Chamber Connections 
August 14, 2020
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Congratulations 2020 CMC Hall of Fame Inductees!
Start-up of the Year

Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Minority-Owned Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year
Business Partner of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Government Advocate of the Year

President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Chairman’s Award for Community Impact
 Lifetime Achievement Award
Membership 101
August 20th | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
COVID-19 Funding for Nonprofits
The Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced a third round of emergency relief funding will soon be used to assist local 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Applications will be available on the OneStop portal beginning Monday, Aug. 17 and will be accepted through Monday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced $50 million to establish the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative, which will help support a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the state, with up to $8 million used to fund nonprofits that have already applied to Maryland Commerce’s Small Business COVID 19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund. The state is dedicating $1 million of the Emergency Relief Grant funds to launch a new application process for 501(c)(6) organizations, and will determine if additional available funding will be added further into the application process. Approved applicants can receive up to $10,000 in grant funding for quarterly operating expenses.

Unlike previous rounds of funding where applications were awarded on a first-come first-served basis, this round will also be scored and approved based on specific criteria established by Maryland Commerce.
Restaurant Space Available at Historic Savage Mill!
Contact Stuart Title, A. J Properties, Inc. at stuart@ajprop.net or (410) 551- 9116
Small Business Seminar
August 26th | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Join us for an informational webinar about Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and learn what processes you need to employ for your staff to safely return to your office space. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 year of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
Preparation is key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in your building faster following a disaster. Don't wait until disaster strikes-resolve to be READY by contacting SERVPRO of Crofton/Odenton/Severn to establish your Emergency READY Profile and be "Ready for whatever happens" in 2020.

Learn more about these two programs with Owner/Operator Jim Shuey. It will be an hour well spent!
Military Affairs Committee School Supply Drive
The Military Affairs Committee of the Central Maryland Chamber will be collecting school supplies to provide to the 4 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools and High School located on Fort Meade. All supplies need to be dropped off to the chamber conference room (8379 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton) by appointment only. Contact Kim to make arrangements at kim@centralmarylandchamber.org. We will make arrangement to deliver to the schools before begins September 3rd. View SignUp Genius for needed supplies
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. 

We need your help to be certain that all of your profile information is correct, before it is printed in the directory.
Please head to your current member profile and select 'Update Profile' to verify and update any information by August 31st! (If you have any trouble accessing your account, please email info@centralmarylandchamber.org.)

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!
Business Connections Network
The Central Maryland Chamber’s Business Connections Networks (BCN) are premiere networking leads groups focused on connecting business professionals throughout Central Maryland.

CMC offers an open format that invites each group member to contribute to the conversation. These one-on-one or small group meetings are instrumental to developing meaningful business relationships that can lead to warm referrals, synergistic marketing, creative support and engaging power partners.

CMC's BCN groups are currently seeking NEW members! To be a part or learn more, please click the link below to get in touch with each leader!
CMC Board of Directors!
The Board of Directors is a dynamic group of business executives that help set the CMC’s vision and assist in carrying out it’s important mission to be the premiere business resource and advocate as the region experiences exponential growth.

Per CMC by-laws, I invite you to nominate yourself or other individuals in the CMC to serve on the Board of Directors. All nominees must be current members of the CMC for consideration.

To nominate yourself or another individual please complete the application and submit it along with a resume and letter of qualification/interest to Kristi@centralmarylandchamber.org no later than August 28, 2020. 
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