Our New And Happenings

We Welcomed a New Member to Owings Mills!

Many of our members came out last Friday to welcome Quarry Cafe to Owings Mills. The cafe was packed with happy customers enjoying fresh bagels and so much more. You can find Quarry Cafe at 1100 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills.

The Music Was Hot & The Drinks Were Cold Friday Night!

Attendees of Music on Main Street were happy to enjoy a cold beer, wine and water last Friday night. Great music was heard while our guests enjoyed time with friends. Come by and see us each Friday night: 202 Main Street parking lot (the old ski shop). We open each week at 6:30pm.

* There is a strict ID policy to enter as well as a limit of 3 alcoholic beverages sold per individual. 

Our 2nd Chamber Girls’ Happy Hour Was a Blast!

Excellent food served at La Tolteca- Owings Mills and happy hour drink specials were enjoyed by all at our Chamber Girls’ Happy Hour event last Tues night. We offer these casual networking opportunities quarterly for the ladies of the Northwest Chamber.


The 3rd Annual Mega-Networking Breakfast Was a Success!

Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce organizations came together last week for a Mega-Networking Breakfast. There were approximately 200 attendees, and the Northwest Chamber was represented by Sally Shapiro-Gould and many of our members


Member Highlight: Shore United Bank – Owings Mills

Shore United Bank is a full-service community bank with a rich history dating back to 1876.  We offer innovative banking solutions delivered with the personal touch you expect from a community bank.

In 2017 and 2018, we were honored to have been named “Best Bank” by What’s Up Eastern Shore Magazine and “Best Bank, Customer Service, and Mortgage Lender” in 2019. Additionally, in 2018, we were selected by readers of the Star Democrat as Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender, and Best Place to Work, and in 2019 we were selected as Best Mortgage Lender in Kent County, Maryland by readers of the Kent News.

Upcoming Chamber Events

Drop-In Networking Dinner

July 9th
Seasons Pizza
9161 Reisterstown Rd.
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 register now then buy yourself dinner at our host’s location that evening.
Come have a tasty dinner and share some laughs while networking.

Register Below:

FREE Lunch & Learn Networking

July 17th
Shore United Bank- Owings Mills
9612 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Network with 30-40 local business owners and professionals while enjoying a FREE lunch.

This monthly networking event normally sells out- so save your seat now..


2019 Annual Crab Feast

Wed., August 7th 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church
117 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD.  21126

Join us for amazing eastern shore blue crabs supplied by our member Reter’s Crab House, chicken nuggets, fresh corn on the cob, salads, soda, beer, and dessert.

A fun event full of laughs, music and crabs, crabs and more crabs! Bring your family, friends, employees and clients.

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We Thank Our Sponsors!!

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Member Events & News

Office Space for Lease

Located at Merritt Properties Owings Mills Corporate Campus, this fully furnished and move-in ready 971 SF small office space is equipped with modern work stations and a conference room. Short-term leasing and free surface parking is available. Conveniently located off I-795 just four miles outside the Baltimore Beltway, this building sits on a 14-acre complex that features three Class A office buildings in a campus setting. To learn more and view photos, click here or contact Ashley Reimer at areimer@merrittproperties.com or 410-298-2600.

Save on Utlity Bills : Residential and Commercial Properties
URGENT: Prices are Rising

Join the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce has partnered with energy management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber Energy Purchasing Cooperative since 2004. The increased purchasing power of the Chamber Purchasing Cooperative has allowed members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own.

The Clean Energy Jobs-Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill implemented by the Maryland Legislature on May 23, 2019 could result in increased electricity rates by 14% to 18%.  The Bill contains an option to avoid this increase if a contract is signed prior to October 1, 2019. Therefore, seeking a long-term contract extension (or a new contract) now could help you avoid a potential cost increase.

If your current rate is higher than $0.072 per kWh or $0.50 per therm, you may want to consider joining the cooperative and participating in this next round of competitive supplier pricing.  The current campaign begins June 24, 2019 for both new participants and renewal members who have contract renewal dates through to June 2021.

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
jennie@cqiassociates.com or fax to 410-630-5911
4. Send the original documents to the Chamber

If you have any questions or require additional details, please contact Joe Tabeling with CQI Associates at joe@cqiassociates.com or 443-472-3870.

Legislative Update

June 10, 2019

Olszewski Unveils Open Budget Platform
New platform brings unprecedented transparency to the county budget

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski unveiled a new open budget platform where residents can view detailed information about the county’s budget, bringing a new level of transparency to how the county spends taxpayer dollars.

Residents can visit the Baltimore County Open Budget platform and explore the county budget or search for specific programs and services. The platform features information on revenue and expenditures, including both operating and capital expenses.

The current open budget platform represents a first phase. Later this year, in addition to the county’s current approved budget, the platform will feature previous years’ budgets. It will also have the ability to track actual expenditures in addition to appropriated funds.

In addition, earlier this year the County Executive proposed and the County Council approved the creation of an Office of Ethics and Accountability. The Fiscal Year 2020 budget includes funds for this office, which will be charged with evaluating and investigating government operations in order to promote efficiency and prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

* Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs Small Biz Bulletin: June

* From the Desk of Councilman Izzy Patoka 

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