A monthly publication of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.
P. O. Box 9 Prince Frederick, MD 20678-0009 (located at 120 Dares Beach Road)
www.calvertchamber.org (410) 535-2577 or (301) 855-1930
Coming to the September BOB . . . CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS DINNER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
Speed…the need for speed permeates and dominates our lives. For HOLIDAY INN SELECT, SOLOMONS
some, it’s an excitement about the speed of their car, for others it’s a 6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
concern about the speed of their internet connectivity. We don’t like
to stand in line at a fast food place, and when we do place our order
we fret about the lack of speed behind the counter. We fume at the FEATURING…
length of the stop light, wishing it would turn faster. We all seem to
be trying to achieve something faster and more efficiently. For the
busy person hoping to meet several potential mates at the same
event, there’s the phenomenon of Speed Dating. And now, finally, for
the business person looking to make numerous business contacts at
the same event, there’s Speed Networking!
The Chamber will introduce Speed Networking! at BOB (Business
Over Breakfast) on Thursday, September 7, at 8am at the Holiday
Inn Express in Prince Frederick.
Like Speed Dating, Speed Networking! is a formalized meeting
process with a purpose to assist people in meeting a large number of Small Business of the Year
new contacts. While the purpose of Speed Dating is to meet new po- New Business of the Year
tential dates and perhaps a mate, the purpose of Speed Networking!
provides an opportunity for business people to spend time at an event Chamber Member of the Year
dedicated solely to ensuring that they make numerous business con- Home-based Business of the Year
tacts and hopefully new customers. In order to maximize the number
of interactions, the business men and women will rotate at a pre-
Speed Networking! is a fun, fast, and efficient method of networking
$47.50 Member/$90.00 Couple
with a purpose. $65.00 Non-Member/$125.00 Couple
Attendees at BOB will have an opportunity to introduce themselves
Payment must accompany reservation.
and their business to other business people and learn more about
other potential customers at the same time. A buffet breakfast will be Plan To Attend!
served and, then after a short program about tips for networking, the Refer to the enclosed flyer for reservations.
Speed Networking! activity will begin. Business men and women
should bring a large quantity of business cards to exchange with
other networking participants during the exercise.
Reservations are required for BOB. Make your reservation now for PLATINUM SPONSOR - SMECO
this exciting program and activity. See the BOB flyer insert for reser-
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Raising Good Cheer (and Money) for Calvert Healthcare Solutions
You may be aware that Calvert Healthcare Solutions, a community based organization delivering primary
care to low–income residents of Calvert County, has been working to shore up gaps in the health care safety
net since beginning operation in 2001. Founded by Ray Nobel, M.D. with a generous starting grant from the
Kiwanis Club and sustained for the past two years under the leadership of Robert Schlager, M.D. the organi-
zation has done much to help many in our community receive basic health care services.
What you may not be aware of, however, is that our Chamber has a seat on the CHCS Board. Representing
the Chamber since the program’s inception has been Jon Frank, local employee benefits consultant and long
time Chamber member.
In an effort to heighten awareness about the work of the charity and raise money for the organization’s ex-
pense fund (used primarily to purchase generic medications), Jon and his company, Jon S. Frank & Associ-
ates, are bringing a little gemütlichkeit to Prince Frederick on the evening of Thursday, September 28th by
sponsoring Oktoberfest for Calvert Healthcare Solutions. The event will feature The Edelweiss Band, a re-
nowned German band in the Washington DC area, traditional food and all the merriment that accompanies the
Munich festivals, held annually in late September since 1810.
With four frosty beers to choose from on tap and music designed to make you stay and sway, the atmosphere
will deliver a great evening of fun. So break out your lederhosen, practice your yodel and call Carol Lucas at
(410) 414-8438 for a reservation at what will be a sell-out event.
Oktoberfest for Calvert Healthcare Solutions will be held at 205 West Dares Beach Road from 6:00 p.m. until
9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th.
Tickets are available to sponsors starting at $250 for 2, $500 for 4 or $1000 for a reserved table of 8. Indi-
vidual tickets are $125 each.
Lloyd B. Harrison
Lloyd B. Harrison
Chairman of the Board
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CANDIDATES’ FORUM (A FREE NON-PARTISAN PUBLIC
COUNTY-WIDE FORUM FOR ALL PRIMARY ELECTION
CANDIDATES) . . . . is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 5 -
10 p.m. at Huntingtown High School, Rt 2/4, Huntingtown. This
event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Calvert County
Maryland and sponsored by the following: American Association
of University Women; Comcast Cable; Concerned Black Women;
Calvert County Council of PTAs; Commission For Women; Hous-
ing For All Calvert (HFAC); Calvert County Chamber of Com-
COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND’S NEW PRESIDENT, merce; Concerned Black Men; and NAACP.
BRADLEY GOTTFRIED, PH.D., SHARES VALUES WITH COM- COUNTY FIRST BANK TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING . . .
MUNITY, EMPLOYEES . . . . President Bradley Gottfried, Ph.D, is on Friday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. County First Bank is lo-
meeting students, employees and community members as he becomes cated at 222 Town Square Drive in Lusby (located in the shopping
acquainted with the region since his arrival July 31. Associated with center behind Lusby Post Office). Join them in their celebration!
community colleges for more than 30 years, Gottfried is the college’s
fourth president. He has extensive experience in strategic planning,
www.countyfirstbank.com. For more information call (410)
enrollment management, fiscal and facilities management, and cultivat- 394-3934.
ing community and legislative relations, as well as developing successful THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CALVERT COUNTY . . . . is
initiatives in curriculum, technology, faculty, transfer programs and busi- holding an Open House, September 8 - September 10, from 10:00
ness development. During his first two weeks, Gottfried initiated em- a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Fishing Creek Kennels to recruit new volun-
ployee forums at each of CSM’s campuses. Other activities have in- teers. Contact The Humane Society of Calvert County at (410)
cluded introductions with local elected officials and attendance at several 2 5 7 - 4 9 0 8 f o r m o r e i n f o r ma t i o n .
community events. “One of my short-term goals is to meet hundreds of www.calvertcountyhumanesociety.org
people,” Gottfried said, as a way of learning more about the people and
the communities that the college serves. “Even though I’m the newest CALVERT LIBRARY IS HOLDING ITS CUSTOMER AP-
employee, I’m committed to building on our legacy and working with PRECIATION DAY . . . . September 11, at all Calvert Libraries,
you and the community to make us even better,” Gottfried said during all day. Come for cookies, a drink, and a chance to win a door
an employee forum. Gottfried is planning to hold community forums to prize.. Call (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862.
meet citizens and hear their perceptions of CSM’s programs and ser- w w w w . c a l v e r t . l i b . m d . u s
vices. For information call (301) 934-7766 or (301) 870-3008 x7766 or
visit www.csmd.edu. LIBERTY TAX SERVICE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX
SEMINARS . . . . exclusively for Calvert County Chamber Mem-
bers. Seminar topics include: Home Ownership, Tax Tips, Market-
ing for Success, Self-Employment/Small Business, Tax Breaks for
Retirement Planning and Employee Business Deductions. For more
information contact Amber Wentz at (410) 535-1720 or email lib-
CORPORATE CENTER AT CSM OFFERS COMPREHEN-
SIVE TRAINING, EDUCATION AND CONSULTING . . . . for
organizations seeking to increase employee productivity and organ-
izational efficiency. A training partner to the business, government
and non-profit communities for many years, CSM has developed
high quality instruction and course materials that address the skills
gaps of employees and meet the specific challenges of Southern
Maryland’s industries, explained Shirley Williams, executive direc-
tor of the Corporate Center. “We provide exactly what is needed
for all corporate levels.” she said. Through its significant contacts
CSM’s New President, Bradley Gottfried, Ph.D. with industry recognized experts and its network of world-class
consultants, the Corporate Center is able to design a tailored pro-
gram that meets a business’ specific need, Williams said. Among
CHESAPEAKE HILLS GOLF CLUB ROLLING ALONG . . . . after the Corporate Center’s recent training initiatives is a partnership
the July 27th fire destroyed the club’s new pavilion and cart barn and the with the Calvert County, Charles County and St. Mary’s County
facility’s new fleet of golf carts. However, plans are underway to recon- chambers of commerce, which was recognized during the presenta-
struct the outdoor building. Construction of the new pavilion has begun. tion of the 2006 Maryland Chamber of Commerce Partner in Busi-
Chesapeake Hills recently underwent a series of major facility enhance- ness Award to CSM. For more information call (301) 934-7766 or
ments that have made a significant impact on course conditions for local (301) 870-3008 x766 or visit www.csmd.edu.
golfers. In coming months, additional projects for the course will in-
clude an expansion of tees and greens, updated irrigation and drainage, Have business information you feel might be useful to share with other
clubhouse enhancements and facility landscaping. All enhancement
projects will total $1.5 million. For more information about the course,
to reserve a tee time, schedule a golf outing or meeting, visit Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
www.chesapeakehills.com or call (410) 326-4653.
Due to space limitations, the Chamber reserves the right to edit press
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ATTENTION CHAMBER MEMBERS!
If your company is interested in hosting a BAH and can
accommodate 80 - 100 people, contact the Chamber
office at (410) 535-2577 or (301) 855-1930 or e-mail us
at email@example.com to get on our waiting
list Above, Chamber members and guests enjoying great company and
food at the August BAH hosted by Smith Barney.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS GLOVER’S SEPTIC SERVICES, INC.
P.O. Box 522
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber (443) 486-4533
members by patronizing their businesses. Their www.gloversseptic.com
Chamber membership reflects their integrity as firstname.lastname@example.org
responsible business owners and demonstrates
Septic pumping service.
commitment to the community.
GARRETT MUSIC ACADEMY
2021 Chaneyville Rd.
Owings, MD 20736
CHESAPEAKE VEIN CLINIC (410) 286-5505
John A. Pietropaoli, Jr. MD
301 Steeple Chase Dr., Ste. 404
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(Fox Run Center) Music Academy offering private lessons, orchestra, jazz
(410) 535-2811 band, choir, rentals & instrument sales, recording studio.
State of the art, complete vein care. Professionals - Board Certi-
fied in General and Vascular Surgery. Mayo Clinic - Fellowship M PUBLISHING
Trained. Victoria Poling
P.O. Box 448
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENNIUM (301) 627-4220
THERESA RUZICKA www.MPublishing.net
12632 Western Circle MarlbPub@comcast.net
Lusby, MD 20657
(410) 326-1579 Publisher of community magazines since 1975. Currently
(410) 231-9755 produce six regional publications. Newest is “Calvert Life
FAX (410) 326-4018 Monthly,” with more than 6,300 mailed free to homes and
businesses in the county.
CURVES OF DUNKIRK Anne Cole Johnston
Lisa D. Gentry 2688 Aspen Rd.
3140 West Ward Rd. P.O. Box 604
Ste. 207 Port Republic, MD 20676
Dunkirk, MD 20754 (410) 586-2025
(410) 286-9101 www.peoplesynergy.com
(410) 474-5605 email@example.com
FAX (410) 286-9102
Training and development company with focus on business
Fitness and weight management facility for women. writing, interpersonal communication, management skills and
The Navigator, September 2006
SLATE OF CANDIDATES
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CALVERT COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Five Years - 2001
College of Notre Dame of Maryland - Dr. Carolyn Ebel
Candidates for the Board of Directors for the Calvert
County Chamber of Commerce are elected annually by One Year - 2005
the general membership at an Annual Membership
Meeting. (See front-page article). At the meeting on
B-Sure Home Inspection, Inc. - Jim Kasterko
October 25, 2006, the membership will elect individu- Coach On Call - Eleanor R. Nelson
als for a term of office beginning in January of 2007. Fair Weather Equestrian Center - Gina Hall
Mortgage Shares - Debra Thomas
Each year the Board of Directors appoints a Nominat- Stayin’ Home and Lovin’ It! - Aimee & Joe Reynolds
ing Committee to develop a slate of candidates. The Tutoring Club of Prince Frederick - Dennis Schroeder
2006 Nominating Committee is pleased to present the
following list of candidates for your consideration: Washington Mutual Home Loans - Mark Maldonado
Member Term Expires
Ralph Eppard, Ralph’s Dodge December, 2009
Jim Ward, Poor Richard Web Press December, 2009
Darren Maertens, Maertens Jewelry December, 2009
Doug Azar, Calvert Memorial Hospital December, 2009
The Chamber By-Laws permit members to be nomi-
nated by the general membership for a one (1) year
term. Members can express their interest in holding
such a position by obtaining a required number of sig-
natures and submitting the signed application to the
Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee
received the following applications for a General Mem-
bership board position:
Member Term Expires
Carrie Polk, Nationwide Insurance December, 2007
Pam Shubert, Asbury~Solomons December, 2007
NAVIGATOR PRINTED BY
Mark your calendars for the 2006
Annual Meeting October 25th!
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A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AT
11TH ANNUAL “NIGHT ON THE PATUXENT” CRUISE
From the beginning to the end, the 11th Annual “Night on the Patuxent” Cruise was a great success!
Isaac’s Restaurant, Holiday Inn Select, Solomons and J & D Hospitality so graciously donated the use of their facility as well as provided
a social hour prior to departure for the cruise on the Patuxent, captained by Tyler Smith. On board, everyone enjoyed the beautiful
weather, pleasant company, delicious food and the wonderful talent of Guitarist, Stephen Crane.
The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2006 Cruise Committee for their hard work and dedication, once again. Members of
the committee include: Tommy Godbold, The Accessory Zone, Chair; Melissa Bless, Isaac’s Restaurant; and John and Katie Crane, As-
bury~Solomons Island. Half of the sponsor proceeds go to the Chamber’s College of Southern Maryland Endowment Fund.
The cruise would not have been the success that it was without the sponsorships and donations of the following businesses:
CORPORATE SPONSORS FOOD DONATIONS DOOR PRIZE DONATIONS
Mercantile Southern Maryland Bank Adam’s The Place For Ribs Bella Spa & Salon
The Show Place Arena BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Clipper’s Canine Café
Dominion Cove Point LNG Boomerang’s Original Ribs Curves of Dunkirk
Catamaran’s Restaurant DiGiovanni’s Dock of the Bay
$500 SPONSORS Cluck-U Chicken EmbroidMe
Asbury~Solomons Island DuPaul’s Catering Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts
College of Southern Maryland Expressions Catering Mark Z Signs
Constellation Energy Group Herrington Harbour Inn Outback Steakhouse
The Show Place Arena Isaac’s Restaurant Sandpiper Shop
Kim’s Key Lime Pies State Farm Insurance - Mike Paxon
$100 SPONSORS Mamma Lucia Italian Restaurant Tiki Bar
Mike Benton Maryland Country Caterers Victoria’s Florist
Citizens To Elect Bill Chambers Naughty Gull Restaurant & Pub
Carrie Polk - Nationwide Insurance Papa John’s Pizza
Re-Elect Mike Evans For Sheriff Port Of Call Liquors
Left-over food donations were delivered to Project Echo!
PROGRAM AD SPONSORS
Blue Heron Inn
Calvert Design Group
Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens
College of Southern Maryland
Fantasy World Entertainment
Holiday Inn Select, Solomons
Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts
Sisk Auto Body
Smart Ride, Inc.
The Accessory Zone
Above, Cruise Committee from left to right, Tommy
Godbold, Melissa Bless, John Crane and Katie Crane.
Above and right, Chamber members and guests enjoying
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The Navigator is published by
UNITED WAY “DAY OF CARING”
The Calvert County
Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 9
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-0009 www.calvertchamber.org
SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
2006 Board of Directors
Chair 8:00 A.M. Kick-Off Event
Lloyd Harrison, III Calvert Country Market
Mercantile Southern Maryland Bank
Vice Chair 9:00 A.M. Projects Begin
Darren Maertens, Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts
Patricia O. Blackford, CPA
“Day of Caring” brings together employ-
Deb McClure, Jon S. Frank & Assoc. ees from local businesses to volunteer at
United Way of Calvert County agencies.
By allowing employees the opportunity to
Ralph Eppard, Ralph’s Dodge-Jeep, Chrysler
Jack Gorman, College of So. Md. spend a workday engaging in meaningful
Tommy Godbold, The Accessory Zone volunteer projects, you see, first hand,
Elizabeth Hubbard, EmbroidMe
Debbie Naugle, adPRO how United Way dollars are working to
Chris Reynolds, Reynolds & Manning, P.A. meet the needs of our community.
Larry Weckbaugh, Constellation Energy Group
James Ward, Poor Richard Web Press
Harriet Yaffe, The Arc of Southern Maryland
Sam Young, Calvert Commercial Real Estate To find out how you can participate, con-
Doug Azar, Calvert Memorial Hospital
tact the United Way of Calvert County at
(410) 286-0100 or visit their website @
President/CEO Carolyn McHugh www.unitedwaycalvert.org.
Office Manager Cathy Wehrle
Receptionist/Secretary Eunice Benson
CHAMBER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
ON SEPTEMBER 13TH
TO SUPPORT OF “DAY OF CARING”
Your Calvert County Chamber
office will be closed on September
13th so that Chamber staff can
support the United Way and its
member agencies in their annual
“Day of Caring” event. Staff
members will report on their pro-
ject experiences in the next issue
of The Navigator.
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Phishing and Identity Theft BUSINESS
By Idea Solutions
1-888-535-4332 for further information.
Phishing is a slang term for people who try to trick av-
erage people into giving out their personal and finan- September - Community Bank of Tri-
Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent October - Mercantile SO. MD Bank
websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal
financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames November - Adams The Place For Ribs
and passwords, social security numbers, etc. By hijacking the
trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit December - College of SO MD
card companies, phishers are able to convince up to 5% of re-
cipients to respond to them.
RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.
Phishing attacks are growing quite sophisticated and MAKE YOUR’S TODAY!
difficult to detect, even for Phishing attacks are growing quite
sophisticated and difficult to detect, even for the most techni-
cally savvy people. Many people are getting onto the Internet
and using email or Web browsers for the first time. As a result,
some people are going to continue to be fooled into giving up
their personal financial information in response to a phishing
email or on a phishing website. If you have been tricked this
way, you should assume that you will become a victim of credit
card fraud, bank fraud, or identity theft.
If you get an email or pop-up message that asks for
personal or financial information, do not reply or click on the
link in the message. Legitimate companies don’t ask for this
information via email. If you are concerned about your account, THE MEMBER-TO-MEMBER
contact the organization in the email using a telephone num-
ber you know to be genuine, or open a new Internet browser DISCOUNT PROGRAM
session and type in the company’s correct Web address. Do not
cut and paste the link in the message. Don’t email personal or 36 Participants
financial information. Email is not a secure method of trans-
mitting personal information. EmbroidMe Homefront Furnishings
Carrie Polk-Nationwide Insurance Cash Flow Plus
If you initiate a transaction and want to provide your Law Offices of Julie A. Schejbal Shelden Studios
personal or financial information through an organization’s Discount Services of Maryland, Inc. Mark Z Signs
Web site, look for indicators that the site is secure, like a lock Dowell Financial Services, LLC Gateau Physical Therapy
icon on the browser’s status bar or a URL for a website that Waterview Production J & J’s Physical Therapy
Dickson’s Fields of Flowers Liberty Tax Service
begins “https:” (the “s” stands for “secure”). Unfortunately, no
Alicia’s Touch B-Sure Home Inspection
indicator is foolproof; some phishers have forged security icons.
Mary Lou Too Charters Expressions Catering
Review credit card and bank account statements as Sleep Inn & Suites C.P. Sheridan Title Co.
Mortgage Shares The Calverton School
soon as you receive them to determine whether there are any
Valpak Choice Home Center
unauthorized charges. If your statement is late by more than a
American Red Cross, SO MD Chptr. Sisk Auto Body, Inc.
couple of days, call your credit card company or bank to con-
Bronze Door Day Spa Jon S. Frank & Assoc.
firm your billing address and account balances. LDG Automotive Specialists, Inc. Matrix Security
Keep Well Fitness Center @ CMH Kokapellis Café & Espr. Bar
Two of the biggest phishing scams that are going on
Colonial Printing and Promotions Julia & Co. Salon & Spa
right now are people pretending to be Ebay and Citibank. You
Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens The Arc of Southern Maryland, Inc.
get an email saying that your account info needs to be updated,
and it gives you a link to a page that looks identical to the real (Visit our website, or
thing, but behind the scenes is someone collecting your per- call us to explore the various discounts available to you
as a Chamber Member.)
sonal information to use for their own benefit.
Shop Calvert First!
Show Place Arena; Dominion Cove Pt.; Mercantile SO MD Bank
Calvert County Chamber of
Commerce, Promoting Your Success!”
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P.O. Box 9
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