: What is a CDFI??- 10/5/20, 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
  • Part 2: Meet the Lenders' Round table Q&A- 10/7/20, 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
  • Part 3: Preparing your Business Financing Package- 10/9/20, 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
County Executive Pittman Releases Draft General Development Plan for Public Comment
A Roadmap to Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released the draft of Plan2040, the county’s General Development Plan (GDP), for public comment and review. The County Executive made the remarks at the Brooklyn Park Library, where he was joined by Planning and Zoning Director, Steven Kaii-Ziegler, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Land Use, Lori Rhodes, and members of the County Executive’s Youth Advisory Council.

Public comment will be open for 45 days, through November 15, 2020. The document can be downloaded at Plan2040 is the Countywide plan to guide future land use decisions, and lays out an ambitious vision for a greener, more inclusive Anne Arundel County over a 20-year timeframe. All master plans and development regulations adopted subsequently by the County must be consistent with the goals, policies and recommendations of the GDP.
CMC Becomes Mask Distributor for
Anne Arundel County Businesses
**Masks Still Available for Pick Up!**
The Central Maryland Chamber is committed to ensuring safe interaction with the public and also have staff who continue to telework. Please contact to schedule a pick up time.
*Mask pick ups MUST be scheduled.
2020-21 Relocation & Business Guide
Be Part of an Award Winning Publication!
The Central Maryland Chamber alongside The Business Monthly have begun the process of updating and printing our new Business Directory and Relocation Guide. As part of your membership, every Central Maryland Chamber member receives a listing in the Business Guide. You will receive a copy of the “Relocation and Business Resource Guide” for no charge in October. 

CMC members, you will want to be part of this award winning publication! Call 410-740-5077 or click HERE to email The Business Monthly about how to participate!
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