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CMC Launches New Referral Program

It now pays to tell your friends, clients and vendors to join the Central Maryland Chamber (CMC). The new referral program, launched last month, offers a $25 gift card to anyone who brings in a new member. The person who makes the successful referral can choose a gift card from Bagels ’n Grinds, Grotto Pizza, Newk’s Eatery or Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Contact the chamber office for program details.

Boost Business Credibility

Did you know that 80% of consumers are more likely to purchase goods and services from a business if they know that business is a member of a chamber?
This recent study, done by The Shapiro Group, Atlanta, shows that two out of three customers are positively influenced by your affiliation with the chamber. To help CMC members thrive as a successful business, we provide the CMC logo to promote their investment in the community. If you are a CMC member, contact the chamber office and request the free logo today.

A Feel-Good Event

The CMC Spirit of Community Awards fits the bill. This year’s dinner, on March 19, 6 p.m., at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, will recognize public safety officers and educators who serve our region, a military service member of the year from Fort Meade, and a Business Partner of the Year, whose efforts benefit local schools.
This is a feel-good evening. This event has historically attracted 300 or more attendees. Past recipients have told us how much they enjoyed the caliber of the event and the recognition from the business community. We are able to host this important event strictly through the generous support from the business community. Each sponsorship package available provides businesses with strong marketing opportunities in exchange for their support of this event.
Our region’s high quality of life is due, in large part, to the people we recognize at this event, and that quality of life is a pillar to our business community.
Join the CMC in thanking those who serve us every day to make this one of the best places to live, work and do business. To be a Spirit Sponsor, contact the CMC office for details on sponsorship and advertising packages available for this event.

February CMC Events

8 Multi-Chamber Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
15 Membership 101, 9 a.m.
22 Networking Mixer, Anne Arundel Workforce Development, 5 p.m.
28 Women Mean Business Luncheon, Managing Stress in the Workplace, 11:30 a.m.

March CMC Events

13 Progressive Networking Mixer, Two Rivers, 5 p.m.
15 Membership 101, 9 a.m.
19 Spirit of Community Awards, The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 6 p.m.
21 Seminar: Capitalizing Your Business, 9 a.m.
If you are not a CMC member and would like to explore how membership can help you grow your business, contact Nancy LaJoice at 410-672-3422, ext. 4, and via www.centralmarylandchamber.org.