Chamber Connections  
April 6, 2018
Announcing the 2018
Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on May 1st at Center Stage at Live! Casino. The CMC is honored to induct an incredible slate of businesses, non-profits, and community leaders for their successes and contributions to the region!


Start-up of the Year
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Minority-Owned Business of the Year

Business of the Year (Small)

Business of the Year (Midsize)
Business of the Year (Large)

Business Partner of the Year
Volunteer of the Year

President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Chairman’s Award for Community Impact

Lifetime Achievement
Leonard Raley , USMFoundation
Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting hosted by Live! Casino & Hotel on May 1st from 11:30am-1:30pm.

This year's event will feature Keynote Speaker...

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski,III
President of UMBC 

  • Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME
  • Named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named one of America’s 10 Best College Presidents by TIME
  • Named one of seven Top American Leaders by The Washington Post  
Bills Impacting Your Bussiness

The end of the session in Annapolis ( Sine Die ) is almost here! The Central Maryland Chamber has been working hard on your behalf this entire session. Take a look at the CMC Position paper to see some of the many bills we addressed to deter burdensome regulations or supported to help grow your business. The CMC has taken a position on many pieces of legislation, but the bills in the position paper are the ones most impactful to chamber businesses. Click the link below for more information.
Multi-Chamber Breakfast
Thursday, April 12th - 7:30-9:30AM

A Joint Business Exchange Breakfast will be held at Hella's Restaurant & Lounge. There will be door prizes, a literature table, and, of course, great networking opportunities! Bring your business cards and handout's. Register by April 10th!
Governor Larry Hogan
Comptroller Peter Franchot
Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join the Governor & Comptroller for lunch and some Q & A!

  • A bipartisan Q & A with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
  • Moderated questions that focus on key issues that affect business leaders in Anne Arundel County.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to submit a question in advance your business would like answered by the Governor or Comptroller.

Sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce in Anne Arundel County. Seating Is Limited—Register Today!
Membership 101
Thursday, April 19th- 9:00-10:30AM

Jump start your business by attending this free program, which introduces benefits of membership in the CMC 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.
WSSC's Tap Into Business Conference and Expo
Friday, April 27th

Join WSSC for an exciting business conference filled with educational workshops, networking sessions and a preview of upcoming WSSC contracting opportunities. Meet with WSSC decision-makers, procurement officials and subject matter experts for advice and strategies on doing business with WSSC. Additionally, exhibitors from surrounding county agencies and supplier advocacy organizations will be on hand to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities.
Small Business Seminar:
Capitalizing Your Business
Wednesday, April 25th- 9:00AM

In addition to a traditional bank loan, there are many resources available to support your business!

Come learn about critical small business resources that can support your growth (grants, tax credits, angel funding, etc). A great panel of speakers is slated to educate you on the resources available to your business:

Stephen Primosch
Vice President of Financial Services 
Anne Arundel Economic Development

Keasha Haythe
Business Development Associate
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

Alicia Moran
Small Business Manager
Prince George’s County Economic Development

Ebony Stocks
Financial Services Manager
Prince George’s County Economic Development
This event is  FREE  to all members, but space is very limited!!
*Breakfast will be provided by 
our host BB&T Bank.
Find Supports for Your Small Business!
Small Business Seminar
Learn Critical IT Protections
Monday, April 16th- 8:30-10:30AM

Global Harvest Networks Partners with Business Insurance Associates to Bring You a FREE Executive Seminar. If you are a company executive who is concerned about lost or stolen devices, information privacy, employment litigation introduced when employees use personal devices to access company data, and the State and Federal laws (and STEEP fines) for lost or stolen data. It is particularly important for any organization that handles any type of sensitive data, such as credit card or financial account numbers, medical data, or if you simply want to protect your business from cyber attack.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 12th

Tuesday, April 17th

Thursday, April 19th

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th
Committee Meetings

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, April 10th - 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, April 11th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, April 12th - 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room - Odenton
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: