Chamber Connections 
September 25, 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.
County Executive Pittman Launches
Anne Arundel County Childcare Providers Support Grants
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, in partnership with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC), announced a new program to provide grants of up to $50,000 to county childcare businesses. The program provides operating funding to assist the licensed family childcare homes and childcare centers that have seen a significant decrease in enrollment over the last six months. The new initiative has an initial budget of $3 million, which comes from Anne Arundel County’s federal CARES Act funds.

The grant provides working capital to cover operating expenses such as rent, payroll and utilities, and costs associated with the purchase of personal protective equipment, ensuring sanitary physical spaces and implementing online communications and learning. The grant cannot be used for any expenses previously covered by another federal, state or local government COVID-19 related program, losses covered by an insurance policy or capital improvements to the business property.
CMC Becomes Mask Distributor for
Anne Arundel County Businesses
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.
5 Biggest Mistakes When Preparing
To Sell Your Business
September 29th | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Looking to prepare your business to maximize its value when sold? Join our panel and interactive Q&A as we tell you what NOT to do when preparing to sell your business! Our panel will help you avoid critical mistakes in the preparation and execution of selling your business by providing proactive strategies to: 

• Set Your Goals
• Develop and Retain Key Talent
• Create Systems and Processes
• Legally Protect Your Business and Self
Panelists Include
Join the Chamber Energy
Purchasing Cooperative
Have you looked at your utility bill lately? Are you concerned about how much you are spending?
COVID19, the Presidential election, economic forecasts and erratic weather conditions are making the energy market volatile. If you would like to reduce your costs and stabilize your utility rates join the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative.
The Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Nationally Recognized Energy Management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative. Competitive rates are obtained by leveraging aggregated usage from members of 23 Chambers of Commerce. The increased purchasing power allows members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own.

Since 2004, the Cooperative electricity rates have been lower than both market rates and the weighted annual utility standard offer service rates. During our recent fall campaign participants saw a combined savings of $889,600. Which equated to members saving an average of $4,000 annually. Natural gas rates have also been lowered on average than market rates and utility monthly winter peak indexed rates.

TAKE ACTION REGISTER NOW in the current campaign which runs from August 31, 2020 to September 25, 2020. 

  1. Complete and sign the Letter of Authorization below.
  2. Provide one complete copy of your most recent Utility bill(s) for all electricity and or natural gas accounts you are enrolling.
  3. Scan and email copies of the above documents to Joe Tabeling at or fax to 410-630-5911
  4. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS September 25, 2020

If you have any questions or require additional details, please contact Joe Tabeling with CQI Associates at or 443-472-3870.
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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