Chamber Connections  
April 24, 2020
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Coronavirus crisis has affected your business.**
Welcome from New CMC
President & CEO, Kristi Simon
Dear Chamber and Community Members,

I am honored to serve as the next President & CEO of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce. As the Voice of Business in Central Maryland, the Central Maryland Chamber has an outstanding reputation serving Maryland’s robust business community in our region and beyond. I am excited to work with Chamber members, leadership, key stakeholders, and regional partners to build upon the Chamber’s reputation as the preeminent business membership organization.
Small Business Seminar
Teleworking Cybersecurity Best Practices
Wednesday, May 6 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
You are working remotely, now what? Chris Barber, Chief Nerd at Cheaper than a Geek, will present best practices for the new reality of Teleworking.
Bring your questions for the Q& A session.
***This event will be limited to 100 participants! Register TODAY***
Speaker: 
Christopher Barber
Chief Nerd
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website  :   www.cheaperthanageek.com
phone  : 443-534-6783
Membership 101
VIRTUALLY!
Thursday, May 21 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
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Dankmeyer Remains Open & Serving Maryland During These Uncertain Times
Dankmeyer remains open and working following all CDC precautions for the safety of our clients and staff. We are able to help via phone and video conference as needed to limit visits.

Dankmeyer Prosthetics and Orthotics has been a part of Maryland communities for over 65 years. Our mission is to take the best care of our patients and our team members, in uncertain times and the best of times! You are our friends and family, and your concerns are important to us. We are taking the precautions necessary to protect the safety and health of our communities using the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Maryland, and we monitor these sites for any changes in recommended procedures.

Every single member of our staff will continue to give the best orthotics and prosthetics care and support possible. If anything changes about our hours or policy, we will notify you promptly. Together, with open hearts and calm minds, we can make a difference to keep our communities healthy. You can call us at 410-636-8114 or 800-879-1245.
The ARC Central Chesapeake Region Is OPEN & Accepting Donations!
The ARC Central Chesapeake Region promotes respect, creates opportunities, facilitates services and advocates for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our primary goal is the health and safety of the people we support and our staff. The Arc is an essential business, and will continue to provide critical services to those in group homes, personal supports homes, medically or behaviorally necessary drop in supports, FMS, and other services to support people with disabilities.
Can you sew? The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is accepting donations of facemasks and other PPE items. These reusable masks will continue to provide safety and security for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our essential frontline workers, our DSPs.
If you are willing to make some masks, or you have fabric and/or elastic or other PPE items you would like to donate - please call 410.384.4072 or email give@thearcccr.org.
Crux Organizing Offering a FREE Virtual Presentation for Your Organization!
Crux Organizing is the culmination of over 13 years of experience optimizing organization and productivity. We are well versed in both Business and Residential settings – offering both virtual and on-site consulting. Combining a love of teaching, problem solving, and customer service, we will tailor our services to the client’s specific needs. By improving organizational deficiencies in all areas impacted by disorganization, we will leave you with the skills necessary to maintain your systems in our absence.

Until we're done with this pandemic Laura Reiss, owner of Crux Organizing will be presenting "Time Management for Conference Calls" for FREE!
If we're going to be on calls all day, at least they can be less painful!! *You give me 20 minutes and I'll give you that and then some back in your schedule!*
Reach out to schedule a virtual presentation for you or your team!

Contact Crux today and they will help you, “Build the tracks to run the train.”
North Patuxent Services is OPEN & Operating!
North Patuxent Services (NPS) is OPEN and operating, performing home improvements on residential and small commercial properties. NPS takes every precaution when meeting with clients, our employees have masks, gloves, and shoe coverings.

North Patuxent Services will only enter a residence if at all necessary upon approval of the homeowner.

NPS can provide the following exterior services:
-Power washing
-Exterior painting
-Decks new & repairs.
-Exterior home repairs.
In addition to these repairs North Patuxent Services is performing basement remodels, as we can close the basement off from the rest of the residence.

As always, they service existing and new real estate investors with pre-sale upgrades & repairs, along with investment property upgrades and renovations.
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 will be working remotely as much as possible through April. 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!
Kim Wirt, Director of Operations: Kim@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Karen Russell, Director of Membership: Karen@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Olivia Hokanson, Administrative Assistant: Olivia@CentralMarylandChamber.org
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