Chamber Connections  
April 20, 2018
Are You a Small Business?
Join the Small Business Council (SBC)
1st Tuesday of Each Month | 9 :00AM

The SBC is the chamber’s principal group representing the issues of concern to your small business! The membership is comprised of small businesses working together to support each other through networking, information sharing, and the production of a bi-monthly small business seminar series.  Email to join:

* Boost Your Connections!
* Find Valuable Resources!
* Take Your Business to the Next Level!
* All at no additional charge!

Come to the next small business seminar to learn more about the SBC and to gain valuable knowledge needed to give your business that important edge
SBC - Finding Funds to Grow
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:

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.
Last Chance !
Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 1st | 11:30AM - 1:30PM | 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  
Come Recognize and Celebrate...

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)
Government Advocate of the Year

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
Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot
Thursday, April 26, 2018
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Now that the Session has ended in Annapolis come join the Governor & Comptroller to discuss the needs of your business.

  • A 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 - Final Chance to Register!
Networking Mixer
Two Rivers
Tuesday, May 8th | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

You are invited to the After Hours networking mixer at Two Rivers, Anne Arundel County’s largest master planned community. Take a tour of the award winning 15,000 square foot clubhouse with demonstration kitchen, indoor/outdoor pool, ballroom, outdoor patio with fire pit overlooking Cattail Lake and more. Get an update on the community growth since its inception in September 2014, and hear what’s in store for the future while enjoying catering by Ruth’s Chris. Over 7 award winning builders are currently building within the community including: NVHomes, Ryan Homes, Winchester Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Classic Group, Michael Harris, and Mitchell & Best.

The mixer will begin at 5:00PM and end at 7:00PM. 
Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to share!

This event is FREE for chamber members!
Wednesday, April 25th | 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Today, more and more early-stage companies are using Crowdfunding to raise capital. But how to go about it? Which platform to use? This workshop will take you step by step through understanding and implementing a Crowdfunding campaign. Bring a laptop to begin building a program during the workshop!
WSSC's Tap Into Business Conference & Expo
Friday, April 27th

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. 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.
Member Anniversaries - April
53 Years-
Academy Ford

42 Years-
City of Laurel

23 Years-
Bob's BMW Motorcycles
Dever Designs, Inc.

17 Years-
Univerisity of Maryland Baltimore Washington Health Services at Arundel Mills

14 Years-
Oseh Shalom

12 Years-
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Bethany Community Church of Laurel, MD Inc.
Eastern Excavating and Grading, Inc.
Laurel College Center

10 Years-
Costco Wholesale
Kaufmann Park II, LLC
University System of Maryland Foundation

8 Years-
RCI Systems
6 Years-
Bagels N Grinds
George Martin's Grillfire/Vivo Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Google Business Photos America, Inc.
Landesign, Inc.
The Stone Store

5 Years-
Tom Lynch Photography

3 Years-
Danneman's Auto Service
The Hideaway

1 Year-
Davis & Davis LLP
Epoch, Inc.
Wellness by Shari, LLC
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 26th

Tuesday, May 1st

Tuesday, May 8th

Friday, May 11th
Committee Meetings

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, May 1st- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, May 3rd- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, May 8th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

Chamber Ambassadors Committee
Wednesday, May 9th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
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