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Through a merger between the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber and the West Anne Arundel County Chamber in early 2017, the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) was created. We are dedicated to providing networking, information and growth resources to all sizes and kinds of businesses, agencies, institutions and organizations. Our connections to business, industry, academia, government are unparalleled.

BBI Monthly Events

 BASE Business Initiative (BBI) MONTHLY MEETING


  1.  Date:Thursday,  December 11th
  2. Time:8:30AM-10:00AM (Doors Open at 8:00AM)

III. Location: The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045)

  1. IV. Attendees: FREEand open to all businesses. No RSVP required!                              We are looking forward to seeing all BBI Partners. 
  2. Agenda: 

1) BBI Recap (2009-2014) | Kellyann Few, BBI Director

BBI Mission

* Lend transparency to Fort Meade mission: Nation’s Preeminent Center for Information, Intelligence and Cyber.

* Survey small business leaders and document barriers | best practices | big ideas related to navigating the defense procurement environment in the Fort Meade, MD region (8 counties & 2 cities)

BBI Networking Committee (Support Solutions):

* BBI Monthly Meetings, hosted Prime Contractors & Procurement  Advisors

* Brown Bag Sessions, facilitated by fellow BBI Partner (Business Management Experts)

* Matchmaking Programming, supporting regional Chambers of Commerce with connecting small businesses to government procurement opportunities 

 2) Regional Growth Management Committee (RGMC) | Raj Kudchadkar, Executive Director – Thanks:

– BBI Partners

– BBI Volunteers, BBI Interns, BBI Advisory Companies, and BBI Test Companies

– BBI Advisory Council: Congressman Cummings, Congressman Ruppersberger, Congressman Sarbanes, HoCo Executive Ulman, and HCC President Hetherington

 3) Ecosystem Speak: Regional  Advocates, and Chambers talk about Small Business support solutions:

Fort Meade Alliance

Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, GovCon

HoCo Chamber of Commerce, GovConnects

BWI  Business Partnership

Howard Tech Council

Ecosystem Exhibits: Small Business support organizations available to discussion small business development & growth.

 4) Extreme Networking with over 150 BBI Partners 


BBI Manager’s Reception

presented by Holiday Inn, East Columbia

  1. Date: Wednesday,  December 17th
  2. Time:6:00PM-9:00PM

III. Location: Holiday Inn | Spurrier’s Restaurant | 7900 Washington  Blvd, Jessup, Maryland 20794

  1. Attendees:FREEand inviting all BBI Partners. No RSVP required!

  2. Agenda: Holiday Inn management invites BBI Partners to enjoy complimentary cocktails & heavy snacks at BBI Manager’s Reception. Join fellow BBI Partners and let’s talk about the Fort Meade procurement, partnerships, and small business growth.

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