Each year the Chamber of Commerce recognizes business leaders who exemplify corporate citizenship through their commitment to growing our regional economy, supporting philanthropic endeavors, and enhancing the quality of life in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.
The Chamber of Commerce celebrates the achievements of young women and men in our region as they begin their journey in their chosen career fields. Miss Maryland 2003, Marina Harrison, a graduate of the Anne Arundel County Public School system and a successful career individual exemplifies what can be achieved by young people.
An Advocate for Business
The Chamber of Commerce's approach to addressing the many opportunities and challenges in our region has earned it the respect and following of elected and appointed leadership at all levels of State, County, and City government.
Chamber members form working groups that seek to understand regional opportunities and challenges, develop solutions, and collaborately enjoin citizens and public officials in efforts that enhance the quality of our life for our citizens, employees, and businesses in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.
- The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's Great Give 2014 is March 21. Has your organization registered yet?
- Grand Opening - Heron's Weight Loss & Smart-Lipo Centers
- South River High School’s Conducts First Annual College/Career/Job Expo!
- Hospice of the Cheseapeake Announces 2014 Gala Sponsors
- UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center February 2014 Calendar of Events
- The Public Relations Society of America, Central Chesapeake chapter presents a special lunch program
Small Business Digest
Maryland grants residents access to two of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation, and, on average, it is the wealthiest of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In short, it offers ample opportunity for young families to settle down and raise their kids ... Read more!
BUSINESSWEEK - The agency is waiving its upfront, 2 percent loan-guarantee fee for those smaller loans and reduce a monthly guarantee fee paid by the lenders by 3/10 of a percent. The SBA didn’t announce an end date for waiving the fees. The changes mean small business owners borrowing $150,000 will no longer have to come up with $2,550 in upfront fees at the time the loan closes. That will help many of the Main Street retailers, service businesses, craft breweries, and car dealerships that apply for SBA-guaranteed loans ... Read more!
Chamber Logo Program
Whether you're a member business or an educated consumer, here are some quick suggestions to get the most out of your buying or selling experience.
For Businesses - Showcase the Chamber Logo
Market and promote your Chamber membership! Display the Chamber logo on your storefront and across all of your print and electronic marketing materials.
Develop special discounts and promotions that will appeal to other Chamber member businesses, your current customers, and potential new customers. Make it exclusive! (read about the Chamber Advantage Program here).
Communicate your involvement in the community! Seven out of ten consumers believe that being involved in a Chamber of Commerce is an effective strategy for enhancing a business's local reputation and curb appeal. (read the report here).
For Consumers - Look for the Chamber Logo or Ask for a Member Referral
Local businesses have a stake in the local community and economy. Buying local should be at the top of you list and a no-brainer!
Look for the Chamber logo at businesses or ask them if they are a Chamber member.Ask the business of they are offering special Chamber pricing and/or discounts - many do and savings can be substantial!
Call the Chamber and ask for a referral. We will be happy to assist and send you in the direction of member businesses who excel at quality and service.