July 26, 2022
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: 
Joe Smith of The Matt Wyble Team of CENTURY 21 New Millennium
Point of Contact: 
Joe Smith
410-991-9414 (mobile)
Length of time business has been operating: 5 years (March 2017)
Description of Business
As the #1 CENTURY 21 Team in Maryland, my team and I have experience and expertise in today’s real estate market. We offer our clients a full-service listing experience, maximizing the value of their home sale, including professional photography & 3D virtual tours and marketing management services. Moving is stressful; we aim to minimize that stress as much as possible with our Listing Team who readies the home for sale & simplifies the sale process.
Your Business Mission Statement 
Sometimes throughout a real estate transaction the focus is taken away from the client and wrongfully placed on the house. The person defines the house; the house does not define the person. My priority is understanding my clients needs and wants and my goal is to bring focus back on the client. Can I sell houses? Absolutely. I sold 60+ this past year and I’m very good at it. But I’m proud of my level of customer service, taking the time to get to know my clients. Not only do I want to help them find a house, I want to find them a Home.
What’s Your Why? 
My “Why” is two-fold - my family (three kids and wife) and my desire to help my community. I wake up every day because I want to provide for my family and because I’m doing something that has real meaning within my community. I’ve seen what it looks like for someone to have a real estate agent who doesn’t care or is not capable of providing a high level of service that should be expected. I know I can serve better.
What sets your business apart from others? 
My business model is built on three pillars – clear communication, setting proper expectations and providing a full-service experience. I pride myself on exceeding client expectations and one of my goals is to continue building relationships after the sale has closed.
One unique thing about me is that I’m a CODA (child of a Deaf adult) and I’m fluent in American Sign Language. The Deaf community is routinely underserved when it comes to available resources in the real estate world, due to the lack of effective communication and understanding of Deaf culture. This is something that my team and I work hard to overcome. We are able to remove these hurdles so that everyone has equal access to phenomenal real estate services.
What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? 
I have the privilege to create real relationships and connections within my community. Being viewed as a valuable resource is very important to me. Working with first-time home buyers looking for a place to plant roots, families who are expanding their homes along with their families, and people who are ready to pass their generational homes on to the next affords me
the opportunity to watch the evolution of our community. Witnessing these monumental moments in people’s lives is a very special thing.
How long have you been a chamber member? 2021
What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? 
Attending networking events and connecting with other members for growth and partnership opportunities is a fantastic benefit of the Chamber.
Do you offer any discounts? 
MoveEasy Home Concierge Service for Life
Waived $425 Brokerage Fee
Mortgage & Title Service Discounts available
Interested in joining our organization ~ Visit Our Website
Business Development Committee Message
Summer is in full swing, which for many means time outdoors and vacations. While our Business Development events take a short hiatus, the Business Development Committee has been organizing for Fall. Grab your calendar because we are excited to give you a sneak peek at the business educational opportunities we have planned for this Autumn.
On Tuesday, September 13th, our Business Information Group (BIG) meeting on Zoom will feature Scott Wallace with the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Committee. You will not want to miss how AAWDC can help connect businesses with funds to drive productivity and growth with skilled employees.
September brings back a Breakfast & Learn to Stop Sabotaging Your Success at Eggspectation on Tuesday, September 20th. We are thrilled to have Nancy Kobel of Leader Inspired facilitate and share how to get out of our own way, reduce mental stress, and manage work challenges.
Our scheduled October events also have great professional educational value. Let us know what topics you want to see in November and December. We are always looking for members to help us plan and coordinate our events, so if you are interested, please reach out to me to learn more!
Wishing you all the best,
Heather Dunkerly
Business Development Committee Chair

Connections ~ Marketing ~ Community ~ Visibility ~ Friendship
Upcoming Events:

National Night Out
at Crofton High School
Presented by: Rehab 2 Perform
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Free for all to attend

Power Connections Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 8:00am - 10:00am
Members $35/ Nonmembers $45

Crofton Ace Hardware ~ Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 10am - noon, Ribbon Cutting at 10:30am
Free for all to attend

Other Networking Event:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 6:00p-8:00p
Our Presenting Sponsor is Rehab 2 Perform. Make sure to stop by their table and thank them!

We also have several Friends of National Night Out participating in our event:

CQI Energy Co-op
Savings Opportunity for Members 

Have you looked at your utility bill lately? Are you concerned about how much you are spending? What's going on?

The war, inflation and hot temperatures are just some of the factors causing rates
to hit a 50-year high! As Bloomberg News reported, “The U.S. Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm was spot on with where oil and gas are going — and it isn't staying at home. Nearly 75 percent of natural gas produced in the United States is being sold to Europe. Many countries in Europe have higher prices for gas than the U.S.” Natural gas is the major producer of electricity.

CQI Associates will continue to watch the market and seek creative ways to provide protection, stability and savings for our customers. Clients with agreements, ending between now and May 2023, should contact Sean Corcoran to assure their paperwork is up to date. This will allow us the opportunity to jump on any opportunities that present themselves between now and then.
Sean Corcoran
CQI Associates, LLC
Direct: 443-896-7090
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GCCC Silver Sponsors
GCCC Bronze Sponsors
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Upcoming Chamber Members' Events
Crofton Civic Association
2022 CCA Summer Concerts
Sundays | 6-8pm
Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Parkway, Crofton
See below for details

Stroll Crofton Triangle / Crofton Farmers Market
Pie Bake Off / Pie-In-The-Face Contest
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 4:30pm - 7pm
Seton Parish parking lot, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton

ABWA MD Capital Chapter
Leadership & Recognition Luncheon
with Keynote Speaker Kashonna Marrow
Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 9am - 2pm
Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Parkway, Crofton
More information and registration: HERE

Meki's Tamure Polynesian Arts Group, Inc.
Pacific Fun Day Festival
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 10am - 7pm
See below for details

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please email ***
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