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					2 - HARFORD BUSINESS LEDGER - MARCH 2009                                                                                                                                  CALL 410-838-0614 (NEWS) - 410-838-4409 (ADVERTISING)

                              The Harford County Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                      “Our Business is Your Success”

                                          PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                                                                                       CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

    Welcome to the 16th Annual Business to                   high interest, especially BRAC. The business                       Thank you for attending the Harford County    The businesses here
Business Trade Show. Members of the Board                    community has once again come forward with                     Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Business                 today are excellent representatives of the many
of Directors and I hope that you find the                    enthusiasm and commitment to support the 2009                  to Business Trade Show. Each year the show                 businesses who are members of the Harford
2009 “BRACket Your Business for Success”                     show. Members of the Business Development                      has grown to include more exhibitors, a won-               County Chamber of Commerce, the largest
Business-to-Business Trade Show meets your                   Committee have done an outstanding job of                      derful luncheon and guest speaker, and special             chamber in Maryland and the sixth largest
expectations and that you find the products                  planning, developing, and implementing this                    seminars to help members use their day in an               business networking organization according
and services you are looking for today. I                    year’s show and they deserve a special note of                 effective manner. In addition, the business                to the 2009 Book of Lists from the Baltimore
encourage you to make a special effort to                    thanks for their efforts in promoting Harford                  card exchange will continue to feature a spe-              Business Journal.
always do business with Chamber members                      County businesses. Everyone has worked hard                    cial reception and door prizes to end the day                  Events such as today’s trade show are
and especially those who have taken time                     to provide the membership with yet another                     in a positive and fun way. I hope that in these            one of the many benefits the Harford County
and resources to exhibit at the 16th Annual                  successful event. It promises to be a profit-                  trying economic times, you will find the trade             Chamber of Commerce offers its members.
Business-to-Business Trade Show. In these                    able day for all of the participants. Special                  show a wise use of your time and resources.                A strong chamber goes hand in hand with a
difficult economic times, it is important for                thanks go to Bob Bloom, WXCY 103.7 FM,                             I would like to extend a special thanks to             strong business climate. As Harford County
Chamber members to support each other.                       and Keith Marchiano, MainBrain, co-chairs of                   the members of the Business Development                    prepares for the inclusion of many more jobs
    The 2009 trade show promises to be an                    the Business Development Committee, who                        Committee for all their hard work and dedi-                due to the BRAC, it has become the target des-
event all Harford County businesses can                      have given many hours of their personal time                   cation organizing this year’s show. It just                tination of the Mid Atlantic Region for doing
enjoy and profit from. The Chamber’s annual                  to ensure this year’s show will be the best                    gets better every year. This year’s theme,                 business. In the coming years, it is anticipated
Business-to-Business Trade Show has become                   ever. Without the dedication and hard work of                  “BRACket Your Business for Success”, is truly              that Harford County will become a dominate
the region’s largest and most successful                     the committee members, the 2009 Trade Show                     a fitting as the economic future of Harford                location for doing business.
trade show. Over the past six years, start-                  would not have been possible.                                  County looks bright as Base Realignment and                    Thank you for your support of the Harford
ing at the Richlin Ballroom and now at the                      I hope you have an enjoyable day visit-                     Closure (BRAC) grows closer to reality. As                 County Chamber of Commerce, and please
Harford Community College, the members of                    ing the exhibit hall and hope that you find                    you walk around the show, you’ll notice a cross            let us know how we can help your business
the Business Development Committee have                      the products and services you are looking for                  section of the many businesses in Harford                  prosper. Remember, “Our Business is Your
brought new ideas, increased the number of                   today. Remember, always do business with                       County and the surrounding region. Harford                 Success”.
exhibitors and produced a professional show                  Chamber members, FIRST.                                        County is a terrific place to do business
which seems to get better with each passing                                                                                 with wonderful people, many represented here                  Best Wishes,
year. For the second year, business seminars                     Sincerely,                                                 today. When you are looking for a particular                  Phil Logan
have been added to help you use your day in                      William B. Seccurro                                        service or product, the most convenient way to                Chairman
an effective manner and to help local business                   President/CEO                                              locate that business is in the Harford County                 Board of Directors
deal with national, state and local issues of                                                                               Chamber of Commerce Directory or Web site

                                                              BUSINESS PROFILE 2009
ABERDEEN IRONBIRDS – [Booth 46]                              New Jersey. For more than 20 years we have provided            and make them work together optimally. We specialize       AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICE,
                                                             a level of personalized service unmatched by our major         in a wide range of services:
    The Aberdeen IronBirds are a Short Season Single-        competitors making every effort to cater to the specific           • Network Design & Integration                         INC. – [Booth 11]
A Minor League Baseball Affiliate of the Baltimore           needs of each of our small business clients. Although mov-         • Disaster Recovery & Backup Plans                         The Personal Advisers of AMERIPISE Financial: We
Orioles. In their 8th season as part of the NY-Penn          ing into our own building on Churchville Road six years            • Computer Sales & Service                             Shape Financial Solutions For A Lifetime. We think it's
League, Cal and Bill Ripken purchased the team from          ago has established us as a permanent Harford County               • Microsoft Exchange Server                            important to have a plan that is tailored to your needs and
Utica, NY back in 2002 and moved them to their               resident, we still provide our personalized payroll services       • Web Design & Development                             has the flexibility to evolve with you. We take a com-
new home at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD. The              to businesses across the country. We are able to address           • Server Installation & Support                        prehensive approach to financial planning, based on an
IronBirds have successfully sold out every single game       every payroll related need required by any small business          • Firewall Installation & Monitoring                   ongoing relationship with a personal advisor. That's how
                                                             including; direct deposit, 401-k and retirement administra-        • Systems Integration                                  The Personal Advisors of Ameriprise Financial help more
in their seven-year existence. The IronBirds offer great                                                                        • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
season seat rates, group rates and very limited individual   tion, workman’s compensation reporting and payroll tax                                                                    two million people feel greater peace of mind about their
                                                                                                                                • Support for all Microsoft Products                   financial futures.
tickets through the summer months of late June through       depositing and filing, to name a few. Check us out on the          • Email & Web Hosting
early September. See our web site www.ironbirdsbase-         Web at                                      • Database Management Software                             Life is full of surprises and opportunities. We can help
                                                                                                                                • Help Desk Consulting                                 prepare you for what's next.                                                     AI BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, LLC – [Booth 28]                                                                                       For more information, visit the company's Web site at
                                                                                                                                • Security Cameras
ACCUPAY, INC. – [Booth 36]                                       AI Business Solutions, LLC is a systems integration            • Wireless Networks                          
    AccuPay, Inc. is a medium sized payroll-processing       firm specializing in finding the right combination of              • Dell Certified Reseller
firm based in Bel Air with offices opening in Florida and    products and services to fit clients’ needs. We sell and           We have Dell, A+, Net+ and Microsoft Certified tech-
                                                             support a wide range of computer hardware and software         nicians.                                                —Continued on next page—
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APG FEDERAL CREDIT UNION                                        Our clients have come to expect only the highest levels        wide, supporting all size businesses, local to their sales      HAMPDEN MOVING & STORAGE
                                                                of service in all areas from planning to implementation to     force. Please visit our Web site www.younger.sandler.
– [Booth 1]                                                     maintenance and review. For more information about our         com.                                                            – [Booth 51]
     APGFCU is a not-for-profit member owned coopera-           organization and representative projects, visit our Web site                                                                        Since 1895, Hampden Moving & Storage, the ‘Red
tive. Serving Harford and Cecil communities for more than       at                                                                                                   Carpet Mover” has been providing customers with red
70 years, it is the largest credit union in Harford County                                                                     ELLIN & TUCKER, CHARTERED                                       carpet service on every move, whether moving across the
and the fourth largest federally chartered credit union in                                                                     – Luncheon Sponsor                                              street, across the country or across an ocean.
Maryland. With nine branches, APGFCU serves its 82,000          BOYLE BUICK PONTIAC – [Booth 65]                                   Ellin & Tucker, Chartered is one of Maryland’s premier
                                                                                                                                                                                                    A family owned and operated moving company, our
members in the Aberdeen, Abingdon, Bel Air, Edgewood,           – Gold Sponsor                                                                                                                 fifth generation family members will work with you to
Elkton, Havre de Grace and Forest Hill communities.                                                                            regional accounting and business consulting firms. Located      make your moving experience as worry-free as possible.
Credit union services are available 24-hours, 7 days a week          Since 1968, Boyle Buick Pontiac in Abingdon has sold      at the Water’s Edge complex on 4692 Millennium Drive            Our trained staff of moving professionals will guide you
via telephone and Web access. Membership in APGFCU              and serviced the best American cars on the market. The top     in Belcamp, Ellin & Tucker also services clients from           through the entire relocation process, always keeping in
is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers        seller of new Buicks in Maryland every year since 1997         its offices in downtown Baltimore, Frederick, MD, and           mind that the customer is our number one priority. so
or attends school in Harford or Cecil counties. For infor-      is also the only Goodwrench service center in Maryland,        Washington, D.C. In business for more than 60 years, the        when it’s time to move, remember what the Hampden kid
mation, call APGFCU at 410-272-4000 or visit www.               with as many as five technicians who have earned the           firm is proud of “providing quality services in a changing      has said for years... “Mommy, Call HAMPDEN!” today.                                               distinction of being named World Class. Best known for         world since 1946.” Serviced by a team of specialists, the            Visit our Web site:
                                                                their commitment to community service and outstanding          Belcamp office of Ellin & Tucker is ready to assist you
                                                                treatment of customers in sales, service, parts, collision     audit and accounting; tax consulting and compliance; busi-
BEACON STAFFING                                                 repair, and 24-hour towing, Boyle Buick Pontiac was the        ness consulting; business valuation; forensic accounting/       HARFORD BUSINESS LEDGER
                                                                first small business recipient of the Harford Award. Online    fraud; and litigation support. Please contact Donald Miller,
ALTERNATIVES – [Booth 47]                                       at or in person in Abingdon,         the director in-charge of the Belcamp office, at 410-272-       – [Booth 62] – Media Sponsor
    Beacon Staffing Alternatives is a locally owned and         from the moment you arrive you’ll be glad you chose Boyle      1680. You can also visit our Web site at             The Harford Business Ledger is a monthly busi-
operated temporary staffing company that has been servic-       Buick Pontiac.                                                                                                                 ness-to-business newspaper. Each month the Ledger
ing companies in the Harford County area for more than                                                                                                                                         contains articles, columns, photos and other information
20 years. We provide our clients with a dedicated and                                                                          EXTREME FAMILY                                                  for and about the men and women of Harford County’s
experienced staff built on a reputation of quality, integrity   BUSINESS MACHINES SERVICE                                      ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY                                           business community. The Ledger also has an online edi-
and reliability. At BSA Quality means providing you, our        SALES SUPPLIES – [Booth 44]                                                                                                    tion, updated weekly, with features, news releases and
customers, with the most responsive and competent staffing                                                                     – [Booth 41]                                                    community announcements and links to resources for
and support service available anywhere. Integrity reflects          Business Machines has been servicing and selling                                                                           small businesses. Visit our Web site at www.harford-
the measure of professional respect we’ve earned over the       office equipment in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties                                                            
years from hundreds of satisfied customers and from our         for more than 15 years. They service all makes and models      FLOWERS BY LUCY – [Booth 63]
peers in the human resources industry. We staff positions       of copiers, faxes and printers. Their service technicians          This flourishing floral design shop, owned by Thea
for professional/clerical, technical, information technology    have an average of more than 23 years experience in            “Susie” Mabe, has been at 20 West Bel Air Avenue, in            HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                                                office equipment repair and computer connectivity support.     Aberdeen for 20 years. Managed by Susie’s son Jim Weber,
and manufacturing.
                                                                With an average on-site response of 2.5 hours, Business                                                                        – [Booth 31] – Gold Sponsor
    Our motto is “Good People Make Good Business.”                                                                             the shop provides worldwide floral and fruit wire service,          Are your employees' shots off the mark? Can't hit
Please visit our Web site               Machines is your best choice for customer service. They        and delivers to homes and business throughout Harford
                                                                are an authorized sales and service dealer for Panasonic                                                                       the lay-up anymore? You can't make the Sweet 16 or
                                                                                                                               County and Port Deposit and Perryville in Cecil County.         Final Four if your coaching is flatter than a blown-out
                                                                and Okidata color and monochrome digital copiers, MFP’s,       The shop features a wedding boutique, elaborate displays
BGE HOME FOR YOUR BUSINESS                                      faxes and printers, as well as selling refurbished off lease                                                                   high top.
                                                                                                                               of silk centerpieces for corporate parties and special              Consider Harford First! Harford Community
                                                                equipment. Call 410-838-1227 to receive a free cost per        events, décor for hotel lobbies, funeral arrangements and
– [Booth 69]                                                    page analysis of your current office equipment. Visit their                                                                    College’s business and Industry training department will
    BGE Home For Your Business is the one source                                                                               special creations for all holidays. See our web site at www.    work with your company to assist you in developing a
                                                                Web site:                  
for your commercial heating, air conditioning, plumbing                                                                                                                                        vision and formulating a plan to get your game back. We
and electrical service needs, with dedicated commercial                                                                                                                                        have been working with local employers for more than
service technicians, electricians and plumbers profession-      BUSINESS RESOURCE NETWORK                                      FREDERICK WARD ASSOCIATES                                       40 years, training thousands of workers in manufactur-
ally trained and certified to provide your business with        (BRN) – [Booth 9] – Luncheon Sponsor                                                                                           ing, government and various business environments. Ask
cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions for the main-                                                                    – [Booth 55]                                                    for our list of other Harford County clients who have
tenance, repair and installation of your heating and cooling                                                                       Frederick Ward Associates is the single source for          given us a 99 percent satisfaction rating.
equipment, as well as all your plumbing and electrical              The Business Resource Network (BRN) is a collec-           architecture, engineering, planning and surveying in the
services needs. Our preventive maintenance program for          tion of motivated business people who use the strength of      mid-Atlantic region. The firm provides public and private
your heating and air conditioning equipment provides your       relationships to grow their businesses. Active participation   sector clients in many markets with quality design, consis-     HARFORD COMMUTER
                                                                and the desire to help everyone prosper make the BRN a         tent results and attentive, ethical service. The firm's inte-
business with the dependable routine maintenance needed
                                                                dynamic and energetic resource that can increase your word                                                                     ASSISTANCE – [Booth 34]
to keep your equipment operating at peak efficiency.                                                                           grated multi-disciplinary approach reduces risk and cost,           Harford Commuter Assistance helps those seeking a
    Call 1-877-427-2003 or visit and            of mouth marketing dramatically. The BRN also acts as a        streamlines client communication, expedites coordination
                                                                "one-stop shop" for all of your business needs. The BRN                                                                        transportation alternative to the single occupancy vehi-
click on ‘For Your Business’.                                                                                                  of professional services, promotes quality and ensures cli-     cle. They also provide information about MARC trains,
                                                                meets every Friday at The Harford County Chamber of            ent satisfaction.
                                                                Commerce's boardroom at 8 a.m.                                                                                                 mass transit and biking alternatives. Through Harford
                                                                                                                                   In-house services include engineering, architecture,        Commuter Assistance, drivers who are tired of commut-
BILL ROHRBAUGH’S CHARTER                                                                                                       surveying and land planning. Our project portfolio is as        ing alone can take advantage of a free car and vanpool
SERVICE, INC. – [Booth 26]                                      CHESAPEAKE BANK OF                                             diverse as our clientele and includes the complete design       matching service. Commuters who register with Harford
    Providing quality transportation and travel services for                                                                   spectrum from residential developments, water and sewer         Commuter Assistance are sent a personalized list of other
groups or individuals, Rohrbaugh’s luxury motor coaches
                                                                MARYLAND - [Booth 4]                                           management, commercial, and industrial structures to the        commuters who go in the same direction at approxi-
offer the best in charter transportation for your groups.           Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, established in 1911,          design of schools, churches, and municipal facilities. Visit    mately the same time. Harford Commuter Assistance’s
We accommodate conventions and special event needs,             operates six branch offices in Maryland, including an office   our Web site at                          slogan is "Commute Smart – A Clean Commute is a
group transfers to and from air and rail stations and shuttle   at Bel Air South Parkway and Rt. 924. Chesapeake Bank is                                                                       Clear Choice." Please visit us at www.harfordcountymd.
services. Rohrbaugh’s Tours offer escorted excursions to        committed to acting in the best interest of our customers by                                                                   gov or call to 1-800-924-ToGo (8646) .
a variety of destinations for individuals or groups of any      providing safe and competitive financial services to meet      FREEDOM FEDERAL CREDIT
size. Receive a free subscription to our quarterly newsletter   the savings and borrowing needs of the communities we          UNION – [Booth 67]
by calling 1-800-834-2252 from Harford County or 410-           serve. Visit our Bel Air branch and experience our com-            Freedom Federal Credit Union is a community char-           HARFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF
                                                                mitment to superior customer service. See our web site at      tered federal credit union, founded in 1953, serving Harford
239-8000 from Baltimore areas, or visit us online at www.
                                                                                                                                                               COMMERCE – [Booth 54]                                                                                                                 County. Freedom offers a full range of business products,           The Harford County Chamber of Commerce rep-
                                                                                                                               including remote deposit, cash management, loans, leases,       resents more than 1,200 member businesses and is the
                                                                COLE YOUNGER TRAINING &                                        merchant services, checking, savings and certificates, as       region’s premier business organization. For nearly 30
BLUEGUARD SECURITY, INC.                                                                                                       well as credit and debit cards with rewards for your busi-      years, the Chamber has supported economic growth and
– [Booth 20]                                                    DEVELOPMENT – [Booth 19]                                       ness. Freedom also offers a full range of consumer financial    business retention in Harford County. The Chamber con-
    Blueguard Security offers professional off-duty police          Cole Younger Training & Development, LLC, an               services for our 30,000 members. Freedom is open to any-        ducts a variety of events and activities that are designed
and security officers for customized on site security solu-     authorized licensee of Sandler TrainingTM, provides            one who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Harford     to provide members with opportunities to promote their
tions. Founded and operated by a current 13-year veteran        sales and sales management systems to companies                County, and their families. The official credit union for the   products and services. The Chamber’s motto is “Our
police, we provide our clients with superior customized         of all sizes, entrepreneur business owners, and to             Aberdeen IronBirds, Upper Chesapeake Health Center and          Business is Your Success.” Please visit our Web site
services in line with their ever-changing security and          sales professionals seeking self-improvement. These            Harford Memorial Hospital, Freedom serves businesses and
protection needs. Guided by our core value of service,          systems are implemented through training process               members from four locations in Harford County. You may
Blueguard Security achieves this mission because of the         includes consistent reinforcement, and personal cus-           find out more information about the credit union at www.
individual and coordinated efforts of its professional staff.   tomization. A global company based in Baltimore,     , or by calling 1-800-440-4120.
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HARFORD COUNTY OFFICE                                          customer service, ease of shopping and a selection of        across the board helps us create innovations and solu-       MOUNTAIN BRANCH GOLF GRILL
                                                               great stores. With the renovation complete, new ame-         tions that continually provide our business customers
OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                                        nities, including a family restroom, soft seating areas,     with much higher value at lower cost                         & PUB – [Booth 12]
– [Booth 7]                                                    updated lighting and new décor were added to enhance             Please visit our Web site             Named after a natural tributary of the Chesapeake
    The Harford County Office of Economic Development          the shopping experience. The new lifestyle center,                                                                        that traverses the property, Mountain Branch is in Harford
(OED) offers programs and services to foster business          which opened in September 2007, features new retail-                                                                      County, two miles from I-95. The golf course, on 280
retention, growth and investment in order to stimulate job     ers such as BoneFish Grill, Five Guys Famous Burgers         LUCIANO’S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.                                acres, is an architectural gem. There are settings reminis-
                                                               & Fries, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Sleep Number by                                                                          cent of Lahinch, as well as some true parkland beauties
creation and enhance the community’s quality of life. OED
                                                               Select Comfort. The following new retailers joined the
                                                                                                                            – [Booth 43]                                                 on the front nine. The restaurant has a newly built post
released the 2008 “Technology Development Optimization                                                                          For more than a decade, Luciano’s Entertainment,
and Action Plan” that concentrates on capturing technology     Harford Mall community: Charlotte Russe, Hollister,                                                                       and beam building constructed of three acres of Oregon’s
                                                               Lane Bryant/Cacique, SportClips and Zack’s Hot Dogs          Inc. has been driven by the desire to ensure our clients     finest Douglas fir. Lunch and dinner is served seven days
spin offs from the growth of Aberdeen Proving Ground’s                                                                      receive great customer service.
business sectors while staff is engaged in the overall BRAC    with an Attitude!                                                                                                         a week along with a popular and award winning Sunday
                                                                                                                                The family atmosphere at Luciano’s is what sepa-         Brunch. For parties, banquets, meetings, golf tourna-
implementation. The office is fueling redevelopment along                                                                   rates us from the rest of the industry. Our DJs take pride
the Rt. 40 Corridor (part of the Chesapeake Science and                                                                                                                                  ments and outings, Mountain Branch offers terrific food,
                                                               INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION                                    in the long-lasting relationships they build with clients.   flexible menu options and championship golf. Planning
Security Corridor) and is aggressively expanding the tour-                                                                  We know that every one of the events we do is special        your wedding? Our air conditioned tented pavilion sits on
ism industry in the county.                                    RESEARCH, INC. – [Booth 10]                                  and our professionalism allows us to successfully handle     one of the highest points in Harford County, overlooking
                                                                   Interactive Communication Research, Inc. is a            our clients’ specific needs.                                 our championship golf course. Visit our Web site at www.
                                                               Maryland based manufacturer of mobile multimedia pre-            From weddings to corporate functions, birthdays to
HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC                                          senters. In addition, new products are being introduced      anniversaries, we have the experience and dedication
LIBRARY – [Booth 30]                                           to provide distance learning for K -12, as well as higher    to make sure any event is a success. Visit us at www.
     Through the Small Business Center you can access          education.                                          or call 410-374-8001.              OPTIMAL SPINE CHIROPRACTIC
online resources that include more than 4,000 business             Once a home based company that expanded with
magazines, journals and newspapers. We also have the tools     the help of the Harford County Office of Economic                                                                         – [Booth 35]
to help you develop a business plan, find resources for ven-   Development, ICR, is based in the Aberdeen Technology        MAINBRAIN – [Booth 14]                                           Optimal Spine Chiropractic is a family wellness based
ture capital, do market analysis, research company profiles,   Park. While surpassing its economic goals in 2006 and            Mainbrain is a people-oriented and customer driven,      chiropractic practice conveniently located directly off I-95
analyze competitive brands, review industry trends, develop    2007, ICR is focusing on philanthropic objectives in         professional services company providing expert comput-       in Aberdeen. For almost two years, Drs. Jennifer and Mark
a direct mail campaign and locate professional associations.   2008. We are proud of our products and are committed         er and network support services, network administration,     Kordonski have been serving the needs of individuals and
Visit the Small Business Center at         to providing products through “Continuous Innovation.”       24x7 monitoring of servers, PCs, Macs, technical help        businesses alike. The doctors specialize in helping infants
or contact our small business specialist at smallbusiness-     Please go to                         desk services, and expert Information Technology (IT)        to senior citizens feel better and optimize their health or 410-638-3151 x 328.                                                                               consulting services. We are building MainBrain focused       through education and gentle spinal adjustments. The
                                                                                                                            on integrity and delivering on our promises. We’re           doctors offer a comprehensive employee wellness program
                                                               KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS                                      keeping it simple at MainBrain: We’re honest with our        that has been enjoyed by small local businesses as well as
HARFORD MALL – [Booth 57] – Silver                             SOLUTIONS – [Booth 52]                                       technical assessments. We’re fiscally responsible with       large corporations. The employee wellness program is a
                                                                                                                                                                                         customizable series that consists of the employer's choice
Sponsor                                                            Konica Minolta was born in 2003 from the merger          our recommendations.
                                                                                                                                                                                         of workshops, seminars and interactive health screenings
    Harford Mall, owned and managed by CBL &                   of Konica Company and Minolta Corporation, two                   Call Keith Marchiano, 410-590-4400, to discuss how
                                                                                                                            we can benefit your business by exceeding your IT ser-       designed to promote health awareness among staff, increase
Associates Properties, Inc., is proud to serve Harford         international giants in imaging technology with product                                                                   productivity and reduce sick time. Please visit our Web site
County as its only enclosed shopping mall for more             lines ranging from industry – leading printer / copiers to   vice expectations. Visit our Web site at www.mainbrain.
                                                                                                                            com.                                                         at
than 35 years. Harford Mall is the premier shopping            industrial optics. Today, Konica Minolta leads the way
destination in Harford County, known for superior              in all the “essentials of imaging” – and our leadership                                                                                           —Continued on next page—

                                            “We live in the
                                             world of the
                                                               As one of the region’s premier
                                                               accounting and business consulting
                                                               firms, we serve a long list of privately
                                                               held companies marked by the
                                                               entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re that
                                                               special breed of business person,
                                                               be assured we speak your language.

                                                               CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AND BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

                                                               410-272-1680   Belcamp
                                                               410-727-5735   Baltimore
                                                               202-638-0902   Washington
                                                               301-696-1926   Frederick           

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PARAMEDICAL PERSONNEL OF                                         ism, PNC is helping to build strong communities and
                                                                 create financial opportunities for individuals, families and
MARYLAND – [Booth 48]                                            businesses. With a strong balance sheet and a solid under-
     Paramedical Personnel of Maryland PPM has been              standing of the local business landscape, PNC provides
serving Harford County for 17 years. Our primary mission         customized solutions to support everyday financial needs
is in emergency training. Programs like CPR and First Aid        and long-term goals. Through our unique community
are our most popular. We estimate that as of the end of          development banking services, PNC is providing support
2007, PPM has trained over 500,000 students in CPR. PPM          designed to improve the quality of life in low to moderate
is the largest American Heart Association training center        income communities.
in Maryland and the 22nd largest in the USA. Our other               With PNC Grow Up Great, our ten-year, $100 million
divisions include, an on site confined space rescue team,        commitment to early childhood education, we are working
a commercial ambulance for standby and transports and a          with local nonprofits to help prepare children for success in
full retail store with rescue equipment and the 5.11 tactical    school and life.
clothing line.                                                       To learn more about our products, services, people and
     For more information, please visit our Web site at www.     programs, please visit any PNC Bank branch.

                                                                 POINT BREEZE CREDIT UNION
PARRIS-CASTORO EYE & LASER                                       – [Booth 56] – Gold Sponsor
CENTER – [Booth 37]                                                  Point Breeze Credit Union has been a local choice for
    Parris-Castoro Eye & Laser Center has been providing         convenient banking since 1935. We are a full service not-
trusted surgical expertise to Harford County for more than       for-profit financial institution for employees who work in
30 years.                                                        Hunt Valley, Golden Ring and Bel Air areas. Point Breeze
    The practice specializes in comprehensive eye exams,         is owned by real people…our members! We have been serv-
vision correction, cataract and laser surgery, cosmetic eyelid   ing the community for more than 70 years with great mem-
surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal     ber service and some of the best rates on all our products. If
detachments, glaucoma treatment, pediatric ophthalmol-           you are a large or small company, consider improving your
ogy with treatment for lazy eyes and surgical correction of      benefits package and offer your employees the opportunity
crossed eyes for both pediatrics and adults. The practice        to bank at Point Breeze Credit Union. It doesn’t cost your
includes eight ophthalmologists and five optometrists.           company a dime (ever!) and it is easy to enroll.
The center includes an outpatient surgical center, a Laser            Learn more at or call 410-771-3850,
Vision Center, an optical shop and an aesthetic division, the    ext 247.
Maryland Cosmetic Laser Institute. Visit our Web site at
                                                                 PROVIDENT BANK – [Booth 58]
PATUXENT DIRECTORIES – [Booth                                    – Gold Sponsor
                                                                      Provident Bankshares Corporation is the holding com-
24]                                                              pany for Provident Bank, the largest independent commer-
    Patuxent Publishing Company, a wholly owned subsid-          cial bank headquartered in Maryland. With $6.4 billion in
iary of the Tribune Publishing Company, publishes eight          assets, Provident serves individuals and businesses through
community telephone directories, 20 community newspa-            more than 140 branch offices in Maryland, Virginia and
pers, five magazines, more than 20 Web sites and over 100        southern York County, PA. Provident Bank also offers
specialty publications in the Baltimore/Washington D.C.          related financial services through wholly owned subsid-
market. Patuxent's directories date as far back as 1969          iaries. Securities brokerage, investment management and
and are distributed to over 428,000 homes and businesses         related insurance services are available through Provident
annually.                                                        Investment Company and leases through Court Square
    Our directories cover the Baltimore/Washington mar-          Leasing. For more information, go to
kets of Harford County, Bowie, Carroll County, Catonsville,
Crofton, Howard County, Laurel and Olney. The combined
Baltimore/Washington market is the fourth largest in the         RAMADA CONFERENCE CENTER
United States. All of the directories can be accessed online     – [Booth 2]
                                                                     The Ramada Conference Center has the solution you
                                                                 need to satisfy all of your lodging and meeting require-
PNC BANK – [Booth 23]                                            ments. We are just off I-95 in Edgewood, providing
    PNC is proud to be an active and growing member of           convenient access to Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace,
the Harford County community. With nine branches serving         Baltimore and to all points north or south. Our hotel fea-
the area, our employees are committed to quality customer        tures a complimentary continental breakfast, fitness room,
care and community involvement.                                  business center, free wireless high speed Internet access,
    Through local leadership and employee volunteer-                                       —Continued on next page—

  Custom Embroidery–
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and beautifully appointed rooms to make your stay with           it’s new location at 360 E. Pulaski Hwy, in the North Bay       expand their businesses. Slavie’s turnkey business banking     Cross swim lessons, water arthritis program, nursery and
us a relaxing one. The conference center features more           Professional Pavilion.                                          provides customized business banking solutions, making         toddler care, kids exercise program, licensed preschool,
than 1,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Contact our             Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates, A Lifetime of           it so easy – it’s turnkey. Business customers can relax        birthday parties, facility rentals, sports leagues and clinics,
sales office today to schedule a visit and to start planning     Eye Care for the Entire Family. See our Web site at www.        knowing Slavie experts will develop the right plan from a      summer camp, athletic training, sports specific training,
your next great meeting. By phone: 410-679-2997. By                                                   strong line of business products including business check-     indoor and outdoor fields, basketball and beach volleyball.
e-mail: On the Web: www.                                                                            ing, remote deposit, financial services, Health Savings        Please visit our Web site:                                              SIGNS BY TOMORROW – [Booth 50]                                  Accounts, commercial lending and rehab and acquisition
                                                                     As one of the founding companies in the one-day sign        loans.
                                                                 industry, Signs By Tomorrow designs and produces high               As a former Harford Award winner, Slavie Federal           THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF
ROUTE 40 BUSINESS ASSOCIATION                                    quality signage easily accessible and affordable to busi-       Savings Bank remains a committed fixture in the com-           HARFORD COUNTY, INC. – [Booth
– [Booth 40]                                                     nesses of all sizes. Exceptional customer service, superior     munity, living their promise daily of “Strengthening
    The Route 40 Business Association, formed in 1987, is        products and competitive pricing are the cornerstone of         Communities. Serving Neighbors.”
                                                                 our business. Large format digital printing, metal and              Visit Slavie’s corporate headquarters on Churchville           The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., in
a non-profit 501-(C)(3) organization with an all-volunteer                                                                                                                                      Fallston, is a non-profit, open-admission animal support
Board of Directors. The Association works as an advocate         plastic signs, engraved and Braille (ADA) signs, magnetics,     Road in Bel Air. Call 1-800-676-8839 or go to the Web site
                                                                 vehicle graphics and wraps, banners, tradeshow graphics,        at                                             organization providing shelter and care to homeless, aban-
for its nearly 300 members businesses located along or in                                                                                                                                       doned and abused animals in Harford County. We provide a
the area of the Rt. 40 Corridor.                                 decals, and three dimensional signage represent only a
                                                                 fraction of the signage types we are able to provide. Visit                                                                    safe and healthy temporary shelter and seek loving, perma-
    Each year the association holds networking bi-monthly                                                                        SUSQUEHANNA BANK – [Booth 42]                                  nent homes to ensure the long-term welfare of the animals.
luncheons and meet and greets, a charity golf tournament         our Web site at . We look forward to
                                                                 working with you!                                                    What you need. When you want. Whatever you                Through education and advocacy, we promote humane
and summer crab feast, sponsors the Edgewood Farmers                                                                                                                                            treatment of companion animals and work toward reducing,
Market and provides scholarships to students graduating                                                                          do, the answer is here: Smart Business Solutions from
                                                                                                                                 Susquehanna. Technology changes quickly. Needs and             and ultimately eliminating, pet overpopulation through
from a corridor high school and planning a course of study       SKYLIGHT CREATIVE IDEAS                                                                                                        low-cost spay and neuter programs. We have welcomed
in business.                                                                                                                     opportunities can develop overnight. Keeping pace with
                                                                 – [Booth 61] – Gold Sponsor                                     it all requires banking and financial resources to match.      more than 300,000 animals since 1947 and provide service
                                                                                                                                 Precisely what you will have with Susquehanna Smart            to the community in conjunction with animal control to
                                                                     Skylight is a full service promotional products distribu-                                                                  safeguard public health and safety. Visit our Web site at
SEIDENBERG PROTZKO EYE                                           tor based in Harford County. Since 1977, we have been           Business Solutions. Contact Deb McSweeney at 410-515-
                                                                                                                                 4200 or Ploumitsa Saliaris at 410-838-4675 or visit our
ASSOCIATES – [Booth 49]                                          serving large regional companies as well as small local
                                                                                                                                 Web site at to find out how we can
    You can rely on Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates            businesses with imprinted business gifts, sales incentives,
                                                                                                                                 help your business.
for complete family eye care that is close to home. Our          embroidered and screen-printed corporate apparel and ser-                                                                      TIDEWATER INCENTIVES GROUP,
                                                                 vice awards. We offer competitive prices and fast reliable
comprehensive services include routine eye exams for
                                                                 service. Check out our page - www.skylightcreativeideas.                                                                       LTD – [Booth 66]
infants, teenagers and adults, as well as diagnosis and treat-
                                                                                                                                 TD BANK – [Booth 45]                                               Why choose Tidewater Incentives Group? We're hands
ment of medical diseases and eye injuries. We offer laser                                                                                                                                       on and on top of it. We feature the latest, hippest, techiest,
vision correction, the latest technology in cataract surgery;                                                                                                                                   most unique and eco-friendly promotional products, but
cosmetic & reconstructive eyelid surgery, and BOTOX®             SLAVIE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK                                     THE ARENA CLUB – [Booth 39]                                    we’re traditionalists when it comes to quality and service.
treatments. Optical centers are on-site in both the Bel Air                                                                          The Arena Club is Harford County's premier name            Best of all we not only offer graphics, Web site design and
and Havre de Grace locations. Our new Havre de Grace             – [Booth 21] – Bronze Sponsor                                   in fitness and wellness! The Arena Club offers amenities       hosting, we do our own embroidery and screen-printing in-
location is in the Swan Creek Village Center at 2023                 Headquartered in Harford County, Slavie Federal             including personal training, nutrition counseling, weight      house, right here in Harford County, competitively priced
Pulaski Highway.                                                 Savings Bank provides the products of a larger bank with        management programs, Pilates, before and after school          on all the top brands you love to wear.
    We have three convenient locations to serve you: Bel         the service of a community bank as it continues to build        care, a year round aquatics complex featuring five pools,
Air, Havre de Grace and our Elkton office is now located in      strong relationships with customers looking to grow or          including a recreational pool with two waterslides, Red                                   —Continued on next page—

  ~ Business Furniture Sales                                                                 ~ Space Planning
    Office/Bar & Restaurant                                                                   ~ Design
    Healthcare/School                                                                        ~ Installation

                                 Showroom located in Harford County
                 1369 Brass Mill Road, Suite D, Belcamp, MD 21017
                                                  Mon-Fri 9:00 - 4:00
                                                                                                                                    Business Banking Services – Saving You Time and Money at Freedom!
                                       Chairs, Panels, Office Suites,                                                                    Freedom Federal Credit Union is a safe, sound, member-owned, federal credit union with four convenient
                                        Modular Furniture & More                                                                         locations in Harford County. Any business in Harford County can join.

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     Our slogan is…promotional solutions…not just stuffTM.     Aberdeen, Belcamp, Bel Air, Edgewood and Riverside.
We believe that promotional products should play a key role    We are an upscale limited service business hotel with 107
in a complete marketing strategy. Tidewater makes targeted     spacious rooms and suites. Each room offers microwave,
product recommendations that provide results. Please visit     refrigerator, coffee maker, free wireless Internet access,
our showroom to see all the latest promotional gadgets and     free local phone calls and long distance access, large
apparel.                                                       working desk, two line desk phone with speaker, voice-
     Check out our monthly specials @ www.notjuststuff.        mail and data port, free HBO and paid per view movies.
com and print out a coupon exclusively for Harford County      Visit our Web site at
Chamber of Commerce members.
                                                               WSMT, INC. T/A WSMT INSURANCE
UPPER CHESAPEAKE HEALTH-                                       – [Booth 32]
HEALTH LINK – [Booth 59] – Silver                                  WSMT Insurance has grown over the past 30 years
Sponsor                                                        into one of Harford County’s largest and most respected
     Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is moving forward           independent insurance agencies. WSMT Insurance agents
with its vision "to become the preferred, integrated health-   and staff are dedicated to serving our clients, to finding
care system creating the healthiest community in Maryland."    solutions and to competitively meet the challenges of the
Established in 1984, Upper Chesapeake Health is a Harford      ever-changing insurance needs in today’s marketplace for
County based non-profit organization committed to improv-      our business, personal and professional clients.
ing access to local healthcare for all the residents of the        WSMT offers many types of insurance: group medi-
community it serves. UCH owns and operates two non-            cal, workers’ compensation, business liability, profes-
profit acute care hospitals -- Harford Memorial Hospital       sional errors and omissions coverage, employee benefits,
and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, an ambulatory             homeowner/auto and many other kinds of insurance.
care center, a home care agency and hospice program, a             For more information about WSMT Insurance please
foundation, two extended care facilities and an assisted       check our Web site
living facility. In 2008, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
expanded its outpatient services in a brand new building,
Physicians Pavilion. UCH offers extensive community            WXCY, 103.7 FM – [Booth 64] – Media
outreach programs, providing health education programs,        Sponsor
screenings, support groups and primary care for the under-         WXCY, 103.7 FM has been on the air since March
insured. UCH employs almost 3,000 team members, many           1, 1989 and has continued to grow each year. WXCY
of them Harford County residents.                              now broadcasts to a weekly audience of 140,000 people.
                                                               WXCY is a modern country music station, with local
                                                               news, weather and traffic. Our 50,000 watts of power
WINGATE BY WYNDHAM – [Booth                                    allows you to reach thousands of potential new custom-
13]                                                            ers. Visit our Web site at or call us at
    The Wingate Inn Aberdeen is conveniently situated          410-939-1100 to grow your business!
I-95 Exit 80 (Riverside). We are in close proximity to

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