BALTIMORE CITY chamber of commerce

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Miss Shirley's of Roland Park, 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    For Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and New, Prospective and Existing Chamber Members!

    You are invited to join us for a 2 hour meeting and  networking session. We will discuss member benefits, upcoming events and share connections to local resources. We will discuss business challenges and share contacts. Plus, you will meet Chamber members and local business owners who want to grow their businesses just like you do!

    Admission is free but there is an additional cost for breakfast. 

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    • 5
    Register
    Learn Sales from the Experts

    A wise person once said, "If you don't have sales, you don't have business." BCCoC is proud to host a sales training for entrepreneurs. In this two hour training, you will learn how to find the most profitable customers and how to get potential customers to purchase from YOU.

    The Sunday class will be taught by William Honablew Jr. William  is the Executive Director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. William is a Maryland business consultant and attorney, who has 20 years of experience working with small to medium size business to re-engineer their business processes and grow revenue while positively impacting their stakeholders. He has trained thousands of people throughout the country on various topics, including financial management, strategic planning, marketing, effective communication, advocacy, the legislative process, etc. He has worked with educational, government, non-for – profit, and for-profit organizations to help them move to the next level. He mentored and advised more than 300 clients; managed the opening, operations, and special events to launch an entrepreneurship center; and supported clients in obtaining more than $1.1 million in non-debt cash infusion. 

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register

    This workshop is designed to help non-profit leaders develop grant applications and proposals that get funded. There are specific skills and strategies for proposals under $50k. For small or new non-profit organizations, this is a great workshop to learn how to take the passion for your cause and turn it into dollars for your cause.

    You will learn the component parts of a proposal, the differences and commonalities between different grants , developing needs assessment, creating a budget, and how to tell your organization's story in a way that gets funded.

    Website link for the session will be emailed to those who are registered 48 hours before the start of the session.

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Courtyard McHenry Row 1803 Porter St Baltimore MD 21230
    Register

    The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce's General Meeting is an opportunity for members and non-members to stay updated on key business issues, share ideas and  meet with like-minded people in the Baltimore business community. Attendees will learn about events and resources that help with business growth and hear from subject matter experts and political leaders.

    The meeting is held in the large conference room adjacent to the lobby. The meeting is followed by networking inside the hotel lobby's bar and bistro.
    Special thanks to member, Courtyard McHenry Row for being our Venue Sponsor!

    If you should have any difficulties locating us, please call us at 410-234-9350. We look forward to seeing you!
    • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    • Saturday, April 11, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • LIGHT Health and Wellness, Inc, 2200 N. Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
    Register
    This is a three session (you should plan to attend ALL three sessions) Boot Camp. It is designed to teach new entrepreneurs in the start up phase how to create an organization that is founded on strong business principles, can increase in scale,  get funding, and stay profitable. The following topics will be covered:
    • Accessing your entrepreneur mindset;
    • Identifying a target market that bring in revenue;
    • Setting revenue and profit goals;
    • Creating a business process that maximizes resources and profit;
    • Developing a budget that works;
    • Preparing to get your first round of funding;
    • Preparing for growth and scaling; and
    • Expanding your staff.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Membership in the Chamber brings many advantages for member businesses. It may include networking opportunities, discounts, business support and advice, and the chance to have your views represented at county, regional and national levels through the Chamber’s on-going lobbying activities.

    Membership of the Chamber is significant and builds over time - the more you use the Chamber and its member benefits, the more you’ll get out of your membership. In many cases membership pays for itself through the discounts and other benefits available.

    Members are also able to attend our Chamber events for free or discount rates, including our Business After Dark, Breakfast and Networking, Boot Camps, and many others. Membership starts as low as $30 per month. For more information, please click HERE.


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Little Havana
    Register

    This is members only resource and referral group. Members who are facing challenges growing or operating their businesses will find the resources that they need to resolve those challenges. Led by Richard Craft, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, these sessions help businesses find the high value clients they are looking for and ultimately make more money. A wise person once said, "When like minded people come together to address a challenge, the answer will be in the room." 

    If you are looking for resources to make more money and grow your business, the Centers of Influence is for you.


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North, 5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee is responsible for monitoring legislation, policies, and politics at the city, state, and federal level to ensure that the Chamber is in the best position to advocate for and inform our members. The meeting is held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North's restaurant. 

    For more information, please contact the committee Chair, Hal Resnick, at Baseheart@verizon.net. 

    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Full Tilt Brewing, 5604 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
    Register

    Connect and socialize with Baltimore professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs. This is a great opportunity to meet your next client, vendor, business partner, or mentor. 

    Our brewery and taproom, located in the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore City, await you! Here we strive to stay at the forefront of innovative, delicious, and unique craft beer while also providing for a memorable experience you’ll want to come back and enjoy again and again. Whether it’s sipping on some brews, enjoying the aesthetics of the local art displayed, or just hanging out in the taproom before you or someone you know gets married in the B’More Kitchen Space upstairs, we have something for everyone! Come in, sit down, have a brew (or two) and relax… you’re home. Cheers!

    Current Beers on Tap

    For questions about membership, please email Honablew@BCCoC.org. 

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Nick's Fish House, 2600 Insulator Dr, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    Join us as we plan and execute quality events that enhance Baltimore's economic development. For more information, please contact Christina Lambie at clambie@entertainmentcruises.com.

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • LIGHT Health and Wellness, 2200 N. Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD
    Register

    This is a three session (you should plan to attend ALL three sessions) Boot Camp. It is designed to teach non-profit leaders in the start up phase how to create an organization that is founded on strong business principles, has meaningful impact, can increase in scale, and get funding. The following topics will be covered:
    • Balancing mission and money (including understanding how to clarify an organizational mission; developing organizational goals; to learn the elements of basic budgeting; understanding how to establish and rank organizational priorities; and understanding the fluid nature of balancing between budgetary constraints and impact);
    • Program design and process mapping (including creating a needs statement; understanding the benefits of process mapping; to articulate the difference between goals, objectives, and activities; to demonstrate the ability to utilize the client-centric and organization-centric model; articulating how activities lead to S.M.A.R.T. goals);
    • Telling a story that makes sense (including understanding the need for effective data management; To understanding the information needs and information that influences stakeholders; developing a budget or resource list, etc.); and
    • Preparing for grants (including determining positioning for grant funding, communication with funders, etc.).

    MEMBERSHIP

    Membership in the Chamber brings many advantages for member businesses. It may include networking opportunities, discounts, business support and advice, and the chance to have your views represented at county, regional and national levels through the Chamber’s on-going lobbying activities.

    Membership of the Chamber is significant and builds over time - the more you use the Chamber and its member benefits, the more you’ll get out of your membership. In many cases membership pays for itself through the discounts and other benefits available.

    Members are also able to attend our Chamber events for free or discount rates, including our Business After Dark, Breakfast and Networking, Boot Camps, and many others. Membership starts as low as $30 per month. For more information, please click HERE.


    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Miss Shirley's of Roland Park, 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    For Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and New, Prospective and Existing Chamber Members!

    You are invited to join us for a 2 hour meeting and  networking session. We will discuss member benefits, upcoming events and share connections to local resources. We will discuss business challenges and share contacts. Plus, you will meet Chamber members and local business owners who want to grow their businesses just like you do!

    Admission is free but there is an additional cost for breakfast. 


    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Little Havana, 1325 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    This is members only resource and referral group. Members who are facing challenges growing or operating their businesses will find the resources that they need to resolve those challenges. Led by Richard Craft, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, these sessions help businesses find the high value clients they are looking for and ultimately make more money. A wise person once said, "When like minded people come together to address a challenge, the answer will be in the room." 

    If you are looking for resources to make more money and grow your business, the Centers of Influence is for you.


    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North, 5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee is responsible for monitoring legislation, policies, and politics at the city, state, and federal level to ensure that the Chamber is in the best position to advocate for and inform our members. The meeting is held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North's restaurant. 

    For more information, please contact the committee Chair, Hal Resnick, at Baseheart@verizon.net. 

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • QG, 31 S Calvert Street; Baltimore, MD 21202
    Register

    Connect and socialize with Baltimore professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs. This is a great opportunity to meet your next client, vendor, business partner, or mentor. 

    In the space above the retail store, 31 S. Calvert Street was home to Dahne & Weinstein Jewelers, offering clock and watch repair. Honoring the history of our building, we aptly named our restaurant CLOCK Restoration. CLOCK is an acronym for "Clients and Loyals Only Cocktails and Kitchen." We are open to anyone who shops at the QG, as well as their friends.

    After you get a clean shave, have a relaxing massage in our spa, or go shopping on the fifth floor, check out our speakeasy-style bar & restaurant, CLOCK Restoration. It boasts an elevated American menu and cocktail list.

    Come in for lunch, or stay for happy hour while you wait for traffic to die down.

    For questions about membership, please email Honablew@BCCoC.org. 

    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Nick's Fish House, 2600 Insulator Dr, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Registration is closed

    Join us as we plan and execute quality events that enhance Baltimore's economic development. For more information, please contact Christina Lambie at clambie@entertainmentcruises.com.

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Miss Shirley's of Roland Park, 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    For Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and New, Prospective and Existing Chamber Members!

    You are invited to join us for a 2 hour meeting and  networking session. We will discuss member benefits, upcoming events and share connections to local resources. We will discuss business challenges and share contacts. Plus, you will meet Chamber members and local business owners who want to grow their businesses just like you do!

    Admission is free but there is an additional cost for breakfast. 


    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North, 5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee is responsible for monitoring legislation, policies, and politics at the city, state, and federal level to ensure that the Chamber is in the best position to advocate for and inform our members. The meeting is held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore North's restaurant. 

    For more information, please contact the committee Chair, Hal Resnick, at Baseheart@verizon.net. 

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Miss Shirley's of Roland Park, 513 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Register

    For Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and New, Prospective and Existing Chamber Members!

    You are invited to join us for a 2 hour meeting and  networking session. We will discuss member benefits, upcoming events and share connections to local resources. We will discuss business challenges and share contacts. Plus, you will meet Chamber members and local business owners who want to grow their businesses just like you do!

    Admission is free but there is an additional cost for breakfast. 


Past events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Events Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Public Policy Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Centers of Influence
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Small Business: Business Planning
Thursday, January 09, 2020 Business After Dark
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Non-Profits: Creating a Program that Gets Funded
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Events Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2019 HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, November 14, 2019 FREE- Grant Workshop
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 FREE- Grant Workshop
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Breakfast Networking & Resources
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Breakfast with the Mayor
Sunday, October 13, 2019 FREE Sales Training with William Honablew Jr
Saturday, October 12, 2019 FREE Sales Training with Will Holmes
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Business After Dark
Friday, September 27, 2019 GRANT WRITING - Grants less than $50k -Special Guest Presenter Kenya Asli
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Breakfast Networking & Resources
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Business After Dark
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Centers of Influence
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Breakfast Networking & Resources
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 How to get capital for your business
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Business After Dark
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 How to get capital for your business
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Organizational Creation and Operation
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Breakfast Networking & Resources
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Business After Dark
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Breakfast Networking & Resources
Thursday, June 20, 2019 2019 Annual Meeting Cruise
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Business After Dark
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Crab Feast with the Baltimore City Chamber

ABOUT THE BALTIMORE CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as an engine for business and economic development that promotes both members’ and the City’s core value propositions.

CONTACTS

Info@BaltimoreCityChamber.org
410-837-7101
PO Box 4483, Baltimore, MD 21223 

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