June 2020 Newsletter

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Lither King Jr.

2020-2021 Election Slate for Board of Directors

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join a Zoom conference meeting to elect the 2020-2021 Board of Directors to a three year term.

2020-2021 Directors Election Slate

Pam Scott, M&T Bank
Michael Oleru, BGE
Catherine Newman, Recorded Books

2020-2021 Officers

President: Terry Rogers, NAI Michael
Vice President: Cheryl Pyle, Money One Federal Credit Union
Secretary: Christopher Rizzi, Bohler
Treasurer: Michael Oleru, BGE
Legal Counsel: Eddie Pounds, Holy Trinity Day School
Past President: Stephanie P. Anderson, O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Jun 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Day of Prayer Reflecting on Peace and Hope

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

“Black Americans are simultaneously dealing with a pandemic that has hit our communities particularly hard and systemic injustices that have been around for centuries, tragically losing our loved ones, friends and neighbors,” she wrote. “While it is easy to feel dismayed, frustrated and angry, we must not feel hopeless. The peaceful protests we see are reflective of the deep diversity of our nation, proving that, while some may seek to divide us, there are many more who want to see our nation united with justice and equality for all.” - Angela Alsobrooks

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, at least for now. Especially in this time of crisis and uncertainty, the Council is continuing its service to County residents. Individual Council Member offices are remotely providing assistance as needed. 

The County will move to Stage Two of reopening on June 15. Those who attended large gatherings/protests recently are encouraged to be tested. Hospitalizations decline across MD. June 11 case #’s: Bowie: 1,003 (+7); PG: 16,940 (+187); MD: 60,197 (+732) Read the full June 11 COVID-19 update.

Prince George's County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks
Maryland took early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to these efforts, and the incredible sacrifices of Marylanders who stayed home and practiced physical distancing, we have successfully flattened and lengthened the curve.

The “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; shaped by the expert advice of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and tailored to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.; and other critical resources coming into the state’s warehouses on a daily basis.

Home & Health Expo 2020
The City has canceled Bowiefest 2020 scheduled for June 6th. This decision was made in conformance with health guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and social distancing directives issued by Governor Hogan.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year.

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!
Chick-fil-A Marketplace Bowie presented 586 free sandwich offer cards to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry Emergency Fund! CFA donated one offer card for every mobile delivery they made in a two week period!
Save the Date!
Your health matters to the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few weeks we will be practicing social distancing by limiting or reducing unessential meetings.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Contact the Chamber office at info@BowieChamber.org to secure your sponsorship today!
Unless otherwise noted above, register online www.BowieChamber.org

For additional information call 
301-262-0920 or email info@BowieChamber.org
72-Hour notice is required on cancellations

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.

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.

Healthcare Committee
Promotes Chamber Healthcare related businesses to the community, healthcare related networking events, bringing healthcare providers together and holds community Health Fair.
Social Action

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.)

Business Community Guide

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Guide 2019-2020 available for pick up at the Chamber office.

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. If you would like to be a guest and showcase your business please email info@BowieChamber.org

New & Renewing Members

Essex Bank

CQI Associates

Bowie Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc.

City of Bowie

Total Tax Service

Matt Slovick

Systems Applications & Technologies, Inc.

Bowie Business Innovation Center


Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Clinic

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at Bowie

Trinity Network Solutions

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.