Chamber Connections  
January 31, 2020
Help Us Recognize Our Civil Servants!
Sponsors Needed for Spirit of Community Awards
Planning is now underway for the Central Maryland Chamber’s annual  Spirit of Community Awards Gala   , which will be held at Live! Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel on Monday, March 30, 2020. As in past years, this year’s dinner will recognize public safety officers and educators who serve our region, as well as a military service member of the year from Fort Meade.

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. Sponsorships at the Silver, Gold, and Platinum level include advertising in the Program Book, while Table Hosts are recognized with table signage and the opportunity to sit with the nominees (specific requests accommodated on a first come, first served basis, with preference given to returning hosts).

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!

Contact Kim Wirt, Operations Director, for more information about sponsorships: or (410) 672-3422.
**Interested in Volunteering?**
The Central Maryland Chamber is seeking a few chamber members to help plan and drive attendance for this event. Please consider joining the Spirit of Community Awards planning committee to ensure this is our biggest celebration of community yet!
If you are interested please contact Kim Wirt at or (410) 672-3422.
Networking Mixer
Laurel Park
Tuesday, February 11th | 5:00PM - 7:00PM  
Join us for our first Networking Mixer of 2020 at Laurel Park in the Garden Terrace in the Clubhouse, in between TIPs and Tycoons . Come see this beautiful venue while reconnecting with colleagues and making new connections! We had over 125 business executives join us last year to enjoy the incredible space and networking. View our 2019 outing here .
We expect over 100 attendees and space is very limited. Please register early!

Members - FREE   | Non-Members $10
Membership 101
Thursday, February 20th | 9:00AM  
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**
Member and Regional Business News
Member Engagement!
Upcoming Events

Multi-Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, February 6

Networking Mixer
Tuesday, February 11

Membership 101
Thursday, February 20
Committee Meetings 

Business Connections Network #1
Wednesday, February 5th at 8:00am

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, February 6th at 9:00am

Regional Economic Development
Tuesday, February 11th at 9:00am
Read and Share the 2020 Business Guide!
Have an Article or News to Share?

Chamber members are encouraged to share their news in the weekly newsletter.

Newsworthy articles are included for FREE! 
Looking to Fill an Open Position?

Utilize the Chamber’s job bank to help you find the perfect hire!

Members may post job openings to the job bank for  free  . 
Inclement Weather Policy
Because the Central Maryland Chamber serves members in several counties, the following inclement weather policy has been established:

If any one of the three county school systems (Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s) closes due to inclement weather, all chamber activities for the day will be cancelled.

If any one of the three county school systems has a 2 hour delay, all chamber activities prior to noon will be cancelled.  

If any one of the three county school systems closes early due to weather, all chamber evening activities will be cancelled.
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