A Message from your Chamber

October is almost here. Flip – flops are put away (for some of us!), beach chairs are stored until next summer and outdoor pools have been closed. Autumn is here, and that means 2019 is coming fast.

October is also the start of your 3rd quarter. Now is the time to review what happened in 2018 so far, then plan on how to make the last three months of the year end with a bang. In addition, now is the time to begin planning for 2019.

You should begin your strategic plan now because December is too late. Think about what you can change as well as expand. Begin to set budgets for marketing, employee costs, equipment and materials if needed, professional services and more. Once these budgets are created, then begin your business planning for 2019.

Northwest Chamber Members: If you need help, reach out to us. We have resources available such as peer-to-peer groups as well as marketing advice.

If you are not a member, join! We offer many ways to support you and your business dreams.

Email us at nw@northwestchambermd.com or call 410-702-7073 for immediate attention.

Member Highlight: Bransfield Motor Co.

Conveniently located in the heart of historic Reisterstown, our repair shop is your best source for professional and reliable service. Our ASE Certified, highly skilled technicians offer comprehensive knowledge and experience.

As a family owned business, which has been providing complete vehicle service since 1972, we pride ourselves in being able to diagnose and repair domestic and imported cars and trucks.

For your convenience, we can provide you with a ride to work or back home locally. We also may be able to provide you with a loaner car for the day.

Call: 410-833-7430
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce thanks Bransfield Motor for being a
2018 Taste of the Town Sponsor

Upcoming Chamber Events & News

Main Street Reisterstown is Growing!

Saturday, September 29th
Starting at 11:30am

Join the Reisterstown Improvement Association & Northwest Chamber for 3 ribbon cutting ceremonies this month!

Drop-In Networking Dinner

Tuesday, October 9th: 5:30-7:00 pm
10209 Grand Central Ave, Ste 126
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.

We thank Eggspectation – Owings Mills for hosting us!

County Executive Candidate Forum

October 2nd: 8:00-9:30a.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulany Valley Rd. Towson, MD

Come talk with the candidates!

Members: pre-registered $25, walk-in $35
Non-members: pre-registered $40, walk-in $50

Breakfast from 8:00am – 8:40am
Forum from 8:45am – 9:30am

Moderated by Baltimore Business Journal.

The “Youngish Professionals” of Northwest Chamber Takeover Outback in October

Thursday, October 18th: 5-7 p.m.
Outback Steakhouse
10904 Boulevard CR, Owings Mills, MD

Come out and enjoy FREE appetizers such as Outback’s famous
Blooming Onion, Cheese Fries, Coconut Shrimp, and Wings.

All additional appetizers are only $3!
Cash bar with Happy Hour specials will be available.

If you are a “Youngish Professional” (including Young at Heart),
come to our party and help us take over Outback!

Save Your Plate – Register for our 15th Annual Taste of the Town

Thursday, November 8th: 5:30-8:00 pm
CCBC-Owings Mills Campus
10300 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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.

Local Businesses- Reach Thousands of potential customers by sponsoring this event. Levels begin at only $100!

We thank our host, CCBC-Owings Mills.

Member Announcements, Events & More

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!

Baltimore Humane Society’s Dogfest 2018

Sat, October 6th: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown

If you couldn’t make the Sept. 15th event, this is another chance to participate!
Pre-Sale Tickets are discounted until October 4th.

Help us raise money while 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!

Fast 50 Awards

Plenty of companies in Greater Baltimore have been growing and expanding. But an elite few have been doing it at a quicker pace than everyone else.

Join the BBJ and our Presenting Sponsor, SC&H as we unveil the ranking of the region’s fastest-growing private companies. This networking awards dinner will put you in the same room as some noted companies and introduce you to some up and coming ones!

Running with the Devils PJ5K

Stay in your pajamas and join this family walk to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be a free pancake breakfast, field day games raffles and more. The course is 1 mile and runs through Oregon Ridge.

How to Attract, Motivate, and Retain Milennial Employees

Tuesday, Oct. 9th: 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Jewish Community Services
5750 Park Heights Ave.

This free workshop and discussion is for employers and business leaders who want to learn more about motivating and retaining millennial employees. It will be hosted by the Jewish Community Services Career Center and moderated by David Shar of Shar Seminars and Consulting.

BBJ 2018 Fall Business Growth Expo

Fri. October 26th: 8:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Delta Hotel by Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley
245 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Grow your business at Baltimore Business Journal‘s Business Growth Expo. Each year our expo draws 500+ business professionals and we invite you to join us! This is one of our most popular events of the year!

Each year of Expo has grown and become more popular. We do expect to sell out of exhibit tables so please make sure you register to secure your spot.

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.

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.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 akevas@ccbcmd.edu or visit ccbcmd.edu

Wage and Hour Information and Laws Workshops by Maryland Division of Labor and Industry

These workshops by the Maryland DLLR will take place from October 10th – October 31st. They will cover subjects such as information on enforcement of laws concerning wages and time off, ways to improve workplace safety and health, how prevailing wage rates are determined in the state of Maryland and more. Click the link below for full workshop descriptions and registration.

Crafting an Effective Pitch

Tues, September 25th: 2:00–4:00 pm
Governor’s Coordinating Offices
100 Community Place, First Floor Training Room B, Crownsville, MD 21032

Do you have a business you want to pitch? Whether you are closing a sale, meeting someone new at a networking event, or trying to convince a funding source to invest in your business, entrepreneurs are pitching their business on a regular basis.

Crafting a successful pitch enables small business owners to deliver a well-designed, targeted pitch to a specific audience. Knowing what key points to cover and how much to say are integral parts of pitching well. Attendees will learn these key points and walk out with a newly crafted business pitch.

Ria Membership Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
109 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Meet with those who work together to improve Reisterstown.

If you want to get to know your neighbors, form lifelong friendships, and have an impact on the community at large, there’s no better place to be than a RIA meeting. Email herb@reisterstown.com or call 443-226-8879 for more information.

Sip & Shop Soiree

Saturday & Sunday: Sept. 29-30th
49 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Wear It’s At is celebrating their 12th anniversary the weekend of September 29th. There will be drinks and giveaways and 12% off every purchase over $100, to include white ticket items. Stop in that weekend to help celebrate!

Reisterstown Owings Mills Glyndon Coordinating Council (ROG)

Monday, Oct. 1st: 6:30 p.m.
Timbergrove Community Clubhouse
425 Cherry Hill Rd E, Reisterstown, MD

ROG hosts a “Meet the Candidates Forum.”

Candidates running for state and county offices will attend to explain their platform and how they hope to best serve the community. Make your voice heard and listen to their plans if elected; so, you can make a good choice when voting in November.

Email mark1858@aol.com for more information.

Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd: 6:00 p.m.
RIA Office
317 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 

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!

Email brendan@reisterstown.com for more information.

Community Crisis Center, Inc’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Thursday, October 4th:
Registration begins at 8:00 am
Shotgun Start 9:00 am
5229 Trenton Mill Rd. Upperco, MD

Golfers, please sign up ASAP! The deadine is approaching!

The Community Crisis Center, Inc.’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 4, 2018! The golf tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds directly support our efforts to prevent homelessness.

Golf on a beautiful course at the private Piney Branch Golf Club!
Deadline to register and make payment: October 1, 2018

Check out our brochure for more details.

Pioneer Baltimore is Back!

Thursdays from 6-9 pm
October 18th – Dec. 13th
ETC Baltimore
101 N Haven St, Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21224

ETC is now officially accepting applications for our next Pioneer Baltimore Program!

CO.STARTERS, a nine-week cohort-based program that equips the cohort with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.

Applications Close: September 17

Program Begins: October 18

Program Ends: December 13

Celebration Night: December 20

Dolfield Dental Open House & Block Party

Sunday, Oct. 21st: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
11155 Dolfield Blvd. #204 Owings Mills, MD

Dolfield Dental wants to celebrate their newly renovated office with you! Show up for refreshments, facepainting and balloons and a tour of the new facility!

Northwest Chamber Members: Is Your Business Hiring?

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 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!