Chamber Connections  
July 26, 2019
Member Spotlight
Howard Bank
Wendy Krouse
I am a Commercial Banker at Howard Bank. My focus is on helping small to mid-size businesses achieve their financial goals and legacies. My mission is to grow, develop and maintain business relationships throughout the Howard County footprint and surrounding areas(Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties).

Contact 410-988-1599 or
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The 2019-2020 Chamber
Relocation & Business Guide!
The new 2019-2020 CMC Relocation & Business Guide will be published in September. Member advertising supports the chamber’s efforts to attract new businesses, provide newcomers with essential resource information, and connect members all year. 3,000 printed copies are distributed around the region, including Ft. Meade. The digital edition is posted on the Chamber website, providing even further ad reach to customers! Ads start at just $595.00 and must be reserved by August 19th.

Contact The Business Monthly at 410-740-5077 & or click the link below for more information!
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Energy Co-Op
And Join in the Savings with Other Chamber Businesses!
This opportunity is exclusive only to Chamber members. The Central Maryland Chamber-CQI Energy Cooperative has helped hundreds of chambers businesses realize significant long-term savings.
  • Last year one private business in the chamber saved $80,000/year in energy costs!
  • Last year one non-profit in the chamber saved $11,000/year in energy costs!
This can be you by just joining the CMC Co-Op. Once you sign up nothing changes except that you receive lower energy rates. All you have to do is join and it's free to enroll!
Offit Kurman Expansion
into the Southeast 
Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the mid-Atlantic, is strategically expanding into the Southeast by affiliating with one of Charlotte’s oldest and most respected law firms.

Starting September 1, 2019 the attorneys and staff of Horack Talley will be joining Offit Kurman. The affiliation extends Offit Kurman’s geographic footprint to encompass roughly half of the East Coast and lays the foundation for further expansion for the firm. Fifty-one employees of Horack Talley, including 27 lawyers, will become Offit Kurman’s Charlotte office through the affiliation. This move will create a number of new jobs for the local community.
Maryland Business Conditions Soften
Business conditions softened in Maryland in July, according to the results of the most recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The indexes for general business conditions and sales fell from 25 and 10, respectively, to −4 in July. Survey participants were concerned that conditions would remain weak in the coming months. Results suggested a drop in employment but a rise in wages and the average workweek among Maryland firms in July. Firms continued to struggle to find workers with the necessary skills and expected this difficulty to persist in the next six months.
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Wednesday, August 14

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Thursday, August 15

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Wednesday, August 28
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Small Business Committee
Tuesday, August 6th at 9:00am

Business Connections Network
Wednesday, August 7th at 8:00am
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