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Welcome to Bowie, Maryland!
Welcome to the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Newsletter and to our community, one of the best places in Maryland to live, work and raise a family.

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce understands that in order to have a strong economic environment you must have a strong community. We are truly blessed in our community to have leaders, business owners, educators and citizens who realize that we all share in the responsibility of creating economic success and happiness within our community.

The Chamber’s goal is to work toward improving the quality of life for all through the support and commitment of its members, volunteers and committees. The Chamber is proud to sponsor events throughout the year to help support the community.

As the Executive Director, I am honored to work alongside our dedicated Board who all share the same vision, business growth and healthy community environment.

If you are not a member of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, please join us today. Your membership will benefit your business and the community. I look forward to working with everyone.

Be well,
Pauline K. Markward
Executive Director
News & Notes
Executive Committee
Terry Rogers, President
New Board Member
Tonga Turner, Kaiser Permanente

I am excited to announce that Tonga Turner, Senior Director of Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagement for Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has been recommended by their regional president and executive team to serve on the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. We are looking forward to working together.
Delegate Cheryl Landis

On behalf of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cheryl Landis, on her appointment to the Maryland State House of Delegates. We look forward to establishing a close working relationship with her.
Bowie Chamber Launches a New Website 
After several months of team work, Pauline and I are excited to announce the launching of the redesigned website for the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. Your Chamber represents a diverse portfolio of organizations from small businesses to big corporations and government bodies. There is no doubt the Bowie Chamber is a unifying organization that is shaping the future of its area. 
Every aspect of the new website keeps the member in mind while integrating top website design trends. From design to navigation, the Bowie Chamber is providing the best of the best for their members and community.

Warm regards,
Terry Rogers
News & Notes
Membership Development

Dear Valued Member,

Thank you for your support of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce this past year! Your membership has helped us and our partners as we bring about the changes that make our city the best place to live, work, and grow.

Your Chamber is a broad-based organization that strives to improve the commercial climate, promote planned economic and community development, and to make the greater Bowie community a place of prosperity.

The heartbeat of the Chamber is its diverse members who hold common interests, goals, and concerns related to the business environment in the Greater Bowie area. We accomplish our goals through the hard work of our outstanding members who take on volunteer positions on the Board and standing committees.

Your Chamber Membership Investment is now on an annual billing cycle. Please know that you may pay your dues electronically at www.bowiechamber.org using your unique login username and password.

Should you have questions, please contact the Chamber office by phone (301-262-0920) or email (info@bowiechamber.org) using Membership Renewal in the subject line.

Re-invest in your business and in Bowie’s future by renewing your membership today! We look forward to continuing a mutually beneficial partnership.


In addition to payments by Check, your Chamber accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard & American Express. You also can pay online at www.bowiechamber.org 

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News & Notes
Healthcare Committee
Supporting Mental Health in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
By Arlene S. Hirsch

In many workplaces, there is still a stigma around discussing employee mental health conditions. Yet the pandemic has created an unexpected opportunity for more open and supportive conversations between HR, employees and senior leadership.

Michelle Tenzyk discovered that her willingness to speak openly about what it's like to be a high achiever living and working with severe depression has helped others to see her as a resource and to speak openly about their own experience.

"The pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges, even for people who were on solid footing before," said Tenzyk, founder and CEO of East Tenth Group, a New York-based leadership and executive coaching firm, and board member of The Stability Network, an organization of people sharing their lived experience with mental health conditions. "Opening up about my lived experience gave permission to others to open up as well. 

"When leaders are willing to come forward and speak openly about their experience, it really helps bring down the walls," Tenzyk added.

At Influence & Co., a content marketing firm in Columbia, Mo., CEO Kelsey Raymond has been open with colleagues about seeing a therapist. 

"I think this has helped break down any stigma that may have been present around talking about mental health," she explained. "So if you have a personal experience that you're willing to speak openly about, that vulnerability can be really powerful to your team."

Workplace mental health includes leaders advocating resources and a healthy culture, as well as managers proactively creating a safe, supportive and sustainable environment, said Bernie Wong, manager of research and design at Mind Share Partners, a San Francisco nonprofit specializing in mental health training.

"When thinking about a broader mental health strategy, we encourage organizations to think comprehensively about how mental health shows up and can be supported throughout the organization," Wong said.

At Influence & Co., the firm shares its written mental health philosophy with all employees. "I thought that if we created a documented mental health policy for our team members, it could be a way to open up the conversation and show them the support they deserve to receive from their employer," Raymond said.

The process was led by HR director Courtney Mudd, who consulted with mental health experts, benefits specialists, lawyers and senior leaders to guide her through the process. Major elements include:

  • Acknowledgment. "The first goal of our policy was simply to let the team know that it is OK to disclose a mental illness at work (or not disclose) and to ask for help," Raymond said.

  • Offerings. An explanation of benefits ensures that employees know what resources are available to them.

  • Accommodations. The policy also details how employees can ask for reasonable accommodations for a mental health condition and explains that their information will be kept confidential.

During the pandemic, the team tweaked the policy to address the unique challenges that many employees were facing, said Raymond. This included a clarification of each team member's role; reminders to take paid time off for mental health; and the addition of voluntary virtual mental health workshops, virtual yoga classes and extended summer hours.

"It's been a positive impact on our company culture because it's just one more thing that shows our team members that we care about them as whole people. It's also helped make discussion around mental health more standard in the workplace," Raymond said.

Rethinking the Role of EAPs

"Now more than ever, companies need to provide employees with access to convenient, quality and affordable mental health care to ensure workers are safe, healthy, happy and productive," said Stephen Etkind, a consultant with First Stop Health and a psychologist in private practice in Massachusetts. "These are stressful times. Half of Americans say their mental health has been affected by the pandemic. When you add racial injustices and a recession into the equation, a mental health crisis is imminent."

During the pandemic, many companies added or expanded employee assistance programs (EAPs) and services to help employees cope. That need is likely to continue for employees who are transitioning back into the office and for those who are continuing to work remotely.

"COVID has really changed the way people connect to mental health support," said Dave Pawlowski, senior vice president of operations for Curalinc Healthcare in Chicago. "The number of employees who called the EAP and wanted to speak to a licensed clinician immediately doubled during (and after) the beginning of the pandemic. They really just want in-the-moment clinical support, which is why it's so vital for any employer-sponsored mental health program to provide employees with around-the-clock access to licensed clinicians for immediate support."

Providing both in-person and virtual support also is critical at Lyra Health. "We see the pandemic driving both a rapid increase in the need for high-quality mental health care and for this care to be available in a format that aligns with social distancing requirements and preferences," said Joe Grasso, Lyra's clinical director of workforce mental health in Burlingame, Calif.

Lyra's data shows an 80 percent increase in members seeking care from March 2020 to early 2021. During that same period, they also saw a shift from nearly 50 percent virtual sessions to 98 percent virtual.
"One silver lining of the pandemic is that employers are prioritizing the mental health of their employees by looking critically at their benefits to ensure that resources are appropriately matching the need," Grasso said.

Curalinc also saw a significant rise in telehealth appointments during the pandemic, a trend that Pawlowski predicted is likely to continue. "Ultimately, what we're seeing is that a good portion of employees who tried video counseling or text therapy for the first time over the last 12 or 13 months are probably going to see it as a worthwhile treatment avenue," he said.

Beyond resources for employees, some EAPs consult with organizations on policies and services that are designed to mitigate risk and maximize the value of their workforce by taking a holistic approach to mental health services.

"Look for opportunities to refer or cross-refer to other programs," he said. For example, a wellness coach who is working with an employee on weight loss might suspect that the employee has an underlying eating disorder and subsequently refer them to a clinician in the EAP.

"The goal is not to diagnose anyone, but to create a framework so that people can recognize when a colleague or co-worker is in distress and connect them with the right resources," said Pawlowski.

To facilitate that process, Curalinc developed a Mental Health First Aid training module that teaches employees and supervisors how to recognize someone who is struggling, connect in a supportive way and guide them to the best resources.

 "One of the prevailing trends we're seeing now are investments in comprehensive mental health care benefits to help address increased anxiety and trauma," said Grasso. In addition to mental health resources, this might include child care and paid time off, commuter benefits for those who no longer feel comfortable with public transportation, and disability insurance to alleviate stress for employees who may need to take extended leave if job modifications aren't possible.

Mental Health Employee Resource Groups

"When employees connect with others who have experienced a mental health condition, have a place to go for support and are armed with knowledge, they are set up to feel psychologically safe at work—a key to high performance and employee engagement," Wong said, describing the benefits of mental health employee resource groups (MHERGs). "They are an effective resource that reduces mental health-related stigma through an evidence-based model of social contact, peer support and education."

After Meredith Arthur was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, she devoted herself to learning everything she could about the condition. But she had trouble relating to the stereotypical images of fearful and timid people who were portrayed in the literature.

"I knew that I wanted to figure out how to develop a mental health community within the workplace," said Arthur, who works as a content producer for Pinterest in San Francisco and is also the founder of a unique mental health wellness website called Beautiful Voyager.

In 2017 while working as a senior content marketing manager at the Zillow Group, she decided to start a MHERG. The group was housed under the umbrella of the existing disability ERG, which provided resources and served as an incubator. She partnered with Mind Share to leverage their resources and expertise. Arthur also pioneered the creation of the Pinside Out ERG at Pinterest last year. The group works closely with other ERGs, their EAP provider and career coaches, among others.

Wong believes that MHERGs should be open to the general population so that participating doesn't "out" someone as having a mental health condition and ensures that membership in the group doesn't violate any employee rights to privacy.

"The existence of a mental health ERG is good for everyone, even if not everyone chooses to participate," Wong said. "Simply noting the activities and conversations around mental health can begin to normalize mental health at work."

The pandemic has exposed a critical need for high quality, comprehensive mental health care that is not likely to disappear after we are through the worst of the pandemic, Grasso said. "This may just be the beginning of greater demand for mental health care and support in the workplace."
Get Your Flu Shot!
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Health officials tell us flu shots will be especially important as we move into flu season while still in the midst of the global pandemic. Flu shots are now available for County residents through the County Health Department’s upcoming free flu shot clinics. Adults with insurance are encouraged to get vaccinated by their primary care provider or at a local pharmacy. For more information and to make an appointment for the County’s free flu shot clinics, visit http://health.mypgc.us/flu
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective.

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Your health matters to the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce.
Over the next few weeks we will be practicing social distancing by limiting or reducing unessential meetings.
News & Notes
Women In Business Committee
We Need to Reimagine a More Family-Friendly Workplace
Child care as a benefit boosts productivity and enables a more diverse workforce.
By Alessandra Lezama May 22, 2021
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

I started five businesses from scratch, and I can tell you the quality of talent that I was able to recruit early on made all the difference in whether I succeeded or stumbled.

What I’ve learned over the years is that recruiting the best and brightest isn’t just about cushy office furniture or amenities like free coffee, a stocked fridge or a downstairs gym. Today’s talent are seeking employers who offer a child care education fund or even a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) account to help pay for family support services.

I see a small number of big businesses, such as Starbucks and Best Buy, incorporating child care into their list of employee perks. But, smaller businesses can also up their perks game by offering child care as a benefit. This creates a working environment where parents feel supported and encouraged to advance in their careers.

Lifting the constant financial and emotional burden of working parents will no doubt raise the bar on the caliber of employees you attract and retain.

Family benefits not only foster loyalty, but these pro-family policies can also be profitable by boosting productivity. The availability of paid child care plays a key role in allowing parents with children to remain in the labor force. In each year from 2016 to 2018, more than 2 million parents of children age 5 and younger had to quit a job, not take a job, or change their job because of child care challenges — disproportionately affecting women. American businesses, meanwhile, lose an estimated $12.7 billion annually because of their employees’ child care challenges. Nationally, the cost of lost earnings, productivity, and revenue due to the child care crisis is estimated at $57 billion annually.

Lack of child care is also one of the primary factors that prevent us from creating an equitable workforce and eliminating the wage and gender gap. Just take a look at the millions of mothers who have lost or left their jobs due to child care burdens caused by the pandemic.

Since March 2020, Black and Latina moms have stopped working, either voluntarily or due to layoffs, at higher rates than white moms. Many are single moms who need child care but haven't been able to access it during the pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, single moms had higher rates of unemployment than their childless counterparts in the second and third quarters of 2020.

Experts forecast that loss of skills, tenure and income among women of color will shape the future U.S. economy. One reason is that insufficient child care could impact their ability to re-enter the workforce, their wages, their long-term economic outcomes and the overall economic recovery.

Like many single moms of color, I also struggled with chasing the “American Dream” due to child care challenges. In fact, my success as a C-level executive was slowed due to lack of adequate child care for my son. In 2004, for example, I was passed for a vice president of sales position because I couldn’t make it to work at the required 6:30 a.m. time due to lack of before-school care for my son. I struggled throughout much of my career with this challenge, especially being in technology, a primarily male-dominted industry.

In an era where women are projected to make up 60% of the workforce in the next five years, employers can leverage existing technology to provide fully managed child care benefits, giving their workforce the flexibility and family support needed to gain employee productivity and increase ROI.

As entrepreneurs and company leaders, we can do better. We have the power to completely change the course of child care in the US while dramatically transforming our company cultures by redesigning the workplace to be more family friendly. This is the future of work.

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Writer
Alessandra Lezama is the founder and CEO of TOOTRiS, an on-demand child care technology platform that helps parents find, enroll and pay for quality child care.
News & Notes
Corporate & Community Relations Committee
Street Renaming Ceremony
Fred Robinson Way
***New Street Name Effective October 4, 2021***
In honor of former Mayor G. Frederick Robinson, the street segment of Excalibur Road in front of City Hall will be renamed to Fred Robinson Way effective on October 4th.
To the best of the Chamber's knowledge, NO business is registered along that portion of the road getting the new name; only City Hall will have a change.
Bowie Town Center
15606 Emerald Way
Saturday, October 30th
4pm- 6pm
  • Starting at lawn near the fountain
  • Free for all kids and families
  • Free bags of candy and treats for all kids
  • Halloween music
  • Chance to visit participating stores for more goodies
  • Costume Contest, featuring prizes for best costume, funniest costume, and scariest costume

***For more info, visit BowieTownCenter.com, or visit our social platforms***
Peanut Butter Shelf

GBCC has adopted the Peanut Butter Shelf in the Bowie Interfaith Pantry. Each month the Bowie Food Pantry goes through approximately 350 jars of peanut butter. 

You can drop off your donation at the Chamber office or directly to the Bowie Food Pantry, located at 2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134. (GBCC Office is Suite 117.)
News & Notes
Business & Economic Development Committee
Save the Date!
Multi-Chamber Fall Bash
Walden Country Club
1500 Riedel Road
Crofton, MD 21114
Thursday, Oct 7, 2021
5pm - 8pm
Meet new people and have the opportunity to catch up with friends, in a fun, casual environment!
Members - $35.00 / Nonmembers - $45.00
Buffet dinner!  **CASH BAR**
Fall Bash Registration: www.bowiechamber.org

Cornhole Tournament!

*** Please register separately for the Fall Bash and the Cornhole Tournament ***

In-Person Networking Opportunity
Bowie Chamber 5:35!
Comfort Inn & Conference Center - Bowie
2nd Wednesday of the Month (October 13, 2021)
Starts at 5:35 p.m.
Cash Bar
No registration required.

Bowie Town Center
15606 Emerald Way
Saturday, October 30, 2021
4pm- 6pm
  • Starting at lawn near the fountain
  • Free for all kids and families
  • Free bags of candy and treats for all kids
  • Halloween music
  • Chance to visit participating stores for more goodies
  • Costume Contest, featuring prizes for best costume, funniest costume, and scariest costume

***For more info, visit BowieTownCenter.com, or visit our social platforms***
Unless otherwise noted above, register online www.BowieChamber.org

For additional information call 301-262-0920 or email info@BowieChamber.org
72-Hour notice is required on cancellations
Bowie Business Journal
In conjunction with the GBCC, Bowie Business Journal (BBJ) is a cable television program designed to help Bowie business owners start and grow their business. The 30-minute show features GBCC members. If you would like to be a guest and showcase your business please email info@BowieChamber.org

Employment Opportunities
Position Description
Position Title: Marketing & Communications Specialist
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Marketing/Business Development
Reports to: VP, Marketing and Business Development
General Summary
This position is responsible for the day-to-day functions of marketing communications, copywriting, social media, community relations and branding activities in support of the Credit Union’s strategic goals. Responsible for research and development of content for print and digital marketing materials. These responsibilities are done within all Credit Union policies and procedures as well as all applicable laws and regulations. Performs research and conduct surveys related to Money One’s membership, potential membership, competition and products and services. Responsible for social media and website compliance for all federal, state, and organizational policies, including NCUA regulations on advertising. Maintains confidentiality of current, past, and potential members and their personal and financial information. Provide superior member service by maintaining a professional, courteous, and friendly atmosphere for members, prospective members and staff.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
A.   Marketing & Communication
 Work with VP, Marketing and Business Development to serve as administrator of Money One’s
 marketing efforts, internal and external communications, and social media. 
1.     Assist in the development of Strategic marketing campaigns, promotions and best practices.
2.     Create and maintain metrics reports on marketing and sales activities effectiveness and impact.
3.     Gathers information and prepares materials for Credit Union website, mobile site, reports, member statements, and related communication material to inform members and staff.
4.     Implements the Credit Union’s social media strategy and manages presence on all relevant platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google). Monitor and respond to requests and reviews. Use Google analytics to measure engagement.
5.     Oversees and directs external vendors and suppliers, including agencies, to ensure that all public relations activities support short- and long-term objectives.
6.     Administers and maintains Credit Union website on an ongoing basis and evaluates its features and applications. Review website daily. Collect and analyze sales data, use web traffic metrics such as page visits, transaction size, link popularity, click-through rates, and cost-per clicks.
7.     Develops and implements interactive marketing activities (e.g.: email blasts, social media posts, etc.) on an ongoing basis.
8.     Monitors Credit Union online brand reputation and where appropriate responds to online reviews, answers questions, and participates in online conversations to build brand visibility and thought leadership.
9.     Identifies issues/trends and regularly shares insights gained from social media monitoring to internal departments for product development/enhancement, service improvements, and branding opportunities.
10. Establishes key performance indicators for measuring the impact of social media programs, and reports results monthly.
11. Manages incoming media requests and builds relationships with industry journalists and key influencers.
12. Develops and distributes optimized media releases to a full range of media outlets, and proactively seeks media opportunities to promote positive attention for the Credit Union brand.
13. Tracks and reports media coverage, pickups, reach, and context of brand mentions. Maintains ‘Press Room’ on Credit Union website
14. Works with various departments and vendors to develop promotional strategies.
15. Responsible for compliance with rules and regulations including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act.
16. Ensure that Inlighten and Mood Media are updated with current marketing promotions.
B.    Other Duties & Responsibilities
1.     Conduct research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies
2.     Research competition by review of website, newspaper ads or other surveys to monitor competitive products and services. Analyze terms, features, benefits, pricing, marketing methods, and distribution. Make recommendations to Money One’s current products.
3.     Coordinate community events with VP, Marketing and Business Development. Track results and update new contacts for potential members.
4.     Perform MCIF, monthly update.
5.     Other duties as assigned by the VP, Marketing and Business Development
Education & Qualifications
Related Bachelor’s degree or related area; or equivalent work-related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous marketing experience preferred. Minimum (2) years knowledge of website content management systems, website search engine optimization techniques, Google analytics, social media fundamentals and usage, email marketing techniques. Requires minimum of 2 years of experience in marketing, communications or public relations, as well as relevant product and industry knowledge, including a thorough understanding of credit union and/or financial institution products and services, concepts, practices and procedures. Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Knowledge of design techniques and principles involved in production of marketing materials, electronic media, and web sites. Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Excellent verbal, written, editing, proofreading and interpersonal skills. Must be dependable and have a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Goal oriented and ability to work within deadlines utilizing excellent time management skills. Requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Proficiency with PC skills including word-processing, spreadsheet, electronic calendar, and e-mail. Experience with design software also required. Writing/graphic design experience, Social media and website management. Capacity to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Ability to work independently with some flexible hours to include evening and weekend events. Some travel required.
This document in no way states or implies
that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
News & Notes
Legislative Committee
Prince George’s Democrats
Select Party Chairwoman to Fill House Vacancy
The Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee turned to one of their own to fill a House of Delegates vacancy on Tuesday.

During an online public hearing, the panel chose Central Committee Chair Cheryl Summers Landis to represent District 23B for the next 16 months.

Landis received 21 of 24 votes. There were two abstentions.

The nomination goes to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), who has 15 days to make the appointment official.

Landis beat out two other candidates. Kym Taylor, co-founder of a home health care agency and a former aide to Sen. Paul Pinsky (D), received one vote. Retired U.S. Marshals Service official and frequent candidate David J. Grogan received none.

The District 23B seat came open last month when then-Del. Ronald L. Watson was appointed to the state Senate, following the resignation of Douglas J.J. Peters. Peters resigned after Hogan chose him to serve on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Given Landis’s tenure as head of the Democratic Party in Prince George’s and her long period of political activism, her victory was not a surprise.

“My service to District 23 residents has been steadfast,” she said prior to the vote. “I have every confidence that my appointment will ensure a smooth transition of effective leadership and representation.”

Watson and County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks spoke on Landis’s behalf. Pinsky spoke in support of Taylor.

In addition to her duties with the county party, Landis is a Democratic National Committeewoman for Maryland and serves on the state party’s executive, credentials and rules committees. She worked for the Prince George’s County school system for nearly three decades.

After the vote, she said she “is giving strong consideration” to seeking a four-year term in 2022.

Taylor said she too intends to run. The race could draw a potentially large field of candidates.

Grogan said he expects to run for something next year, but he has not decided which office.

Maryland Matters
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Business & Economic Development 
Promotes business development for chamber members through seminars and best practices. Works on attracting businesses to Greater Bowie.

Membership Development
Works on expanding the Chamber membership base as well as retaining existing members.

Corporate & Community Relations 
Provides opportunities to give back to the community, both in volunteer time and financial and in-kind contributions.

Advocates on behalf of the Chamber before the City Council, County Council and General Assembly. Informs the Board and membership of pending issues before those bodies of interest to Greater Bowie businesses.

Women In Business 
To offer useful information and networking opportunities focused on helping women to successfully meet the challenges they face in today's business world and learn how to find and maintain balance within. Sponsor events to raise funds for the Women in Business scholarship fund.

Healthcare Committee
Promotes Chamber Healthcare related businesses to the community, healthcare related networking events, bringing healthcare providers together and holds community Health Fair.


If your business has reached a milestone or received an award, please email the Chamber at info@bowiechamber.org. We look forward to giving kudos in Tradeline!

2021 - 2022 Board of Directors
Terry Rogers 
NAI Michael
Chair, Nominating Committee
Michael Oleru
Vice President
Chair, Business & Economic Development Committee
Christopher Rizzi
Vikki Kalitsi
Visiting Angels
Chair, Budget Committee
Stephanie P. Anderson
Past President
O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.
General Counsel
Tom Zizos
Beall Funeral Home
R. Anthony Pasciuto
Byrd & Byrd, LLC
Reginald Forbes
Forbes Financial
Chair, Golf Tournament
Eddie Pounds
Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
Tonga Y. Turner
Kaiser Permanente
Chair, Healthcare Committee
Tony Perez
LA Perez Consulting
Muriel Evans-Buck
Luminis Health
Co-Chair, Golf Tournament
Pam Scott
M&T Bank
Craig Muckle
Marketing Consultant
Co-Chair, Golf Tournament
Catherine Newman
Melvin J. Berman
Wanda Rogers
Realty Transaction Services Inc.
Chair, Women in Business Committee
Andrew M. Roud
St. John Properties
Michael Byrd
Sydian Systems, LLC
Chair, Legislative Committee
Diane M. Polangin
Total Tax Service
Pauline K. Markward
Executive Director
Thank you!
Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce can't thank our members enough for all they do... and of course, we would love to see even more NEW members, so everyone, please try to make it part of your mission to bring in at least one new member!

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