Chamber Connections  
February 21, 2020
Leap of Kindness Day 2020
#CMCLeapofKindnessDay2020
What will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year, on Saturday, February 29, 2020?

The Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) is pleased to join and promote Leap of Kindness D ay, celebrated every four years on February 29. The idea, invented in 2016 by the Saratoga County Chamber , is to get as many people in our community to use the extra day to do something kind for someone else.

There are many ways to do something kind for someone else this Leap Year like sending a thank you note to your vendors, buy a coffee for a coworker or volunteer at a local nursing home, etc! A few more ways to participate include:
  • The Central Maryland Chamber has a large network of non-profits that are doing great work throughout the region-- if you would like to make a donation, please visit our member directory to learn more!
  • The CMC's annual Spirit of Community Awards (SoCA) is March 30th. SoCA recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding citizens, educators and public safety officials that are the reason our region is such a great place to live and work! If you would like to attend, or sponsor a nominee please visit the SoCA event page.

We want to see your kindness this year! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter and use #CMCLeapofKindnessDay2020 to share your act of kindness with us!
Small Business Seminar
Defining Your Target Market
Wednesday, March 18th | 9:00AM  
Are you wasting time on the wrong leads?

Are you reaching your ideal customer? Narrowly defining your target market is an integral part of successful marketing.

Karen Killian, President, LMD Agency will share her knowledge on Defining Your Target Market and how to reach them. 
Karen Killian has 34 years of agency experience developing and delivering market-driven strategic communications solutions for government and private sector clients. LMD is a change agency – a communications firm focused on helping clients evolve, thrive, and grow. The agency blends behavioral science and data with their knowledge and expertise to change the way people think and motivate them to take action.

This seminar is a must attend! 

**This Seminar is FREE for Chamber Members**
Light refreshments will be served and sponsored by Fibrenew Annapolis
Help Us Recognize Our Civil Servants!
Spirit of Community Awards
This is a truly feel-good evening, and past recipients have told us how much they enjoyed the caliber of the event and the recognition from the business community.    But we can’t do it without you   –  this event is only possible through your support   !     

We are only able to host this important community event strictly through sponsorship from the business community.

We encourage you to review the options below and find an appropriate level at which your business can participate. Not able to sponsor or advertise? We still encourage you to attend – we feel certain once you’ve attended once you’ll never want to miss it! You can click  HERE to truly get an appreciation of last year's remarkable event with nearly 300 attendees. We hope you can be a special part of these important festivities this year!

Sponsorships due February 28th!
Contact Kim Wirt, Operations Director, for more information about sponsorships: kim@centralmarylandchamber.org or (410) 672-3422.
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Upcoming Events

Multi-Chamber Bowling Mixer
Monday, March 9

Successful Women in Business Multi-Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday, March 11

Spirit of Community Awards
Monday, March 30
Committee Meetings 

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, February 25th at 8:30am

Business Connections Network #4
Thursday, February 27th at 9:30am

Business Connections Network #1
Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00am
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