Dear Business Monthly Readers,

The board of directors, staff and members of the Central Maryland Chamber (CMC) welcome you to this special publication by The Business Monthly.

The CMC formed in early 2017 when two successful chambers, the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber and the West Anne Arundel County Chamber, merged together. The CMC has already established a strong legacy of connecting and strengthening the Central Maryland business community through advocacy, education, professional development and creating powerful relationships.

With a growing membership of nearly 550 businesses representing approximately 100,000 professionals, the CMC is considered one of the top business associations in Maryland, and the largest multi-county regional chamber in the state. From the Baltimore Beltway to the Washington, D.C., Beltway, the CMC serves members principally located in Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George’s counties.

Having more than 30 years of banking experience in the Central Maryland region, I am excited about leading this organization and its members. The CMC already has made a strong impact on the regional business ecosystem, and we are excited about our plans for the New Year.

In 2018, more than 100 events and programs are planned to provide members and guests with networking opportunities that lead to relationships with new clients and strategic partners. We will offer programs focused on advancing pro-business legislation, encouraging women in business, offering guidance to small business owners, and giving recognition to those most deserving — our military, first responders, teachers and our growing businesses.

The CMC board and staff are dedicated to supporting members and helping to grow the regional business economy. If you are a member of the chamber, I encourage you to take advantage of your membership and engage with the chamber. If you are not a member yet, I invite you to join the chamber and get involved. From personal experience, I can say that your business will benefit from being a part of the Central Maryland Chamber.

Jeffrey S. Armiger
Market President