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   Clockwise from top, left: Ribbon cutting for new CMC member Cornerstone Defense. Fort Meade Garrison Commander Colonel Thomas Rickard speaks at the Annual CMC Economic Forecast. CMC members enjoying the Taste of the Region at Live! Casino. The CMC’s Military Affairs Committee collecting school supplies for public schools in Fort Meade.
The CMC believes that promoting local businesses is a primary function of a good chamber of commerce and provides a range of affordable opportunities to do so. Every member is automatically included in the CMC’s searchable online directory with a link to their company website, as well as in the published Relocation and Business Guide distributed to members and relocating families.
Opportunities to promote your business include:
◆ RelocationandBusinessGuide
◆ ExposureonCMC’snewwebsite
◆ Eventsponsorshipandadvertisingopportunities
◆ SmallBusinessSaturday
◆ Member,militaryandcommunitydiscountprograms ◆ FortMeadeMilitaryAffairsCommitteeevents
◆ Grandopeningsandribboncuttings
◆ Monthlynewsinlocalmediaoutlets
◆ HostingCMCnetworkingmixers
Whatever your niche, we’ll be happy to connect you to the right opportunity to grow your business — just let us know your goals!
As you will see through this guide, if there’s something you need to know about the Central Maryland Region, we’re
your source — from basic relocation information to the latest development plans. We also offer special events, such as opportunities to meet with elected leaders or participate in economic and legislative forums for both networking and information. Regular articles and editorials in local media, including The Capital, The Business Monthly and What’s Up West County, along with the CMC’s weekly e-newsletters, help
keep our members and the community at large informed about area opportunities. For those seeking to improve their business skills, the Small Business Roundtable offers a confidential environment in which to share challenges and get suggestions from other business owners. Monthly small- business development sessions offer targeted information on best practices in marketing, financial management, networking and more.
Connecting people and businesses is a key role of the CMC, whether on the individual level — such as referring someone looking for a service to the right source — or on a broader community level through our networking events. The CMC holds many monthly events (mixers, roundtables, trainings, etc.) that facilitate networking and create solid business connections. The CMC also hosts many large signature events that draw hundreds of attendees:
◆ AnnualMeeting
◆ CommunityAwardsDinner
◆ EconomicForum
◆ GolfTournament
◆ HolidayGala
◆ Tour & Taste
In addition, the CMC supports seven committees that allow businesses to closely collaborate with each other and the community. For example, the Military Affairs Committee was specifically developed to create increased interaction between our business community and Fort Meade personnel and their families, through events such as the Family Fun Fair, NSA Armed Forces Day Picnic, National Night Out and Fort Meade Army vs. Navy Flag Football Game. 

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