Chamber Connections 
September 18, 2020
Small Business Seminar
How to Start Marketing Yourself on LinkedIn Today
September 23rd | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
As most business owners continue to work from home, LinkedIn has become one of the most useful and accessible ways to market your business. Join Michele Correnti, Owner of Correnti Marketing + Events, as she guides you on the best ways to start marketing yourself and your business on LinkedIn. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Optimizing your LinkedIn profile
  • Defining your brand to stand out from your competition
  • When + what to post
  • Tips to become a thought leader
  • Helpful digital marketing tools that you should know about
Michele Correnti guides professional service firms that want to market but do not know where to start. She begins by building her client’s brand foundation and ensuring their brand looks professional, consistent, and conveys the right messaging online, across their website and all social platforms. Then, she develops and implements their individualized marketing strategy. This means everything from posting on social media, writing blogs, creating email campaigns, hosting webinars, and in-person events—when it’s safe to do so. Michele helps her clients stand out from the competition by focusing on the "why" behind their business.
Sponsored by Dr. Backup, LLC
CMC Participates in
Shop Safe. Shop Local. Shop ArundelBiz
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) launched its “Shop Safe. Shop Local. Shop ArundelBiz.” marketing campaign to highlight the importance of patronizing small businesses in Anne Arundel County.

“Many locally owned shops, restaurants, services and organizations have pivoted their operations to help keep their customers and employees safe,” said AAEDC CEO Ben Birge. “We hope customers can appreciate their significant investments in these new tools and procedures and support our small businesses. Remember when we buy local, we support jobs in our county and ensure that our tax dollars stay here too.”

A key message of the campaign is that customers have a role to play in keeping businesses open. By wearing masks, practicing social distancing and being disciplined about hand washing hygiene, the public can help control the coronavirus’ spread and keep themselves and those around them healthy.
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 Kristi@CentralMarylandChamber.org to schedule a pick up time.
*Mask pick ups MUST be scheduled.
The Freedom Workshop
September 24 | 12:00 pm
Hosted by CMC Member, Brokke Group
You started your business for the freedom that comes with running your own company. The freedom to earn what you deserve, and to work for whoever you want, when you want, and from wherever you want.

The challenge is that for many business owners the dream remains elusive.

The Freedom Workshop is an interactive, sleeves-rolled-up session, dedicated to getting you back on track to gaining the freedom you deserve as a business owner.

You'll learn:
  • How to recognize when you've fallen into The Owner's Trap and the steps to take to pull yourself out;
  • The three attributes of a scalable business model;
  • The eight factors that drive the value of your business;
  • The one kind of revenue that can triple the value of your business;
  • The six forms of sustainable recurring revenue;
  • The two essential elements of your marketing plan you need in order to avoid commoditization and costly price wars;
  • The one question you need to ask your customers to predict the likelihood that they will buy again in the future and refer you to others.

Give Brokke one hour of your time, and they'll give you your life back!
Join the Chamber Energy
Purchasing Cooperative
*Registration Ends Soon- Do Not Miss BIG Savings!*
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. 

TO ENROLL IN THE ENERGY COOPERATIVE:
  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 joe@cqiassociates.com or fax to 410-630-5911
  4. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS September 25, 2020

To learn more about the purchasing cooperative and current market conditions, you can attend one of the following Information ZOOM Webinars: 

To participate, select date above and continue to registration page.
NO ACTION will result in continually paying higher utility bills.
If you have any questions or require additional details, please contact Joe Tabeling with CQI Associates at joe@cqiassociates.com 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!
Thank you to our Chamber Champions!
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