Chamber Connections  
August 31, 2018
Active Assailant Training
September 4th | 3:30PM 
8379 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite D, Odenton, MD 21113

It can happen anywhere and YES it just happened here. In the world of political turmoil and mentally troubled citizens, we need to be prepared and know how to defend ourselves against an active assailant. The session is not only geared to the active shooter, but other incidents such as vehicle and edged weapon attacks that are becoming more prevalent among lone wolf attackers. Understand the principles of AVOID - DENY - DEFEND and how it may save your life. This FREE briefing will be provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department and seating is very limited.
Small Business Seminar:
Six Transitioning Mistakes that Can Kill Your Business!
Wednesday, September 19th | 9:00AM

We never plan to make mistakes. As business owners, we’re focused on running our business. Every day brings new challenges, opportunities and decisions. No matter how hard you work to help your business succeed, there are six mistakes that if ignored, can consistently cause your business to fail.

Consumed with the day-to-day operation of their business, important topics like business succession, buy/sell agreements,disability, business continuation, retirement planning and tax strategies, etc., are frequently neglected. Intellectually, owners understand these are very important issues, but seldom make them a priority.

Business owners who are focused on their company will typically spend little or no time avoiding the six most common mistakes that can often result in devastating consequences. Please Join Clarke Langrall, Jr., President & CEO of Forecast Strategic Advisers, to Learn the Six Mistakes that Can Kill Your Business and the Solutions You Need for Success.

-- For Business Owners Only --
Congratulations to Our 'Best Of ' Winners!

What's Up? Magazine's annual "Best Of" lists are out, and readers have voted many CMC businesses among the best! Congratulations to the following CMC Best Of Winners!
Food and Dining:

Retail and Professionals Services:
Maryland Firms Report Weakening Conditions 

The Maryland economy weakened in August, according to the results of the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Firms reported further contraction of general business conditions and stagnation in sales. However they remained optimistic that these conditions would improve in the next six months.

Maryland firms also saw slowing growth in employment and shorter workweeks, as both of these indicators reached their lowest values in over a year. Firms expect employment growth to accelerate in the next six months, but anticipate a continued struggle finding workers with necessary skills. Respondents also reported less growth in expenditures, but these indicators remained in expansionary territory.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification Workshop

Opportunities exist for small, minority and women owned businesses to meet minority participation goals on government and private sector contracts, but you must be certified. Attend this workshop to learn how to apply for a certification such as MBE, DBE, ACDBE or SBE company. The event is free to attend but space is limited.
2018 Women's Conference- Presented by SCORE
Women in Business: Paths to Success
Saturday, September 15th

Join SCORE for a day of Networking, Insights & Resources. Participate in Interactive, Small-Group Workshops such as:
  • Balancing & Maintaining Time, Family & Work
  • Building Your Support Network
  • The Journey to Obtain Funding
  • Broadening Technology/Maximizing Resources
  • Learn and be inspired by highly successful international business owners
  • Connect with Local Professional Service Companies
Seating is limited. Register today.
Odenton Day - October 6, 2018

The Greater Odenton Improvement Association, along with the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, the Odenton Heritage Society, and the Central Maryland Chamber, are once again hosting Odenton Day for 2018. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 9 AM til 2 PM at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company at 1425 Annapolis Road in Odenton. The Fire Company will also be holding its annual fire prevention open house at the same time. This annual event brings together a variety of community groups, service organizations, and local businesses in a day of fun for the whole family. 
Request for Grant Applications

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is seeking grant applications from any educational institution, educational organization, or business development organization to provide training and assistance to small, minority, and women business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to become licensed as medical cannabis growers, processors, or dispensaries in the State.
2018 Mid-Year Office & Industrial Report

Want insight into the region’s current commercial real estate market? KLNB released it’s 2018 Mid-Year Office & Industrial Report for the Baltimore/D.C. Metro Area! This report highlights Office and Industrial Market Statistics in the Capital and Central regions as well as notable Sale and Lease Transactions. 
Getting Engaged!
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 4th

Tuesday, September 4th

Wednesday, September 5th

Tuesday, September 18th

Wednesday, September 19th

Thursday, September 20th

Thursday, September 20th
Committee Meetings

Small Business Committee
Tuesday, September 4th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Odenton Action Coalition
Thursday, September 6th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, September 11th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton

Chamber Ambassadors Committee
Wednesday, September 12th- 8:30AM
Maritime Conference Center

Military Affairs Committee
Thursday, September 13th- 9:00AM
Chamber Conference Room-Odenton
Member Anniversaries- August
32 Years-

29 Years-
The Halle Companies

23 Years-
Cantwell-Cleary Co. Inc.

18 Years-
Commercial Insurance Managers, Inc.

15 Years-
Waldon Studio Architects

14 Years-
Fort Meade Public Affairs Office
MET Laboratories, Inc.

12 Years-
BWI/Thurgood Marshall Airport
New Life Child Care
Sturbridge Homes

11 Years-
Michael Malone for Delegate

10 Years-
Bay Engineering, Inc.
Pete Albert Photography

9 Years-
Systems Application & Technologies, Inc.

7 Years-
Convergence Technology Consulting

6 Years-
Business and Personal Insurance Services
5 Years-
Chartwell Golf and Country Club
Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County

4 Years-

3 Years-

2 Years-
Global Harvest Network

1 Year-
Anytime Fitness- Jessup
Capital Gift Baskets, Inc.
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company
Guitar Center, Inc.
Gunther Charters
Kurvaceous Bottles, LLC
Textures, LLC
Tutor Doctor
2018 Corporate Trustees
Legacy Leaders:
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Platinum Trustees: 
Gold Trustees: