A Message from your Chamber

We all have competitors in business. How seriously have you thought about the answer to the question above? If a potential customer asks, “Why you?”, do you have an answer?

The answer to this question is one of the most important messages that you should be sharing through your website, your social media profiles and other marketing assets that you use. If you are having a tough time with your answer, perhaps you should ask your current customers why they picked your company over others.

As a Chamber of Shop small. We all have seen the posts and you may have participated in Small Business Saturday. But, when you need a gift, catering, car service, home services and more, do you think to stop by Main Street in Reisterstown, Glyndon or places in Owings Mills?

Shopping small not only helps the small business and its owner, but also our community. As we invest in our community through commerce, so will others. They will open rnew businesses. They will hire additional staff. They will invest in their commercial properties.

By buying local, there is a win/win/win with you, the business owner and the community.

Ready to go holiday gift shopping? Need catering or rug cleaning or car repairs? Do you need to save money on your insurances or guidance on how to save for retirement or accounting advice for 2019? Do you need catering or a venue for a holiday party?

We are your “Google for Community Businesses”. Go to our directory, and search away! Let us know which members you use!

Member Highlight: Studio 9854

A creative event space!! How will you use it??

This local, woman-owned venue seats up to 60 people. It is a great option for bridal showers, baby showers, private events, launch parties, business meetings and training, fundraising parties and so much more.

There is ample, free parking and items included in your space rental are:
Tables for Guests
Tables for Food
Table for Desserts

Upcoming Chamber Events & News

Drop-in Networking Dinner

Tuesday, Dec. 11th: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Chick-Fil-A: Owings Mills
10480 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Come break-bread with Northwest Chamber Members and guests. This networking event is a FREE chance to sit down and get to know local business professionals. All you need to do is register now then buy yourself dinner at our host’s location that evening.

Come have a tasty dinner and share some laughs while networking.

We thank Chick-Fil-A: Owings Mills for hostings us!

December Lunch and Learn

Wed, Dec. 19th: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Consolidated Insurance
11403 Cronridge Dr, Ste 270
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Network with 20-30 local business owners and professionals while enjoying a FREE lunch. This monthly networking event normally sells out- so save your seat now.

Topic: Behind the Insurance Industry Curtain

We thank Consolidated Insurance for hosting our December Lunch & Learn!

New Years Party 2019

Thursday, January 3rd: 5:30 – 8:00pm
The Grill at Harryman House
340 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Join the Northwest Chamber of Commerce While We Celebrate the New Year!

This party is popular and it always sells out!

Come and enjoy amazing appetizers. You will leave full!

Your first drink will be on us!

Make new connections for 2019 while getting caught up with old friends.

There is limited space, so save your spot and register now.

Cost is $25.00 for Northwest Chamber of Commerce Members and $30.00 for non-members.

We thank The Grill at Harryman House for hosting us!

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!

Member Announcements, Events & News

Your Guide to Holiday Fun All Season Long!

Sunday, December 2nd:
Pictures with Santa 11 am – 2 pm
Hunt Valley Town Centre
114 Shawan Road Suite 4
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Howliday Social 2 pm – 5 pm

CAT School
11 East Chestnut Hill Lane
Learn More
Saturday, December 8th:
Pictures with Santa 11 am – 2 pm
Hunt Valley Town Centre
114 Shawan Road Suite 4
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Kids’ Club 11 am – 1 pm

Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, Maryland
Learn More

Sunday, December 9th:

Second Sunday Dog Hikes 10 – 11 am
Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown
Learn More

Sunday, December 16th:

Pictures with Santa
11 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 9 pm
Hunt Valley Town Centre
114 Shawan Road Suite 4
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Saturday, December 22nd:
Pictures with Santa
11 am – 2 pm
5 pm – 9 pm
Hunt Valley Town Centre
114 Shawan Road Suite 4
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Residence Inn by Marriott Holiday Rate Offer

Residence Inn by Marriott Owings Mills
10620 Red Run Blvd
Owings Mills, MD 21117

We are offering chamber members and their families a special rate of $99.00 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December and January to help with travel costs for family coming into town or if someone is having a holiday party and they don’t want their employees to drive home. Refer to the flyer below for more details:

RIA Business Roundtable

Tuesday, December 11th: 10:00 am
Reter’s Crab House & Grille
509 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Let your voice be heard as we 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! Email brendan@reisterstown.com or call 410-979-3386 for more info.

Holiday Ugly Sweater Party

Tuesday, December 27th: 6 – 10:15 pm
Ristorante Firenze
2 Hanover Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Come celebrate the end of the holidays and the beginning of the new year!

Wear your ugly sweater and get $4 Peroni drafts!

Contests, Prizes & Surprises all night long.  Acousitc music starts at 6 pm

2019 Family-Owned Business Awards

Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019

The Baltimore Business Journal’s 2019 Family Business Awards will honor multi-generational, family-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore for overall excellence, innovation and philanthropy.

Member Currently Hiring:

Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering is Hiring!

Northwest Chamber member Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering is currently hiring for several positions. Follow the link below to see which positions are available and to apply online.

Baltimore Humane Society

Love animals? Want to work in an awesome place with amazing coworkers?

Come work for BHS!  We’re looking for a full time veterinary technician.

Morgan Properties is Hiring!

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Technician to join the team at The Preserve at Owings Crossing. If you are interested in a new challenge with a growing company apply today!.

My Admin Co is Hiring!

We’re looking for an Account Sales Representative in the Baltimore/DC area. This is a flexible position that can be done on your own schedule if all goals are met.

Other Community Events & News

Comptroller Franchot Seeks Nominations for Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that his office is accepting nominations for a new award recognizing businesses that celebrate the guiding values of independence, innovation and investment that define Maryland’s local business community.

The “Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence” celebrates businesses that strengthen Maryland’s economy, generate jobs and tax revenue, develop new ideas that more effectively deliver services and products within the marketplace and are a leader in their local community.

Nominations will be accepted through December 31. One business will be selected from each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Awards will be presented from January through the end of June. Businesses of any size are eligible for the award.

Click here for the full press release with additional information. The nomination form can be found here and also at marylandtaxes.gov.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Alan Brody at abrody@comp.state.md.us or 410.260.6346.

ROG Monthly Meeting

Monday, December 3rd: 7:00 pm
Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Library & Baltimore County Community College – Grand Central Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Neighborhood Associations, individuals, politicians and police representatives attend and report

The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Coordinating Council (ROG) was established in 1973 as a clearinghouse and a coordinating agency for the promotion and advancement of the civic, religious, economic, educational, cultural, and social interests of the ROG communities.

The organization focuses on vital issues affecting our community such as the Northwest Master Plan and development that brings to the area, supports the Reisterstown Improvement Association, Inc. efforts to revitalize and improve Main Street, revisions to the comprehensive zoning maps and improvements to our education and transportation system.

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Bloomin’ Artsfest Planning Meeting

Tuesday, December 4th: 7:00 pm
317 Main Street
(purple barn, rear entrance)

Come Volunteer for a Great Event!

Planning meetings are important to bring this Spring event to Main Street Reisterstown. Help us make the best event possible and join the committee.

Contact Chairperson Mark Stewart (410-241-1057) with any questions or just to come to the meeting.

In 2019, the event will be held at Franklin Middle School May 11th from 10am – 5pm, with a rainy day location to be indoors at Franklin Elementary School.

Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting

Wed, December 5, 6:00 pm
RIA Office
317 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136

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!

 Stevenson University Brown School of Business and Leadership Third Annual Student Showcase

Friday, December 7th: 1 – 3:00 pm
Third Floor, Brown School of Business Leadership

This Showcase is open to the public and will feature student projects from juniors and seniors majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, and Marketing. Students will be exhibiting and discussing their posters, video, and computer programming projects as well as speaking about their internship experiences. For more information, contact Jeannine Morber, 443.352.5522jmorber@stevenson.edu.

To see photos from last year’s showcase, Click Here.

 Holidays on Main Street

Saturday, December 8: 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with RIA!

Reisterstown Improvement Association will be bringing some holiday cheer to the community from 4pm – 5pm. Tree and menorah lighting, Santa and music.

Annual Toy Drive by Delegate Adrienne A. Jones

Tuesday, Dec. 11th: 6 – 8 pm
Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive

Delegate Jones’s Annual Toy Drive is on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. As always, there will be music, food, and lots of fun. Admission is an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food that will benefit families in the community.
Contact Delegate Jones at her District Office at 410-655-3090 if you have any concerns or problems. You may also contact her by email at Adrienne.Jones@house.state.md.us.

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: