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Chamber Connections  
February 9, 2018
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!
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 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event, which started as Meet Your Neighbors in 1962, the Chamber’s first year of operations, recognizes public safety officers from the fire, police, and sheriff’s departments, local educators, business partner and military service members. The Chamber 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: 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
Advocating for Your Business
Let CMC Know Your Needs!

Like most chambers and associations, the Central Maryland Chamber promotes, connects, and informs your business. But we also advocate for your business!  

We are in Annapolis every week making sure new policy is prompting business growth and protecting your interests. Which is why we want to hear from you!

We are setting a legislative agenda that will set our advocacy efforts for the coming months. If there is a legislative bill or issue that is important to your business success, please let us know now !  

Please email CMC President, Raj Kudchadkar, with any input: Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org
Now is your time to be heard and make sure your chamber is working on your behalf!!
CMC President, Raj Kudchadkar, testifying in Annapolis with the
Fort Meade Commander on February 2, 2018.
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


"Serving Chamber Members as the Trusted Energy Advisor since 2004"
Recruit A Friend – Receive $25

We love referrals and the new CMC Recruit a Friend program rewards you for recruiting your friends, vendors and clients to join the Chamber. Just tell them about your positive experience and invite them to join. It can be that simple. Your recommendation matters! This week we say Thank You to Wes MacQuilliam with AAEDC who recommended the new Kiddie Academy in Hanover join the chamber. Wes will receive a $25 gift card of his choice, from the participating members listed below. The next $25 reward could be yours. Encourage your friends to join your chamber! 
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
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
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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.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 15th

Tuesday, February 20th

Wednesday, February 21st

Thursday, February 22nd

Thursday, February 22nd

Wednesday, February 28th

Wednesday, February 28th
Committee Meetings


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

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, February 14th | 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center



Visit our Website to learn more about the Chamber's Committees!
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
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