The Chamber Updates
We have been a busy chamber already in 2020, and we are continuing to add events and opportunities for our members and guests.
See the complete listing of our events on our website HERE
Below, you will see a few of our upcoming events in February
- Drop-In Networking Lunch– TOMORROW! REGISTER HERE
- Balto. Co. Chamber Mega Networking Night: THIS THURS! REGISTER HERE
- FREE Lunch & Learn Networking – February 19th REGISTER HERE
- Webinar Wednesday:”Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in 2020″ – Feb 26th REGISTER HERE
Join the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR UTILITIES; RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS
Must Sign Up by February 28th!
The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with energy management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative. The increased purchasing power of the Chamber Purchasing Cooperative has allowed members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own.
During CQI’s recent fall campaign participants saw a combined savings of $889,600 !
Presidential elections, erratic weather conditions and global tensions are making the energy market volatile. If you would like to stabilize your utility rates you should join the cooperative by participating in this next round of competitive supplier pricing.
The current campaign begins February 3, 2020 for both new participants and renewal members who have contract renewal dates through to December 2020.
TO ENROLL IN THE ENERGY COOPERATIVE:
1. Complete and sign the attached Letter of Authorization
2. Provide one copy of your most recent Utility bill(s), all pages, for all electricity and or natural gas accounts you are enrolling
3. Scan and email copies of the above documents to Jennie Anderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 410-630-5911
4. Send the original documents to the Chamber
5. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS February 28, 2020
f you have any questions or require additional details, please contact Joe Tabeling with CQI Associates at email@example.com or 443-472-3870
T. Rowe Price has been a Member and Corporate Sponsor of our chamber since 1997!
We work every day to do right by our clients, so they can invest confidently toward their financial futures. As a global investment manager, we actively listen, anticipate, and develop strategies that respond to the needs of our clients. Each strategy is supported by our strategic investing approach—an approach driven by independent thinking and guided by the rigor of our global research.
With a broad range of equity, fixed income, and asset allocation capabilities, we provide an array of commingled funds, subadvisory services, separate account management, and related services for advisors, institutions, financial intermediaries, and retirement plan sponsors.
Our associates do more than come in to work each day. They’re volunteers, donors, educators, and environmentalists committed to creating positive change in our communities
To learn more, visit their website below
Upcoming Chamber Events
Drop-In Networking Lunch
February 11, 2020
Piedras Calientes Bistro
21-A Main St.
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Start off 2020 by meeting new business professionals as well as re-connecting with old friends at our Drop-In-Lunch Networking event.
This is a chance to network while enjoying a tasty meal in a casual atmosphere.
All you have to do is join us, buy your lunch then get to know fellow attendees while helping to support a fellow member, Piedras Calientes Bistro.
Please register so we can have a seat ready for you!
Bring your business cards and your hunger!
Over 250 attendees expected!
MEGA- Networking Event
February 13, 2020
(Inclement weather date: Feb. 20, 2020)
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Sheraton Baltimore North
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204
ONLY 1 VENDOR TABLE LEFT
Network with businesses throughout Baltimore County.The past Mega Networking events at this location have attracted 200-300 attendees.
This event Includes a trade show
Show off your business with a vendor table for ONLY $175 which includes one registration fee.
$200 for non-members.
Contact the chamber office to reserve your space. First Come, First Served!
Pre-Registered: Members $35, Non-Members $45
At the Door: Members $40, Non-Members $50
Cost includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one FREE drink ticket. Cash Bar will be available.
February 19, 2020
11459 Cronhill Drive, Suite A
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Network with 30+ local business owners and professionals while enjoying a FREE lunch supplied by our host as well as an educational speaker —
this month’s topic is Digital Media.
This monthly networking event normally sells out, so be sure to save your seat now!!
We thank Mid-Atlantic Media for hosting!
Virtual- On Your Computer / Phone
Make 2020 your best year yet!
In business, we can get too comfortable. We get stuck in our comfort zones, which hampers our business growth.
Join us for this must-see webinar presented by David S. Brown of DSB Leadership Group and a Northwest Chamber Member and be inspired.
Drop-In Networking Happy Hour
March 10, 2020
10904 Boulevard Circle
Owings Mills, MD
This month’s Drop-In Networking Happy Hour event offers a great way to meet new business professionals as well as re-connect with old friends!
This is a chance to network while enjoying a food and beverage in a casual atmosphere.
All you have to do is join us, buy your snacks/meal and drinks and get to know fellow attendees while helping to support a fellow member, Outback Steakhouse- Owings Mills.
Please register so we can have a seat ready for you!
Feel free to register a friend to attend with you, too!
April 25th, 2020
Main Street, Reisterstown, MD
Sponsorships Now Available
Over 1,000 attendees expected
We partnered with the Reisterstown Improvement Association in 2019 and tried a new community event- The Annual Reisterstown Beer & Wine Festival. It was a success- so we are doing it again in 2020!
The Reisterstown Craft Beer Festival brings together some of the best Maryland breweries, wineries, and distilleries in one amazing event. The event features live music, artisans and food celebrating all things Maryland. Admission includes a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited samples from breweries, wineries, and distilleries from around Maryland.
Wine, cocktails, and bottles to take home are available for purchase.
General admission is $30 in advance on Eventbrite/ $40 at the gate.
Designated Driver tickets are only available at the gate.
Welcome Our New Members!
Travel Designs LLC
The Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of MD
About The Fit
Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union
Boom Barista & CO.
Brick Bodies- Reisterstown
Tier One Technology Partners
The Preserve at Owings Crossing
The Village of Chartleytowne
Member Events & News
REMINDER: Members, send us your news, promotions and job listings. We are happy to spread the word for you!
Reter’s Crab House
509 Main Street
Join the RIA at for the monthly Tuesday Morning Business Roundtable Meeting. Be involved in Main Street and let your voice be heard.
Listen to owners of two of our businesses, Compass Driving Academy and Travel Designs discuss how they have successful businesses on our Main Street.
Matt Mittenthal of Greenberg Gibbons will give us an update on the Reisterstown Shopping Center
Brendan Schreiber, RIA Economic Vitality Chairman, will lead the discussion on issues concerning Main Street, RIA Façade Grant information and updates on recently awarded grants for Main Street. Police and local politicians also provide reports and take questions.
The meeting lasts one hour and Reter’s provides complimentary coffee and treats
You may quickly get back to work or stay and enjoy lunch at Reter’s
“KISSOLOGY” Seminar by Dixie of Mary Kay
RSVP Here For Location:
Home Buying and Home Selling Workshops!
Join us for FREE comprehensive workshops and prepare to buy or sell a home!
Learn from expert speakers who will help you make the right move and get your questions answered! Refreshments and giveaways provided. Hosted by The dela Cruz Team of Keller Williams Legacy
Home Buying Workshop, 10am to 12pm
Home Selling Workshop, 12pm to 2pm
Nortwest Hospital Event
Bizwomen Mentoring Monday
February 24, 2020
Sparrows Point Country Club
919 Wise Ave
Baltimore, MD., 21222
Join the Baltimore Business Journal for this one-of-a-kind event that brings women (and men) together in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere.
The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minutes each.
10th District Night in Annapolis
Monday, March 9, 2020
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Lowe House of Delegates
Transportation will be provided from the District by Woodlawn Motor Coach, as follows:
Stop One: Leaving from Owings Mills Library, 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 at 4:00 pm
Step Two: Leaving from Randallstown Community Center, 3503 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133 at 4:30 pm
Buses will be leaving Annapolis at 8:00 pm, returning to the District by 9:00 pm and 9:30 pm respectively
To reserve a spot on the bus, please contact Essence Cropper at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 410-655-3090. Please note a photo ID will be required to board the bus and enter the Maryland House of Delegates’ building in Annapolis.
SAVE THE DATE!…Saturday, April 4th at 12 noon!…Bring your family and friends…FUN for all ages! The Woman’s Club of Glyndon spring fundraiser luncheon will feature award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung portraying Grace O’Malley, “Pirate Queen!” This event at Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street will also include raffle baskets! The $30 ticket includes lunch catered by Glyndon Grill! For reservations call: Karen Solheim (410-833-1006)
New Public Safety Plan for Baltimore County
Baltimore County officials announced a new public safety plan Wednesday to address an increase in violence in their community.
Community Town Hall Meetings
On Tuesday, Feb. 11 County Executive Johnny Olszewski and I will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills.
We want to hear your ideas and priorities for the 2nd District of Baltimore County and beyond. This is an opportunity for public discussion focused on future budget priorities and to ensure community members have the chance to provide input into the budget planning process. Additionally, there will be on-site information from Baltimore County agencies to provide more immediate access to services and further connect residents with available resources. Please spread the word, as we look forward to having as many people join us as possible.
From The Desk of Speaker Adrienne Jones
A Week of Legislative Action!
Overriding the Governor’s Vetoes
Last week, the House and Senate took action, voted to override Governor Hogan’s vetoes, and passed these critical bills:
Qualify Dreamers for in-state tuition
Protect Oysters and the Bay to restore our essential oyster populations
Ban the Box to expand employment opportunities for returning citizens
Take Politics out of Public Safety by abolishing the Handgun Permit Review Board
Stand Up for State Workers by streamlining the employee grievance procedures
Advertising and Marketing Opportunities with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce: