August 2018 Newsletter
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"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."
-- Jim Rohn

Our Mission 
To protect, enhance and promote local business by providing a voice for business at local, county and state levels.
 
Corporate Partners

Platinum:
BGE an Exelon Company

Bowie Baysox

Gold:
St. John Properties

Todd Turner, 
Councilman- District 4

NAI Michael

W.F. Chesley Real Estate, LLC

Silver:
Berman Enterprises

O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.

Sommerset Construction Company

Visiting Angels Homecare Agency

Widmann Financial Services
 
New & Renewing Members!

Golden Age Adult Care of Bowie 

NASA Federal Credit Union

RE/MAX Leading Edge

Doctors Community Hospital

DeMaio Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Hospitality Development Co. II, LLC

Bowie Volunteer Fire Dept & Rescue Squad, Inc.

Bohler Engineering

Rip's Country Inn

City of Bowie

Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union

Old  Bowie Town Grille

Total Tax  Service

Pump It Up of Lanham-Bowie

HoneyBaked Ham- Bowie
 
Upcoming Events

Back-to-School-Drive
August 6 & 7, 2018 

Bring (3) new school supplies during breakfast 6:30am-10am and receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit, or between 10:30am-10pm to receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. 

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7
6pm-8pm
Allen Pond Park

Bowie's National Night Out Against Crime. It's fun, educational, and you'll get to meet some of the fine men and women of the Bowie Police Department.

Multi-Chamber Power Networking Breakfast
August 8, 2018
7:30am-9:30am
Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum, MD

Freeway After Hours Mixer 
August 30, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Freeway Airport
3900 Church Road
Bowie, MD

Public Safety Appreciation Awards
Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
7:30-10am
Bowie Comfort Inn and Conference Center

A Community appreciation honoring those who make the greater Bowie area a safe place to live and work.

20th Annual Golf Tournament
Join us for this exciting fundraising event!
September 27, 2018
Bowie Golf Club
  • Registration 11:00am
  • Shotgun Start 12:00pm 
 
NOT A GOLFER? NOT A PROBLEM! Come join us for a delicious lunch for $25 at 4:00pm.
 
Sponsorship Opportunities
Email the Chamber office at info@BowieChamber.or
g to secure your sponsorship today! 
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Check out the rest of our events on our website by clicking here!

Unless otherwise noted above, register online 
call 301-262-0920
or email info@bowiechamber.org

48-Hour notice 
is required on cancellations. 

 
Committees

Business & Economic  Development 
Promotes business development for chamber members through seminars and best practices. Works on attracting businesses to Greater Bowie.

Membership Development
Works on expanding the Chamber membership base as well as retaining existing members.

Corporate & Community Relations 
Provides opportunities to give back to the community, both in volunteer time and financial and in-kind contributions.

Legislative
Advocates on behalf of the Chamber before the City Council, County Council and General Assembly. Informs the Board and membership of pending issues before those bodies of interest to Greater Bowie businesses.

Women In Business 
To offer useful information and networking opportunities focused on helping women to successfully meet the challenges they face in today's business world and learn how to find and maintain balance within. Sponsor events to raise funds for the Women in Business scholarship fund.
 
Peanut Butter Shelf

GBCC has adopted the Peanut Butter Shelf in the Bowie Interfaith Pantry. Each month the Bowie Food Pantry goes through approximately 350 jars of peanut butter. 

You can drop off your donation at the Chamber office or directly to the Bowie Food Pantry, located at 2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134. (GBCC Office is Suite 117.)

Pick up a "reminder bag" at the Chamber office!
 
Business
Community
 Guide

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Guide 2018 available for pick up at the Chamber office.
 
Kudos

If your business has reached a milestone or received an award, please email the Chamber at info@bowiechamber.org. 

We look forward to giving kudos in Tradeline!
 
Congratulations to the
newly elected Executive Officers at the
Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce! 
 
We wish you a successful year at the Chamber!

President
St. John Properties


Vice President
O'Malley, Miles, Nylen &
Gilmore, P.A.



Secretary
Bohler Engineering



Treasurer
NAI Michael

 

General Counsel
Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
 
Member Spotlight
  
Samosa Supreme serves Kenyan gourmet Samosas along with a variety of signature side dishes from a take-away location in Bowie, Maryland. Samosa Supreme's cuisine is inspired by Kenyan, Indian, African, and numerous other cultures across the globe. 
 
Go check them out if you have never tried the cuisine, or if you just want to support one of our local Chamber members!  
 

 
National Night Out


Please participate in the annual
National Night Out activities
on Tuesday, August 7, 2018!
 
City of Bowie- Allen Pond Park 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 
Green Bowie Biz 


There are now 8 certified Green Bowie Businesses in the City. The most recent to complete the program is the Bowie Community Center (Rt. 450)! We currently have one business with an application pending!
 
Are you a business looking for ways to go green? Know a business that is green and should be certified?  Need assistance with furthering your goals of sustainability?
 
You've come to the right place! You can read about all Green Bowie Businesses and the program itself at www.cityofbowie.org/greenbowiebiz.

Create partnerships with the City, promote your business, promote Green events, have your company featured in their next newsletter, receive a Green Bowie window decal, be the subject of our tweets for a day, and more!

Staff Contacts
Ashleigh Armentrout
aarmentrout@cityofbowie.org
 
Tiffany Wright 
twright@cityofbowie.org
 
 
 
Bowie Estimated Demographics 2018

Bowie is the 6th safest city in Maryland!

Households: 20,616

Median Household Income: $110,636 

Population: 58,631

Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)

Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93 (3rd safest)

Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,289 (8th safest)

Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George's County, and the fifth most populous city and third largest city by area in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2014 CNN Money ranked Bowie 28th in its Best Places to Live in America list. 
 
Read more here! 
 
Bowie Business Journal
 
In conjunction with the GBCC, Bowie Business Journal (BBJ) is a cable television program designed to help Bowie business owners start and grow their business. The 30-minute show features GBCC members and is hosted by me, Pauline K. Markward, Executive Director of GBCC. If you would like to be a guest and showcase your business please email me.

 
BBJ  airs at 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday and Wednesday on Comcast channel 77 and Verizon channel 11.

 
Corporate Partnership Program
 
 
The Chamber Corporate Partnership Program is an affordable and effective way to plan your marketing strategy during your annual budget preparation. Each year the Chamber offers its membership an opportunity to participate in the Chamber Corporate Partnership Program which allows our members to receive maximum recognition and to maximize the return on their investment by choosing from one of five Chamber Corporate Partnership Program sponsor levels. Three great events which are very popular with our Corporate Partners are the Annual Dinner, the Annual Golf Tournament and Bowiefest. We also have many other major events from which to choose, including the State of the City and the State of Prince George's County.

PRESENTING PARTNER
Annual Investment: $12,500
 
PLATINUM PARTNER
Annual Investment: $5000

GOLD PARTNER
Annual Investment: $2500

SILVER PARTNER
Annual Investment $1000

INCUBATOR PARTNER
Annual Investment $500

 
Thank You

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce can't thank our members enough for all you do ... and of course, we would love to see even more NEW members, so everyone, please try to make it part of your mission to bring in at least one new member!


For more information, contact our Membership Committee leaders Ron Watson and Terry Rogers at membership@bowiechamber.org. 

New members can join by clicking here



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