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March 2005 Newsletter
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 00:00


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.”


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.


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.


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



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