CMC Rings in the New Year, New Programs

The Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) is rolling out new programs for the new year and inviting the business community to get involved.

One new program, the Business Connections Network, is a premier networking group focused on connecting B2B professionals throughout Central Maryland. The first group launched last November and was so successful that a second group is forming and will meet Jan. 16 at the CMC office.

There is an exclusivity rule of one member per business category. Anyone interested in the program should contact Nancy LaJoice at the CMC office. This is a free benefit for CMC members; non-members are welcome to attend one meeting as a guest.

Think Regionally

Do you have interest in regional economic development issues? If so, a new group, the Regional Economic Development Committee, is available to CMC members so they can stay informed of regional economic impacts, as well as work together to promote growth in Central Maryland. To learn more, contact the chamber office.

Referral Rewards

The new CMC Member Referral Rewards Program makes it rewarding and easy for members to refer their friends, clients and vendors. It also helps the chamber grow, which leads to a larger member base that provides more business connections, strengthens the chamber’s advocacy voice and enables it to enhance services for members.

Also, know that, when the business you refer joins the CMC, you will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local chamber member business.

New Members

We’d like to introduce CMC’s newest members. Each has made an important investment in its business by joining the chamber, and we’re pleased to highlight them here as we continually strive to connect them to the membership and to the community at large.

The latest additions are BDC & Associates, Grotto Pizza, the Maryland Jockey Club, Navy Federal Odenton Branch, Paychex, Riva Trace Baptist Church, Staybridge Suites-BWI, The Law Office of David Charles Douglas and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.

Upcoming CMC Events

9: Networking Mixer at The Hideaway, 5 p.m.
16: Membership 101, Laurel, 9 a.m.
17: Business Seminar: “How to Build a Business Plan,” 9 a.m.
18: Anne Arundel County Legislative Forum Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

8: Multi-Chamber Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
15: Membership 101, Laurel, 9 a.m.
22: Networking Mixer, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp., 5 p.m.
28: Women Mean Business Luncheon, “Managing Stress in the Workplace,” 11:30 a.m.
For more event information and to register, visit