Chamber Connections  
January 19, 2018
CMC Businesses Selected for
Runway to Success Program
Two CMC members, Cheaper Than A Geek and Partners in Care, are among the dozen small businesses which will take advantage of out-of-state sales opportunities and employee training events thanks to the Runway to Success Program Powered by Southwest Airlines. The program, which is an initiative of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC), provides a Southwest Airlines round-trip flight e-pass to qualified companies wishing to travel outside of Maryland to enhance their marketing and sales or provide for workforce training.
I encourage you to get involved and join any of the following committees:

Economic Development
Military Affairs 
Small Business 
Women Mean Business

For more information on committees click HERE .  To join a committee please email:

If you have a question reach out to me directly:

I look forward to your continued engagement with the chamber!  

Raj Kudchadkar, J.D., M.P.P.
President & CEO
Central Maryland Chamber
Ribbon Cutting
Cornerstone Defense
Wednesday, January 31st- 9:00am
1743 Dorsey Road, Suite 106, Hanover MD 21076

You are invited to help us welcome the Cornerstone Defense team and celebrate the opening of their new Maryland headquarters. 

About Cornerstone Defense:
Cornerstone Defense is a Small Business servicing the Intelligence, Defense and Space communities of the US government. Cornerstone's advanced capabilities in service delivery begins with its employees. By hiring the absolute best, Cornerstone is able to assist the integrator community clientele with the ability to deliver cutting edge capabilities that support Mission Critical objectives.
Multi-Chamber Power Networking Breakfast
Thursday, February 8th- 7:30AM
La Fontaine Bleu

1st Multi-Chamber Event of the Year! Make valuable connections while promoting your business to members of other Chambers and organizations.
  • Speed-Networking with 90-second small group introductions and four table rotations.
  • Buffet breakfast, literature display table and door prizes.
  • $30/members prepaid; $35/members Walk-ins, and $45 Non-members.

Bring lots of business cards and other information to distribute.
Breakfast: Fort Meade & The Future
Thursday, February 22nd- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Central Maryland Chamber's Military Affairs Committee is hosting Col. Thomas Rickard, Garrison Commander, for an introduction to Fort Meade. Come learn more about our region's largest employer, how it impacts the regional business community, and expected future growth.

• 8:00am - Registration and Networking
• 8:30am - Breakfast Served
• 9:00am - Main Program 
Please register by February 16th. Space is limited!
DLLR Offers FREE Workshops
The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Labor and Industry is now offering FREE classes to ensure you and your employees stay safe, stay informed and stay in compliance. Join us for sessions sure to be packed with the information you need to know relating to safety, employment standards, and wage issues.

Topics include:

  • Wage and Hour Information and Laws Workshop
  • Prevailing Wage and Worker Classification Workshop
  • Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Hazards in Construction Workshop.

Click on the link for more information.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 31st

Wednesday, February 7th

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday, February 22nd

Thursday, February 22nd
Committee Meetings

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, February 1st | 9:00AM
Location TBD

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, February 6th | 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton
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.
Thank you to our 2017 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: