Weekly Message from the Chair, January 27, 2020

Message #5- 1/27/20

Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Members,

Summary: In this message, I highlight upcoming events, offers from Members, procurement opportunities and info you can use to make better business decisions. Please share this weekly message with 10 people who will benefit! 

First, I sincerely hope you are hitting your January goals! If not, please consider attending our workshops and events. All our events are high energy and designed with the purpose of creating fun, safe spaces where you can gather and do business. Our next General Body Meeting is on Thursday, February 6th at Courtyard McHenry Row.  If you aren’t hitting your goals, come to the meeting and get access to resources, coaching and the knowledge of experienced Members. Also, do some networking and meet possible partners and customers. These events are for you! Connect with me on LinkedIn to stay informed during the week and RSVP for these events on our website. If you need company strategy sessions, marketing help, one-on-one support or desire coaching, let me know. I can connect you with experts within the Chamber.

Second, I am asking all Members to do business with other Chamber Members. If every Chamber Member makes purchases from another Member first, we’d have our own market. This simple change in how you make purchases will make us a stronger, more independent and more influential organization. All will benefit. In this message, I have listed special offers from Members. Please take advantage.

Third, I am looking for Members who want to get more involved, get in front of the Baltimore business community and bring more exposure to their organization. Schedule a call with me at https://whc.as.me/baltimorechamber.

Fourth, each week, I plan to use this message to connect you with opportunities, invitations and information that you will hopefully find valuable. So, here you go:


The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is recruiting applicants in Maryland for their free training for Business Owners. The application deadline is January 30, 2020. The link to apply is: http://www.10ksbapply.com/Baltimore

The Small Business Administration is offering a free information session on government contracting, financing, business insurance and other services. Attend their information session on January 28, 2020 from 10am to 12pm at the Baltimore SBA office located at 100 South Charles Street, Suite 1201. Click here to RSVP. 

Anne Arundel County has numerous contracting opportunities with their Department of Public Safety and they are looking for small businesses. Their Outreach Fair is on February 14, 2020 from 8am to 12pm at the Anne Arundel Board of Elections, 6740 Baymeadow Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. They are purchasing the following Goods: General Supply, Safety Equipment, Uniform and Accessories, Furniture, Tactical Equipment, Laboratory Equipment. They are purchasing the following Services: Transcription, Counseling, Accreditation, Cleaning for Cells/Cars, Towing (fire apparatus as well as cars), Small Appliance Repairs, Credit Reports, Aircraft/Car Maintenance, Language Line, DNA Service, Polygraph, Veterinary, Background Invest, DOA Pickup, Spay/Neuter, Carcass Removal, Torque Wrench Calibration, Alterations, Firing Range Cleaning, Physicals and Training. Space is limited, to register as an Exhibitor, contact Elisa Brown, Minority/Small Business Coordinator with Anne Arundel Office of Central Services at phbrow22@aacounty.org or 410-222-7667.


Awards and Engraving

Chase Street Accessories & Engraving opened in May 2019 and offers employee recognition/awards, promotional items, custom apparel, and personalized gifts. They’re conveniently located in Mount Vernon, so you no longer have to leave the city to arrange office awards and recognition. You can even order online for free local pickup! Chase Street A&E is offering a 10% discount to all Chamber members using code BCCCMEMBER or https://chasestreetae.com/discount/BCCCMEMBER. Their engraving and customization services include laser engraving, rotary drag engraving, embroidery, heat transfer vinyl, and color sublimation. If you’re not sure what you need, contact Chamber Member, Shana Beach at sales@chasestreetae.com or give them a call anytime at 833-33-CHASE.

Vending Machines

CDM Vending & More LLC is a Baltimore based company offering healthy, natural, and organic snacks and beverages through attractive state-of-the-art vending machines, which also accept debit and credit cards. They work individually with each of their customers to develop a customized assortment of healthy snacks, beverages and entrée selections tailored to best suit your employees and customers. Having a machine comes at no expense and no work for you. Contact Chamber Member, Cherise Montague at myn2go45@yahoo.com or Home – Cherise Montague.


Homeland Custodial Services Inc. is a 5 year old, full-service custodial company. Homeland Custodial Services provides cleaning for commercial buildings and their services includes bio-hazard cleaning, emergency cleaning services, floor care, stripping and waxing of floors and carpet cleaning. They also offer final cleaning on construction projects. Contact Chamber Member, Lakeysha Claxton info@homelandcleaning101.com for a consultation.

If you are an active Baltimore City Chamber Member and you have a special offer for our Members, schedule a call with Will Holmes at https://whc.as.me/baltimorechamber.


2/6/20 at 6pm- Baltimore City Chamber General Body Meeting! Every 1st Thursday, learn about what’s happening in the Chamber and in the business community. Plus, take advantage of a great opportunity to network with other Chamber members. We will have awards, informative panels and fun. Special thanks to Member, Courtyard McHenry Row for hosting us! After we talk business, we will go to the lobby Bar Bistro for drinks and food and more networking. You can register for this event on our website: www.baltimorecitychamber.org

2/11/20 at 12pm- Centers of Influence! Every 2nd Tuesday, Past Chairman, Richard Craft leads this Members Only resource and referral group. These sessions are designed to help you find high value clients and make more money. You can register for this event on our website: www.baltimorecitychamber.org

2/13/20 at 6pm- Business After Dark Networking Event with the Baltimore City Chamber! Every 2nd Thursday, mingle with Chamber Members, business leaders and other professionals in the city. This month, we are meeting and networking at Full Tilt Brewing! You can register for this event on our website: www.baltimorecitychamber.org


Real Estate and Investor Tools- Thinking about buying property in the City of Baltimore? Before you buy, check out this great tool with info on zoning, planned projects and other important information. Click here to learn more.

MDOT Certification– Ever consider doing business with the State of Maryland? If you have plans to grow, the certification process could open up new opportunities for new revenue. Click here to learn more.

Baltimore Demographics- Ever wonder where to find info on demographics in Baltimore? Click here to see this summary by the Census Bureau.

Maryland Wealth- Interested in seeing stats on Maryland’s wealth and its tax revenue for each city and county? Click here to view the report from the Department of Legislative Services Office of Policy Analysis.

Connect with City Leadership- Want to attend a Board of Estimates meeting or Baltimore City Council meeting to hear from our elected officials? Check out the schedule at: http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/complete-calendar

U.S. Economy- Interested in how the U.S. economy is doing? Here is the most current information from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: https://www.bea.gov/news/glance

Talk to you next week!


Will Holmes
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce
Schedule a call: https://whc.as.me/baltimorechamber
Web: http://www.baltimorecitychamber.org

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