Chamber Connections 
August 21, 2020
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!
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
Volunteer of the Year
Jim Ries of Offit | Kurman
Large Business of the Year

Government Advocate of the Year
Business Partner of the Year
President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Chairman’s Award for Community Impact
Lifetime Achievement Award
Fort Meade Welcomes New Garrison Commander, Col. Christopher M. Nyland
Colonel Chris Nyland is from Seattle, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1997.

Upon completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Colonel Nyland was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment. He was then assigned as an Aide-de-Camp and deployed to Tuzla, Bosnia in support of Operation JOINT FORGE. Upon return from this deployment he again served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment.

After promotion to Captain and completion of the Infantry Captains Career Course and Combined Arms and Services Staff School in 2001, Colonel Nyland was assigned to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he served as the 82d Airborne Division Readiness Officer and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2003 as the Deputy Division Planner. While in Afghanistan, he assumed command of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He later deployed the company to Baghdad, Iraq. He also commanded the 82d Airborne Division Long Range Surveillance Detachment and Delta Company, 4th Ranger Training Battalion (Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course).
Small Business Seminar
Grow With Zoom
September 2nd | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join Us on Sept 2nd for an exciting Zoom Workshop with Curt Jackson, Director of Client Support at AbleSpark And Co-Host of Link Annapolis/Link Chesapeake. Curt will show us how to Move beyond the basics, and be more Confident, and more competent, in Our Zoom Meetings. Topics covered will Include Settings, Breakout Rooms, Polls, and more. Don’t fumble trying to make Things happen. 
Learn how on Sept 2nd!
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 they begin September 8th.
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!
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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