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2012 is the Year of Networking and Opportunity

While nobody really has a crystal ball that predicts how the economic winds will change in the near future, one thing is for certain: judging by the number of networking events happening in early 2012, there are plenty of business opportunities.

As establishing solid relationships with peers, customers and partners always leads to business growth and development, I highly recommend that everyone doing business in our region dust off their business cards and expand their business horizons by attending these events:

  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce Congressional Delegation Dinner: During this town hall meeting-style event, Maryland’s congressional delegation and Maryland Chamber members will discuss important federal business issues, like the economy, transportation funding, business and environmental regulation, and much more.
  • GovCon Symposium — Driving Innovation in an Uncertain Environment: The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and more than 500 members of the government contracting community will be gathering for a half-day symposium on driving innovation in an uncertain budgetary environment on February 7th.
  • CRTC Mustang Alley’s (Bowling) Networking Mixer: Combining networking with a little dose of fun, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council is hosting a mixer at Mustang’s Alley on February 7th in Baltimore. 
  • BWI Partnership Signature Breakfast and Transportation Forum: On February 15th, Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation, will be speaking at the BWI Partnership’s Signature Breakfast and Transportation Forum at the BWI Marriott.

Of course, this is merely a snapshot of events that are happening in the next four weeks in our region. The DC-Baltimore metro area has a thriving business community that gathers in some shape or form almost every night of the week.

So, yes 2012 is the year of opportunity, but you have to be willing to go out and make the right connections to make business growth happen.

See you all at these events!

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

Maryland Chamber’s Business Policy Conference Highlights Regional Policy Issues and Challenges

Each year, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce brings together the regional business community to discuss key policy issues at its Business Policy Conference. This year’s event, which took place on November 3rd and 4th, highlighted the themes of economic competitiveness, transportation funding, health care, immigration law, environmental sustainability and much more.

For NetLink Resource Group, the event is an ideal chance for us to network, learn more about these issues and promote our offerings to clients, partners and prospects.  We were excited to be one of 10 exhibiting companies at the event, which brought together about 250 business leaders from the area.

We like to align ourselves with business organizations like the Maryland Chamber because, while we are a provider of IT services and solutions, we ultimately aim to bring business value to clients through the use of information technology.

From its CEO panel to keynote speeches by Maryland lawmakers, the Chamber’s Business Policy Conference was the ideal venue for gaining a perspective on policy issues that impact the business community in Maryland.  If you have not had a chance to attend this event, we highly recommend you mark your calendars for next year’s conference.

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off 2011 Membership Drive

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce plays a major role in advocating for the state’s vibrant and innovative business community.  In addition, the organization is one of the premier hubs for networking and connecting with others – something that I believe is critical to business growth and success.

As a member of the Chamber’s Membership Committee, I am excited to announce that the Chamber is embarking on its 2011 Membership Drive with a very special event at the National Cryptologic Museum.

In addition to providing an ideal forum for business leaders to gather and network, the event will also provide an opportunity for Chamber members to test their recruiting skills.  All current Chamber members will receive one entry to win prizes and recognition during the Chamber’s Annual Meeting for each new member recruited.

On top of that, you will be helping an organization whose sole mission is to strengthen our business community.   How good is that?  To learn more about this free and highly worthy event, click here.

Posted by: Diann Turner, Director, Business Development, NetLink Resource Group