Chamber Connections  
February 2, 2018
What Does Tax Reform Mean
For Your Business?

We are lucky that the Central Maryland Chamber has a network of leading practitioners that are tracking and providing insights on the impact of tax reform on your business.  Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A  and Stone Circle Associates, LLC Tax & Accounting are two leading firms that are sharing valuable insight on tax reform. Click on the link below to see what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means for your business!
Building the Base- Receive a $25 Gift Certificate!

Congratulations to Sarah Purdum who recommended Cornerstone Defense join the CMC. Sarah received a $25 gift card from Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. You too can earn a $25 gift card through CMC’s new "Recruit a Member" Program. Tell your friends, vendors and clients about your positive experience as a member. If they join based on your recommendation, you get your choice of a $25 gift card from four chamber partners listed below. 
A CMC Welcome for Cornerstone Defense  

CMC welcomes Cornerstone Defense to the chamber and congratulates them on their new Maryland headquarters. Cornerstone specializes in Cloud Architecture, Systems and Network Engineering, Systems and Network Security, and Application Development. Cornerstone's advanced capabilities in service delivery begins with its employees. By hiring and maintaining the best employees, Cornerstone is able to assist the government and integrator community clientele with the ability to deliver new and 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.
Membership 101
Thursday, February 15th- 9:00-10:30AM
Executive Conference Room- Laurel

Jump start your business by attending Membership 101. This free program introduces benefits of membership and gives you ideas that can help you grow your business.  

Membership provides a strong network of business contacts throughout Central Maryland, career-enhancing professional training, new business referrals, networking opportunities, pro-business advocacy support and money saving discounts. An independent study showed that consumers are 80% more likely to buy from a chamber member. Belonging to the Central Maryland Chamber can help you grow your business. We invite you to attend. Free admission.
Small Business Seminar
Building a Better
Business Plan
Wednesday, February 21st- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Thinking of launching a new business or want to give your existing business better direction? A business plan is a critical piece of starting your own business. It is your road map to defining goals of your business, strategies to accomplish your goals and identifying road blocks that lay ahead. Join us as we explore this important topic in our February Small Business Seminar on Wednesday, February 21st, 9 -10 AM.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat early! Please register by February 19th to attend this session.

Members - FREE
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!
Assistance Workshop

MDOT’s Office of Small and Minority Business Policy conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).
RSA Conference’s Innovation Sandbox

Looking to take your cyber startup to the next level? Consider entering the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest, which showcases emerging cybersecurity companies. It’s fertile ground for growing your business and attracting funding. Consider, for example, RedOwl – in the year after winning the Innovation Sandbox at RSAC 2014, the Maryland company landed $21.6 million in investments.

Think your company has what it takes? Check out the contest rules and submit an online application here . Deadline to apply is Friday, February 9. 
Congressman Cummings'
 21st Annual Job Fair

Congressman Elijah Cummings will be hosting the 21st Annual Job Fair on April 9th from 9AM-2PM at Morgan State University. Businesses that are looking to hire are invited to participate. Click the link below for more information.
Member Anniversaries
56 Years
The Bank of Glen Burnie

53 Years
PNC Bank

48 Years
Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A.

47 Years
Dottie's Trophies and Awards, Inc.

29 Years
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

24 Years
First Generation College Bound, Inc.

23 Years
Hardesty Funeral Home
Stone Circle Associates Tax and Accounting

20 Years
Nestle Dreyers Ice Cream
Tower Federal Credit Union

17 Years
Anne Arundel County Public Schools

16 Years
Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.
The BWI Business Partnership
Entrepreneurs Exchange, Inc.
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
Stewart Technologies

15 Years
Anne Arundel Community College
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

13 Years
Fieldstone Farm

11 Years
Hearing Solutions Audiology Center
Old Glory Harley-Davidson

10 Years
Edu Serc
Partners in Care
8 Years
Baldwin Homes, Inc.
Historic Savage Mill

7 Years
Anne Arundel County Council- District 4
What's Up? Media

5 Years
Armed Forces Directory/US Cybersecurity Magazine
Betsy Albert- Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
The Columbia Bank

4 Years
Edward Jones
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Coop. Assoc.

3 Years
Bernstein Insurance
Hampton Inn Laurel

2 Years
Brightwood College
Giant Food
Today Media Custom Communications

1 Year
Cambria Hotel & Suites, College Park
Copy Cat
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.
d.a. Hawkins Insurance Services
Gary Haynes, Better Homes and Garden Real Estate, J. Melvin Group
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Mr. Handyman of Anne Arundel & NE PG
Offit Kurman
Shaffer Ingenuity
The Arundel
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 7th

Thursday, February 8th

Thursday, February 15th

Wednesday, February 21st

Thursday, February 22nd

Thursday, February 22nd
Committee Meetings

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, February 6th | 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, February 8th | 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, February 13th | 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, February 14th | 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: