A Message from your Chamber
Last week was Small Business Week. We hope that you made an extra effort to visit local retailers and call local service providers for your needs and wants. However, we should all do this each week of the year, not just during Small Business Week.
We all are concerned when we see local businesses closing. Each vacant office and shop represents an entrepreneur’s struggle. When local businesses are strong, so is the community. There is expansion, growth and prosperity in our neighborhoods. However, when local businesses fail, there is an atmosphere of stress and regression. That state of existence is never positive for our communities.
So, next time you need a gift, a new item or service for your home, business services, a nice time at a restaurant and more, think locally first. Not only does your decision to spend your hard-earned money locally help the business and its owner, but it also helps you, a resident, by making your neighborhood stronger and vibrant.
Member Highlight: The Baltimore Humane Society
The Humane Society of Baltimore County, now known as the Baltimore Humane Society (BHS), was founded in 1927 by a pioneering and compassionate socialite named Elsie Seeger Barton. Today, BHS continues the legacy of Mrs. Barton by caring for thousands of wonderful animals every year. We continue to operate a low-cost, subsidized Spay, Neuter & Vaccine Clinic.
The Baltimore Humane Society is a private, independent non-profit organization. They rely entirely on donations from generous individuals like you as well as proceeds from their many events!
Welcome New Members!
We would like to welcome both our new and renewing members! Visit their websites to learn all about them:
CertaPro Painters of Owings Mills
Crossroads Pediatric Dentistry
Strategic HR Outsourcing Solutions (SOS)
Red Brook Health and Wellness Center
The Vestry of St. Thomas’ Church
We are currently accepting inquiries for the Roundtable program.
Groups are now forming for the following industries:
- Financial Roundtable: Accountants, Financial Planners, Commercial and Personal Insurers, Mortgage Company Representative, Banker, Trust & Estates Attorney, Real Estate Broker, Title Company
- IT Roundtable: Cabling Company, Computer Repair, Computer Refurbishing & Sales, It Desk Help, Web Developer, Social Media Specialist
- Retailers Roundtable: Brick & Mortar Retail merchants
- Events Roundtable: Photographer, Florist, Event Planner, Caterer, Baker, Personal Historian
- House & Home Roundtable: Plumber, Electrician, Home Builder, Handyman, Painter, Decorator, Landscaper, Flooring Specialist, Cleaning Service, Moving Company, Restoration Company, Home Inspector, Real Estate Agent
- Graphic Roundtable: Photographer, Web Designer, Social Media Specialist, Printer, Tee-Shirt Printer, Graphic Designer, Sign Shop
If you would like to participate in any of these groups, please email Sally@northwestchambermd.com or Kathleen@northwestchambermd.com.
Upcoming Chamber Events & News
The Chamber’s Annual Crab Feast
Thurs, August 2nd
Trinity Lutheran Church
Main Street, Reisterstown
Our Annual Crab Feast will be on August 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street, Reisterstown.
We sold-out last year, with over 150 attendees!
Watch for the registration link which will be announced soon!
Multi-Chamber MEGA NETWORKING EVENT
Tuesday, June 19th – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton
1726 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD 21208
Network with businesses throughout Baltimore County!
Members who pre-register can purchase a ticket price at $25, and the walk-in price is $35. Non-members can also attend! The price for non-member admission is $40. The cost includes breakfast and there is free parking!
Travel with Northwest Chamber!
Your Northwest Chamber wants to travel, and we want you to join us!
Look at our upcoming exciting trips which are professionally led from start to finish. You do NOT need to be a member of the Northwest Chamber to take advantage of this travel program- so invite friends, family and neighbors to join you!
Northwest Advertising – Advertise with Us…
Reach thousands of potential local customers every month through us!
We are now offering website banner advertising opportunities to our membership!
– Advertise on our website for only $50 per month
– Leverage OUR website traffic to help YOUR business and drive visitors to YOUR website!
– Don’t worry about creating the ad- We will help!
Northwest Chamber Members: Is Your Business Hiring? We Can Help!
Send us the job and contact information, and we can add your job listing to our website at no cost!
Send the information to Kathleen Dorsey:
Reisterstown Improvement Association Business Roundtable
Tues, May 08th: 10:00 am
Reter’s Crab House & Grille
509 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Meeting is designed to examine the vision of Main Street.
Although these meetings are open to all, the focus is on Main Street business and property owners. Each meeting discusses issues that affect Main Street businesses and we want to hear your concerns, opinions and solutions. Please join us and help affect positive change along Main Street!
Call 410-979-3386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Biz Mix on a Boat!
Tues, June 19th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Spirit of Baltimore
561 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
Join the BBJ and over 100 Baltimore business professionals for an evening of networking on the Spirit of Baltimore. Make connections while enjoying an unbeatable view of the Inner Harbor.
Hors d’oeuvres , wine, beer and soda are also included.
Progress Unlimited, Inc. will hold its FIRST Golf Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Oakmont Green in Hampstead, Maryland. Act now to ensure your spot!
In order to register, fill out the form below and submit a check payable to Progress Unlimited at:
Progress Unlimited, Inc.
ATTN Shellie Ljungquist
11431 Cronhill Drive, Suite C
Owings Mills, MD 21120
You can also register online here.
Ruth’s Closet Upcoming Sales!
Be sure to also take advantage of the Ruth’s Closet Mother’s Day sale, running from May 8th to the 12th for 25% off jewelry.
Sleep Number Owings Mills is having a friends and family event!
We have a limited number of coupons for Chamber members to save 50% on select Sleep Number mattresses. Let Stuart Everngam and his associates know if you want to start sleeping better! First-come. First-served
Other Community Events & News
Reflecting on my serving 24 years in office and 2018 Session Review
Message from Dan Morhaim
As the 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly drew to a close, I reflect on my 24 years in office. As you may know, I decided not to run for re-election. It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve Marylanders, and the 11th District, during my tenure as a Delegate. Thank you for the honor of representing you.
I am proud to be the longest-serving physician in the history of the Maryland General Assembly. I have been the lead-sponsor of 139 enacted bills (complete list at www.drdanmorhaim.com). My priorities were public health, the environment, public safety, education, and improving government operations. I took on challenges that were not always politically popular but were based on evidence and data. I never wavered in my commitment towards advancing change and innovation for communities throughout the State. Here are a few examples from this year’s session.
Second Candidates’ Forum
Wed, May 9th: 6:30 p.m.
Timber Grove Meeting Room
425 East Cherry Hill Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
The second Candidates Forum will be held on May 9 at 6:30 pm at the Timber Grove Meeting Room at 425 East Cherry Hill Road.
This forum will feature candidates for state offices.
Reisterstown Bloomin’ Artfest
Sat, May 12th – 10am – 5pm
120 Main Street & Cockeys Mill Rd.
Take a stroll down Main Street during the Bloomin’ Artfest in Reisterstown on May 12th. It’s a great place to shop for Mother’s Day and admission is free!
There will be live music and local shops and eateries will be open too!
Franklin Police Community Relations Council
Tues, May 15th: 7:00 pm
21 Cockeys Mill Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Officers from our local police precinct discuss your concerns, while you learn how to make our community a safer place.
Ria: Organization Committee Meeting
Wed, May 16th: 7:00 pm
215 Chartley Dr.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Come help the committee work on plans to build partnerships with the county officials, state officials, business owners, property members and community members. Volunteers work together to assist other committees’ plans. We also plan/collect materials to be sure we have everyone’s interests represented at the many information booths setup for the town activities.
We are always focused on supporting and improving our Historic Main Street. Call 410-908-0724 or email email@example.com for more information.
Please visit the Chamber website to view any open positions posted by the membership: