May 17, 2022
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: CRUX Organizing

Point of Contact: Laura Reiss

Length of time business has been operating: CRUX just celebrated 7 years at the end of April

Description of Business: Productivity & Time Management, Systems & Process Specialist

Your Business Mission Statement: The CRUX Mission is to make systems, process, and structure no longer dirty words!

What’s Your Why? My why is quality time and quality of life. We often spend our time dealing with the systems of a broken system. By identifying and fixing the broken parts of the system, it begins to work for us instead of against us. This frees up our time, energy, and attention to be spent in the places we really want to be.

What sets your business apart from others? No one else does what we do, how we do it, with the success we achieve for our clients. Laura has been described as a “process maven” and our clients’ lives and businesses are positively changed. We build the tracks to run the train so our clients can focus on what they do best!

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? This is adjacent to my WHY. I want clients to be able to develop their time and process management skills, create better employee onboarding and retention, and be able to turn their brains off when they’re not working. Knowing that more people have the systems and skillset to be fully present, in whatever they’re doing, living life to the fullest, makes me feel amazing!

How long have you been a chamber member? Renewed earlier this year, for the 2nd year.

What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? It was an amazing experience while things were virtual. I was able to connect with new people and business owners and form some great new relationships. Being an entrepreneur can be hard if you don’t have a great support network.

Do you offer any discounts? Please specify: CRUX offers package discounts, retainer discounts, and prepay discounts. Since one size does not fit all, we have our discounted CRUX Bootcamp ($996.00) which sets up a strong foundation of productivity skillsets and determines the best ways in which CRUX can support you and your business. 
Interested in joining our organization ~ Visit Our Website
Executive Director's Message

Our Shred Day on Saturday was a success thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers. The next Community Shred Day is October 15, 2022.

Our Off the Clock Social on May 26th will include a Cornhole Tournament with proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s Moving Day Baltimore walk organized by the Emerging Leaders Committee. See below for more details and to register.

We have our next Blood Drive on June 2nd from 9am - 3pm. The bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Chamber Office. Please consider donating and/or sharing this link with others - Blood Drive.

All the best,

Liz Hostetler
Executive Director
Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce

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

Anne Arundel County Leadership Luncheon
at Crowne Plaza Annapolis
Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 11:0oam - 1:00pm
$55 member / $65 nonmember

Morning Mixer
at Capitol Raceway
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 9:0oam - 10:30am
Free for members/ $15 for nonmembers

Off The Clock Social
outside of the Crofton Chamber Office
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6pm - 8pm
Free for members/ $15 for nonmembers

30th Anniversary Celebration of Vuong's Tae Kwon Do Center
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 11:3oam - 12:30pm
Free for all to attend

Quarterly Blood Drive
Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 9am - 3pm

BIG Meeting: 5 Simple Ways To Improve Your Company’s Cybersecurity ~ Virtual 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 9:0oam - 10:00am
Free for members/ $10 for nonmembers

Multi-Chamber Networking Luncheon ~ Save the Date
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Rehab 2 Perform Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Free for all to attend

Emerging Leader Lunch ~ Effective Marketing Strategies for your Business
at Ledo Pizza at Eddie's Place
Thursday, June 17, 2022 | 11:3oam - 1:00pm
Free for members/ $15 for nonmembers

Other Networking Event:

at the Bowie Baysox
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 6:00p-8:00p
The Emerging Leaders Committee is hosting a cornhole tournament at the Off the Clock Social. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Parkinson’s Moving Day Baltimore walk on Saturday June 4, 2022. The winning team will receive gift bags filled with prizes.

You can register in advance through this link, or registration the day of will be accepted with Cash or Check. You can participate as an individual and be paired with a partner, or you can register as a team!

You will already be at the Off the Clock Social so why not have some extra fun and give back to a great cause at the same time!
Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Baltimore
We are still looking to add more people to the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce team for Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Baltimore. Register today and together, we can inspire others and use our enthusiasm to do good. Together, we can help the Parkinson's Foundation find answers, change lives and beat Parkinson's.

Will you join our team?
Making life better for people living with Parkinson's is important, so we have set our goal at $1,500. We are confident that we can get there, but we need your help. Won't you consider making a donation? Every little bit helps. Click here to donate
GCCC Platinum Sponsors
GCCC Silver Sponsors
GCCC Bronze Sponsors
Please be sure to visit our Facebook page and "like" it to see the latest updates and information regarding our community and our members.
Upcoming Chamber Members' Events
Whoof on the Wharf
Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 12 -5pm
Whoof on the Wharf, 48 South River Road, Pier 7, Edgewater, MD 21037
Interested in being a vendor or sponsor, contact

Capitol Raceway
Wine & Car Show
Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 11am - 6pm
Capitol Raceway, 1451 Capitol Raceway Road, Crofton
More information is included on the flier below.

*** If you are a current Chamber Member and have an event coming up that you would like included in the Chamber Chronicles,
please email ***
Photos of the Week
Evening Mixer ~
The Hall Insurance Agency of State Farm
Community Shred Day