Committees

ADVOCATE

Economic Development Committee

Jonathan Williams, Real Projectives, Chairman

Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office
Advocates for the Odenton Town Center and other West County development issues, and to ensure the transportation and other infrastructure necessary to support our growing community (including Fort Meade) receives needed public support.

Legislative Committee

Randy Fisher, Fisher Law Office, Chairman

Meets every Monday at noon at the Chamber office while the General Assembly is in session
Establishes legislative priorities and reviews bills affecting the West County business community, identifies those requiring action by the Chamber, and coordinates Chamber testimony before the General Assembly.

PROMOTE

Marketing Committee

Michele Waits, A.J. Properties, Chairman

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office
Responsible for developing and overseeing the Chamber’s comprehensive marketing plan to enhance the Chamber “brand.” Evaluates current marketing efforts, including electronic media, and recommends improvements. Supports event and committee marketing efforts.

Also see Small Business Council and Military Affairs Committee.

INFORM

Small Business Council

Hedy Nelson, Witz Realty, LLC., Chairman

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office
Develops materials for the Business Resource Center in support of new, relocating, and expanding businesses, and supports the Chamber's “Buy Local” campaign.

Cyber Committee

Nick Champagne, Net2Sky, Chairman

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber office.
Develops practical tips and resources to help Chamber members improve the cyber security of their business and personal devices.

 

CONNECT

Military Affairs Committee

Lynn Nichols, Keller Williams Flagship of MD, Chairman

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Chamber office
Plans events in support of the personnel and families at Ft. Meade in an effort to build a stronger connection between the local business community and the Fort.

Program and Events Committee

Lisa Ennis, Eccentrics The Spa Sanctuary, Chairman

Plans the Chamber’s monthly mixers, and provides suggestions for ongoing programs such as Tuesday Topics, and recommend new Chamber events.

Membership Growth Committee

Joseph Reed Karsner IV, Coaching Equals Progress, Chairman

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Chamber office
Develops and implements strategic membership development plan, including sector analysis, benefits match, and prospect identification, and supports the Ambassador’s Club’s retention efforts.

Ambassador’s Club

Matt Slovick, Aflac, Chairman
Open, Retention Efforts

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. at McDonalds of Odenton
Serves as a liaison to new members, orienting them to Chamber activities, events and committees, and develops outreach programs to recognize existing members.

West County Chamber Foundation

Dave Magayna, Gemini Financial Services, President

The 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the Chamber raises funds for educational, community improvement, and charitable purposes within the limits of its charter. It operates under the direction of a separate Board of Directors from the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Corporate Trustees

Platinum Trustees

A.J. Properties Heimlantz Logo 4c CPA PNC Bank

Gold Trustees

Academy Yard The Bank of Glen Burnie BB&T The Columbia Bank The Dolben Company, Inc. Elm Street Development  Maryland Live! Old Line Bank Reliable Contracting   

Silver Trustees

CoachingEqualsProgress logo FINAL FisherLawOffice logo Flats 170 at Academy Yard Huff Insurance Long & Foster/Next Step Partners McDonald's of Odenton McDonogh Companies Logo The UPS Store - Odenton/Hanover