Chamber Message for August 27th

It’s that time of year again; back-to-school. Many of us are buying new backpacks, notebooks, pencils and crayons. Others are setting up a dorm room for their child. No matter their grade, children and young adults are gearing up to begin a new year of learning.

Are you ready for a new year in your business? Are you sharpening your pencils to learn new information which can help you make the coming year your best yet? Believe it or not, the last quarter of the year is almost here. Take the last few months to get organized, research software which can make you more effective or learn about digital marketing.

It is never too late to learn. Even if you have been in business for a decade or more, employee management, marketing, sales communications, regulations and more have changed since you hung your shingle.

The Northwest Chamber wants to help your business education! Let us know what kind of topics interest you. Once we know, we will find resources for you.

We have been serving Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Glyndon and surrounding areas since 1949. Use our resources. That is why we are here.

Not a member yet? Contact us to discuss all the many benefits that the Northwest Chamber of Commerce has for you.

Member Highlight: Gourmet Girls

Gourmet Girls is a complete catering enterprise and a most popular lunch destination. Specialty sandwiches, deli, homemade soups, imaginative salads and delicious bakery items are offered Monday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are also pleased to offer an expansive and extensive catering menu to medical sales representatives, physician offices, dental offices, hospitals and teaching facilities.

The Gourmet Girls offer extraordinary catering for events large and small, dinner for two or a reception for two hundred.

Upcoming Chamber Events & News

Businesses: We have a marketing opportunity for your business where you can reach hundreds of local residents just by volunteering a little of your time!

The Reisterstown Festival is the weekend of September 8th and 9th. The Northwest Chamber is both walking in the parade on the 8th as well as meeting the community by having a table for both days.

If you can volunteer an hour or two, you can leave a marketing piece at our table all weekend! Also, if you want to have fun and get a bit of exercise, walk in the parade with us. Wear your company shirts and give out marketing materials as you walk!

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, call us at 410-702-7073 or email us at

Our Fabulous Taste of the Town Event is Coming!


The Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Taste of the Town is coming fast. Join us and taste the incredible creations of our area restaurants, caterers, dessert chefs and so much more. Wine and beer will be served as well.

There is also a bigger-then-ever silent auction which includes amazing items for pet, jewelry, restaurant, sports, show, home décor lovers and more! A portion of this year’s Taste of the Town proceeds will be donated to both The Baltimore Humane Society and The Community Crisis Center of Reisterstown.

We thank our host, CCBC-Owings Mills.

Women in Business & Young Professional Group Upcoming Events

Women in Business as well as our Young Professional Group are working on their upcoming events. Watch for updates!

Foundry Row Concert Series

Another Beautiful Night at the Foundry Row Concert Series last Thursday:

Member Announcements, Events & News

Northwest Hospital Randallstown Improvement Project

Wednesday, September 26th: 9:00am
5400 Old Court Road, 2nd Floor Randallstown, Maryland

Join Northwest Hospital in celebrating the grand opening of their most recent Randallstown Improvement Project: 5400 Old Court Center!

Women’s Health Week

August 27th – 31st
LifeBridge Health & Fitness

Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, September 5th: 6:00 p.m.
RIA Office – 317 Main St, Reisterstown

Come help strategize the improvements for Main Street.

Join the Economic Development Committee of Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA). Each month we discuss an ambitious agenda for the revitalization of the Main Street business district, promotion of job growth, and improvements to the area’s economy. If you care about your own business, love having great places to shop and eat, and want to see more resources devoted to our town, please join us and have your voice heard!

For more information, email Brendan at

Baltimore Humane Society’s Dogfest 2018

Sat, Sept 15th: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown

Bring your pet, your friends, and your family and help support our no-kill shelter, which relies solely on donations to operate. We do not receive funds from any national humane societies or local governments. Helpus raise money whil you Enjoy a 1-mile trail walk through our beautiful 365 acre wildlife sanctuary. Then join the fun and excitement of all else that DogFest has to offer! Create a TEAM and walk together or compete against your friends! Sponsorships are still available.

Our Members are Hiring

The UPS Store at Red Run is hiring part time:
Visit their website

Apply in person at the UPS store:
10999 Red Run Blvd, Owings Mills.

Farmers and Merchants Bank is looking for a Part-Time Teller; work schedule is 20-25 hours per week and includes weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

For more information contact Rachel Heird, the AVP Branch Manager at the Owings Mills Branch 

Other Community Events & News

CCBC Offering FREE Workshops for Budding Entrepreneurs

Learn strategies for turning good ideas into sustainable businesses.


Baltimore County, Md. (Aug. 20, 2018)— Community College of Baltimore County’s Center for Business Innovation is offering FREE workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to start their own business. Through an introductory program titled “Business Ownership: A Realistic Preview of Opening a New Business,” get access to resources, tips and strategies for turning ideas for new products and services into a sustainable business.

This free workshop will be offered at four convenient CCBC locations:

  • 9 – 4 p.m.Tuesday, August 28, CCBC Catonsville
  • 9 – 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 15, CCBC Essex
  • 9 – 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 29, CCBC Hunt Valley
  • 6 – 9 p.m.Tuesday/Thursday Oct. 2 and Oct. 4, CCBC Owings Mills

Participants who qualify may also participate in CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation’s Annual Business Plan Competition where winning business proposals can earn support for a start-up business and up to $10,000 in seed money. The competition begins November 2018.

To register, click below or call 443-840-4700.

For more information about the workshop contact Angella Kevas at or visit

Technical Training Classroom

From the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Tuesday, August 28th
Governor’s Coordinating Offices, First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland 21032 


What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
  • Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
  • Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
  • Café on premises (electronic payment only).

Marketing 101

10 a.m. – 12 noon

Is marketing important for small businesses? If you want to compete against businesses of any size, than the answer is definitely YES! Join us for tips and techniques from an experienced marketing professional. You will walk away with valuable insights on branding, communication strategies, and measurement tools that can have a positive impact on your business.

Our special guest is Dr. Lisa Amans, owner of BlackSheep Consulting, LLC. This small business owner has a doctorate in marketing and tons of collegiate teaching experience.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to effectively communicate the value of their business and attract new customers through proven marketing efforts.

MBE Rights and Responsibilities

2 – 4 p.m.

Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

Main Street Clean up Day

Saturday, September 1st: 9:00 a.m.
Landmark Shopping Center Parking Lot (front of Reter’s Crab House)
501 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Street continues to shine with a dedicated group of volunteers!
Please join us the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of Landmark Shopping Center (in front of Reter’s Crab House) to help walk Main Street and pick up any trash to keep our town Clean, Safe & Green.

For more information, contact Dan Carey or 443-463-2451.

Reisterstown Festival

Saturday, September 8th: 9:00 a.m.
Hannah More Park
12035 Reisterstown Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Over the years, the Reisterstown Festival has staged a wide variety of local, regional and national entertainment including America, Kenny Chesney, Three Dog Night, among many others. It has also provided a great place for community businesses, residents, and visitors to interact and have a great time! The Festival also proudly puts on one of the finest traditional Main Street parades and one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the region.

Foundry Row Concert Series – Last Show for the Summer!

Next Concert: August 30th
Foundry Row
Owings Mills, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

It’s fun for all! Every Thursday evening throughout the summer, some of the area’s top bands perform live on the Row. So come enjoy free concerts. Don’t forget a chair or blanket! Bring the kids by our table for a FREE temporary tattoo!

8/30/18 – The Reagan Years – Five talented musicians performing 80’s Pop, Rock, New Wave and Heavy Metal’s greatest male and female hits of the M-TV Era.

Music on Main Street:  Don’t Stop

Friday, August 31st: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Franklin Middle School Main Street Lawn
20 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136

What sets DON’T STOP apart from many other bands is their ability to transform from a fun irreverent partying club band into a variety band.

A high-energy rock and roll performance that takes no prisoners when they take to the state and a band that loves to interact with the audience.

Don’t Stop really enjoys making the crowd a part of the show! So, if you want to rock, to rap, or anything in between, you want to join us on Friday night.

Reisterstown Farmer’s Market:  Every Sunday

Every Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Street Lawn of Franklin Middle School

Reisterstown Improvement Association brings local farmers to the community
Mark your calendars to visit the Main Street lawn of Franklin Middle School each Sunday throughout the summer between 9am and 1pm. For most of its history, Reisterstown’s biggest industry was farming. Many great farms still grace our countryside and our Farmers Market brings their very best to Main Street.

September 1st will be the last Flea Market of the summer! Throughout the summer our market has hosted varied activities such as cooking classes, children’s activities, yoga demonstrations, and tips for healthy eating on a budget.

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:

Please visit the Chamber website to view any open positions posted by the membership:

Northwest Advertising – Advertise with Us…

Reach thousands of potential local customer 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!