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a few things to remember as the 2010 Season kicks off

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									May 2010                                                                                                        Issue 5




 a few things to remember as the 2010 Season kicks off
1 . Be sure to bring your 2 0 1 0 Brochures over to be displayed in the Visitor Center on Rt. 50. We will be
    r emoving anything that is dated for last year . It is our goal to have the most up to date mater ials for our
    visitor s when they stop in to get infor mation.

2.   Restaurant owners & managers, be sure to place your current menus in our Dining section. This
     is ver y popular , as many guests like to r eview what you offer and take your menu along with them.

3 . Do you have something special going on? Be sur e to let us know & have your event posted in our
    Visitor Center .
    We also offer our Visitor eLert that r eaches over 20,000 visitor s on the 1st & 15th of each month.
    These ar e people who have r equested to r eceive infor mation on events, specials etc.
    (Contact Lisa Dennis for pricing & availability for eLerts)

4 . Inquiry List: The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce has a leads list with the addresses of many people
who have expressed interest in Ocean City & the following activities:
     Watersports                 772 People
     Nature Activities           872 People
     Fishing                     621 People
     Shopping                  1026 People
          We also track interest in Golfing, Family Activities and Camping, in addition to
          our list by Lodging preferences. This list is compiled from leads provided by multiple sources in the Ocean
          City area, including the Town of Ocean City, HMRA, the Chamber etc. There are thousands of leads to
           choose from, a fantastic way to get the word out about your business & what you have to offer.
          You can purchase the full list, a partial list or any combination of lists that best suits your needs.
          The pricing is as follows:
     .10 cents per record if sent electronically
     .13 cents per record if you desire labels
          Please contact Vera Spalt at 410-213-0144 ext. 103 or email vera@oceancity.org for more information.

5. Do you have your 2010 Sea For Yourself Visitor Guides & The Source Business Directory available for
   your guests?? If not, please let us know and we will deliver to your establishment. (Available in cases of 60.)

6 . Take advantage of the many ways the Chamber offers to get your name in front of your potential cus-
    tomers and to show returning customers what’s new.
    Ther e ar e FREE ways such as posting Hot Deals, Member to Member Discounts ,Cur r ent Event
    P ostings, Coupons & flier s in The Chamber Visitor s Center ..
    Options that have a fee ar e Business of the Week Display in Visitor s Center , Sponsor ship Table at
    BAH and adver tising in Chamber P ublications.
Have you updated your Chamber membership record?? Login to www.chamberlogin.com and be sure your
company information is correct. T his is the information that will display online when guests search our
 member directory. Be sure to have correct reps, company info, email addresses etc. If you need to get your
login & password information, just email vera@oceancity.org.
 A message from Melanie Pursel, Executive Director

It certainly feels as though summer is upon us, as the gorgeous weather has definitely been a welcome change.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Sposato Landscaping for their generous donation for Earth Day.
Jay, Mario and the crew were out bright and early to mulch & groom our landscape as their contribution for a
National Day of Service.

We had a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Business Expo at Seacrets. A special Thanks to our sponsors CEO Ruth’s
Chris, Executive—First Call - Office Products, Media—Comcast Spotlight & Food & Venue Seacrets. Ricco and
his staff were exceptional as always.

Be sure to join us for the 23rd Annual Chamber Golf Tournament on May 18 at Ocean City Golf Club. There are
still spaces open for teams and hole sponsorships. If you would like to donate something from your business to the
auction items please give us a call, we would be happy to come pick up your donation. Don’t miss our Kick-Off Party
at The Captain’s Table on May 17 from 6-8 p.m. This is free to attend and is open to all members. Please RSVP if
you plan to attend, at www.oceancity.org.

Please take note of all the Ribbon Cuttings that the Chamber has scheduled in Ocean City this month. This truly is a
sign Ocean City is still attracting new business. Be sure to attend these events whenever possible and join us in wel-
coming the newcomers & congratulating the businesses that have stood the test of time and are celebrating 25, 30,
even 100 years of business here in our magnificent resort. Remember to spend local whenever possible and take time
to enjoy the wonderful place where we live and all it has to offer.


                               Call for Volunteers
                        Show Center Beach and Hospitality
We are already 30 days out from the 2010 OC Air Show, scheduled for June 5th and 6th!!!
The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will be working diligently to provide the best
possible hospitality to all show center beach visitors, including the corporate seating and
VIP clubhouse. If you would like to be part of this fabulous event as a volunteer, please go
to http://ocairshow.com/Volunteers.html. Be sure to put that you are with the OC Chamber
of Commerce in the comment field.

 If your business is interested in additional information about corporate sponsorships, exhibit
space and VIP tickets, please call the Chamber & speak with Melanie or Lisa ( 410-213-
0144 ). We would be happy to send you information on all relevant packages for your busi-
ness!
                           OC Chamber
                       May Business Breakfast
                           May 13, 2010

                      The Blue Ox Bar & Grill
                            26th St. & Coastal Hwy.

      8:00 a.m. Registration 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast & Speaker
      Guest Speaker : Rick Hamilton / OC Convention Ctr. Director

Topic: Mr. Hamilton will display plans & discuss upcoming changes for the
                  Roland E. Powell Convention Center
            $12 Members           $15 Guests ( Non-Members)

                          OC Chamber
                    May Business After Hours
                   May 6, 2010 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

                          BJ’s On The Water
                           75th St. & Coastal Hwy.

    The Chamber Business After Hours is an event that you won’t want to miss.
          Join us at BJ’s for scrumptious food and a breathtaking view.
         Bring your membership card to be entered for a special drawing.
                  50/50 drawing and lots of great door prizes !!!

             Visit our Spotlight table: Ayers Creek Adventures

                                                       The Merchants of
                                                   Historic Downtown Berlin
                                          would like to invite everyone to join us for
                                            Berlin’s 2nd Friday’s Art Stroll, on May
                                                    14th, from 5pm to 8pm.
                                          We keep our doors open to display artwork
                                          from local artists all over town. There will
                                           be music on the streets and light refresh-
                                             ment in most of our novelty shops. So
                                          come to Berlin to meet the artists, dine in
                                            our restaurants, and shop in our shops.
                                           If you miss this Art Stroll then mark your
                                           calendars for next month when we do it
                                                             again!!
            www.oceancity.org

      The Official Map of                                                  The HMRA is working with The Town
                                                                           of Ocean City Tourism Dept. and their
the Greater Ocean City Chamber                                             agency, MGH, to build and successfully
                                                                           market promotions. This season, we will
         of Commerce                                                       market the following:
                                                            Rodney Saves - Ask for the Rodney rate - this can be
                      Advertise Here!                       whatever discount, deal or added value that you want
                                                            to create.
                   • 100,000 Copies Distributed
                     Annually                               June On Sale - Driven by public relations, we will
                                                            stress that vacationing in June is a great time to visit.
                   • Convenient Digest Size                 Again, you can offer whatever discount, deal or added
                   • Full-color, easy to read design
                                                            value you want to create.
                                                            Super Saving Sunday - This will push Sunday arrivals
                   • A Valuable tool for visitors to        for mid-week business; for example Sunday arrivals
                   Ocean City                               receive $50 off a 3 night stay, or dine out on Sunday
                   • Distributed locally via visitors
                                                            and receive a free appetizer/drink - again you can be
                     centers, accommodations,               as creative as you like.
                     restaurants, retail stores,        After the success of Restaurant Week, we are also work-
                     attractions and other locations.   ing on an idea for an “Ocean Cit Hotel Week.”This would
                                                        be slate for the last week of August & through Labor Day.
                                                        More to come on that one! Restaurant Week dates are
                   Limited space left!!
                                                        May 30-June 6 & Oct. 17-24. We are working on ideas to
                                                        broaden this concept so we can involve more restaurants.
Call Nancy Schwendeman, Publications Mgr.
           410-213-0144 ext 106
                                                        Susan L. Jones / Executive Director        OCHMRA
          Top 10 Employment Law
          Mistakes to Avoid in the
                 Workplace

   Recently, your BBB hosted a Biz Bits and net-
   working event with presenters from Whiteford,
                      L              50
   Taylor & Preston, L P. With over 1 attorneys in
   six offices in the mid-Atlantic region, Whiteford,
   Taylor & Preston LLP. serves individuals, compa-
   nies, emerging businesses and professional ser-
   vices firms on complex business, litigation, and
   bankruptcy matters.


   At the Biz Bits event, Whiteford Taylor Preston
                      0
   discussed the top 1 employment law mistakes to
   avoid in the workplace.



          TOP TEN MISTAKES TO AVOID

1 Failing to Update Employee Manuals and Hand-
 .                                                                Free Advertisement Opportunity
   books to Comply with New Laws / Regulations.

2. Re-using old severance agreements.

3. The “1099 Employee.”                                 Gull Creek Senior Living Community is located Berlin,
                                                        Maryland. We are welcoming a host of new residents es-
4. The overly generous employee evaluation.             pecially with the opening of the Treasure Cove Memory
                                                        Unit. Both local and distant residents and their families
5. Failure to document performance and conduct          are interested in what our local area offers (restaurants,
   issues.                                              doctors, entertainment, shopping, etc.).

6. The Email Trail – smoking guns.                      The Gull Creek Welcome Committee is offering the op-
                                                        portunity to local business to advertise at no cost to our
7. Failure to protect confidential information –        residents. Our “Welcome Tote” will be filled with gifts
   think through use of confidentiality agreements      from local businesses. We encourage your business to
   and non-competes; treat confidential and trade       offer a free bonus to Gull Creek residents. With this free
   secret information confidentially.                   bonus, we trust residents and/or their families will visit
                                                        your establishment and become a return customer.
8. Misclassifying employees as “exempt” – salaried
   does not mean exempt.                                This is a wonderful way to advertise your business and
                                                        assist Gull Creek in welcoming new residents.
9. Failure to properly train supervisors and man-
   agement in the handling of complaints of dis-        Gull Creek is a non-profit organization and your donation could be
   criminatory conduct or harassment (including a       tax deductible. Businesses are invited to drop-off their gifts to our
   failure to properly investigate).                    office located at One Meadow Street, Berlin.

1 Failure to follow policy/ Inconsistent proce-
 0.                                                     Gull Creek Senior Living Community
                                                        Debbie Donaway, Director of Community Life
    dures.                                              One Meadow Street Berlin, Maryland
                                                        Phone: 410-641-3171
                       Welcome New Members !
Eastern Shore Property Management                               MRA Property Mgmt., Inc.
Joe Williams                                                    Rayna Butler
10214 Bent Creek Rd.                                            16529 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD 21842                                            Lewes, DE 19958
                                                                (302) 645-6315
(443) 497-3665                                                  www.mrapmi.com rbutler@mrapmi.com
 joe.espm@comcast.net
                                                                Managers of Condominiums, Homeowners Associations &
Property management, maintenance, painting                      Community Associations.

Ocean Broadcasting                                              Atlantic United Methodist Church
Scott Boatman                                                   Norman Poultney
30329 Vines Creek Road                                          4th btw Philadelphia & Baltimore Avenues
Dagsboro, DE 19939                                              Ocean City, MD 21842
(301) 509-3456                                                  (410) 289-7430
www.oceanbroadcastingllc.com                                    www.atlanticmc.org atlanticumc@verizon.net

Ocean Broadcasting is a TV Broadcasting Station with            Referred by :
stations in Dagsboro DE and Ocean City, MD.                     Mary Price, Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce


MCC Construction                                                Enterprise Staffing & Contract
Michael Ilczuk                                                  Placement Services, LLC
11441 Assateague Rd.                                            Nicole O'Brien
Berlin, MD 21811                                                132 Holiday Court, Suite 206
(443) 235-5845                                                  Annapolis, MD 21401
www.mccbuilding.com mccbuilding@comcast.net                     (443) 481-8813
Contractor, remodeler, homebuilder, additions, ga-              www.espus.com jdwyer@espus.com
rages, decks, kitchen & bath.
Referred By:                                                    Provide permanent placement, contract placement and
Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau, Comcast Spotlight                    contract to hire placement services.

Coastal Wealth Management, LLC.                                 707 Sports Bar & Grille
Chip Gordy                                                      Laura Impink
10441 Race Track Rd. #1                                         12702 Old Bridge Road
Berlin, MD 21811                                                Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 208-4545 (888) 426-2010                                   (410) 213-9507
http://www.coastalwealthmgmt.co                                  707inwoc@gmail.com
kerry@coastalwealthmgmt.com                                     Local Restaurant & Bar

Financial broker                                                Referred by: Cathy Donovan, New Wave Printables

Networking Community (The)                                      The Stonehouse Agency
Dan Williams
27671 Harness Lane                                              Elaine Bean
Salisbury, MD 21801                                             10126 North Avenue
(571) 246-7366                                                  Ocean City, MD 21842
http://www.thenetworkingcommunity.com                           443-664-6842

Education on ''how to network'', both in person and on social   http://www.stonehouseagency.com
networking sites.
                                                                Agency offering advertising design & placement,
Referred by :                                                   graphic design, trade shows, fine art consulting,
Melanie Pursel
                                                                planning.
Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
                             Welcome New Members !
                                                                  Bedtime Inn
  Delmarva Condo Managers Association                             Michelle Abu-Zaid
  P.O. Box 3484                                                   12534 Ocean Gateway
  Ocean City, MD 21843                                            Ocean City, MD 21842
  (410) 524-4479                                                  410-213-0376
  www.dmac.org                                                    www.bedtimeinn.com gonzales79@hotmail.com
  The DCMA brings condominium managers together to                The Bedtime Inn is conveniently close to the Ocean City Park &
  deal with items of common benefit.                              Ride, one block from the outlets and dining, and just one mile from
                                                                  the beaches.

  Globe (The)                                                     Crazy 8’s Sandwiches – Soups – Salads
  Jennifer David                                                  Eugene Stiltner
  12 Broad Street                                                 3505 Coastal Hwy. Unit 1
  Berlin, MD 21811                                                Ocean City, MD 21842
  (410) 641-0784                                                  (410) 524-5050
  www.globetheater.com
  Full service restaurant, serving lunch, dinner & Sunday         Fast, casual restaurant attached to K-Coast Surf Shop on 35th
  brunch. Featuring local stage & Coppertop bar & balcony art.    St serving sandwiches, soups & salads.



                                                    Beckelman Joins Deer Run Golf
Green Fields Corp. trading as Deer Run Golf Club announces the hiring of Bob Beckelman, PGA as director of golf operations.
Beckelman will run the day-today golf operations. He brings more than 20 years experience in running golf facilities. Bob will
also continue to run the “Bob Beckelman Golf Academy” at Deer Run Golf Club, offering instruction to all levels of players.

“This will bring a top PGA teaching professional to a world class learning center with three practice holes and a championship 18-
hole golf course,” said Ed Colbert, owner of Deer Run.

The course and practice areas at Deer Run were originally designed by Linsay Ervin, then were renovated by the Billy Casper
Golf Management Co., the No. 2 golf management company in the world.

With Beckelman, general manager Bob Kirkner, food and beverage manager Margaret Colbert, greens superintendent Dave
Adcock and head golf professional Fred Christian Colbert will be poised to finish the five-year plan to develop a top rated RV rec-
reation and golf resort in the Ocean City area.

                                                                                                    Stay Cool !!
                                                                                                    Don’t end up
                                                                                                  overheated……..




                                                                                            Call Wilfre Co. today &
                                                                                           have your cooling system
                                                                                             serviced or check out
                                                                                            their great selection of
                                                                                               cooling systems.
                    Town of Ocean City Room & Food Tax Analysis
         * Includes one half percent increase to be used for advertising. January 1, 2008 room tax increased to 4.5%

ROOM TAX             2007-08           2008-09              2009-10              % Change In tax from previous Year
July                 2,838,470         3,080,822 *          3,066,740            -0.46%
August               2,258,584         2,643,812 *          2,552,166            -3.47%
September            939,636           944,286 *            1,074,978            13.84%
October              347,560           349,907 *            401,804              14.83%
November             201,363           147,671 *            133,006              -9.93%
December             115,496           91,665      *        100,440              9.57 %
January              126,611 *         119,122              117,039              -1.75
February             182,589 *         157,536
March                245,990 *         184,596
April                343,801 *         349,367
May                  927,848 *         898,215
June                 2,191,730 *       2,054,046
Totals               $10,719,678       $11,016,045          $7,446,174           0.93 %

*Includes one half percent increase in Food Tax beginning June 1, 2009

                                                                                   % Change In tax from % Change in Sales
FOOD TAX            FY 2008            FY 2009             FY 2010                      prior year       from prior year
July                461,996.24         484,009.79          242,364.26 *            -49.93 %                 0.15 %
August              454,628.94         466,419.65          225,068.60 *            -51.75 %                 -3.49 %

September           265,995.06         208,546.61          135,552.13 *            -35.00 %                 30.00 %
October             92,094.48          104,835.03          56,531.59 *             -46.08 %                 7.85 %
November            70,640.67          61,116.42           27,752.00 *             -54.59 %                 -9.18 %
December            52,509.43          38,102.60           18,684.01 *             -50.96%                  -1.93 %
January             39,861.15          50,285.79           16,941.22 *             -66.31 %                 -32.62 %
February            49,298.85          47,157.61
March               73,869.20          77,247.40
April               81,152.75          95,142.08

May                 171,147.92         186,680.08

June                305,795.58         141.771.91 *

Totals              2,118,990.27       1,961,314.97        687,268.58              -48.13 %                 3.74%
A Message from the Governor
Moving Forward
Today, I joined Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch, and Lt. Governor
Brown to sign over 150 pieces of legislation following the official close of the 2010
legislative session last night. Together, we're moving Maryland forward despite diffi-
cult economic times.

This session we put forward a fiscally responsible budget and legislative package focused on creating and saving
jobs, and improving the conditions for small businesses to create and save jobs. In times of great adversity, the peo-
ple of Maryland have always chosen to make progress. And this year, we've chosen a fiscally responsible path for
progress that puts our families first and moves our State forward.

Just weeks ago, we signed emergency legislation to strategically cut taxes for small businesses in Maryland that hire
unemployed Marylanders. The Job Creation and Recovery Tax credit provides a $5,000 tax credit to Maryland busi-
nesses for each unemployed Marylander it hires. We also signed legislation in late March to help small businesses
by modernizing the state's unemployment insurance trust fund, stabilizing the fund that has been strained by higher-
than-normal unemployment rates due to the national recession.
I want to commend the Maryland General Assembly for their hard work and partnership during this legislative session
to pass important initiatives to improve the public safety, build a sustainable infrastructure that can create thousands
of green jobs, maintain fiscal responsibility, and fund our #1 ranked public schools at record levels.

Martin O'Malley
Governor

    DEMOFLUSH COMPARISON




Month       2007/2008       2008 /2009      2009/ 2010
November          366,848         462,013          533,628
December          376,789         298,999          371,019

January           310,711         282,798          271,891
February          323,030         322,171          288,178

March             474,584         427,121          449,320
April             488,623         452,164          493,187
                                                                     Worcester County honors its
                                                                       Most Beautiful People
         1 Year Anniversary Celebration
             Saturday May 22, 2010
        Our Café will be having a day of fun events
                  for the whole Family!
DJ Wax from 12-3 Playing music & hosting the singing contest

10:00 - 11:30 am      Dog contest $5.00per dog
                                                                     Tuesday, April 6, the Worcester County Commis-
                      (check with Paws and Claws)
Dog treats Smith Island Cake style for sale $3.00 each      sioners and Volunteer Services Manager Cyndy Howell
                                                            recognized area volunteers as the lifeblood of the com-
11:45 - 12:15           Kids Cupcake Decorating contest     munity during the 2010 Worcester County’s Most Beau-
                          (winner gets grab bags)           tiful People (WCMBP)
12:30 – 1:30            Singing Contest $5.00 per person              Volunteer Awards Ceremony. This celebration
                          (winner gets free cakes)          honored 17 individuals recognized by Worcester County
1:30 - 3:00             Kids Olympics contest               and two organizations recognized by the state as our
                          (winner gets free cupcake)        community’s most beautiful people of 2010.
     All the money we raise that day will be going to the            Individuals recognized by Worcester County in-
                    local humane society!                   clude Maddy & Billy Carder, Barbara Browning, Gladys
                                                            Byrd, Phyllis East, Marie Gilmore, Anne Leach Glovier,
Our Café will be offering specials all weekend: L. Eloise Henry Gordy, Neil Gottesman, David Hall, Curt
                                                            Lippoldt, Elsie Northam, Brooks Onley, Louvinia Phil-
   Friday May 21, 2010 - $5.00 off any purchase over $30.00
                                                            lips, Sylvia Sturgis, Shirley Waters and Tom Wilson.
  Saturday May 22, 2010 - $1.00 off any purchase over $5.00
  Sunday May 23, 2010 - $ 5.00 off any purchase over $30.00
                                                            They contributed, not to seek self recognition, but rather
                                                            to serve their communities. Their generous spirits, caring
                                                            attitudes and willingness to go the extra mile have gar-
                                                            nered them the recognition of Worcester County and their
                      May 8, 2010                           peers.
                                                                     The Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) Auxiliary
        Ocean City Municipal Airport                        and the Community Church of Ocean Pines have been
         Celebrates 50th. Anniversary                       chosen as Worcester County’s 2010 Most Beautiful by
             Open House 9a.m.-5p.m.                         the state and will represent our county at the Gover-
                                                            nor’s Volunteer Awards Banquet to be held in Annapo-
                                                            lis on April 19 during National Volunteer Week.
    Opening Ceremony to be held at 10 a.m.                           “The economy proves to be very challenging for
                                                            many in our community,” said Howell. “Without the help
                                                            of these amazing volunteers who step forward to fill pro-
                                                            gram gaps, many of our citizens would have no choice
                                                            but to forgo needed services due to the costs they would
                                                            incur.”
                                                                     Those in attendance during the county’s 2010
                                                            WCMBP ceremony represent only a small sample of the
                                                            hundreds of volunteers whose efforts sustain vital pro-
                                                            grams that otherwise could not be made available in our
                                                            area. Worcester County Government is extremely grate-
                                                            ful for each of the countless volunteers who dedicate their
  The public is invited to view aircraft on display, war-   time, talent, and resources day in and day out to improve
        birds, antiques, exhibits & demonstrations          the lives of those around them. It is these individuals and
                                                            groups, whose good works often go unnoticed by the
                                                            general public, who make Worcester County such a won-
                  Admission is Free                         derful place to call home.
                                                                     For more information on volunteering in Worces-
        Chamber of Commerce May 2010 Meetings & Events
May 4         Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting        10:30 a.m.                     Crazy 8’s      35th St.

May 5         US Food Service Food Show             10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.           Convention Center
May 6         Tourism Commission                    3:00 p.m.                      Convention Center
May 6         Business After Hours                  5:00 — 7:00 p.m.               BJ’s On The Water

May 7         Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting        4:00 p.m.                      Indulgence
                                                                                   *Village of Fenwick
May 10        Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening        4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.           Planet Maze/LaserTron /
                                                                                   Lost Galaxy Golf
May 11        Ambassador Comm. Mtg.                 5:30 p.m.                      OC Chamber

May 12        Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting        11:00 a.m.                     Nationwide Insurance

May 13        OC Business Breakfast                 8:00 a.m.                      Blue Ox 127th St.

May 14        Ribbon Cutting                        11:00 a.m.                     Farmer’s Bank
                                                                                   *Talbot St.
May 14        Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening        3:30 p.m.                      Fenwick Wine Cellars
                                                                                   Rt. 54
May 14        Ribbon Cutting & Anniversary          3:30 p.m.                      Mio Fretello’s
              Celebration                                                          Rt. 54
May 17        Golf Tournament Event Kick-Off        6:00—8:00 p.m.                 The Captains Table

May 18        Chamber Cup Golf Tourney              11:00 a.m.                     OC Golf Club

May 19        Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting        4:00 p.m.                      Peninsula Rehab. & Sports
                                                                                   Medicine
May 20        Board Meeting                         9:00 a.m.                      OC Chamber


                                   April 2010 In Pictures
 April BAH Hosted By:          Ribbon Cutting             Ribbon Cutting                    Chamber Business Expo
      The Embers               Ocean View Grill       Ayres Creek Adventures                 Seacrets - Morley Hall




    Ribbon Cutting               Michael Root            Culver’s Antiques                  Chamber Business Expo
    707 Sports Bar                    &              Celebrates 1 Year in Berlin             Seacrets - Morley Hall
                               His Fabulous Staff
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                                                                                                                                                    OCEAN CITY, MD
                                                                                                                                                     PERMIT NO. 115




                           The Greater Ocean City, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
                                                                    "Where Business is a Pleasure"
The mission of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is to provide community leadership in the promotion and support of economic development and the continued growth
 of tourism in Ocean City. The Chamber serves as a hub for development, education and communication within the business community to preserve the viability, quality of life and
                                                                         aesthetic values of our town.




                  Officers 2009-2010                                                                                       Chamber Staff
                      John Gehrig - President                                                                   Melanie Pursel, Executive Director
                           D3 Corporation                                                                 Lisa Dennis, Events Director/ Newsletter/Web
                   Ruth Waters - President Elect                                                                 Danielle Davis, Financial Officer
                    Harrison Group Resort Hotels                                                          Nancy Schwendeman - Publications Manager
                  Tom Perlozzo - Vice President
                                                                                                                Vera Spalt - Membership Services
                      Mid - Atlantic Marketing
                 Buck Mann - Secretary/ Treasurer
                     Polynesian Condominiums
                  Todd Ferrante - Past President
                        Park Place Jewelers                                                                          Visitors Center Staff
                                                                                                                       Mary Price - VC Supervisor
                Directors 2009– 2010                                                                                         Angie Krause
         Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau - Comcast Spotlight                                                                 Brittany Sharp Pat Diniar
                Madlyn Carder-BJ’s on the Water
                     Jay Knerr—The Kite Loft
         Jon Westman - Coastal Style Publishing Group
          Brett Wolf - Professional Mortgage Services                                                       Community Representatives
             Toni Keiser - Atlantic General Hospital                                                             Economic Development Committee
            Liz Gregory - E.S. Gregory & Associates                                                             Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association
                Tammy Ditzel - MD Institute For                                                                       Downtown Association
                       Workforce Excellence                                                                     Boardwalk Development Association
                    Adam Osborn - Carrabba’s                                                                            Town of Ocean City
                                                                                                                Ocean City Development Corporation

								
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