Chamber Connections  
March 30 2018
2018 Annual Meeting

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  

The event will also feature the
2nd Annual CMC Business Hall of Fame Awards!

Sponsorships are available. Please contact the chamber office for more information.
Small Businesses Program
Seeking Applicants

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.
Business Connections
 Network Groups

A few openings remain for members interested in joining one of our networking groups. If interested in joining a leads groups or learning more, please contact Nancy at

Group 1 meets 1st Wednesday of each month - 8:00-9:30am (Millersville)

Group 2 meets 3rd Tuesday of each month - 8:00-9:30am (Odenton)

Group 3 meets 1st Tuesday of each month - 9:00-10:30am (Gambrills)
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!
Free Training on How to
Protect Your Data!

If you’re a small business owner, how do you keep your company safe? Start by registering for Cybersecurity for SMBs: Protecting Your Business. This free seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 25, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
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.
Howard County
Business Appreciation Week  
Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27  

Get your business recognized!

Howard County businesses of all sizes are invited to take part in the 2018 Business Appreciation Week. Each year teams of ambassadors comprised of government officials and community leaders join the County Executive in visiting businesses and hearing about ways to improve the business community.

This is your opportunity to share your stories and experiences by signing up for an appointment.

Registration will close Monday, April 16 at 12:00 AM.
Find Supports for Your Small Business!
Member Anniversaries - March
53 Years-
Odenton Day Care

50 Years-
Reliable Contracting Company, Inc.

43 Years-

41 Years-
Resource Enterprises, Inc.

37 Years-
AJ Properties

33 Years-
Old Line Bank

31 Years-
Putting on the Ritz

29 Years-
Nellis Corporation/Odenton Shopping Center
St. Vincent Pallotti High School

28 Years-

23 Years-
Beltsville Agricultural Resource Center

15 Years-
Wood Street, Inc.

14 Years-
Courtyard by Marriott- Ft. Meade/BWI District

13 Years-
Alliance Material Handling
Greenbelt Marriott Hotel
Sam's Club
12 Years-
1st Choice Property Management

10 Years-
Howard Community College
Howard County Office of Workforce Development

9 Years-
Capital Gazette Communications, LLC
Century 21 New Millennium- Roy Bowerman
Engler IT
ZIPS Dry Cleaners- Lanham

8 Years-
Comcast- Bay Shores Group
Side by Side, Inc.

7 Years-
CQI Associates
Leadership Anne Arundel

6 Years-
Printing Specialist Corporation
USO of Metropolitan Washington

5 Years-
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute at Odenton
ZIPS Dry Cleaners- Baltimore
ZIPS Dry Cleaners- Laurel
ZIPS Dry Cleaners- Temple Hills

4 Years-
Horizon Family Dental Care

3 Years-
Spouses Cleaning Houses
SysTech Networks, LLC

2 Years-
Total Health Care, Inc.

1 Year-
Alexan Concorde
B&R Construction Services, Inc.
CMIT Solutions of Columbia
Event Butterfly, Inc.
Howard Tech Advisors
Law Office of Steven J. Lewicky, LLC
Promotionalogix Marketing Company
Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County, Inc.
TeamLogic IT of Ellicott City & BWI, MD
The Bob & Ronna Group
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 3rd

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 12th

Tuesday, April 17th

Thursday, April 19th

Wednesday, April 25th
Committee Meetings

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, April 3rd - 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, April 5th - 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room - Odenton
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: