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How the CMCC Impacts Business

With a stressful sigh, George stared at the spreadsheet on his computer. Reality stared back.

George faced rising costs for running his business. He needed to find a way to cut those costs — or he would have to raise prices, and he wasn’t sure how his customers would react. Dreading the thought of raising prices, he asked his peers in the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s (CMCC) Small Business CEO Roundtable meeting for suggestions.

To his surprise, someone suggested he look at the CMCC energy cooperative.
This free program for chamber members has saved businesses, depending on size, hundreds and thousands of dollars on their electric and natural gas bills. His colleague told him he knew of a small auto shop saving $1,000 a year through the chamber cooperative; larger businesses were saving more.
With a solution in hand, George smiled.

If you’re a business owner looking for ways to cut business expenses, contact Nancy LaJoice of the CMCC at 410-672-3422. Its energy cooperative and other benefits can help you save money and have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Upcoming Events

• Tuesday, July 11: Networking Mixer at Alexan Concorde
Join the CMCC for an evening of productive networking at the beautiful new luxury apartments in Linthicum Heights, from 5–7 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 12: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at PrideStaff

PrideStaff is a national staffing and employment agency offering a full range of staffing and employment services in various professional and light industrial disciplines. The event will run from 5–7 p.m. and is free to attend at 1215 Annapolis Road, Suite 202, Odenton. No registration is required.
• Thursday, July 20: Membership 101

Do you ever feel uncomfortable at networking events? This program teaches little known, but highly effective, tips that will have you networking like a pro. Also enjoy friendly connections and learn how you can use membership to grow your business. The free program is open to members who want to discover new ways to use their membership.

• Wednesday, Aug. 16: Largest Networking Breakfast of the Year
Save the date. This event has sold out in the past and attracted 250 attendees. Registration is now open.

For more information and to register for these and other events, visit www.CentralMarylandChamber.org/events.