Chamber Connections  
March 16, 2018
Paid Sick Leave
New Guidance:
Model Policies & Updated FAQs  

On February 11, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act went into effect.

To date, the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance has received more than 2,000 emails from employers and employees with specific questions about complying with the law. The most common of these questions have been compiled into a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, available at .

As employers delve deeper into implementation, new questions are being asked. Today’s revised FAQ provides answers to these questions, as well as revisions to the previous FAQ document. For this, and more information, click on the link below.
Small Business Seminar:
Capitalizing Your Business
Wednesday, March 21st - 9:00AM

In addition to a traditional bank loan, there are many resources available to support your business!

Come learn about critical small business resources that can support your growth (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

Keasha Haythe
Business Development Associate
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

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 members, but space is very limited!!

*Breakfast will be provided by
our host BB&T Bank
Maryland Business Express Website Launches
The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation today unveiled Maryland Business Express , a new website that will make it easier for Maryland’s small business owners and entrepreneurs to plan, start, manage, and grow their business. The website has lots of great business resources! 
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.
Business-to-Business Breakfast
Thursday, April 12th- 7:30-9:30AM

A multi-chamber event - a Joint Business Exchange Breakfast will be held at Hella's Restaurant & Lounge. There will be door prizes, a literature table, and, of course, great networking opportunities! Bring your business cards and handout's. Register by April 10th!
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. 
Howard County Business Appreciation Week  
Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27  

Get you business recognized!

Howard County businesses of all sizes are invited to take part in the 2018 Business Appreciation Week. Each year teams of ambassadors comprised of government officials and community leaders join the County Executive in visiting businesses and hearing about ways to improve the business community.

This is your opportunity to share your stories and experiences by signing up for an appointment.

Registration will close Monday, April 16 at 12:00 AM.
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 20th

Wednesday, March 21st

Wednesday, March 28th

Tuesday, April 3rd

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 12th
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Trustees!
Diamond Trustees:
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Gold Trustees: