Chamber Connections  
July 20, 2018
Join the Military Affairs Committee

Do you want to get connected to Fort Meade? As the largest employer and economic engine in the state of Maryland, Fort Meade plays a major role in our region. The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) is your venue for building a relationship with Fort Meade.

The MAC supports several initiatives (see below) and events throughout the year to build a stronger connection between the regional business community and Fort Meade.

Join the MAC by emailing or click here to learn more about the MAC and other committees in the chamber.
Military Affairs Committee
School Supply Drive

The Military Affairs Committee will be collecting Back to School Supplies for the seven public schools on Fort Meade schools. We are accepting donations of supplies and monetary donations. Please click the link below to see a list of the supplies that are needed.

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting the soldiers and families of Fort Meade!
Sign-Up for the 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!
CQI in the News
Learn More About the Co-Op

With more than 20 years of front-line experience in the energy management sector, CQI Associates takes a broad-based view about energy consumption for commercial clients. “Our work focuses on reducing rates by procuring energy at an efficient price; reducing consumption by implementing best practices; retrofitting existing equipment and buildings; designing new green buildings; and using alternative energy such as solar, fuel cells and battery back-up,” says Melissa Anderson, CQI managing principal. The 15-member firm has offices in Maryland, Illinois and Georgia and works with commercial clients nationwide.

The CQI team helps clients track monthly energy costs and examines how energy is used in the physical plant and by employees. Results become a baseline for measuring energy efficiency and usage moving forward. Energy-efficient strategies are a blend of technology, best practices and staff education.
Women Mean Business
Using Video to Promote
Your Business
Wednesday, July 25th | 11:30AM-1:00PM
Chamber Conference Room- Odenton

At our July Meeting, we are going to explore ways to incorporate video into your marketing message. We are going to “get over ourselves” and learn the benefits of using video, along with some ideas for getting started.

We’ve invited the pros from Next American Films, to come to our next meeting and bring us up to speed on the importance of video marketing as we lunch and learn together. If you’re shy about getting up and running with video, challenge yourself today, and come out and join us! Be Brave! There’s no time like the present, and we’re all friends, right?

Beth Anthony, Director of Production and co-owner of Next American Films, has been a Chamber Member since 2016. Her company produces one-of-a-kind videos for small businesses and non-profits looking to market their messages effectively. Their videos have appeared on company websites, social media campaigns, internet pre-roll advertisements, and even TV broadcast.

Come out for some fun, fellowship, and the info you need to make your debut!
Update Your Listing Today

As we prepare for the publication of our next Relocation and Business Guide, we want to be sure that we have the most up-to-date contact information for your business. If you have already sent us updates, THANK YOU! If you are a chamber member and have not yet checked your listing, please visit the Members Only portal of the website and update your listing today. If you need assistance with this, please contact the office at 410-672-3422.
Young Professionals Network
1st Annual Cornhole Tournament & Baysox Game
Friday, August 24th | 4:00PM
Baysox Stadium

Join our Young Professionals Network for their 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament! Come to watch or play, network, enjoy some food, and then stay for the Bowie Baysox game! Join members from our sister chambers throughout the area and come enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark!
Looking for Mixer Hosts

Interested in hosting one of the CMC Networking Mixers? We are currently filling our mixer spots for 2019. If you are interested, contact Kim Wirt, Director of Operations for more details and for open dates.
Time is Running Out...
Reserve Your Space!
2018-2019 Relocation & Business Guide

The new 2018-2019 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 July 30th.
Getting Engaged!
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