All members, new and old, are encouraged to check out the Chamber website to ensure we have your information correctly listed on the membership page – and to submit a profile (up to 200 words).
The website is getting hundreds of hits a week – a record 760 visits in February – it’s a great opportunity to showcase your business!
WHITE PAGES LISTINGS
If you are a 21771 zip code resident, you are invited to check the White Pages listings for the upcoming Mount Airy Phone book. They can be found on the Chamber website or at the Mount Airy library. Instructions on how to submit corrections are at both locations.
MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our monthly meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd March at 8am – at the Mt Airy Fire Hall (corner of Watersville Rd and Main St, enter through the back doors).
There will be a very full agenda and we hope to have many of our new members in attendance.
The date of our Business Fair is Saturday May 7th. The event will be held at the Fireman’s Activities Grounds on Twin Arch Rd from 11am to 4pm. Booth space starts at $50 and sponsorships are available, starting at $200.
We are expecting a very good turn-out as MAYAA Baseball’s Opening Day festivities will be occurring next door on the same day.
For complete details and an application see the Chamber website or contact Archie Rogers of Rogers Engraving at (301) 663-4311.
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE FEBRUARY 24TH
Our Greater Mt. Airy Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange was held on February 24, 2005 at the Stauffer Funeral Homes location in Mount Airy. This event was hosted by Doug Stauffer, George and Courtney Stauffer and D. J. Fenton of Stauffer Funeral Homes; Ellie and Rene Bonde of Blossom & Basket Boutique and the Secret Stork; and Julie Kennedy of Inspiration Point.
With lots of delicious food and drinks, forty-eight people were greeted by a large flat screen TV showing various events that the Chamber has participated in and other pictures of businesses in Mt. Airy. Then they were able to wander around to 13 tables holding formation on 13 businesses in our Chamber. It gave several of our guests a good picture of who we are as a Chamber. It was very well set up and greatly appreciated. The 13 businesses who participated were: Kemptown, Too, Mt. Airy Dent Repair & Touch Up, Susan King – Interiors by Decorating Den, Karen Skidmore, Completely Fit, Paula Wilhelm, Raymond Letterheads, Jim Gill, JMG Enterprises, Rob Truelove, Signs By Tomorrow, Sudha Kaistha, SK Printing, Tim Barkley, Law, Jennifer Swanhart, Tastefully Simple, Barbara Keith, Mt. Airy Jaycees, and Julie Kennedy, Inspiration Point.
Door Prizes were won by:
Picture Memory CD by Stauffer Funeral Homes – Paul Clay, Long & Foster Realtors
Basket Arrangement by Blossom & Basket Boutique – Archie Rogers, Rogers Stamping & Engraving
Inspiration Point Bag of Goodies – Jim Gill, JMG.
Floral Vase arrangement by Blossom & Basket Boutique – Ray Miller, New Horizon Van Lines.
Guests at the Business Card Exchange were Steve Rose – Torn2Shredz, who joined that evening. United Marketing. Rick Nelliger – Rick’s Chop Shop – Barber, who joined that evening. First Financial Group
Many thanks to our hosts for an excellent evening in spite of the snow!
APRIL BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
Our Social Secretary Paula Wilhelm is seeking a host and sponsors for a Business Card Exchange to be held in early to mid April.
This will be up for discussion at the March membership meeting -–or you can contact Paula at the Lorien Assisted Living at 301-829-6050 x112.
Audrey Stapf, Membership Chair, writes: “It is very exciting to see all the new members in our Chamber. I hope that each of you will become active and let others know about the work that the Chamber is doing. I look forward to seeing each of you.
“Below is the list of our new members for February. Welcome to each one of you.”
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Ambassador’s committee chair Ellie Bonde of the Blossom & Basket Boutique will head a new member orientation immediately following our Chamber membership meeting on March 3rd (see above for location and time).
Chamber officers and committee chairs will be present, and all new Chamber members who have joined since October 1, 2004, are invited. Refreshments will be served! We look forward to the opportunity to meet you, to describe Chamber activities and benefits, and answer any questions you might have.
GOVT RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Town councilman Peter Helt is our new Government Relations committee chair. He is to assisted by Laurie Dilks of Zistech. Thank you to both for agreeing to take on this very important committee.
Marlene Titus of Carroll Community College is the new chair of our Professional Development Committee. If you would like to serve on this committee, or have ideas, please contact Marlene at 410-386-8012.
A FROZEN THANK YOU!
Keir Knight of Plain English Writing & Design, and chair of the Advertising & Marketing committee would like to thank the Chamber and the individual members who donated money to the Special Olympics on his behalf.
Keir took part in the Polar Bear Plunge, jumping into the Chesapeake Bay in January. He raised over $600.
We are very happy to announce an incredible 81 new members for the month of February:
144 Auto Center, Roy Michael, 301-831-0783
A Clean Creation (Landscaping) Charles Kline, 301-829-9287
A Touch of Class, Randy Hively, 301-698-2650
All Around Plumbing, Brendan Madden, 301-829-6745
Amber Hill Physical Therapy, Inc. Donald J. Novak, 301-253-0896
Animal Health Center, Dr. Michael J. O’Brien, 301831-7639
An Xtreme LimoScene, John Superson, 301-829-2179
Ar-Cam Engineering, Ronald Camarata, 301-831-8990
Area Refuse, Theresa Miller, 301-795-7422
C. B. Ayers Tilesetting, Inc. Christopher B. Ayers, Sr. 301-607-9492
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin, Podiatrist, 301-829-5111
Berger Trade Services (Tree Experts) Tom Berger, 301-428-2151
Burrier-Queen Funeral Service, 410-795-0300, Todd Kellner
W. Paul Burkett, Dentist, 301-829-2211
Carole’s Cleaning Service, Carole Barber 301-829-0111
Choice Medical Supply, Lori Robbins, 410-552-9595
Classic Exteriors, Inc. Michael D. McDonald, 301-831-7368
Complementary Veterinary Associates, Crystal Brobst-Wormell, 301-748-6629
The Country Kennels, Pamela Niedermair, 301-831-7766
Creations by Corrine, 410-795-3506, Corrine Zwiselsberger
Cruises, Inc. Marjorie Satterice, 410-215-7173
Delph Custom Construction, Inc., Bob Delph, 410-635-8100
Design Kitchens and Bath, LLC. Bill Dodd, 301-253-4700
DHS Farms, Brandon Rogers, 410-795-6388
Dorman Builders, C.J. Dorman, 301-831-5114
Electrical Solutions, Inc., Michael C. Dixon, 301-831-7065
Fire-Mak, Inc.(Fire Sprinkler Design & Installation) Joseph Fish, 410-880-3100
J. H. Fletcher Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 301-662-5461
Flow Rite Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Mary Hokanson, 301-829-4500
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Gillian Collins, 301-972-0709
Freeman & Connor (Law) 301-607-9292 Frank Freeman
Fun4Hours LLC, Dominique and Jessica Mouton, 301-829-2735
Ground Breakers, Michael Sullivan, 410-489-5427
Hamilton Insurance Associates, Martha R. Hamilton, 301-607-8250
Pamela J.Harris, CPA, 301-606-1530
Susan Howes, Coldwell Banker, 301-418-2197
Illuminations (Massage & Healing Therapies), Rosalind A. Jack, C.M.T. 301-865-7424
Juice Plus – Sharon Hyde, 410-637-5225
Jennifer King Designs, 410-549-4741
King Floor Service, John McGee, 301-253-2200
Dr. Marsha Kotlicky, Optometrist, 301-829-1910
Jim Linthicum, Re/Max, 301-831-0100
Lisbon Citgo Auto Center, Larry & Gail Frederickson, 410-489-5400
Long and Foster Realtors, Cynthia A. Kelly, 410-489-2490
Main Street Bookkeeping, Melissa Hawkins, 301-829-1884
Martin Electric, Inc. Irvin Martin, 301-829-0597
Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Geri Moldaschel, 301-829-5413
Matney Construction Services Inc. Richard Matney, 301-854-4812
Matney Insurance Services, Inc. Kimberly Matney, 301-854-3100
Anastasia Michaels, Attorney, 301-607-6100
Misty Mountain Montessori Educational Centre, Jamie Wheal, 410-259-7003
Mt. Airy Collision Center, Inc. Tom Gibney, 301-829-6033
Mt. Airy Jaycees, Barbara Keith, 301-829-6225.
Mt. Airy Performing Arts Center, Fiona Ellwood, 301-829-4144
Mount Garage Doors, Inc. David Mount & Julie Ford-Mount, 410-549-2668
Nuri’s Barbershop, Nuri Sulek
Olde Mill Construction, Ray Farrar, 301-831-5706
One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Larry Collins, 301-515-1001
Phase Inc (Precision Sheet Metal Fabricator) Connie Harding, 301-829-7940
Professional Pool Service, Mari McConnell, 301-831-9902
W. H. Rasbornick LLC Home Repair, Bill Rasbornick, 301-829-2325
Raymond Letterheads, Inc. Paula R. Wilhelm, owner, 301-831-9338
Richard’s Lock & Key, Richard Imes, 410-549-2040
Rick’s Chop Shop (Barber) Richard Nelligar, 301-829-2537
Sandra Lee Secretarial, Sandra Wiles, 301-865-0526
S C Excavating 301-829-4201,Scott Campagnari
Scapes Unlimited. Brooke Lee, 301-831-5997
Terry Smith/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 410-596-7202
Snyder’s Piano Service, Theodore H. Snyder, 301-695-6150
Tevis Oil, Steve Smith, 410-848-4433
Torn2Shredz, LLC, Steve & Diane Rose, 301-829-6796
Total Construction Services, Inc. George Brown, 410-461-7200
Triumph Financial Solutions, Dawn Sears, 410-299-5989
Twin Arch Self Storage Center, LLC, Robert Blackert, Sr. 301-829-9571
Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service, Inc. Scott Elliott, 301-829-6100
Vitech Furniture Solutions, Inc. Gloria Dorward, 301-829-0281
Wagner Meats. Tom Wagner, 301-829-0500
Waynes’ Home Improvements, Inc. Wayne & Regina Barnes, 410-635-6330
When Pigs Fly, Alexis McKenzie, 301-829-6952
George S. Willie Electrical. 240-832-4241
WRF Enterprises, The Plumbery Home Center, Chris Forman, 301-829-1770