Chamber Connections  
March 9, 2018
Advocating for Your Business!

From Paid Sick Leave to a $15 Minimum Wage, there is a lot of activity in the Maryland General Assembly that is impacting your business. The Central Maryland Chamber is here to advocate on your behalf! For an overview of the bills the CMC is supporting (or fighting) please see our 2018 Legislative Position Paper, which outlines the bills that will have the most impact on your business. The CMC is here to protect your interests, so please let us know if there are any additional issues you want us to address!
Spirit of Community
Awards Dinner
Monday, March 19th | 6pm-9pm | The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

Join the CMC in recognizing our most outstanding citizens!

This event celebrates public servants (educators, military service members, police, fire, and other first responders) for making our community the best place to live, work, play, and run a business!

Tickets are still available for this event! Come out and celebrate the best in the region!
Thank you to our Corporate Event Sponsors!
Main Event Sponsor 
Live! Casino & Hotel

Platinum Partners: AJ Properties * The Halle Companies * M&T Bank * USM Foundation

Gold Partners: Academy Yard * Anne Arundel Community College * BB&T
Bank of Glen Burnie * Dolben * Elm Street Development * HeimLantz, P.C.
Hotel at Arundel Preserve * Reliable Contracting
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Silver Partners: Atlas Container Company * Fisher Law Office * Landesign
Lynn Nichols of Douglas Realty * Southern Management Corporation * The UPS Store
Hard Hat Tour &
Happy Hour
Live! Casino & Hotel
Monday, March 26th- 5:30-8:00PM

Join us for a Hard Hat Tour of the new Live! Hotel followed by cocktails at The Prime Rib. Come for an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the new hotel before it opens!

Please RSVP by Friday, March 23rd! This is a FREE MEMBERS ONLY event.
Capitalizing Your Business
Wednesday, March 21st- 9:00AM

Come learn about critical funding sources that can support your growing business (grants, tax credits, angel funding, etc). A great panel of speakers is slated to educate you on the resources available to your business:

    - Stephen Primosch, Vice President of Financial Services, Anne Arundel Economic Development

   - 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 CMC members, but space is very limited!!

*Breakfast will be provided by our host BB&T Bank
Grand Opening!
Shape Your Body Fitness
New CMC member, Shape Your Body Fitness, LLC , just held their grand open ribbon cutting. Watch the video of Raj, CMC CEO, welcoming Shape Your Body Fitness to the CMC Family. All classes are free this week only (until March 11th)!!  Just visit their website at:  
Business Connections Network Launching Group 3 !

On April 3rd, the Central Maryland Chamber will launch its 3rd Business Connections Network, a premier networking group focused on connecting business professionals, sharing leads and building strategic relationships throughout Central Maryland.

This is a new ( free ) benefit for CMC members. Non-members are welcome to attend one meeting as a guest, but must join the chamber to continue with the group. There is an exclusivity rule of one member per business industry. If interested in joining the group or learning more, contact Nancy LaJoice at or 410-672-3422 x4. 
Membership 101
Thursday, March 15th- 9:00AM

Jump start your business by attending Membership 101. This free program introduces benefits of membership and gives you ideas that can help you grow your business.  

Membership provides a strong network of business contacts throughout Central Maryland, career-enhancing professional training, new business referrals, networking opportunities, pro-business advocacy support and money saving discounts. An independent study showed that consumers are 80% more likely to buy from a chamber member. Belonging to the Central Maryland Chamber can help you grow your business. We invite you to attend. Free admission.
Transportation 101 Workshops

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance is accepting applications for a Transportation 101 workshop that is free of charge. Participants of this 7-week class will meet to learn from local experts and leaders, meet other interested residents & ultimately put what they learn into action!
Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 15th

Tuesday, March 20th

Wednesday, March 21st

Wednesday, March 28th

Thursday, April 12th
Committee Meetings

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, March 13th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Chamber Ambassador Committee
Wednesday, March 14th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: