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.
- Walmart Holds 2nd Annual Golf Tournament to Support the Children's Miracle Network
- FASTSIGNS of Annapolis Named One of the Top Centers in the Country
- Maryland Live! Casino Celebrates Launch of New Live! Rewards Card Tier Program
- The Hon. Albert Matricciani (Ret.) Returns to WTP
- Severn Savings Bank Named to Maryland’s IOLTA Honor Roll
- Philip Carter Dales Joins Hyatt & Weber Firm
- Varuna’s Annual Earth Month Celebration
- Central Chesapeake Chapter of PRSA to Host Ralph Crosby
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 of Commerce positions on pending legislation before governing bodies are determined by the Legislative Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Those positions reflect the Annual Legislative Agenda prepared by the committee and approved by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Members of the 2013 Legislative Committee for the Chamber of Commerce
Chairperson: Linda Schuett, Linowes and Blocher
Andrew Bing, Kramer & Associates
Harry Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Delavan, & Williams
Walter Childs, Linowes and Blocher
Craig Distelhorst, National Institute for Conflict Resolution
Bradley Freedman, Freedman Capital Advisors
Brian Goff, Insurance Solutions
Bonnie Johansen, Constellation Energy
David Miles, The Drawing Board, Inc.
Geoff Mitchell, Geoffrey S. Mitchell, LLC
Hannah Powers, Alexander & Cleaver
Kevin Tracy, McNamee Hosea
Follow the links below to view Chamber of Commerce positions on legislation pending before the current session of the Maryland General Assembly, Anne Arundel County Council, and Annapolis City Council.
2013 Maryland General Assembly
Clicking on the link below will provide the viewer with the Chamber of Commerce positions on pending legislation in both the State Senate and the State House of Delegates during the 2013 Maryland General Assembly.
Below are links to pending legislation introduced or co-sponosred my members of the Anne Arundel County Delegation to the 2013 Maryland General Assembly.
2013 Anne Arundel County Council
Follow the links below to view legislation pending before the Anne Arundel County Council, and legislation which the Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on.
2013 Annapolis City Council
Follow the links below to view legislation pending before the Annapolis City Council, and legislation which the Chamber of Commerce has taken a position on.
U.S. Congress & Federal Legislation
The Chamber of Commerce follows certain legislation pending before the United States Congress that may affect businesses in Maryland. Follow the link below to view federal legislation which the Chamber of Commerce is following and has taken a position on.