Committee Chair: Steven Brown, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC
WHO: This is a fully engaged committee that takes proactive stances on state, county, and city legislation that impact regional businesses and the economy. Each year, this committee drafts the Chamber’s legislative priorities, reviews pending legislation and regulatory initiatives, lobbies on behalf of business interests, and seeks solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing businesses in the region. Such issues include the rising cost of healthcare, public infrastructure, land-use and development, the environment, and taxes/fees.
WHY JOIN: Highly respected for its thoroughness and pragmatic approach to solving problems, this committee has earned the respect and admiration of elected and appointed officials at all levels of Government, and is continually contacted by legislators for input on pending and proposed legislation impacting the business community and the regional economy.
Workforce Development Committee
Committee Chair: Vollie Melson, Anne Arundel Community College Foundation
WHO: Since its inception in 2021, this committee took on the initiative to help HR professionals in the county tackle employment issues caused by the pandemic. They implemented an HR Roundtable which brings HR professionals, of all size businesses, together quarterly to share and collaborate on key issues such as new HR legislation, employee recruitment and retention, DEI and more.
WHY JOIN: Economic Development Committee Members are often the first to know of new employment legislation and have access to HR executives in the county who usually aren’t in attendance at networking events. Committee members will also assist in the planning of workforce development seminars/webinars.
HR Execs interested in joining the HR Roundtable should e-mail Mark at email@example.com
Membership Development/Ambassador Committee
Committee Chair: Marty Padden/The Capital Gazette
WHO: This committee’s role is to support membership outreach and retention for the Chamber. The committee consists of dedicated volunteers who introduce prospective members to Chamber staff and provide support and mentorship to new members through various communication channels and event attendance.
WHY JOIN? Chamber Ambassadors exhibit the vision and values of the Chamber while promoting their business mission within the arena of the Chamber. They are the welcoming arm of the Chamber and therefore have more opportunities to build great business relationships, not only with each other, but with new and prospective members.
The following committee are coming soon. We need more members to get them running so contact us if you’d like to join!
Technology Committee New!
Committee Chair: Tony Glowcacki, TeamLogic IT
WHO: The Technology (Tech) Committee is responsible for advising and educating Chamber members on the developing trends and activities in the area of technology. In addition, the committee will help develop partnerships or programs to expand the utilization of technology by Chamber members.
WHY JOIN: Technology provides businesses with the ability to scale their capabilities and reach clients they have never been able to before. Join this committee to stay on the leading edge of the latest trends that will provide competitive advantages to your business over your industry peers.
Economic Development Committee New!
Committee Chair: Steve Adams, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
WHO: A dynamic committee with a very successful history of promoting economic development, assuring a strong and balanced tax-base in the region and promoting sustained and planned economic growth.
WHY JOIN: Economic Development Committee Members are often the first to know of new economic development and growth initiatives occurring in the region, listen to presentations given by the County’s top business leaders, and serve in delegations who reach out to potential businesses considering relocation to the region and welcoming new businesses into the area.
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