Chamber Connections  
May 1, 2020
​**Please consider filling out a short survey to gauge how the
Coronavirus crisis has affected your business.**
Small Business Seminar
Teleworking Cybersecurity Best Practices
Wednesday, May 6 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Remote Teleworking- Are you doing it safely and efficiently?

Many small businesses, in a scramble to make teleworking available- did so leaving huge security holes the aren’t even aware of. What are they, and how can you fix them? Join Chris Barber, the Chief Nerd from Cheaper Than A Geek® to discuss what to be concerned about and how to address it. Time permitting, there will also be a Q&A afterwards so please come with some nerdy questions.

***This event will be limited to 100 participants! Register TODAY***
Christopher Barber
Chief Nerd
website  :
phone  : (410) 774-5180 x-800
Membership 101
Thursday, May 21 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Financial Wellness In Uncertain Times
Friday, May 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
During times of financial uncertainty, it is important that Americans put additional focus on the fundamentals of finance, savings, debt, and investing. These are important areas of focus as we navigate economic downturns or job loss. This seminar will provide attendees with things to consider and provide an overview of how CARES Act fits into each foundation.
Walt Eger's Service Center Fixing Your Car During These Uncertain Times!
Walt Eger's Service Center is helping seniors and people in need get their vehicles in and our of their shop without the in-person contact!
Proshred Security is Assisting Marylanders!
During this difficult period, Proshred Security would like to assist other Marylanders, those working from home and those returning to their offices. Whether we come to you or you come to us; we are offering a 15% discount through May 31st on our full range of information security services including document shredding, hard drive destruction, media incineration, and X ray recycling. Secure your information, declutter your world, and receive a NAID AAA Certificate of Destruction for legal protection and peace of mind. Our technicians are following CDC protocols and offer a contact free service.
Please contact us at 410-242-9224, 301-625-0005 or at
Bob's BMW is Open & Serving Customers In a Brand New Renovated Showroom!
As an “essential” business according to the Proclamations from the Governor of Maryland, Bob’s BMW never shut down. We and our customers, both retail and commercial rely on two wheels for transportation. Bob's BMW sells and services the motorcycles used for daily transportation by countless residents of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, DC plus the entirety of the mid-Atlantic region.

Bob's also maintains and services the Authority motorcycles sold to the Maryland State Police, Howard County Police, Anne Arundel County Police, Prince Georges County Police, Maryland National Capital Park Police and several other local/regional departments.

Bob's BMW e-commerce business operations continues to serve customers in Maryland, Virginia and DC along with those in all other 50 states, Canada and Mexico plus a good sampling of countries off this continent as we have done for nearly 40 years when Bob’s specialized in offering good used BMW Motorcycle parts and new old stock (NOS) offerings from acquiring dealer inventory of shops which had closed their doors years and in many cases decades earlier.
HALO Providing Solutions to Meet
Needs & Current Challenges!
HALO is focused on providing safe, compliant, and financially responsible solutions for our clients' needs and current challenges:
  • HALO uses recognized third party testing labs and provides on-site inline factory oversight.
  • HALO's freight and logistics team is dedicated to assuring economical and reliable delivery anywhere around the globe.
  • Many HALO PPE products meet and exceed the necessary FDA requirements.
Lynn Nichols of Fathom Realty Hosts Informative Webinar Series!
The Central Maryland Chamber is excited to share an informative webinar series hosted by member, Lynn Nichols of Fathom Realty.

Lynn has interviewed several small business owners on how they are adjusting to business since COVID-19. Interviews include many of CMC's wonderful members:
Virtual at Home Happy Hours
with Holiday Inn Greenbelt!
Let the Holiday Inn Greenbelt help you celebrate your Virtual @ Home Happy Hours with friends and family. New drinks spotlighted and shared each Friday afternoon! Find all the recipes on their Facebook page here or click image below.
Tell Us Your Business Needs!
The Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) is actively monitoring developments
regarding COVID-19. For business resources and information regarding COVID-19,
click here . *Updated daily!*
We strive to inform, promote, connect and advocate for our business community !
If you have more information or resources for the region's business community, please reach out!
As a chamber member, please share your business needs with us ( part-time work, volunteers, promotional support for new temporary business practices, etc. ) by clicking here . If there is any way the Central Maryland Chamber can support your business during these uncertain times—let us know!
The CMC has recently put together a list of Member & Central Maryland businesses who are currently open & operating during this time. View here . If you are open & operating and not listed, please click here .
The CMC staff will be working remotely as much as possible through April. As always, you can continue to reach out to us via phone at (410) 672-3422, email, or through social media ( Facebook , Twitter , Instagram & LinkedIn ) during business hours 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Your chamber team is here to serve you!
Kristi Simon, President & CEO:
Kim Wirt, Director of Operations:
Karen Russell, Director of Membership:
Olivia Hokanson, Administrative Assistant:
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