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September 2009   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 23  

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Plan to attend the Friday, October 9th Women In Business Breakfast at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.  


The 18th Annual Baltimore Washington Region Government Procurement Fair... with Federal-State-Local Government Procurement Officials, will be held at the Greenbelt Marriott on Tuesday, October 20.  Complete in hours what it could take months to do and learn how to get YOUR share of the government contracting business!  


Nationally known economist,
Anirban Basu of Sage Policy
Group and Economic Advisor to the BWCC, was the keynote speaker recently at BWCC's Annual Meeting.  On Thursday, December 10, we will bring him back again!  Hear Mr. Basu give an Economic Update for the Corridor region.
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Corridor News
Four BWCC Members Named to Maryland Economic Development Commission by Governor O'Malley
Governor O'Malley Swears in Members of Maryland Economic Development Commission... Four Members of BWCC Are Among Them!

18th Annual Baltimore Washington Region Government Procurement Fair
Your Time is Valuable... Let Us Help You Use It Wisely!  Attend the October 7 Pre-Procurement Fair Workshop and receive a $20 Discount Coupon for the October 20 Procurement Fair!

STEM is Alive in the Corridor!
The BWCC Foundation and BWCC have joined in strategic alliance with the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Security Agency—along with other sponsors—to welcome 800+ math educators from across Maryland on October 16th.  Want the full story?  Want to know why NSA’s Deputy Director is the keynote speaker?  Want to be a sponsor for excellence in math education?  Read this compelling story, as told by Jon Wray...

Energy Co-Op Information Commercial and Residential
The BWCC is now forming its 10th commercial electric purchasing cooperative, having saved millions of dollars for those businesses that have participated in the preceding co-ops. We are now offering savings to employees of BWCC member companies, allowing employees to register and obtain substantial savings on their electric and natural gas costs!
Plan to attend an overview session at the BWCC office or online!

Commercial Electric Purchasing Cooperative Overview Session at the BWCC Office: Tuesday, September 29 at 3:00 pm.

To register for any of the session, go online at or call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714.

On-line Webinars for the Commercial Electric Purchasing Cooperative at 12:00 noon every Friday,   September through October.

On-line Webinars for the Residential Electric Purchasing Cooperative at 12:00 noon every Monday, September through October.

To participate in the webinars register at or call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714. Type in Commercial Energy Co-Op Webinar or Residential Energy Co-Op Webinar in the subject area.

Business News
2009 Tax Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
IRS Features Recovery Tax Credits on YouTube, iTunes...

Results of July 2009 Workplace Skills Survey
Soft Skills Survey Results:  The CONNECT! Coalition thanks BWCC members who participated in the July 2009 workplace skills survey.  Members were asked to select skills they thought should be included in trainings for current and future workers. The results confirmed what the coalition had believed to be priorities for employers.

Business Groups Turn to Capitol Hill To Amend E-Verify Regulations
Beginning Tuesday, September 9, new federal contracts of $100,000 or more will come with a requirement that companies sign up for a government-run electronic employment verification system that has generated vociferous criticism from many employers.

The New Form I-9 Available
The new Form I-9 is now available (with an expiration date of August 31, 2012).  For more information and to obtain a copy of the new form visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services website.

MBE/DBE Application Assistance Workshop
MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise Conducts a Free Monthly Workshop for Firms Interested in Applying for Certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).

Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 104, Laurel, MD 20707-4824
Phone: 301-725-4000; 410-792-9714; Fax: 301-725-0776
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