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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.”   ...
+    Effective Advocacy    Priorities       Enhance business climate to        achieve economic growth and        job cre...
+    Effective Advocacy    Providing experience and expertise to help guide    the Chambers advocacy efforts.    Issue Com...
+    Effective Advocacy    Keeping You Informed       Weekly Legislative Report        email newsletter       Grassroots...
+    High Level Networking    “The contacts you make at Maryland Chamber events,    both from the business and political w...
+    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 Was...
+    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    Helps the Chamber grow its membership       Membership campaigns       Special events     ...
+    Business Development Council    Helping small business members grow through    networking and educational opportuniti...
+    Issue Committees    Providing experience and expertise to help guide    the Chambers advocacy efforts.    Issue Commi...
+    Timely Communications    “During the legislative session, we are not only informed    of potential legislation that m...
+    Timely Communications    On the Web       Maryland Chamber Website        www.mdchamber.org       Maryland Chamber ...
+    Timely Communications    Email       Bi-Weekly Business Advocate        email newsletter       Weekly Legislative R...
+    Timely Communications    Social Media       Follow us on Twitter        twitter.com/mdchamber       Like our Facebo...
+    Other Benefits    HR Library       Written in plain English       Updated annually by member        company Shawe R...
+    Other Benefits    Save on Shipping with UPS       Save up to 28% on Shipping       Save on domestic and internation...
+    Join Today       Membership investment is based on full-time equivalents in Maryland       Your company is the memb...
+    Q&A
Maryland Chamber of Commerce+   60 West St., Ste. 100    Annapolis, MD 21401    (410) 269-0642 or (301) 261-2858    www.md...
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Learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce - Who we are and what we do.

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  1. 1. + Chamber 101 Webinar
  2. 2. + Value of the Maryland Chamber  Advocacy  Networking  Communications
  3. 3. + 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
  4. 4. + Effective Advocacy Priorities  Enhance business climate to achieve economic growth and job creation  Seek a competitive tax structure  Protect and enhance transportation funding
  5. 5. + 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
  6. 6. + 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
  7. 7. + 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
  8. 8. + Business Day in Annapolis January- Business people come to Annapolis to promote a pro-business agenda
  9. 9. + Congressional Delegation Dinner February - Connects Maryland business leaders with their representatives in Washington
  10. 10. + Annual Meeting May – Largest networking event of the year, featuring Business Hall of Fame inductions
  11. 11. + Small Business Awards Luncheon June – Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in Maryland
  12. 12. + Business Policy Conference November – Learn about the important public policy issues being debated in Annapolis
  13. 13. + 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
  14. 14. + Membership Committee Helps the Chamber grow its membership  Membership campaigns  Special events  Setting membership goals  Recruiting and retention  Chamber Ambassadors
  15. 15. + 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
  16. 16. + 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
  17. 17. + 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
  18. 18. + Timely Communications On the Web  Maryland Chamber Website www.mdchamber.org  Maryland Chamber Blog blog.mdchamber.com  Legislative Updates ChamberActionNetwork.com
  19. 19. + 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
  20. 20. + 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
  21. 21. + Other Benefits HR Library  Written in plain English  Updated annually by member company Shawe Rosenthal LLP  Significantly discounted for Maryland Chamber members
  22. 22. + Other Benefits Save on Shipping with UPS  Save up to 28% on Shipping  Save on domestic and international shipping  www.savewithups.com/mdchamber
  23. 23. + 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
  24. 24. + Q&A
  25. 25. Maryland Chamber of Commerce+ 60 West St., Ste. 100 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 269-0642 or (301) 261-2858 www.mdchamber.org
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