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April 13, 2018
2018 Session
Legislative Wrap-Up

We are working hard on your behalf! The Central Maryland Chamber and its Legislative Committee were very active this legislative session. Through the link below you can review a sample of some of the bills we actively worked to support or oppose. As you will see, we had a very successful session – getting positive results on most actions! 

If you have any questions about the bills or other legislative items from this session, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Raj (CMC President & CEO) at: Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org

The CMC will continue to fight to make sure we have a business-friendly environment that allows your business to prosper and grow without burdensome regulations.
Chamber Spotlight
The Village at Odenton Station

The Village at Odenton Station is central to Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Enjoy spacious one and two-bedroom floor plans with a variety of resort-style amenities, including a fitness center, clubhouse, and retail shops and restaurants including Ruth’s Chris and Baltimore Coffee & Tea. We also participate in the military set-aside program. Come home to our Odenton, MD apartments today! 
"The chamber has been a great resource and advocate for The Village at Odenton Station since we opened our doors in 2012. I enjoy being part of such an active chamber that promotes economic growth and success in this fast paced region that is constantly expanding." -Bridget McConnell, Property Manager

2018 Annual Meeting
and
Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 1st
11:30am - 1:30pm

The 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting, being held May 1st at Center Stage at Live! Casino.

Congratulations to:
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.

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  
BUSINESS LEADERS' LUNCHEON
with
Governor Larry Hogan and 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!
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.
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.
International Roundtable: Tariffs and Trade Wars
Tuesday, April 17 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Howard County Economic Development Authority for an informational session regarding the China 301, Steel & Aluminum 232, NAFTA negotiations, WTO and CIT cases. Discussion will be led by Alexander W. Koff, Esq. of Venable LLP, who will share insight on how these cases may impact your business and ways you can share your opinions on these bills.

Registration will close on Monday, April 16 at 10 PM. 
Membership 101
Thursday, April 19th- 9:00-10:30AM

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:
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.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 17th

Thursday, April 19th

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th

Tuesday, May 1st

Tuesday, May 8th
Committee Meetings


Marketing Committee
Tuesday, April 17th- 3:00-4:00PM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
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Gold Trustees: