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October 5, 2018
Member Survey
Paid Sick Leave Impacts
We Want to Advocate for Your Business!
The Central Maryland Chamber partners closely with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, which is currently collecting feedback on the effects of HB-1 Sick & Safe Leave Act (i.e. Paid Sick Leave). We want to hear from you and better understand the impact of the new law on your business.

This will help us prepare to advocate on your behalf as the next session begins in Annapolis. Collecting and sharing your experiences will help tremendously as we seek to amend and alleviate some of the more burdensome aspects of the new law.

Please just take a few minutes to answer the survey. Thank you for your valuable input!
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Employer-to-Employee (E2E) 
Great Voter Turnout by Businesses

 The political season is in full swing and we want to capitalize on the importance of employer-to-employee (E2E) communication within our business community to encourage greater voter turnout!

Employees trust the information they receive from their employers – in fact 65% of them are more likely to vote based on the information received from their employers . Here are a few tools you can use:
 
  • Vote for Jobs website allows individuals to register to vote, check their registration status, learn about absentee ballots and early voting, and find their polling location
 
 
By taking part in the political process, you can help to elect officials who will go get things done in support of pro-growth policies that promote opportunity and job creation!
 
**Early Voting starts October 25th and goes to Nov. 1, 2018**
Are you interested in government policy and legislation that can impact your business? If so, you should consider joining the chamber's Legislative Council , which sets the chambers legislative advocacy initiatives. Just email Raj@CentralMarylandChamber.org to inquire about joining or further details.
Member Spotlight
Chesapeake Telephone Systems
  • The best resource for your business, small or large, for your phone / telecom needs and services!

  • Offers the right solution for YOUR business needs – hosted/cloud or premise based!

  • Stop paying the high costs associated with traditional phone and cable companies! 

  • Provides courtesy audits on your current phone and internet bills and offer cost cutting/advanced solutions!

  • Serving over 5000 businesses in the region, our customer service is #1!

For more information contact Tim Carey, Sr. Account Executive, at
443-577-2208 or TCAREY@CTSMD.US
Testimonial: The Central Maryland Chamber offers CTS a great resource for promoting our business in the region. With all the events that are offered and networking opportunities, I find that this is the premier chamber in the region. I also lead a Business Connections Group that is chamber sponsored and find that networking with like-minded professionals gives me an opportunity for further business development. 
Successful Women in Business
Professional Women's Luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 10th | 11:30AM | Walden Country Club

Please join us for this joint chamber buffet luncheon geared towards promoting the success of women in business! $30.00 Prepaid Members / $35.00 At-the-Door
Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to focus on how cybersecurity is a shared responsibility that affects all businesses. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and private partners, to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.
Laurel Main Street
Space Available and Grant Opportunities!
344 Main Street is for lease! It has 884 Square Feet of retail space that would be a great fit for: Art Supply Store, Clothing/Shoe Store, Book Store, Pet Shop, Jewelry Store, Retail Bakery/Cafe, and much more!

This property is also within the Main Street Relocation Grant area, which offers up to $10,000 for startup/relocation expenses.  And within the Main Street Façade Grant area, which offers up to $5,000 for exterior renovations.
Save-the-Date!
Tipton Airport Panel Discussion
Presented by the Regional Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, November 13th | 8:00am-10:00am
How can you benefit
Business opportunities catering to Airport clientele
Improved transportation means for your goods and services
Local air travel for business and leisure
Marketing opportunities

A great panel of speakers will give short presentations on the history of the airport, the current capacity and use, and the upcoming proposed expansion. A Q&A session will follow.  More details to come!

This event is FREE for chamber members
Breakfast Provided
Monday, October 15, 2018 | 4:00-7:30 PM
Join the Howard County Economic Development Authority for our Annual Meeting and celebration of 25 years as an organization! This year, we will look at the history of Howard County's economy, share an update on the current economy, and look at the new technologies on the horizon that will transform our future. Our program will include remarks from the following speakers:
Touch a Truck
Ocotber 13th | 11:00am-1:00pm

Come out to the 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck Day. At this FREE community event, families are invited to explore trucks, while enjoying live entertainment and one-day-only discounts. There will also be a rock painting station and sand pit - perfect for kids of all ages. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA on behalf of Aggtrans and The Stone Store. For more information, visit www.thestonestore.com.
THANK YOU!
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