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									                                                                          Issue 9, March 2010

                                                                        Upcoming Events
                                                                  March 24--Business After Hours
                                                                                Hosted by
                                                                  St. Mary’s County Department of Aging
                                                                  RSVP required, flyer in this newsletter
                                                                          Save the Date!
                                                                May 12--Business Awards Luncheon

                                                                     and Business Showcase

                                                                 NOMINATIONS NEEDED for Member
                                                               Selected Board of Directors positions, Business
                                                               Person of the Year, and Public Servant Award.
         2010 Legislative Breakfast                               Nomination forms are in this newsletter.
     A great crowd of approximately 110 people attended
the Legislative Breakfast on February 22nd at Lenny’s
Restaurant in California, MD. Those in attendance en-

joyed a delicious breakfast buffet and had the opportunity
to learn about pending legislation from the St. Mary’s
County Maryland Delegation. The Delegation members
took individual questions focusing on jobs, the economy,
taxes, state budget and regulations.
                                                                            After Hours
                                                                               Marc ss”
     The Chamber wishes once again to thank our event
sponsors: Dugan, McKissick, Wood & Longmore, LLC;                            “
SMECO; and Wyle, as well as Lenny’s Restaurant for host-
ing the event and catering the breakfast.                                     M
                                                                                 hosted by
                                                                       St. Mary’s County
                                                                       Department of Aging
                                                                                    at the
                                                               Northern Senior Activity Center
                                                                         29655 Charlotte Hall Rd.
                                                                           Charlotte Hall, MD
    From left to right: Delegate Anthony O’Donnell, Delegate
    John L. Bonahan, Jr., Senator Roy Dyson, Chamber Board          Wednesday, March 24th
    Chair Frank Taylor, and Delegate John F. Wood, Jr.
                                                                       5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
                                                                               There’s madness in the air! Wear
                                                                              your favorite college basketball team
                                                                             jersey or colors and join us for “Shoot
                                                                               to the Hoop” contest, March Mad-
                                                                              ness trivia, door prizes, 50/50 raffle,
                                                                                 refreshments, and networking.

                                                               RSVP to the Chamber Office 301-737-3001
                                                                 or on-line at
2                                                            CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

                     Welcome New Members
Hidden River Financials                        Summit Clinical Services, LLC
41855 Meynard Court                            25484 Point Lookout Rd.
P.O. Box 2104                                  Leonardtown, MD 20650
Leonardtown, MD 20650-2104                     Point of Contact: Sarah Mead
Point of Contact: Connie M. Sirbaugh           Telephone: 301-481-8749
Telephone: 240-561-6311                        Sponsor: Melanie Lohwater
Sponsor: Johnny Cheseldine                     Mental Health Provider
                                               Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Maryland Bank & Trust Company, N.A.,           10665 Stanhaven Place
Callaway Branch                                White Plains, MD 20695
20990 Point Lookout Road                       Point of Contact: Beverly Bishop
Callaway, MD 20620                             Telephone: 301-374-1110
Point of Contact: Ann Lewis                    Sponsor: Web Site
Telephone: 301-994-3405                        Mortgage Company
Web Site:
                                               Quest Diagnostics Cuts the Ribbon
Maryland Trust Title & Escrow, LLC             for Their New Leonardtown Office
132 Main Street                                            February 16, 2010
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-3384
Point of Contact: Cindy Dinan
Telephone: 410-535-7550
Sponsor: Web Site
Real Estate Settlement

Quest Diagnostics
41680 Miss Bessie Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Point of Contact: Reynold Walbrook
Telephone: 301-475-5075
Sponsor: Web Site
Medical Care

                                       Save the Date!
                         2010 Business Showcase
                       Wednesday, May 12th, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD

                         Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                                                                       3

    The Chamber would like to take this opportunity to recognize those members who have
renewed their dues and continued their support of the Chamber and its services from January
16 through February 21, 2010.

        Alexander Chiropractic Center                          The Rosenfield Group at Smith Barney
    Amsoil - Independent Sales Carl Cioffi                             Sanjiv K. Saini, MD, LLC
               Bay Area Disposal                                          St. Mary’s Hospital
                     BB&T                                          St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Inc.
             Booz Allen Hamilton                            St. Mary’s River Watershed Association, Inc.
      Calvert Systems Engineering, Inc.                               St. Thomas Creek Oysters
           Castle Master Homes, Inc.                                      Sleep Inn & Suites
        The Center for Life Enrichment                      Soresi Family I, LLC--Callaway Marketplace
 Century 21 New Millennium, Mary Lynn Stone                 Southern MD Water Conditioning Company
        Charlotte Hall Mini Storage Co.                              Sturbridge Wildewood LLC
        Charlotte Hall Veterans Home                                 SunTrust Bank - California
              Chesapeake Cuisine                                Tri-County Council for Southern MD
        Community Bank of Tri-County                            United Cerebral Palsy of Southern MD
    Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Keffler, LLC                       Waring-Ahearn Insurance Agency, Inc.
             The Dorsey Law Firm                                        Mary M. Washington
 Dutchman Carpentry and Home Improvement
             First Home Mortgage
            Michael A. Guy, CPA, PA
            Homeland Corporation                            What is a “Point of Contact”?
     Alfred A. Lacer, PA, Attorney at Law
             Leonard Realty, Inc.                               Each Chamber member company is asked to
    Maryland Bank & Trust Company, N.A.,                  designate an individual as the “Point of Contact” (for-
                Lexington Park                            merly known as “primary representative”). The Point
     Stephen D. Mattingly Insurance, Inc.                 of Contact receives mailings, is listed in the Community
           Jacquelyn V. Meiser, P.C.                      Guide under his or her company, and is the “go to”
    Metro-Restaurant & Janitorial Supplies                person called upon by Chamber staff if they have ques-
             The MIL Corporation                          tions or need information regarding that individual’s
               North End Gallery                          company.
                                                                Any employee of a Chamber member com-
          Patuxent Pump & Well, Inc.
                                                          pany is considered a “Chamber member” and
                                                          is welcome to attend functions such as Business
                                                          After Hours (free to members), Annual Dinner, Quar-
    Winners of $50 Dues Renewal                           terly Members Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse, etc.
        Monthly Drawings                                  Some events, such as the State of the County Luncheon,
                                                          have two ticket prices, one for members and a slightly
     The winner of February’s $50.00 Chamber Cash         higher price for non-members. Chamber member
prize for timely dues renewal was Castle Master Homes,    company employees, in that case, would pay the lower
Inc.                                                      member price.
     It is easy to enter--just pay your renewal dues on         If you are a “point of contact” for your company,
time and you are automatically entered in a drawing to    try to let the employees of your company know about
win $50.00 in Chamber Cash.                               Chamber events in which they may be interested. We
                                                          would love to have more members participate!
4                                                                          CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

    Christmas in April * St. Mary’s County Celebrating 20 Years (1990-2010)
     Christmas in April * St. Mary’s County (an affiliate of Rebuilding Together) is celebrating its 20th Anniver-
sary of partnering with the community in repairing homes of low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners. As
preparations progress toward repairing another 21 homes and 1 community nonprofit center (Hospice) on our
20th Annual National Rebuilding Day of Saturday, April 24, 2010, we look back on our success in repairing over
564 homes and 13 community facilities. We look forward to continuing our partnerships throughout St. Mary’s
     Christmas in April * St. Mary’s invites you to join in our upcoming events. Prior to our 20th National Re-
building Day event on April 24, 2010, we will be having our 10th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser, at
the J T Daugherty Conference Center on Saturday, March 6, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Pre-ticket sales are $25 per
person. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the event for $30 per person. Tickets are now available through
Christmas in April * St. Mary’s County, at the J T Daugherty Conference Center in Lexington Park, the TownePlace
Suites in California, and Maryland Bank & Trust (Callaway branch).
     We are presently registering volunteers for this year’s National Rebuilding Day. If you would like to join a
volunteer crew, please call (301) 863-2905 or email Upcoming events
can also be found on the web site at
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                                                                        5

 CENTURY 21 New Millennium Ranks #1 Nationwide - Celebrates 11 Years
          of Real Estate Excellence in Metro DC Community
      CENTURY 21 New Millennium announced today that it is the number one ranked CENTURY 21® company
nationwide, surpassing more than 3,700 offices in 2009 production. New Millennium is also the top ranked
CENTURY 21 in the Mid-Atlantic region and it nationally ranked number 80 in REALTOR ® Magazine’s Top
100 Companies List.
      “CENTURY 21 New Millennium joined the CENTURY 21® System in 1998 and has established a solid and
successful real estate firm in the DC area with a reputation for the highest quality customer service,” said Todd
Hetherington, CEO and co-broker/owner of CENTURY 21 New Millennium. It has grown to thirteen office loca-
tions and over 475 real estate professionals serving clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of
      “With CENTURY 21 New Millennium, clients have access to highly-trained real estate agents and professional
support staff - all focused on managing successful real estate transactions and providing complete client satisfac-
tion,” said Mary Lynn Stone, President and co-broker/owner of CENTURY 21 New Millennium. In addition to
real estate sales, the company’s core services include: mortgage financing, investing, settlement services, property
and association management, property insurance, global relocation assistance, and commercial real estate.
      “On behalf of the entire CENTURY 21 System, I congratulate and thank the men and women of CENTURY
21 New Millennium for their years of exemplary service and tireless dedication and commitment to their com-
munity,” said Thomas R. Kunz, president and CEO for Century 21 Real Estate LLC.

                    Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Keffler, LLC Appointed
                      as Calvert Memorial Hospital Legal Counsel

      The Prince Frederick law firm of Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Keffler, LLC is pleased to announce that it has
been selected by Calvert Memorial Hospital to represent the Hospital as legal counsel in the southern Maryland
      “Our law firm has a long standing commitment to Calvert County and the surrounding communities of
southern Maryland,” said Mark Davis, Managing Partner of Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Keffler, LLC. “We are
dedicated to working with local businesses and families who seek legal assistance and we are proud that Calvert
Memorial Hospital recognizes us as a strong partner in meeting their needs.”
      In September, 2009, Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Keffler, LLC expanded its legal staff to include two new at-
torneys who will focus on Civil Litigation, Domestic, and Criminal Law.
      As one of the largest law firms in South-
ern Maryland, Davis, Upton, Palumbo &
Keffler, LLC is a multi-practice firm that
offers individuals, families, and businesses,
legal representation in the areas of Personal
Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Fam-
ily and Domestic Matters, Estate Planning
and Probate, Real Estate, and Corporate and
Business Law. For additional information,
6                                                                           CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

      Edward Jones
     Ranked No. 2 by
  FORTUNE Magazine
 in its 11th Year on Best
   Companies to Work
          For List
    Ranks in the Top 10 for
         Eight Years

      The financial-services firm
Edward Jones ranked No. 2 on
FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best
Companies to Work For 2010" list
in its 11th year on the prestigious list.
Edward Jones also ranked No. 1 for
large-sized companies. The full list
and related stories appear in the February 8 issue of FORTUNE.
       Edward Jones' 11 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for eight years and consecutive No. 1 rankings
in 2002 and 2003. This is the firm's second consecutive year in the No. 2 spot.
      In naming Edward Jones to the list, FORTUNE editors said: "The investment adviser weathered the recession
without closing one of its 12,615 offices or laying off a single employee. Salaries were frozen, but profit sharing
      To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For," FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute, a
global research and consulting firm with offices in 30 countries, to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the survey, sent to randomly selected employees.
The survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about the management's credibility, job satisfaction
and camaraderie. The remaining third is based on a company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit ques-
tionnaire, which asks detailed questions about demographics, pay and benefits, and open-ended questions about
hiring, communication and diversity.
      Currently, Edward Jones has more than 600 positions available throughout the country. The largest posi-
tions open are that of financial advisor and branch office administrator. Each Edward Jones branch office includes
one financial advisor and one branch office administrator who work one on one with clients in the communities
where those clients live.
      The FORTUNE ranking is one of several important honors based on associate input that Edward Jones has
received in recent weeks. In early December, the firm was ranked No. 1 in Registered Rep. magazine's annual
brokerage report card for the 17th consecutive year. Last month, Edward Jones ranked No. 10 among the "50 Best
Employers in Canada" in the Globe and Mail's annual listing in Report on Business Magazine. Over the past year,
Edward Jones also has received workplace recognitions from dozens of state publications in the U.S.
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                                                                       7

                         HSMC Welcomes Deputy Director Legates
                                      Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), a museum of living history and archaeology
                                on the site of Maryland’s first capital, welcomed a new deputy director, Jennifer
                                Legates, on January 19, 2010.
                                        “We are delighted to have Jennifer join us at HSMC. She brings a rich back-
                                ground in management and museum operations and a great enthusiasm for public
                                and living history.” said Dr. Regina Faden, “As deputy director, she will oversee
                                daily operations, personnel, procurement, and capital planning at the museum.”
                                        Prior to joining the HSMC team, Legates was director of curriculum & edu-
                                cational initiatives at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
                                in Kennesaw, Georgia. She has served as curator of education for Dumbarton
                                House in Washington, DC, and has held positions at the B&O Railroad Museum in
                                Baltimore, Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia, and for the Delaware
                                State Museums. She began her career as a costumed interpreter. Legates holds a
                                Master of Liberal Studies with a focus on museum education from the University
                                of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts from Shepherd College.
                                        “I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Southern Maryland com-
                                munity,” Legates commented. “and discovering how I can promote new and
innovative ways to expand programming, marketing, fundraising, and community partnerships at the museum.”
        HSMC is one of Southern Maryland’s leading tourism attractions and hosts an active school tour program.
The museum’s collections are a resource for professional archaeologists, scholars, and college students. The
HSMC colonial archaeology field school, the longest running field school in the nation, attracts students from
all over the United States as well as from other countries. The museum is an independent instrumentality of the
State of Maryland, within the Office of the Governor. For more information about Historic St. Mary’s City, visit, or call 240-895-4990.

                      Fiesta Cafe Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
      On February 9th, Fiesta Café Mexican Restaurant in Mechanicsville celebrated its one year anniversary.
Owners Temo & Cindy Amezcua feel very blessed to have reached this milestone. pening and running a restaurant
has been an amazing learning experience for both of them. The carryout-style restaurant started with humble
furnishings, a limited menu, and no liquor license and slowly but surely evolved over the year into a full-service
restaurant and carryout with a comfortable and cozy dining room, a great menu, and a full bar selection including
homemade margaritas! Temo & Cindy value the feedback they receive on the quality of their food and the ser-
vice and are truly grateful for all the support and patronage of their customers. “We love the family atmosphere
of our restaurant and plan to serve our neighbors and friends in St. Mary’s County for years to come!” Fiesta
Café is located at 28255 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville and is open every day. Visit our website at www.
                               8                                   CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

                                                  After Hours
                                                            hosted by

                                                                            January 27, 2010

Philip C. Riehl , Agent

                               Door Prizes Provided By:               Nancy Easterling, Historic
                                                                            Sotterly, Inc.
                                   Alexander Chiropractic Center    Carrie Gerhart, Abberly Crest
                                         The Apple Basket                Apartment Homes
                                            Comfort Inn                Bryan Harrison, County
                                         The County Times                     First Bank
                                        Courtyard Marriott          Christy & Michael Henderson,
                                     JT Daugherty Conference                Buzz’s Marina
                                              Center                 Stephen Kelly, Fairfield Inn
                                        Holiday Inn Express         Arvell McGhee, Flooring Max
                                       Holiday Inn Solomons          Dennis Phillips, Maryland
                                   MP Baskets (Mary Pat Hollis)                 DORS
                                         Newtowne Players           Don Thieme, Thieme Creative
                                     Raley’s Home Furnishings                   Media
                                      Bob Taylor Engineering        Charlene Tsirigotis, The Apple
                                        TownePlace Suites                       Basket
                                                                    Ron Wimmer, Century 21 New
                                    Door Prizes Won By:                      Millennium

                                       Mary Ann Chasen,                   The 50/50 Raffle
                                     Accurate Typing Service                 was won by
     301-863-6012                      Dr. Steven Chasen                   Arvell McGhee,
 On Chancellor’s Run Road             Tom Davis, TSA, Inc.                  Flooring Max
across from Greenview Knolls
     Elementary School
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                          9

      March Calendar of Events

              Wednesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.
                       Business After Hours
       Hosted by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging
        at the Northern Senior Senior Community Center
                 RSVP required, flyer in this newsletter

         A Look AheAd At Upcoming events
             Wednesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m.
            Members’ Luncheon, Outback Steakhouse
                   Staff Appreciation Day

             Wednesday, April 28, 5:30 p.m.                                     301-475-1630
         Business After Hours, Mike’s Custom Painting

         Wednesday, May 12, Business Showcase
         Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
           11:30 a.m., Business Awards Luncheon
                1:30 p.m., Business Showcase

          All dates are subject to change; please contact the
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10                                                                           CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

 Glenn Frank & Chris Reynolds Speak at the College of Southern Maryland
        on Significant Changes to the Newly Revised IRS Form 990
      In a recent seminar sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland, Glenn Frank,
III, CPA and Chris Reynolds, PC teamed together to ensure that non-profit Organizations in the tri-county area
understand the significant changes to the newly revised IRS Form 990. The seminar not only focused on what
changed and which Organizations are affected, but shared a suggested plan of action.
      Glenn Frank, III, CPA kicked things off by reviewing how and why the form got revised; the enhanced trans-
parency of the new form; and introduced who might be affected and when. Glenn detailed how the form went from
nine pages in 2007 to eleven pages in 2008. He clearly explained to the group how the core 990, representing
eleven parts will need to be completed by almost every Organization. Together, they presented “how what and
whys” of the new 990 schedule changes, explaining that there were only two possible schedules in 2007, now
there are 16 possible schedules, for all years 2008 and thereafter.
      "We always enjoy the opportunity to lead lively discussions on tax law changes", said Glenn Frank, III, CPA.
"The questions and comments from the participants really make the experience enjoyable."
      Chris Reynolds, Attorney at Law and active member of several area non-profit board of directors, offered
his expertise and experiences. Mr. Reynolds led the discussion on the new governance, management and policy
disclosures that are reported in the newly revised federal Form 990.
      Glenn Frank, III closed the discussion by identifying key action items that each Organization should take.
The increased time demands on the employees and volunteers combined with the additional higher legal and ac-
counting costs to comply with all of the additional information disclosures will bring stress to our local non-profit
Organizations at a time when they too are faced with a slowing economy.
      “Glenn's preparation and presentation made the event fairly lively and the participation and openness he
encouraged made for a more meaningful exchange between all in attendance. Keep up the good work," wrote
one of the participants.
      The College of Southern Maryland has additional offerings for non-profit Organizations including: Successful
Fund Raising; Introduction to Non-Profit Management; Marketing your Non-Profit; and A to Z Grant Writing.

“Board on Tour” Visits
Evergreen Elementary
      Hosted by Dr. Michael Marti-
rano, Superintendent of St. Mary’s
County Schools, and Kim Summers,
Principal, the St. Mary’s County
Chamber Board of Directors met at
Evergreen Elementary on Thursday,
February 18th. After the meeting,
the Board members were given a
tour of this award-winning “green”
school. The County is justifiably
proud of this new state-of-the-art
addition to the school system.
      The Chamber Board plans more
off-site meetings in the future as it
provides an opportunity to get out
of the Chamber office and explore
businesses in the community.
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                                                                    11

                        The Success of the Census is in Our Hands
                                    How Businesses Use Census Data

    In FY 2007 alone, Maryland received over $5.8 billion in federal formula-
based grants ($1,000 per person per year).

• Businesses rely on census data for locating new establishments and recruiting
• Businesses use census demographics and household characteristics for mar-
  keting their products
• Census data help direct federal and state funding to communities in need. A
  stronger local economy benefits businesses by attracting employees and local
  residents as customers

     As a business leader, you can partner with the U.S. Census Bureau to convey the importance of participating
in the next census to ensure no one is left uncounted.

                                              Census Timeline

• December 2008 – Local Census Offices begin to open in Maryland
• Spring 2009 – Address canvassing to verify the mailing list for census questionnaires
• March 2010 – Census forms mailed to households, special populations (nursing homes, correctional institu-
  tions, college dormitories)
• April 1, 2010 – Census Day
• December 31, 2010 – Apportionment counts for Congressional
  seats by state delivered to the President
• April 1, 2011 – Redistricting data delivered to the states for
  redrawing Congressional and Legislative districts

 Consulting Ophthalmologists, LLC Cuts the
  Ribbon for Their New Hollywood Office
                     February 18, 2010
12                                                                         CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

                                                     Van Line for Local Mover Worldwide
                                                     Moving Systems Donates to Haitian
                                                       Earthquake Relief for Each Move
                                                        From now until March 31, 2010, Stevens Worldwide Van
                                                  Lines, the national van line for Chamber member Worldwide
                                                  Moving Systems, will make a donation to World Vision for
                                                  each long-distance household goods move that Stevens or any
                                                  of its agents perform. The donations will go directly to World
                                                  Vision relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti.
                                                        Stevens is headquartered in Saginaw, Mich., and has
                                                  a network of moving and storage agents across the United
                                                  States, including Worldwide Moving Systems in Waldorf, MD.
                                                  Stevens and Worldwide Moving Systems provide residential
                                                  and commercial moving and storage services for local, inter-
                                                  state and international moves.
                                                        World Vision is an international humanitarian charity
                                                  organization dedicated to working with children and families
                                                  in their communities. World Vision had more than 300 staff
                                                  working in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. At this time,
                                                  the charity has more than 800 workers in Haiti providing as-
                                                  sistance including food, clean water, blankets, tents, medical
                                                  supplies and more.
                                                        “Worldwide Moving Systems is proud to be part of the
                                                  Stevens family which values more than just the business’ bot-
                                                  tom line. Donations from the services we provide to families
                                                  every day continue to demonstrate our sincere commitment to
                                                  improving the world around us: from the children and families
                                                  that make up our local community to global human crises
                                                  to the environment,” – Jeff Rockenbaugh, Sales Manager at
                                                  Worldwide Moving Systems.
     Donations will be made for every Stevens’ interstate and international move during the two-month time
frame, including all moves that are serviced by Worldwide Moving Systems and Stevens’ other 150 agents across
the country.
                            Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities
    Would you like to sponsor a Chamber event and spotlight your business at the same time? The Chamber has
many events throughout the year that are made possible through the generosity of our members. Sponsorship
opportunities at various financial levels are always available. By sponsoring an event, you will receive benefits
which may include free tickets, your company logo on promotional materials, and more. If you are interested in
becoming a sponsor, please call the Chamber office at 301-737-3001 to discuss the possibilities.

                                         Door Prizes Needed!
      The Chamber is always in need of door prizes to give away at various events, including Business After Hours,
the Staff Appreciation Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse in April, and the Annual Golf Classic in the fall. Items can
be brought to events or dropped off anytime during Chamber office hours, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Prizes do not have to be expensive; even small items can be combined into “goody bags.” Your business
will receive acknowledgement of your door prize donation both at the event and in the Chamber Update. Everyone
loves winning prizes, and it’s a great way to promote your business and have some fun at the same time!
CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010                                                                                  13

                  Solomons Firm Exec Certified by Constant Contact
      Carole Thieme, president, Thieme Creative Media (TCM), a Solomons-based marketing, graphic design and
website development firm, is now certified after completing Constant Contact’s (CC) Experts Program. Thieme
becomes one of only 100 professionals worldwide who have taken the online Constant Contact course and passed
the final exam.
       Becoming a Constant Contact Experts Program trained presenter allows Thieme to teach seminars to small
businesses about Email Marketing. Thieme will also have access to the Experts Program curriculum and the
Constant Contact store. As an Experts Program trained presenter Thieme will be able to:
      • Conduct live email marketing seminars for southern Maryland colleagues
      • Present email marketing best practices using the Constant Contact presentation, “The Power of Email
      • Help professionals improve their own email marketing programs
      • Access and use Constant Contact branded presentation materials
      • Use and purchase resources and tools available exclusively through Constant Contact University
      For more information about the Experts program, email
      Realizing that many clients are embracing eMarketing as a cost-savings promotional technique, TCM has
become a business partner with Constant Contact. One of TCM’s long-standing Virginia clients, the National
Aeronautic Association (NAA), has evolved from a bi-monthly printed newsletter to a monthly email newsletter,
distributed via CC’s email technology. This media approach has saved NAA in excess of $17,000 per year.
      “Constant Contact is the leading provider of email marketing and online survey tools for small organiza-
tions,” says Thieme.
      TCM opened its doors in 1985 in Virginia and moved to Solomons just over ten years ago. The firm helps
both private sector companies and nonprofit organizations in the mid-Atlantic region with their respective pro-
motional agendas. For more information, visit
14                                                                   CHAMBER UPDATE, March 2010

                                                             Member Discount Program
                                                               It’s Free Advertising!
                                                            What is It? How Does It Work?
                                                                   Who Qualifies?

                                                                 Each time a Chamber member joins or
                                                            renews their membership, the company’s
                                                            point of contact receives a Member Discount
                                                            Card. This program is offered to Chamber
                                                            Members and their employees as a way to
                                                            enhance the many existing benefits of being
                                                            a Chamber member, which are also available
                                                            for review on our web-site, www.smccham-
                                                                 All members are eligible to offer a
                                                            discount--simply call the Chamber Office,
                                                            301-737-3001. There is no charge to offer
                                                            this discount. What does offering a discount
                                                            do for your business? It offers your business
                                                            visibility, a chance to interact with other
                                                            members, and the opportunity to create new
                                                            contacts at no charge to you.
                                                                 Each member is entitled to purchase ad-
                                                            ditional discount cards for their employees
                                                            through the Chamber Office at a cost of only
                                                            $1.00 per card. The current list of Member
Discount offers is available on our web site and is continually updated, so check the site often.
    The Chamber wishes to thank those members who are already participating in the discount pro-
gram. If you would like to add your business to the list, please let us know!

              These Members Currently Offer a Members Discount:

Ad Pro; Air Corps Embroidery; Alexander Chiropractic Center; Anita’s Wedding Cakes &
More; Apple Blossom Consulting; BalanceLogic, LLC; Cedar Point Federal Credit Union;
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                                                                                    2009 - 2010 Board of

             The Newtowne Players Know
           The Importance of Being Earnest                                        Chair of the Board, Frank Taylor
                                                                                           Taylor Gas Co., Inc
                                                                                 Chair-Elect, Christopher Longmore
      Two young gentlemen living in Victorian England have taken to             Dugan, McKissick, Wood & Longmore, LLC
bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack         1st Vice Chair, Joseph R. Densford
                                                                                  Joseph R. Densford, Attorney at Law
Worthing, played by Newtowne Players newcomer Richard Milla, has                      Treasurer, Charles Roach
invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his                 Cedar Point Federal Credit Union
dull country life behind for big city escapades in London. Algernon              Immediate Past Chair, Tom Jarboe
                                                                                   Technology Security Associates, Inc.
Moncrieff, played by Aaron Meisinger, has taken the same name, “Ear-
nest,” when visiting Worthing’s ward (played by Mallory Green) at the
country manor. Things start to go awry when they both end up in the                      Board Members:
country and their deceptions are unraveled — threatening to spoil their
romantic pursuits.                                                                      James Andreacci, PNC Bank
                                                                                     Jim Bacot, Brooks Run Builders
      Directed by Valarie Green, the show also stars Emily Funderburk                             Gary Bell
as Miss Prism, Ian Meisinger as the Rev. Chasuble, Jenny Meisinger as                   Wesley Cook, The Greenery
Gwendolen Fairfax, Dawn Weber as Lady Bracknell, and Patrick Welton                    Wayne Davis, WM Davis, Inc.
                                                                                          Tom Dennison, SMECO
as Merriman. “I have always wanted to bring this play to the Three Notch          Joseph M. Drury, Combs Drury Reeves
stage, and our talented cast has certainly helped bring the script to life,                  Insurance Agency
adding their own brand of enthusiasm and passion along the way,” said          Hayden Hammett, Mehaffey & Associates, PC
Director Valarie Green.                                                               Glenn Ives, Sabre Systems, Inc.
                                                                                         Cindy Morgan, SAIC/EMA
      The Newtowne Players will perform Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy               Mary Ann Murray, Murray, Wamsley
Thursdays through Sundays, March 26 through April 11, 2010. Thursday,                      & Schrader, LLC, CPA
Friday, and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows begin                      Kim Oliver, AMELEX
                                                                                   Philip C. Riehl, State Farm Insurance
at 3:30 p.m. Performances are held at Three Notch Theatre on 21744                  Margaret Sawyer, Maryland Bank
South Coral Drive in Lexington Park. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12                       & Trust Co., NA
for students, senior citizens, and the military. Thursday shows are $10                Kenneth “Buzz” Shelley, Wyle
general admission. Light refreshments and beverages are also available        Mary Lynn Stone, Century 21 New Millennium
                                                                              Ernie Williams, Community Bank of Tri-County
for purchase at the theatre.
      Reservations are recommended. Please make reservations for the
                                                                                 Community Representatives:
show by calling 301.737.5447 or visiting
                                                                               Daniel Grant, Young Professionals Initiative
                                                                                   Bob Schaller, St. Mary’s Co. DECD
                                                                                 Dr. Michael Martirano, Superintendent,
                        CROSS & WOOD                                                       SMC Public Schools
                                                                               Michael Quigley, Patuxent Naval Air Station
                      AND ASSOCIATES, INC.                                        J. Harry Norris, III, Commissoners of

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                     LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE                                                     Staff:
                                                                                      Bill Scarafia, President/CEO
     Kenneth W. Cross, CLU                    John F. Wood, Jr.                       Helena Fondeur, Donna Lange

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