Economic Development Committee

Linda Schuett, Blumenthal, Delavan, Powers and Palmer, P.A. , Chairman

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room
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

Allyson Black, BGE, Chairman

Meets 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.


Marketing Committee

Marketing members are embedded in each of the other committees

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.


Small Business Council

Chris Barber, Cheaper Than A Geek, Chairman

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:00a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room
The Small Business Council (SBC) supports the Chamber's small business members through a variety of efforts that include The Business Resource Center, Business Accelerator Breakfasts, Shop Small and Shop Local, as well as other programs, all of which are designed to enhance the members' business growth and profitability.


Military Affairs Committee

Lynn Nichols, Keller Williams Flagship of MD, Chairman

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room
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.

Networking Events Committee

Cherie Tyler, Mid Atlantic Systems, Chairman

Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Chamber Office
Plans the Chamber’s monthly mixers, and provides suggestions for ongoing programs such as Tuesday Topics, and recommend new Chamber events.

Membership Growth Committee

Develops and implements strategic membership development plan, including sector analysis, benefits match, and prospect identification, and supports the Ambassador’s Club’s retention efforts.

West County Global Alliance

Lisa Ennis, Eccentrics The Spa Sanctuary, Co-Chairman

Promotes and highlights resources, organizations and partnership opportunities that enhance collaboration and business development.


Ambassador’s Club

Matt Slovick, Aflac, Chairman

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Chamber Conference Room
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

Academy Yard A.J. Properties    The Bank of Glen Burnie BB&T The Columbia Bank The Dolben Company, Inc. Elm Street Development   Heimlantz Logo 4c CPA   FisherLawOffice logo Flats 170 at Academy Yard Huff Insurance  Old Line Bank The UPS Store - Odenton/Hanover