Chamber Connections  
May 8, 2020
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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.
Small Business Seminar
Time Management for Virtual Meetings
Wednesday, May 20 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Time Management for Virtual Meetings from the CRUX Learning Series #ProductivityInTheWild

Virtual meetings have potential to lose a lot of time, money, and energy. This presentation will leave you with actionable items to stop that bleed of time and money, through the following ways:
  • Understand the major pitfalls of wasteful virtual calls
  • Plan accordingly and align your agenda
  • Facilitate with time & objectives in mind
This is a 60 minute presentation, with questions throughout, and more in depth Q & A at the end. I also offer a shorter version -you give me 20 minutes, I’ll get you back at least that much time. This hour presentation has that same time back guarantee. Give me your attention for 60 minutes and you’ll get at least that much time back in your schedule!
About Laura Reiss 
  • For those wondering, Laura’s last name is pronounced Rice. Like the food. 
  • Her mission is to make: Systems, Process, and Structure no longer dirty words!
Laura is all about creating a great life, through organization & structure, to maximize creativity and productivity. In the free time that creates she can be found running, reading mysteries, cooking, or spending quality time with friends and family.
Membership 101
Thursday, May 21 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Maryland Chamber of Commerce Launches “ReNEW Maryland” Initiative
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce launched our ReNew Maryland plan to get Maryland's businesses up and running when the time comes.

“The health and safety of the public, including our 4,500 members and federated partners and their employees, remains our top priority,” said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “We also believe that federal and state actions taken to address the challenges posed by the evolving crisis must appropriately balance public health and safety with the economic realities our members face. Our ‘ReNEW Maryland’ plan features proposals that are meant to serve as a menu of options for recovery efforts that will get Marylanders back to work as soon and as safely as possible.”
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is celebrating NTTW with a salute to our hometown heroes, the individuals and businesses who have been demonstrating unprecedented resiliency, selflessness, ingenuity, and determination in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The teamwork exhibited in Annapolis, the BWI/Arundel Mills region, and the surrounding Anne Arundel County countryside says it all: The ‘Spirit of Travel’ cannot be broken!

To provide an insight into the lives of some of the truly remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a difference right here, right now, we’ll be sharing stories of collaboration daily via our social media channels. You can help us keep the good news coming by sharing your own unique Annapolis and Anne Arundel County stories, using the hashtag, #WeAreAnnapolis. and tagging @VisitAnnapolis.
Silver Tree Consulting Helping
 Small Businesses Thrive!
Clients come to Silver Tree Consulting when they need access to service providers who can meet their exact needs and timetables, specifically related to private financing, contingent collections, mergers/acquisitions, recruiting, and business development. Gina Palladino, Founder and Owner, is helping connect small businesses during these uncertain times!
To learn more about how Silver Tree can help you during these times, visit their website by clicking the button below.
CMC Members Helping You
Celebrate Mother's Day!
Mother's Day is coming! Join CMC members, Optimum Health For Life and Optimal Oasis for a fun gathering on Zoom this Saturday at 11 AM. Fellow wellness professionals will share from their hearts how to make excellent self-care choices and thrive during this time!
  • Topic: All Women's Mother's Day...Sur-Thrival Kit

  • Presented by: Dr. Marcia Levi, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Abby Dixson MES, ACE Health & Fitness Coach and Linda Penkala, Author, Wellness Catalyst, LMT

  • Time: May 9, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Maryland Speedy Tag & Title Now
Offering Online Processing!
Get Maryland Vehicle Tags & Title without leaving your house.

Maryland Speedy Tag & Title now offers Online Processing! Check out our new online processing portal at: / Walk In visits and appointments are still welcome.
Less Lines... Less Time!

We welcome your walk in business.
If you still prefer to go to an office, just come between 9:00am-4:00pm at any one of the locations below:
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bowie, MD
  • Clinton, MD
  • Halethorpe, MD
  • Laurel, MD
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 is working remotely. 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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