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Learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce - Who we are and what we do.

Learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce - Who we are and what we do.

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  • + Chamber 101 Webinar
  • + Value of the Maryland Chamber  Advocacy  Networking  Communications
  • + Advocacy “There is no more effective statewide organization in Maryland at advancing a pro-business agenda.” Ralph W. Emerson, Jr. Senior Vice President, M&T Bank
  • + Effective Advocacy Priorities  Enhance business climate to achieve economic growth and job creation  Seek a competitive tax structure  Protect and enhance transportation funding
  • + Effective Advocacy Providing experience and expertise to help guide the Chambers advocacy efforts. Issue Committees  Legislative Committee  Civil Liability Committee  Employment Issues Committee  Environment Committee  Finance Committee  Health Care Committee  Tax Committee  Transportation Coalition
  • + Effective Advocacy Keeping You Informed  Weekly Legislative Report email newsletter  Grassroots tools to communicate with your lawmakers  Blog and video updates at ChamberActionNetwork.com  Regional Legislative Briefings
  • + High Level Networking “The contacts you make at Maryland Chamber events, both from the business and political worlds, are invaluable and can help your business.” Bill Riley, CPA Partner, CohnReznick
  • + Business Day in Annapolis January- Business people come to Annapolis to promote a pro-business agenda
  • + Congressional Delegation Dinner February - Connects Maryland business leaders with their representatives in Washington
  • + Annual Meeting May – Largest networking event of the year, featuring Business Hall of Fame inductions
  • + Small Business Awards Luncheon June – Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in Maryland
  • + Business Policy Conference November – Learn about the important public policy issues being debated in Annapolis
  • + Chamber Committees A great way to get involved, exchange ideas and build a strong list of business contacts.  Membership Committee  Business Development Council  Marketing Committee  Finance Committee  Legislative Committee  Public Policy Committees
  • + Membership Committee Helps the Chamber grow its membership  Membership campaigns  Special events  Setting membership goals  Recruiting and retention  Chamber Ambassadors
  • + Business Development Council Helping small business members grow through networking and educational opportunities  Small Business of the Year Awards  BDC on the Road  Peer Groups  Networking Events  Educational Programs
  • + Issue Committees Providing experience and expertise to help guide the Chambers advocacy efforts. Issue Committees  Legislative Committee  Civil Liability Committee  Employment Issues Committee  Environment Committee  Finance Committee  Health Care Committee  Tax Committee  Transportation Coalition
  • + Timely Communications “During the legislative session, we are not only informed of potential legislation that may affect businesses, we are given continual updates to let us know of changes.” M.H. Jim Estepp President & CEO, Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable
  • + Timely Communications On the Web  Maryland Chamber Website www.mdchamber.org  Maryland Chamber Blog blog.mdchamber.com  Legislative Updates ChamberActionNetwork.com
  • + Timely Communications Email  Bi-Weekly Business Advocate email newsletter  Weekly Legislative Report during the General Assembly session  Legislative Alerts when action is needed  Event reminders so that you never miss a networking event
  • + Timely Communications Social Media  Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/mdchamber  Like our Facebook page facebook.com/mdchamber  Join our LinkedIn Group mdchamber.org/linkedin
  • + Other Benefits HR Library  Written in plain English  Updated annually by member company Shawe Rosenthal LLP  Significantly discounted for Maryland Chamber members
  • + Other Benefits Save on Shipping with UPS  Save up to 28% on Shipping  Save on domestic and international shipping  www.savewithups.com/mdchamber
  • + Join Today  Membership investment is based on full-time equivalents in Maryland  Your company is the member. All employees may participate in Chamber events and activities  Be sure all key members of your management are on our email list. To update your info contact Kathleen McNally at kmcnally@mdchamber.org  We accept checks, credit cards and have an ACH debit option
  • + Q&A
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce+ 60 West St., Ste. 100 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 269-0642 or (301) 261-2858 www.mdchamber.org