Wed., Aug. 17, 7:30–9:30 a.m. Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast. The largest networking breakfast of the year, with 10 other chambers and organizations participating. The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum, MD 21090. Cost: $25 prepaid members; $45 non-members and walk-ins.


Wed., Sept. 7, 8:30–10 a.m. Awkward to Awesome. Time Blocking: Simple strategies to becoming more effective at whatever you do. Go beyond the “to-do” lists and calendars by learning to leverage blocks of time, making it easier to achieve personal and professional goals. Hands-on presentation. Laura Strunk, Keller Williams Master Trainer.


Wed., Oct. 5, 8:30–10 a.m. Awkward to Awesome. Think Like a Leader, Lead Like a Leader: Identify and develop your leadership characteristics and assess competency based on your assessment of traits deemed “most important.” Lori Fuchs, coordinator, Loyola College Leadership Essentials program.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:30–9:30 a.m. Multi-Chamber Networking Breakfast. BWCC is teaming up with other chambers and organizations to provide valuable connections to help you grow your business. Bring plenty of business cards for this speed-networking event. Walden Country Club, 1500 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD 21114. Cost: $25 prepaid members; $45 non-members and walk-ins.


Wed. Nov. 2, Awkward to Awesome. Creating a 30-Second Commercial: How to get your prospects to do business with you. Creating an effective “commercial” can have a powerful impact. In this presentation, learn to reverse your way into a meeting; identify the stigma around these conversations and how to make sure you are having a stressless conversation. Cal Bogertman, Neuberger & Co., trainer of Sandler Training Centers.

Wed., Nov. 9, BWCC Economic Forecast Luncheon for 2016. Check for location and details on this informative event.


Wed. Dec. 7, 8:30–10 a.m. Awkward to Awesome. Personal Accelerator Blueprint: From mediocrity to mastery. Create sustainable success learning these key strategies: a winning personal plan, creating a clear vision and path, efficiency first and true life balance. Pete Kohlacsh, certified high performance coach, creator of Personal Accelerator Blueprint and Winning Mindset.

Wed., Dec. 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m., BWCC Holiday Mixer. You’re invited to enjoy food, fun, drinks and great networking opportunities at the annual Holiday Mixer. Food provided by Putting on the Ritz. Invite your staff and clients and make this your holiday party. The Great Room at Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.

January 2017

Wed., Jan. 4, Awkward to Awesome. Taking Your Web Presence From Awkward to Awesome.

February 2017

Feb. 1 to May 3. Awkward to Awesome. Professional Development Four-Part Series.

Wed., Feb. 1, 8:30–10 a.m., Awkward to Awesome. Creating a Compelling Vision. Great leaders provide a clear vision for projects, programs and company mission. Learn to create a compelling story that demonstrates your vision of the future, thus providing overall guidance for independent decision-making, as well as serving to highlight areas that may need correction. Great information for anyone who is a decision-maker in his or her job or business or works with groups of any kind. Brad Stearns, Department of Defense senior manager, systems engineer.

March 2017

Wed., Mar. 1, 8:30–10 a.m., Awkward to Awesome. Anatomy of Goal Setting From Thought to Reality. A highly interactive presentation designed to teach the process of goal achievement from thought, to execution, to completion using a manipulative system called Visual Goal Mapping. Lisa Stearns, owner, Ms. Biz, professional development and leadership coach.

April 2017

Wed. Apr. 5, 8:30–10 a.m., Awkward to Awesome. Empowered Implementation of your Vision. You have come up with and defined an idea, vision or goal for your company, but now what? Learn how to implement a grand vision, one that empowers and stretches all members of the team (or co-workers) to perform at their highest level on that vision, including creating collaborations and partnerships. Ron Nicodemus, Nicodemus Communications Group, one of the lead creative minds behind the Disney Institute.

May 2017

Wed., May 3, 8:30–10 a.m., Awkward to Awesome. The Art of Running an Effective Meeting. Learn key strategies to guarantee your next meeting has focus, purpose and direction while respecting all in attendance. Lisa Stearns, owner, Ms. Biz, professional development and leadership coach, high performance coach, creator of Personal Accelerator Blueprint and Winning Mindset.

Reoccuring Events

BWCC’s Membership 101, which meets the second Thursday of the month from 9–10:30 a.m. is a free, interactive seminar where members and prospective members alike learn about the benefits of being a member of the chamber, to include information about the various affinity programs such as the Chamber’s Energy Cooperative and Office Depot Program. To attend any of the seminars for Membership 101, log onto

Small Business Advisory Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30–11 a.m. and offers business owners an opportunity to learn how to manage the challenges and success that all business owners face. Peer-to-peer discussions on business growth. Free at the BWCC offices.

Talent Exchange is a monthly meeting that meets on the first Thursday of the month and is a group idea exchange that discusses workforce hiring, maintenance and retention best practices, shares résumés and learns about workforce resources in the region. This is a very intimate, interactive event that is more of a discussion than a presentation, although presentations may be included.

These events are geared toward BWCC members who work in a human resources capacity and/or fill open positions within their company or are in businesses to assist job seekers. Non-BWCC members (guests) are encouraged to attend to see one of the many values the BWCC delivers. Attendees are business owners, human resource professionals, managers, recruiters, résumé writing consultants, Workforce Development Organization representatives, etc. Currently, the group is being facilitated by Brian Barrett of Payroll Network.

To register for a Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) event, visit or call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. For special accommodations, call the BWCC office two weeks prior to the event.