President's message

President’s Message

The Chamber is engaged in modification of its Bylaws to reflect its new name and mission.:

Name: shall be known as Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Mission: (1) To preserve the competitive enterprise system of business by focusing on economic development (the growth, creation and achievement of minority businesses),  and entrepreneurship, while creating a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of entrepreneurs and minority businesses, and a concern for their problems; educating the business community and representing them, county, state and federal legislative and political affairs; preventing or addressing controversies, which would be detrimental to expansion and growth of entrepreneurs and minority businesses, and the community, if they should arise; creating a greater appreciation of the value of a more liberal investment of substance and self, on behalf of the interest of minority business; (2)  To promote minority businesses and community growth and development by focusing on the growth, creation and achievement of entrepreneurs and minority businesses, while promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all businesses within the southern Maryland region; promoting programs of a civic, social and cultural nature, which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community; and discovering and correcting abuses that prevent the promotion of business expansion and community growth..

The new focus will be Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.  The Chamber is looking for new Board Members. If you are interested in being on the Board of Directors, please send your resume to info@smmcoc.org, for consideration by the Chamber’s Nominating Committee, no later than August 5, 2016.

The Chamber is also engaged in establishing The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) organization, which will enable the Foundation to pursue Grants for outreach and training for the Southern Maryland minority community. The State of Maryland incorporation is complete. Necessary paperwork has been submitted to the IRS for approval.

The Chamber will be recognized for its Advocacy at the Calvert County Business Alliance, 10 Years Anniversary Celebration Gala. Come enjoy the Caribbean Breeze on the Chesapeake Bay, Saturday, August 27, 2016  •  6:30 PM – 11:00 PM Holiday Inn Select  •  Solomons Island, MD $50 per ticket presale through August 12, 2016. Semi Formal Attire. Registration and Cocktails (Cash Bar) – 6:30 PM.

Doris J. Cammack-Spencer

President and Chief Executive Officer