Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Members and Friends,
In this week’s message, you will find:
- 10 things Baltimore Business Professionals Should Know
- Events for Maryland Professionals, Business Owners, and Entrepreneurs
- Offers from Chamber Members
You are invited to join us!
- Are you looking for a support system of professionals and resources coordinated to help you grow?
- Are you interested in doing more business in Baltimore or with the State or Federal government?
- Are you ready to get involved in the business community and start building your network?
- Do you want to be a part of one of the largest and most active Chambers in the region?
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First, have you registered for our BIG EVENT with the Mayor of Baltimore??? On 9/9/2021 at 6pm, we have the honor of hosting an online discussion with the Mayor of Baltimore Brandon Scott. Click here to register! Time is running out and we have limited seats.
Second, on 9/2/2021, during our General Membership Meeting we will have a panel discussion on how to refine your marketing and maximize your networking. This is a free, online event open to all. Click here to register.
Third, on 9/10/21, join Chamber Member Kadampa Meditation Center for their grand re-opening. Mayor Brandon Scott is scheduled to appear and help kick off their new initiative, B’More Peaceful. Kadampa Meditation Center’s mission is to create world peace, one mind at a time, through meditation. For registration, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth, on 9/21/21, Chamber Member Allan Hirsh of Allan Hirsh Advisors is teaming up with Steve Palmer of Transworld to host an incredible event called “Leaving Covid Behind and Getting Your Business Ready for Sale.” Click here to contact Allan Hirsh for full details.
Fifth, on 9/30/21 the Women’s Leadership Committee will host a fundraiser for our Real Men Wear Pink Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. If you’d like to participate in planning, hosting or fundraising, click here to contact Brenda Kwateng. If you would like to support the Chamber’s efforts in the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, please click here to make a donation and list your company’s name.
Sixth, on 10/1/21, Chamber Member Teniola Akinwuntan of The Women of Valor is hosting a fundraising event at the AMC Owings Mills, Maryland, between 9am and 12 noon. The event is called “Activate 300- Impacting 300 Women of Color for Life and Living.” The purpose is to activate 300 Women of Color for greater success. Kindly use this link to support this program and participate in this empowering mission. http://thewov.org/activate300.
Seventh, Chamber Member Dr. Jacqueline Frierson has started a new custom purse design business. If you have an idea for a purse that you want created, click here to contact Dr. Frierson. Her line will be on display on Saturday, August 28, 2021, 11am to 3pm at Grace Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Eighth, Chamber Member Giants Vending Solutions has launched an e-book called “The G Print: A Guide For Launching Your Vending Machine Business.” This digital blueprint will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to launch and maintain a profitable vending machine business. The e-book can be purchased here: https://sowl.co/buafp8
Ninth, Chamber Member Dr. Rhonda Farrell, CEO of Global Innovation Strategies is fielding a new program called “You 2.0“. Break through your Money Mindset blocks, more strongly Align your Brand, and Hone your Super Niche focus. Additionally, she offers many other service packages to get you into action, generating income, and nailing your business outcomes! Schedule a FREE consult with Dr. Rhonda today or take action now and start your program tomorrow! https://www.gblinnovstratllc.com/thrive
Tenth, our friend Chris Stoner of Baltimore Metro Business Development is having an in-person networking event on 9/14/21 at 6pm at the Hunt Valley Country Club. The intent of BMBD events (typically 3 events held annually) is to unite professionals in the region. The events range in topic and typically feature local leaders to give attendees additional value on top of networking. Click here to register.
If you are an active Baltimore City Chamber Member and you have a special offer for our Members, or if you would like to discuss Membership, schedule a call with Will Holmes at https://whc.as.me/baltimorechamber or contact us at email@example.com.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is accepting applicants for the next cohort! You must be in business for 2 years and have at least 2 people (including you) on your team. Apply for this free program at www.10ksbapply.com/baltimore.
General Membership Meeting and Marketing Panel
After our General Membership Meeting, we will have a panel of marketing gurus share innovative techniques for improving client conversion. Click here to register.
9/9/21 at 6pm
Baltimore 2022 and Beyond with Mayor Brandon Scott
Online event. Register here.
Join Chamber Member Kadampa Meditation Center for their grand re-opening. Mayor Brandon Scott is scheduled to appear and help kick off their new initiative, B’More Peaceful. Kadampa Meditation Center’s mission is to create world peace, one mind at a time through meditation. For registration, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/16/21 at 6:15pm
Women’s Leadership Committee Event
“Unleashing the Power of Purpose to Drive Your Life and Work”. Speaker: Ms. Luciana Paulise. RSVP here.
Chamber Member Allan Hirsh of Allan Hirsh Advisors is teaming up with Steve Palmer of Transworld to host an incredible event called “Leaving Covid Behind and Getting Your Business Ready for Sale.” Click here to contact Allan Hirsh for full details.
Women’s Leadership Committee Workshop on Marketing
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Women’s Leadership Committee Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
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Chamber Member Teniola Akinwuntan of The Women of Valor is hosting a fundraising event at the AMC Owings Mills, Baltimore, between 9am and 12 noon. The event is called “Impacting 300 Women of Color for Life and Living.” The purpose is to activate 300 Women of Color for greater success. Kindly use this link to support this program and participate in this empowering mission. http://thewov.org/activate300.
Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
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Free Program for Business Owners
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is free and has helped over 10,000 companies increase revenue, add jobs and have a positive impact on their communities. If your business is in Baltimore you are encouraged to apply today at www.10ksbapply.com/baltimore.
Connections to Resources
Every week, Business Owners search for accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys, consultants, coaches, lenders, marketing professionals, training programs and web designers. To make it easy, we developed an automated connection service. Click here to get connected to a local service provider! If you’d like to be a Service Provider, click here.
Chamber Member Meridian Management Group. MMG was tasked with lending $12.5 million in COVID-19 Relief Loan Funds to businesses in the region. And they did it in 10 months!!! MMG tries to say YES to small businesses who need funding. If you need funding, contact Tim Smoot at email@example.com.
Employee Tax Credit
If a penny saved is a penny earned, what if you are saving $100 bills? How much FREE money could your business use to bring on qualified employees? The Maryland Employment Network can show you how to find qualified employees and potentially earn more than $12K in tax credits for each new hire! Contact Deborah Zipkin Temple at the The Maryland Employment Network. Phone: 443-499-6882 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savings on Energy Bill
As a member of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, you’re invited to enroll in Constellation’s Energy Shift Challenge* where you can earn prizes and compete against other Marylanders to see who can save the most energy! The Energy Shift Challenge is a game that rewards Constellation customers who shift their energy use from peak hours to off-peak hours. Those who enroll and use less than 23 percent of their energy usage during peak hours, on average, per month, receive points that can be redeemed in our Rewards Store for prizes like smart home devices, fitness products, and more. There are no penalties for using your energy normally, but you could be a winner if you use it wisely. Click here to learn more.
Bookkeeping and Accounting
Chamber Member Adaptive Business Solutions is known for providing knowledgeable advice, insightful analysis, systemization, and strategic planning services through exceptional and comprehensive bookkeeping services, supported by top-notch coaching and education. These services provide clarity and foresight for their clients in managing their business. As a Chamber Member you can receive a 20% discount for 6 months in your bookkeeping services. Ready to sign up? Contact Adaptive at https://calendly.com/adaptivecon/30min?month=2021-06.
Real Estate Investment
Chamber Member Leann Blanchard, President of Zirkamax connects investors, developers, and buyers and sellers of property. She has some great ways to help you make passive income this year, so please contact her at email@example.com. Plus, she wants to start some small networking meetings in Baltimore, so please contact her if that interests you as well.
Employee Retention Tax Credits
Has your business been impacted by COVID 19? Were you shutdown or partially shutdown? Did your revenue drop when COVID hit? If you answered yes to any of the questions above book your session and find out how we can get you up to $5k for each employee from the IRS! Not a loan…Nothing to pay back!!! Book an appointment with Nina Love to learn more about Employee Retention Tax Credits.
Chamber Member Dr. Rhonda Farrell, CEO of Global Innovation Strategies is fielding a new program called “The Millionaire Mindset”. Break through your Money Blockages, Own your Inner Business Archetype, and Hone your Super Niche population. She’ll get you into action, generating income, and nailing your business outcomes! Schedule a FREE consult with Dr. Rhonda today or take action now and start your program tomorrow! https://www.gblinnovstratllc.com/thrive
American Red Cross
Though it has been 140 years since Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, the need to alleviate human suffering hasn’t changed. Volunteers continue to come together in innovative ways to serve and give hope during life’s emergencies. Volunteers continue to bring their talent and compassion to help build stronger and more resilient communities. Learn more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer at www.redcross.org/volunteer.
For MDOT Certified Businesses
MDOT certified businesses should learn more about the new Business Development Reimbursement Program. The BDRP is a DBE supportive service, with the goal of increasing the number of State Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms serving as prime contractors and subcontractors on federally funded contracts. The objective is to assist MDOT Certified DBE firms in increasing their competency and business capacity. Questions? Contact Lisa RS Grant, CCA, Manager, Disadvantaged Minority Business Enterprise Programs, at 410-545-0317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Member Wayne S. Stewart has an offer for state certified Minority Business Owners. Do you need help with your IT services? Wayne is offering 25% off web design and development services to all state certified Minority Business Owners. This offer will expire Friday, May 30th. For more information please leave your contact information at this link https://sdagency.net/contact-us or e-mail Wayne at email@example.com.
Chamber Member John Gourdin is available to answer your questions regarding life insurance. Remember, life insurance is something you have to own before you need it. Get a free quote and approval online in less than 20 minutes. NO sales pitches. NO physicals. You can be covered TODAY. Visit www.samdlife.com.
Having a Special Event?
Backyard Movie Theaters LLC is here to make your next event movie ready and memorable. You bring the crowd, and we’ll bring the big screen, HD projector, popcorn machine, lounge chairs, inflatable rooms, streaming access, and more. Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. Give us a call (410-419-3229) and upgrade your event.
Chamber Member Kadampa Meditation Center-Maryland welcomes Members to a complimentary meditation and special offer. Baltimore’s only Buddhist Temple offers ancient wisdom and practical tools for taking on today’s challenges. Click here to learn more and register.
Need Medical Insurance?
Chamber Member George Faber can help you find suitable affordable medical coverage, critical illness, short term disability, dental and more! Whether obtaining a health plan is your financial responsibility or you want to supplement an existing plan to protect your savings and family, send George a message at George.Faber@USHAdvisors.com or call (443) 474 4800. Immediate quotes provided!
Fundraising Opportunity for Non-Profits
Does your nonprofit want to raise money AND promote cleaner air? CleanChoice Energy is seeking active 501(c)(3) organizations for the new Clean Electricity fundraising program. For each household that enrolls in 100% Clean Electricity through their campaign, CleanChoice will donate $50 to your organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this fundraising opportunity.
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