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					October 2004

The monthly publication of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce. For information about events, event registrations or surveys, visit our our web site at: www.calvertchamber.org or email us at: calvertchamber@calvertchamber.org
Inside this issue:
Chairman’s Message Calendar of Events 2

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
October 27th 5:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Select Solomons

Lt. Governor Michael Steele, Guest Speaker The Board of Directors of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Steele will be the Keynote Speaker at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn Select in Solomons on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m. In January 2003, Steele became the first African American elected to statewide office, and the first-ever Republican Lieutenant Governor in Maryland. (See Article, LT. GOVERNOR MICHAEL S. STEELE, page 7 .) Steele is no stranger to the work of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. He has received awards for his outstanding leadership and valuable contributions to Maryland such as the Prince George’s County Board of Trade “Citizen of the Year Award.” His reputation as an excellent speaker precedes him. He recently received an “Outstanding Speaker Award,” from the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County. The agenda for the evening is a full one. In addition to the keynote speech by Lt. Governor Steele, members will have an opportunity to elect the Chamber Board Leadership for 2005, while enjoying a great program and good company. **** RESERVATIONS, PLEASE, BY OCTOBER 23RD
Payment must accompany reservations. Credit cards accepted. $45.00 per member $85.00 per couple 410.535.2577 or 301.855.1930

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 14th Hosted by:

The United Way & The Show Place Arena
at The United Way located: 530 Main Street Prince Frederick

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November 11th Atlantic Coast Title
Dunkirk

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Chairman’s Message

Greetings to you! It is election year, as if that fact could be avoided! What may be missed is that the Presidential Election is not the only one being held. This year we will elect our representative to the Congress; those of us who live in Chesapeake Beach will elect our Mayor and Town Council for the coming term; and, “Code Home Rule” will be on the ballot as a referendum question at the county. Do you know what “Code Home Rule” could mean to your business? Do not confuse our “Code Home Rule” issue with the “CHR” issues of Washington DC residents. They are VERY different systems and issues. Please, if you are not comfortable with what this referendum will mean to you, if passed, go to www.co.cal.md.us. There is a link there you may find helpful. If you are not registered to vote, please do it now! Registration eligibility closes at the end of business on October 12th for the November 2nd Election. If you are not certain how to register, please call the Election Board in Prince Frederick, at 410.535.2214, or 301.855.1376. For those of you in Chesapeake Beach, stop by Town Hall during regular business hours. To vote in the Chesapeake Beach election, you must do so at Town Hall and must be registered specifically as a resident of the Town Center. With the election coming so close to the “Annual Meeting” this year, we thought it important to have a guest speaker who is in the business know at the state level. Lt. Governor Michael Steele is our guest speaker; he is well known for his speaking engagements and is quite interesting and entertaining. He will also offer time for questions from the audience. The “Annual Meeting” will be held at the Holiday Inn Select in Solomons. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner followed by dinner, our guest speaker and the annual business meeting to elect new board members for 2005. Do not miss this opportunity to interact with our Lt. Governor and for your voice to be heard on issues that are important to your business’ health and well-being. Your Board of Directors stands ready and willing to take a stand on behalf of the membership on issues that directly affect business within our community. What do you want YOUR Chamber to be and do for you? The purpose of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is to promote and strengthen the business community and the membership.

Regards,

Pam
Pamela J. Sisson, Chairman Board of Directors

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BOB IS BACK!
BOB is back by popular demand. Visit BOB on November 4th, at the Holiday Inn Express in Prince Frederick at 8:00 a.m., over a buffet breakfast and hot coffee. Business Over Breakfast (BOB), is a unique, quarterly event affording members the opportunity to become connected and informed. Plus enjoy a hot buffet breakfast all in an hour and one-half. There are great door prizes. The format is fast-paced and informative with plenty of time to network. What’s BOB got up his sleeve for the November meeting? BOB is going to help you be, and/or retain, top performers in your company. Companies of all sizes depend on retaining top performers in order to stay in business; if you are a sole proprietor, then you have to be that top performer! Work Force Metrics will present a seminar on, “The New Art Hiring Smart,” or performing smart. The seminar will provide information on selecting, developing, retaining Top Performers or increasing your own personal levels of performance. They will show how to turn this information into actions to improve your bottom line. What else does BOB have up his sleeve for you? In addition to learning about hiring or being a top performer, there will be an opportunity to network and learn how to “showcase” your business at a future BOB. This month, Edward Jones Investments and the American Chestnut Land Trust will “showcase” their organizations. Do you need a reservation for BOB? Yes. Reservations are required in order to provide appropriate seating and enough food. Make your reservation today for this exciting networking activity. Breakfast fees are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Payment must accompany reservation. See the BOB flyer for reservation details.

Members, please, remember……... update your e-mail address with us so you can stay connected

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Show Place Arena . . .

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New Members & ANNIVERSARIES . . .
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the follow-

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
The following members are celebrating membership milestones this month with the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.

American Legion Stalling-Williams Post 206
Donald Delaney
P. O. Box 428 Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 301.855.6466 www.alpost206.org Non-porfit organization/Reception Hall

TEN YEARS
Robert S.TEN YEARS Crum, Attorney-At-Law
Robert S. Crum, Attorney-At-Law

American Mortgage Professionals
Kathy Wilkerson
230 Merrimac Court Prince Frederick, MD 20678 410.414.7334 www.mymotgageadvisors.com Mortgage Lender

FIVE YEARS
D.FIVE YEARS S. Mohler & Sons
D. S. Mohler & Sons

Chesapeake Wrap & Wellness Salon
Kevin Murvin
P. O. Box 119 Dunkirk, MD 20754 410.257.6194 www.chesapeakewrapandwellnesssalon.com Health & Wellness

ONE YEAR
A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy
A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy

ONE YEAR

Maryland Baseball
Jon Danos
3708 Hempland Road Lancaster, MD 17604 717.509.3004 Baseball Team

Assembly & Packaging Express
Assembly & Packaging Express

Scrappin’ By The Bay
Leslie Tavenner 132 West Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 410.414.7116 www.scrappinbythebay.com Scrapbook Supplies

Solomons Island Winery
Ken Korando
515 Garner Lane Lusby, MD 20657 410.394.1933 www.solomonsislandwinery.com Winery

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Calvert Bank. . .

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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MICHAEL S. STEEL, STATE OF MARYLAND
In January 2003, Michael Steele earned a place in history when he became the first African American elected to statewide office, and the firstever Republican Lieutenant Governor in Maryland. As Lieutenant Governor, Michael Steele serves as a partner, advisor and principal representative for Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Mr. Steele works with the state’s congressional delegation, state and local elected officials to promote and implement the administration’s policies and initiatives.

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the initial public offering of stock on the London Stock exchange. In January 2003, Michael Steele earned a place in history when he became the first African American elected to statewide office, and the first-ever Republican Lieutenant Governor in Maryland. As Lieutenant Governor, Michael Steele serves as a partner, advisor and principal representative for Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Mr. Steele works with the state’s congressional delegation, state and local elected officials to promote and implement the administration’s policies and initiatives. His top priorities include reforming the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland’s public education system, expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need. School, Mr. Steele was born on October 19, 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll High armed with his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Mr. Steele also attended the Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in preparation for the priesthood. During the 1981-82 school year, Mr. Steele taught freshman world history and senior economics at Malvern Prep School in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Morgan State University and Washington College and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

His top priorities include reforming the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland’s public education system, expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need.
Mr. Steele was born on October 19, 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School, earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Mr. Steele also attended the Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in preparation for the priesthood.

During the 1981-82 school year, Mr. Steele taught freshman from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. world history and senior economics at Malvern Prep School As an associate at the international law firm Cleary, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Gottlieg, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, DC, Mr. Steele specialized in sophisticated financial transacHe has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from tions on behalf of Wall Street underwriters. Mr. Steele Morgan State University and Washington Colege and an worked in Cleary’s Tokyo office in the area of major Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the College of product liability litigation and in the London office Notre Dame in Baltimore. representing clients in the initial public offering of stock on the London Stock exchange. As an associate at the international law firm Cleary, Gottlieg, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, DC, Mr. Steele Michael Steele rose through the political ranks in specialized in sophisticated financial transactions on behalf Prince George’s County to become the first African of Wall Street underwriters. Mr. Steele worked in American County Republican Party Chairman. Cleary’s Tokyo office in the area of major product liability Continued Page 8 litigation and in the London office representing clients in

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Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
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Lt. Governor Michael E. Steele -

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE ROCK’N THE BAY FESTIVAL $7500

In December 2000, Mr. Steele became the first-ever African American to be elected chairman of a state Republican Party. Currently, Lt. Governor Steele is a member of the State House Trust, a member of the East Baltimore Development Corporation, a member of the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee and Co-Chairs The Family Violence Council. In 2001, Mr. Steele established and hosted “Lunchtime with the Maryland’s GOP,” an hour-long weekly radio show in the Baltimore market. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs including “Politically Incorrect”, "Metro Talk," "That Show With Those Black Guys," "The Joe Madison Show," "Extra," "Capitol Sunday" and "BET Tonight” He is the author of numerous columns and op-ed pieces published in The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and The Journal Newspapers. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Steele to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy. Under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Mr. Steele served as a Commissioner on the National Federal Election Reform Commission. Other affiliations include serving on the NAACP’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Election Reform, the Board of Directors of The Hospice of the National Capital Area; the Prince George’s County Chapter of the NAACP. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University. Since taking office, Lt. Governor Steele has received several awards for his outstanding leadership and valuable contributions to Maryland. They include the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County Outstanding Speaker award, NAACP Meritorious Achievement award, The William and Victorine Q Adams Leadership award, Knights of Columbus Maryland State Council Citizen of the Year award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Spirit Award, and the Prince George’s County Board of Trade Citizen of the Year Award. MEET LT. GOVERNOR STEELE AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, OCTOBER 27TH.

Southern Maryland Internet

Calvert Bank & Trust Company Constellation Energy Group Chesapeake Hotel & Spa/Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant Direct Mail Litho Town of Chesapeake Beach

$2500

SMECO Educate & Celebrate (Kids Area Sponsor) Quality built Homes Show Place Arena Sisk Auto Body The Town of North Beach Verizon

$1000

Patricia O. Blackford, CPA, LLC Bayside Toyota Carrie Polk Nationwide Insurance Calvert Commercial Real Estate College of Southern Maryland Community Bank of Tri-County DHS/co, Inc. EmbroidMe Project Oz Adoptions, Inc. Reynolds & Manning, PA Washington Gas

$500

Holler Associates, LLC Chesapeake Security Service Company

$100

Bay Weekly Calvert Independent Comcast Spotlight Parent Line Recorder Satellite Advertising Network

Media Partners

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Special Thanks...
For the Sponsors of the Rocking the Bay Fish Festival! $7500 $2500
Southern Maryland Internet

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Calvert Bank & Trust Company Constellation Energy Group Chesapeake Hotel & Spa/Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant Town of Chesapeake Beach

SMECO Educate and Celebrate (Kids Area Sponsor) Quality built Homes Show Place Arena Sisk Auto Body The Town of North Beach

$1000

$500
Patricia O. Blackford, CPA, LLC Bayside Toyota Carrie Polk Nationwide Insurance Calvert Commercial Real Estate College of Southern Maryland Community Bank of Tri-County DHS/co, Inc. EmbroidMe Project Oz Adoptions, Inc. Reynolds & Manning, PA

Holler Associates, LLC Chesapeake Security Service Company

$100

Bay Weekly Calvert Independent Comcast Spotlight Parent Line Recorder Satellite Advertising Network

Media Partners

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Ideas, questions, or concerns for the Chamber Staff? We want to serve you better. Call us!!! 410-535-2577 301-855-1930
or E-mail us at
Info@calvertchamber.org

October is the Official: Month.

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Thanks...
Slate of Candidates Announced for the Board of Directors of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
Candidates for the Board of Directors for the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce are elected annually by the general membership at the Annual Membership Meeting. At the meeting, October 27, 2004, the membership will elect individuals for a term of office beginning in January of 2005. Each year the Board of Directors appoints a Nominating Committee to develop a slate of candidates. The 2004 Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following list of candidates for your consideration:

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To Our Corporate Sponsors:
Constellation Energy Group Calvert Bank and Trust Show Place Arena SMECO Currently, Lt. Governor Steele is a member of the State House Trust, a member of the East Baltimore Development Corporation, a member of the ExportM Committee and Import Bank Advisory& T Bank Co-Chairs The Family Violence Council. In 2001, Mr. Steele established and hosted “Lunchtime Chesapeake Security hour-long with the Maryland’s GOP,” an Service Baltimore market. He has weekly radio show in the Company also appeared on numerous radio and television programs including “Politically Incorrect”, "Metro Talk," "That Show With Those Black Guys," "The Joe Madison Fishing Creek Landingsand "BET ToShow," "Extra," "Capitol Sunday" Marina night” He is the author of numerous columns and op-ed pieces published in The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and The Journal Newspapers.

Member Term Expires Darren Maertens, Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts 12/06

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Chamber Calendar of Events
11:00 8:30 9:00 10:30 2:30 8:30 5:30 4:30 9:00 3:30 6:00 Rock ‘n’ the Bay Festival BOB Committee Meeting SCORE Member services Committee Meeting Rock ‘n’ the Bay Wrap Up Review Executive Committee Meeting Business After Hours Board of Directors Meeting Technology Committee Meeting Public Policy Committee Meeting Annual Membership Meeting Kellam Field Chamber Office Chamber Office Chamber Office Chamber Office Chamber Office United Way House Prince Frederick Chamber Office Chamber Office Chamber Office Holiday Inn Select Solomons

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For information about events, event registration or surveys, visit us on the web at

www.calvertchamber.org
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Calvert County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 9, 120 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mission Statement To be the influential voice of business, creating economic vitality by promoting the business community and our members.


				
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