• Business Owners Roundtable
Led by: Ed Coogan, Business and Personal Insurance Services
Meets: 2nd Friday of each month, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Confidential think-tank/sounding board for business owners to give and receive the benefit of their experiences to help solve business challenges. Discussions help business owners make better strategic decisions, focus on “the right things” and build relationships with other business owners.
• Chamber Ambassador Committee (CAC)
Led by: Matt Slovick, AFLAC, and Nancy LaJoice
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Serves to welcome and engage new members, educate and encourage existing members to take advantage of their member benefits. Helps recruits new members to the chamber.
• Legislative Committee
Led by: Allyson Black, BGE, and Raj Kudchadkar
Meets mainly by conference call while the General Assembly is in session.
Establishes legislative priorities and reviews bills affecting the business community, identifies those requiring action by the CMC, and coordinates chamber testimony before the General Assembly.
• Military Affairs Committee (*$100 additional fee)
Led by: Lynn Nichols, Keller Williams Flagship of MD
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Odenton Chamber Conference Room
Plans events in support of the personnel and families at Fort Meade in an effort to build a strong connection between the local business community and the Fort.
• Odenton Action Coalition
Led by: Linda Schuett, Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers and Palmer P.A., Chairman
Meets: 1st Thursday of each month, 9–10:30 a.m.
Advocates for the growth and development of the Odenton Town Center and regional development issues. Ensures transportation and infrastructure issues in the growing community receive public support.
• Regional Economic Development Committee
Coming Soon. Contact the chamber office for more information.
• Small Business Council
Led by: Chris Barber, Cheaper Than A Geek
Meets 6 times a year, on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Odenton Chamber Conference Room
The Small Business Council (SBC) supports the chamber’s small business members through a variety of efforts that include The Business Resource Center, Small Business Series, Shop Small and Shop Local, as well as other programs, all designed to enhance members’ business growth and profitability.
• Women Mean Business
Led by: Nikki Colea, SERVPRO Crofton /Odenton/Severn
Meets: 6 times a year on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Locations vary.
To empower women in various stages of their careers as they seek growth through relationship-building.
CMC members are invited to join a committee in three quick steps:
1. Pick a committee of interest.
2. Call the chamber office to confirm the date/time/location of the meeting, 410-672-3422.
3. Attend the next meeting.
For information about these events and committees, visit www.centralmarylandchamber.org.