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October 2019 Newsletter

 "If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin
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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.

Somerset Construction Company

Visiting Angels Homecare Agency

Widmann Financial Services

Incubator:
Maryland Secretarial
Services, Inc.
 
New & Renewing Members!

PartyHQ

NASA Federal Credit Union

Ettienne's Premier Pediatric Care

Ruby's Southern Kitchen

Patient First
 
Save the Date!

Mayoral Election Candidate Forum
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kenhill Center
2614 Kenhill Drive
Bowie, MD 20715

Successful Women in Business Buffet Luncheon
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Walden Country Club
1500 Riedel Road
Crofton, MD 21114

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have a wonderful speaker who is funny, upbeat and will inspire you to get regular mammograms which can truly be lifesaving. Back by popular demand is
guest speaker Laura Amodei, MD
Radiologist and Business Owner
Bay Radiology.

Second Annual Green Bowie Veterans Day 5K
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019
The event begins at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.
The race starts at the Bowie Town Center parking lot behind Five Guys, cuts through Centennial Park, Allen Pond, the Bowie Dog Park, and back up Northview to finish at the Town Center.

Registration is free and every participant receives a free event t-shirt.This fun-filled, family-friendly, sustainably planned event is put on to honor the many veterans and their families living in and around the City of Bowie, while promoting health and wellness in our community. We do it all in an eco-friendly way because that is important to us in Bowie! 

Bowie International Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Allen Pond Park

You'll find:
* Entertainment on two stages
* Food from the far reaches of Asia to right here in our own backyard
* Children's activities with a "passport" to earn a prize
* Vendors selling crafts, clothing, jewelry and other offerings from around the world

Bowie's Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 2, 2019
7 p.m.
Belair Mansion

Check out the rest of our events on our website by clicking here!

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
 
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.

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 available for pick up at the Chamber office.
 
Kudos

***Youth Leadership Bowie Coat Drive***

Thank you for the contributions you made to the Youth Leadership Bowie Coat Drive! The response from the whole community was overwhelming.


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!
 
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

  

Current Small Business Trends and Statistics

To learn about small business trends and life as a small business owner, Guidant Financial partnered with online lending marketplace LendingClub for their annual State of Small Business survey. More than 2,700 current and aspiring business owners across the country responded to questions ranging from their confidence in the economy to obstacles they faced pursuing business ownership. Here's a look at current small business trends and what to expect in 2019.


What's it like being a small business owner today?

With corporate profitability at its highest in four years, favorable GDP growth, consumer spending up year over year, and the percentage of investment as part of the economy back to pre-2008 levels, the US economy in 2018 continued to go strong after a thriving 2017. Small business owner confidence has increased over the year in this lucrative environment, and interesting new challenges have cropped up.

Happiness and confidence remains high year over year
With 78 percent of small businesses reporting profits, it might not be surprising that current business owners rated their level of happiness as an average of eight on a scale of one to 10 (10 being the happiest). A substantial 53 percent of business owners surveyed ranked their happiness at nine or above, showing a majority as happy in their role as a small business owner.

Small business owners aren't just happy in their roles, they are also confident in the state of small business in today's political climate. Only 24 percent of small business owners surveyed rated their confidence under five on a scale of one to 10 (10 being the most confident). As in the previous year, the average small business owner's answer on the confidence scale was seven.


Employee recruiting and retention is a challenge in a strong labor market

It's a tight labor market, with the jobless rate hovering around 3.7 percent. While the 49-year low of the American unemployment rate does bring big benefits to the economy, it also creates unique challenges for small business owners.

Small business owners reported a significant 15 percent increase in challenges with recruiting and retaining employees. The majority of small business owners (41 percent) only employ two to five employees, which means each employee counts - underperformance can be deadly to a small business's profitability. Given these small employee populations, recruiting and retaining top talent is understandably a major concern.

Similarly to the prior year, the majority of small business owners considered a lack of capital or cash flow one of their major challenges, followed closely by trouble with marketing and advertising, time management, and administration work.


Despite the challenges of time management and administrative efforts, only 10 percent of small business owners outsource bookkeeping, 17 percent outsource accounting to a CPA, and 15 percent of small business owners outsource payroll. While many businesses outsource at least one service, there may be more room for small business owners to mitigate challenges with thoughtfully outplaced business services.

Who are today's small business owners?

While 2018 business news has focused on Generation Z beginning to enter the workforce and millennials continuing the disrupt industries with ambitious start-ups, small business continues to be ruled by boomers. 57 percent of small business owners surveyed were over the age of 50, a small increase year over year.
 

While there are more highly educated small business owners, education isn't a barrier to successful entrepreneurship

While the overall percentages of education in small business owners hasn't changed dramatically from 2017, there are great shifts in the share of levels of higher learning. There was a 32 percent increase in the share of business owners with doctorates and a 9 percent increase in those with Master's degrees - possibly due to the influx of those over 50 years old seeking degrees.

Despite the changes in the share of entrepreneurs with high-level degrees, the largest segment of small business ownership education remains at the high school level, at 33 percent of small business owners surveyed.

The majority of business owners are profitable, regardless of education. There's very little difference between the levels of education, with all segments showing profitability within a few percent points of the 70 percent average. Higher education doesn't predicate entrepreneurial success, as demonstrated by the business owners surveyed.

Independence and a need for personal satisfaction remain the backbone of small business ownership

With very little change from year to year, most small business owners choose to go into business for themselves because they were ready to be their own boss (26 percent) or pursue their own passion (23 percent).
However, these numbers rise when looking at owners of profitable businesses. These ambitious small business owners are focused on working for themselves and not others (49 percent) and finding personal satisfaction in their work (42 percent). This is opposed to the population of entrepreneurs who started small businesses for less personal reasons, such as the 10 percent who weren't ready to retire or the 11 percent who were laid off.

What are today's small businesses?
  
The majority of small business owners report that their businesses are currently profitable, a 6 percent increase from the previous year. The 37 percent plurality of these businesses are well-established entities with experienced owners, having been in operation for over a decade. Half of the profitable businesses in 2018 were purchased as an independent business already in operation while the next largest segment was independent start-up businesses, at 39 percent.


Health, beauty, and fitness businesses majorly on the rise

2018 brought a notable increase in health, beauty, and fitness businesses such as wellness spas, salons, and gyms. It's possible the 34 percent increase in these industries can be attributed to the boom of consumers becoming more wellness-conscious and knowledgeable via social media.

While not as dramatic, there was also a rise in food businesses and restaurants, at a 14 percent increase, keeping it as the second most populous industry for small business ownership. Business services continued to reign as the largest segment, at 11 percent. Home services overtook automotive businesses this year, edging automotive out of the fifth spot of top business industries in 2018.

Shifts in forms of financing for starting small businesses

While the top five forms of funding remained the same as the previous year, there were numerous shifts in less-utilized forms of financing. The share of mortgage refinancing increased by 33 percent, SBA loans grew by 29 percent, and home equity line of credit (HELOC) grew 27 percent (thanks to low interest rates, a trend likely coming to an end).
Top six popular funding methods for small business owners

Cash remains the most popular funding method with 32 percent of business owners opting for it. Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS), a method of using retirement funds to start a business without incurring tax penalties, remains in second place at 13 percent. Crowdfunding, no longer the "new kid" in class, takes the bottom of popular funding methods with under 1 percent of respondents using it to fund their businesses, a 10 percent decrease from the prior year.

 
 
With interest rates on the rise, there's an opportunity for small business owners to finance their businesses in more beneficial ways. ROBS allows entrepreneurs to use their eligible retirement funds, such as a 401(k), to fund their business without tax penalties or interest rates. There are additional benefits to using ROBS, such as starting a business debt-free and cash-rich.

The Future Remains Bright

As the economy continues to thrive and consumer spending keeps rising, aspiring small business owners should act now. Learning more about available financing options and pursuing low- or no-interest funding is an excellent way of starting the entrepreneurial journey.
The majority of entrepreneurs report high levels of happiness and confidence in the state of small business. Current small business owners may save time, energy, and money by outsourcing their biggest business service challenges such as bookkeeping and marketing.

One thing remains true year over year: the American entrepreneur works hard and cares passionately about their small business, with a desire to expand and succeed fueling their daily life.


 

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HOGAN PLEDGES COP COPTER CREWS FOR BALTIMORE: Gov. Larry Hogan pledged to authorize up to 10 Maryland State Police helicopter crews to staff flights over Baltimore as part of a $21 million effort to help the city to deter crime, Luke Broadwater of the Sun reports.

COCAINE DEATHS RISE: Cocaine hasn't received as much attention in recent years, but it is increasingly playing a role in the opioid epidemic, state data show, Ian Round reports for the Annapolis Capital. Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority of those deaths - 82%, according to the Maryland Department of Health - involved fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid.

BACK AND FORTH ON PENSION RETURNS: In response to the Maryland Public Policy Institute's recent blog post - The MSRPS Misses its Benchmark and Lowers Discount Rate," the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System argued that the institute neglected the longer-term (10-year) performance in our analysis of the system's investment returns. The MSRPS' argument is ironic, considering their longer-term 10-year performance is no better, says senior policy analyst Carol Park. Over the years, the Maryland Public Policy Institute's pension studies have always focused on the analysis of MSRPS' 10-years performance. Here is the full response from MPPI.

LYNCHING TRUTH PANELS START: The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, created last spring by the Maryland General Assembly, met last Thursday at the University of Baltimore School of Law before an audience of 200, Louis Krauss of the Daily Record reports. Such meetings will be held in every community where one of the 41 lynchings in Maryland took place. Bowie State University history professor Nicholas Creary, who came up with the idea for the panel, said when he presented the idea to the House panel, he said, " 'Think of it like 41 open murder cases.' These are open cases where the police knew who did it but didn't arrest anyone."

AC IN BALTIMORE SCHOOLS: On a steamy September day that saw dozens of schools in the Baltimore region close early or not open at all, state officials approved more than $23 million in funding to bring air conditioning to more than 15 additional schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore Countyreports Danielle Gaines for Maryland Matters. But in a gut punch for Sen. Bill Ferguson, a city project wasn't recommended to receive $2 million for a new heating and air conditioning system by the Interagency Commission for School Construction.
MO CO CAMPAIGN FINANCING PROGRAM 'A MODEL:' Advocates of publicly financed political campaigns in Maryland say they are encouraged by the initial results of a small-donor fund in Montgomery County, Bryan Sears of the Daily Record reports. The program, used for the first time in the 2018 election, is credited with opening the doors for a number of candidates who otherwise might have considered fundraising too much of a barrier, according to a report released Thursday by the nonpartisan MaryPirg Foundation.
METRO PROBE: A drama that began in early July, when Maryland withheld more than $40 million in capital funding that was due to be provided to the Washington, D.C. area's transit agency, is likely to be resolved in the next couple weeks, Bruce DePuyt of Maryland Matters reports.
MD MILITARY PROJECTS IMPERILED BY TRUMP MOVE: About once every other month, sewage backs up into the classrooms, restrooms and the kitchen at a child development center inside Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County. A $13 million replacement child care center was slated to be built in 2020, but it was among the 127 projects whose funding was diverted by the Trump administration to fund a $3.6 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Robin Bravender of Maryland Matters reports.
PENCE OFFERS OLIVE BRANCH TO CUMMINGS: Vice President Mike Pence urged U.S. House Republicans in Baltimore Friday to "make it clear" that the GOP is prepared to work with Democrats - including Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore congressman sharply and repeatedly criticized by President Donald Trump, Jeff Barker reports in the Sun. Speaking at a House Republican retreat, Pence went where Trump - who addressed the lawmakers Thursday night - did not by appearing to extend an olive branch to Cummings.

BSO PODCAST: Even record attendance wouldn't turn around the BSO. Other cities' orchestras show what could, a Sun podcast with reporter Pamela Wood explains. The podcast comes the day after musicians rejected offers in contract negotiations, and a likely postponement of the group's fall season.

MD WINEMAKING HIT BY CLIMATE CHANGE: The heavy rains and warmer temperatures of climate change are changing things for Maryland's wine makers, reports John Lee for WYPR. Grape growers are trying to figure out how to survive an unpredictable future.

A YEAR IN, QUESTIONS REMAIN ON ANTON BLACK's DEATHA year after Anton Black's death at the hands of Eastern Shore police officers, a lot of questions remain, writes Glynis Kazanjian, who has been following the story for Maryland Matters. Black's family is searching for answers. A local group called The Coalition for Justice for Anton Black has sprouted up. Lawsuits are likely to follow.

ICE PROTESTS IN MO CO: Hundreds of protesters representing the two sides of the polarizing immigration issue stood face-to-face in Rockville Friday with only metal barriers and a police-lined street separating them. The dual protests staged outside the Montgomery County Council office building were prompted by an ICE-related executive order signed by County Executive Marc Elrich (D) in July that preceded a recent string of sexual assaults allegedly committed by undocumented residents, Glynis Kazanjian of Maryland Matters reports.

MO CO SCHOOL DRESS CODE STIRS CONTROVERSY: The new principal at Montgomery County's Albert Einstein High School has stirred up much controversy by issuing a new dress code that some are saying is directed more at girls than boys, Joe Heim reports for the Post.

HOWARD COUNCILWOMAN PUSHES ELLICOTT CITY PLAN: A Howard County councilwoman continues to galvanize support for her development regulation reform proposal ahead of a Monday hearing on Ellicott City flood mitigation plans. Liz Walsh has proposed a bill that would expand the historic town's watershed by relabeling it under a state-recognized watershed zone. The proposal would also bar developers from disturbing parts of historic district and would expand protections for buffers around wetlands, steep slopes and all waterways, including man-made streams. She also proposes expanding protections for forests, Erin Logan of the Howard County Times reports.

OPINION: HOWARD IS NOT SEGREGATED: Howard County resident and attorney Lew Jan Olowski, in an op-ed for MarylandReporter, opines that the Howard County superintendent's redistricting plan forces 7,300 students to switch schools, promoting equity by reducing the presence of low-income families at some schools and increasing their presence at other schools. Many of the plan's proponents cannot defend it in good faith. A majority of the County Council, and the chair of the Board of Education, urge redistricting to solve "socioeconomic and racial segregation in the school system." That pretext is false. Howard County is not segregated. Howard County is diverse.

 
Wealthiest ZIP Codes in Greater D.C.
Ranked by Median household income (2017)

Locally Researched by: Carolyn M. Proctor, Washington Business Journal

20769 (Glenn Dale) is the wealthiest in our County!



 

FROM THE HALLS 
A Maryland business legislative update

Maryland Chamber Sponsors MACo
 
In mid-August, leaders from Maryland's counties, and other officials from government across the state, visited Ocean City to attend the Maryland Association of Counties 2019 Summer Conference. The event theme, "Winds of Change," focused on the social, economic, and demographic shifts affecting the state's 24 major jurisdictions.
 
In his closing remarks to conference attendees, Governor Hogan focused on several topic areas including: 1) addressing violent crime, 2) education funding, 3) school construction, 4) rural broadband access, and 5) clean and renewable energy.   Read more.
 

2019 Congressional Roundup
 
 
In September the inaugural Congressional Roundup will take place- bringing together Maryland business leaders and federal policy makers to discuss imperative topics regarding federal priorities and their impact on Maryland.
 
This is the first event of its kind and includes a full day at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Capital Building , and an exclusive opportunity to attend our reception at the New AT&T Forum.  Check out the AT&T Forum's virtual tour  
To register, view our robust agenda, or more details,  click here.  

STATE UPDATES

Kirwan Commission



Recommendations to overhaul Maryland's education system put forward by the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, nicknamed the Kirwan Commission, continue to generate buzz and speculation both in Annapolis and statewide.  At issue is how the state and Maryland's counties are going to cover the $3.8 billion price tag associated with its implementation. It is widely thought the debate over Kirwan funding will dominate the 2020 legislative session. 

By way of background, the commission has called for increasing teacher pay and providing full-day prekindergarten for low-income 3-and 4-year-olds, among other things.  The total cost of implementing the Kirwan recommendations rounds out at $3.8 billion per year, once all programs are phased-in over a decade.




Executive Order on Clean & 
Renewable Energy
 
On August 14, Governor Hogan signed Executive Order 01.01.2019.09 establishing the Governor's Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting. Citing his commitment to environmental stewardship, the Governor charged the Task Force with developing consensus-based recommendations regarding the siting of new solar and wind energy projects in Maryland.  Read more.
 
Changes in the General Assembly
 
 
In early August, two members of the General Assembly announced that they would be leaving to accept posts within the administration of Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.
 
 Read more about Delegate Eric Bromwell and Delegate Stephen Lafferty.
 
 
 
 Rural Broadband Expansion
 
On August 19, the Hogan Administration announced the availability of nearly $10 million in in funding intended to expand rural broadband access to 225,000 Marylander's living in rural communities.
 
 Learn more about Governor Hogan's announcement.
 
MDCC Second Chance Task Force
Over the course of the last several months, the Maryland Chamber Foundation has been actively engaged in seeking ways to address the challenges faced by the ex-offender community as they prepare for and seek employment post-incarceration.
 
Continue reading about Second Chance here.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
 
 
Introducing Ashley Duckman, the vice president of government affairs
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce sat down with Ashley Duckman to learn more about what she brings into her new role. Before joining the Maryland Chamber, Duckman spent nearly a decade at the American Gas Association (AGA) in Washington D.C. representing natural gas utilities. 
 
As the VP, she will lead advocacy efforts on behalf of the 4,500+ members of the Maryland Chamber before the Maryland General Assembly and on the federal level. Meet Ashley.
 

Bank of America contributed more than $700,000 to Maryland communities
Bank of America's Greater Maryland Market President, Sabina Kelly, says, "Through crucial funding opportunities and strong partnerships forged with innovative organizations, Bank of America is helping to build healthy, successful communities with the power to thrive."
 
Most recently, Bank of America announced a $100,000 grant to YouthWorks, Baltimore City's summer jobs program.  Continue reading here.


 




 


2019 - 2020 Board of Directors
 
Officers:
 President
Stephanie P. Anderson ~ O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.
 
Vice President
Terry Rogers ~ NAI Michael
 
Secretary
Christopher Rizzi ~ Bohler Engineering
 
Treasurer
Cheryl Pyle ~ Money One Federal Credit Union
 
Past President
Andrew M. Roud ~ St. John Properties
 
General Counsel
Eddie Pounds ~ Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
  
Directors:
Laura George ~ Anne Arundel Medical Center
Craig Muckle ~ Archdiocese of Washington
Tom Zizos ~ Beall Funeral Home
Marvin Dunmeyer ~ BGE
R. Anthony Pasciuto ~ Byrd & Byrd, LLC
Cathy Martin ~ Bowie Comfort Inn & Conference Center
Michael Oleru ~ HOGAN
Pam Scott ~ M&T Bank
Sherman Ragland ~ Realinvestors Academy, LLC
Catherine Newman ~ Recorded Books, Inc.
Robert Waller ~ R.L. Waller & Associates
Diane M. Polangin ~ Total Tax Service
Vikki Kalitsi ~ Visiting Angels

Board Adviser:
Dr. Ron Watson ~ Watson Management Corporation

Executive Director:
Pauline K. Markward
 

 


County Legislation (CB-12-2018) states that all Prince George's County business owners, tenants, or operators of commercial and industrial properties, including but not limited to offices, stores, hotels, motels, gas stations, restaurants, factories, processing plants, and manufacturing enterprises, shall provide at least equally sized and equally convenient recycling containers to accompany each trash container on the interior and exterior of the property, including along storefronts.

To view a list of the County's acceptable recycling materials, visit bit.ly/acceptedpgc.
To review a copy of the legislation, go to bit.ly/CB122018.

For more information, contact the Department of the Environment, Recycling Section, Inspection Unit at 301-883-3635.



If you don't already have one, establish a recycling program at your business or multi-tenant facility. Setting up a program is easy and we can help!

If you already have a recycling program, submit a copy of your Maryland Recycling Act (MRA) Recycling Tonnage Report to the Department of the Environment Recycling Section. Your recycling hauler may also submit the report on your behalf with your business/property name and address listed on the report.

Recycling is Good Business: Make it Your Business!

Businesses play an important role in Prince George's County's Recycling Program. Approximately one-half of the county's solid waste stream is produced by the business sector. Businesses also account for 2/3 of the county's current recycling rate.
All businesses can recycle. The Department of the Environment Recycling Section will assist your business in implementing a successful recycling program.

"How to Start a Recycling Program"

The steps to start a successful recycling program include:
  1. Obtain the support of the executive management
  2. Appoint a coordinator and program monitors to plan and implement the program.
  3. Determine the number of people participating and the types and amounts of recyclables generated.
  4. Discuss the program with local recyclers, and seek quotes from recycling haulers.
  5. Develop an efficient collection system.
  6. Educate all employees.
  7. Purchase items that can be recycled or reused.
  8. Publicize the success of the program.
 Call 3-1-1 for more information.

 

There are now 10 certified Green Bowie Businesses in the City. The most recent to complete the program is the Starbucks at Bowie Town Center! 

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 while gaining visibility in the community? You've come to the right place!

You can read about all Green Bowie Businesses and the program itself at www.cityofbowie.org/greenbowiebiz!


Staff Contacts
Ashleigh Armentrout
aarmentrout@cityofbowie.org
 
Tiffany Wright 
twright@cityofbowie.org
 
 
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: $10,000
 
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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