The SMMCOC joined the Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council (MAC) which was established in 2015 by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce to serve as a liaison between the defense and civilian communities. Board Member, John Huggins, represents SMMCOC on MAC. MAC’s mission is to provide community support for critical and unique Department of the Navy (DON) and Department of Defense (DOD) activities, bases and missions located in Charles County.
The SMMCOC joined the Southern Maryland Food Council (SMFC) in order to serve agricultural businesses in the southern Maryland region. Board Members, Roseanna Vogt and Linda Warren represent SMMCOC on SMFC. SMFC brings together diverse stakeholders in the regional food system in order to sustain and enhance the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health and sustainability of southern Maryland. Approximately 350,000 people are employed in some aspect of agriculture, making it the largest commercial industry in Maryland. Agriculture also remains the largest single land use in the State.
The SMMCOC held a working meeting with the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce . At that meeting, the Memorandum of Understanding between the two Chambers was updated. The SMMCOC Lobbyists also discussed state legislation that each of our Chambers is supporting on behalf of our members.
The SMMCOC met with the Secretary of Minority Affairs, Jimmy Rhee, and Maryland Hispanic Chamber members to discuss the huge $2 Billion offshore wind project that has an MBE participation component. Secretary of Minority Affairs Jimmy Rhee is leading the effort.