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Chamber Connections  
February 16, 2018
Breakfast Seminar
Fort Meade & The Future
Thursday, February 22nd- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

* Did you know that Fort Meade is the largest employer in Maryland?
* Did you know that Fort Meade projects 8K-10K more workers on post?
* Did you know that Fort Meade has 117 partner organizations?
* Did you know that MD Route 175 at Fort Meade is expanding?
* Did you know that Fort Meade services over 100,000 people each day ?

Now is your chance to learn more about Fort Meade! The CMC's Military Affairs Committee is hosting Col. Thomas Rickard, Garrison Commander, for an introduction to Fort Meade. Come learn more about 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!
Joint Networking Mixer
Hosted by AAWDC
Thursday, February 22nd- 5:30PM-7:30PM


Join us for a Joint Networking Mixer with Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber on February 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM sponsored by Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in their brand new Career Center at 613 Global Way, Linthicum, Maryland. Learn more about AAWDC and all the free support they provide to businesses as you make new connections.

Fabulous food, wine, beer, connections and prizes. You won't want to miss this mixer!

Members - FREE | Non-members - $10
Advance registration requested.
Spirit of Community
Awards Dinner
Monday, March 19th- The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

On Monday, March 19th, the Central Maryland Chamber will be recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding citizens at our Spirit of Community Awards Dinner at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve from 6pm - 9pm.

This event recognizes public servants (educators, military service members, police, fire, and other first res ponders) for making our community the best place to live, work, play, and run a business!

The CMC is currently seeking sponsors ranging from a $2000 Platinum Sponsorship through $400 Table Sponsors. Individual tickets are available for $65/person.

For more information, contact the Chamber office at 410-672-3422 or email kim@centralmarylandchamber.org .
Thank you to our Corporate Event Sponsors!
Main Event Sponsor 
Live! Casino & Hotel

Platinum Partners: AJ Properties * The Halle Companies * USM Foundation

Gold Partners: Academy Yard * Anne Arundel Community College * BB&T * Bank of Glen Burnie * Dolben * HeimLantz, P.C. * Reliable Contracting * University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Silver Partners: Fisher Law Office * Landesign * Lynn Nichols of Douglas Realty 
Southern Management Corporation * The UPS Store
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
Women Mean Business Luncheon
Wednesday, February 28th- 11:30AM-1:00PM


Did you know that women outnumber men in the heart health battle and it is the number 1 cause of death for women? Linda Penkala from Corporate Pit Stop will be sharing with us the Nine Pillars for the Prevention of Heart Disease at our February 28th meeting and discussing how workplace stress can increase your risk. Come and learn some relaxation techniques and reduce your risk factors today! Invite a friend to join you for this lifesaving presentation!

Members - $20 | Non-members - $25
2018 SPRING CAMPAIGN
Dear Chamber Member:

The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with energy experts, CQI Associates, to offer you the services of the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative Program . As part of an ongoing effort to provide value to our members, we are happy to announce the Spring 2018 enrollment campaign is underway.
BENEFITS

Increased Purchasing Power in procuring competitive electric and natural gas rates.
Budget Stability by offering Fixed Rate energy supply costs.
Year-round Customer Support through CQI Associates. 
 
NO FEE to join the Co-op and one application covers ALL of your electricity and natural gas accounts for ALL locations.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE
 
 
To participate, please select date above (Ctrl + Click) and continue to registration page.
NO HASSEL PROCESS
 
1.   Obtain a Letter of Authorization from
your Chamber website or contact CQI Associates .
2.   Complete and Sign the Letter of Authorization.
3.   Provide a recent copy of your Utility bill(s), all pages, for all accounts you are enrolling and a copy of your current contract, if applicable.
 
Scan and email full copies of all documents to joe@cqiassociates.com or fax to 410-630-5911

Mail the originals to:

Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce
8385 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD 21113
The application deadline for the Chamber of
Commerce Energy Purchasing Cooperative
program is Friday, March 2, 2018.
Questions? Please contact:

Joe Tabeling - joe@cqiassociates.com (443)472-3870
Greg Pasha – gregpasha@cqiassociates.com  (443)745-8487


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Invite Your Friends to Join the Chamber
 Receive a $25 Gift Certificate!

The CMC has a new program to help build and strengthen our chamber network. The more members, the more connections, introductions, opportunities and resources for all. Who do you know who could benefit from being connected to hundreds of businesses throughout Central Maryland? Recruit a Friend and receive your choice of a $25 gift card from any of the chamber partners listed below. 
Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, February 28th
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 2018 Corporate Trustees!
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