August 2021 Newsletter
Hello Caroline County Chamber of Commerce Partners, Members and Friends,



Our next Small Business Academy class "IT Solutions And Security For Any Size Business is scheduled for August 11, 2021 with guest speaker Justin Smith, owner of Midshore Technology Services. He will discuss the importance of having up to date IT coverage regardless of how small your business is and more! Click here to register!

Our Women in Business Network will meet August 23rd! It's our first in person meeting in over a year! The Guest speaker is Shari Sack and our topic is The Confident Woman. This lunch & learn will be hosted at Harvest Ridge Winery and includes a delicious lunch catered by Tenchi! Cost is $30 for Caroline County Chamber Members and $35 for non-members. Anyone who wishes, may join us for networking afterwards! Do not hesitate to reach out should you have questions! Info@carolinechamber.org or call 410-479-4638.



We have partnered with the Town of Greensboro for the Eastern Shore's First Annual Riverfest Concert Series and Food Truck Wars!
The third and final event in the three - part summer series is scheduled for August 13, 2021.
Held at the Choptank River Park (former carnival grounds) the fun begins at 4:00 PM with
raffles, early bird specials, corn hole, great entertainment, food trucks and a beer truck from our friends at Kelly Distributors! Do not miss this fun event!

The Caroline Non-Profit Network hosted their first Duck Derby last month. Thank you to all who participated, donated a prize or sponsored! We had such a great time "racing" those ducks down the river and raised a little over $6000 for the Caroline Non- Profit Network. Members include: HIs Hope Ministries, Minary's Dream Alliance, Midshore Pro Bono, Caroline County Humane Society, CASA of Caroline, Ridgely Lions Club, Partners in Care and the Caroline County Family YMCA.
Congratulations to the top three ducks:
Karin Wren 1st place, Shelly Kulp 2nd place, Kate Loveless 3rd place.
Thank you to Midshore Technology Services, Greensboro Pharmacy and Tri Gas & Oil for donating the cash prizes and Avery Hall, His Hope Ministries, CASA of Caroline, Minary's Dream Alliance and Purple Peake for donating prizes! If you missed the event here is a quick video compliments GiftDGuy Media and Ryan List. Duck Derby 2021!


Have a wonderful August! We thank you for your continued support!

Tracey
“Learn more about Preston Hyundai’s Warranty Options”
Avery Hall Insurance started the Avery Hall Cares Referral Program in 2018 to combine charitable giving and referrals and since then has donated over $13,000 through the program to Delmarva non-profit organizations. Each quarter Avery Hall chooses a new spotlight organization from its non-profit clients to receive $5 from each referral. Every person who refers someone to Avery Hall receives a $5 gift card, and the spotlight charity receives $5 as well. For more information about how Avery Hall’s referral program works, you can contact our Easton office at 410-822-7300 or visit our website at www.averyhall.com
This quarter’s non-profit partner is the Caroline County Humane Society! Caroline County Humane Society is a 501 (c)3 non-profit contracted by the government of Caroline County to manage, operate and run the county shelter and to provide humane services for the animals in our county. CCHS is an “Open Door, Open Heart” open admission shelter. Learn more about them here.
Avery Hall Insurance Group serves individuals, families, and businesses of all sizes throughout Delmarva and the Mid-Atlantic. Avery Hall is headquartered in Salisbury, with offices in Easton, Seaford, North Seaford, and Milton.
Welcome New July Members!
We are so excited to welcome JZ Farms in Federalsburg, MD
to our membership! Visit their website for more information!

The Chamber was delighted to welcome Edwards Driving Center with a ribbon cutting on July 8th, 2021!

We were glad to have Commissioner Porter, Don Mulrine and Audrey Clemens in attendance.

Thank you to the Board Members that attended: Lynn Keckler, Adam Jones, RJ Ritter and Tony Holt. We are excited to have Edwards All Star Barbershop as a new members as well!

You can find more about Edwards Driving Center visiting them on
Facebook:
or email them today! edwardsdriving@gmail.com

If you would like to join the Caroline Chamber of Commerce, give us a call at 410-479-4638!
August Small Business Academy
Join the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce for it's next Small Business Academy

August 11th at 8:00 AM- 9:30 AM.

This class will offer, "IT Solutions and Security for any size Business” our guest speaker will be Justin Smith, owner of Midshore Technology Services

Mr. Smith has decades of experience in cybersecurity and IT and is from Caroline County with an office in Denton, MD.

Midshore Technology Services provides a wide variety of hosted, managed and ad-hoc IT and Cybersecurity services and solutions. For small businesses, our “Proactive PC” plans suit most clients and provides the IT Essentials that every business needs. 
 
For larger businesses and enterprises, we offer cloud computing, consulting and IT Managed Services that rival any currently available in the area. From a 24x7 help desk, Network Operations Center (NOC) and cybersecurity monitoring, alerting and response we provide services at a reduced cost when compared to building or hiring internally. 
 
Starting in 2021, we also offer World Class, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) / UCaaS phone service packed with over 70 features including virtual receptionist, mobile apps, and virtual faxing. Call us at 443-448-7162 or visit our website to receive a free IT or Cybersecurity Assessment and learn how we can help your organization grow, collaborate, and operate efficiently.



Visit our website to learn more!
Shari Sack
Aflac Mid Atlantic District Sales Coordinator & Benefits Consultant
An Independent Agent servicing Aflac since 2012

Shari is an Aflac Mid-Atlantic District Sales Coordinator & Benefits Consultant and has been an Independent Agent since 2012. Her family business has grown their clients list 28% year after year and increased sales from $200K per year to over $700K. She and her team are consistently in the top 10 in her marketplace and top 20 in the Northeast Territory while working with a small but mighty team of four.  She has won multiple FAME (Founders Award for Management Excellence) awards and she is proud to say several of her team members have also been recognized for Presidents Club (top 75 Sales in the US), VIP (Veteran's incentive program) and numerous national trips and contests.

 Her family business specializes in providing benefits that health insurance doesn't cover like short term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness and even supplemental hospital insurance that helps cover the cost of your large deductibles and copays. Shari and her husband David have 31 combined years of experience in the industry and love to help the smaller (3-99 employees) family-owned businesses that are often overlooked.
She is an active member of her community and loves to give back whenever possible. 
Out and About

July Chamber Chat
Featuring
Commissioner
Larry Porter!
What a great chat!
Thank you for joining us!
Thank you to chamber member: GiftDGuy Media!
We love doing our podcast at their studio in Greensboro! https://www.giftdguymedia.com
Did you know that chamber members can submit their events at no cost?
Deadline is the 20th of every month!
Thank you to our Partners! We appreciate all you do for our Chamber and the community!
A big THANK YOU to the Caroline County Economic Development Office!
They have moved up from Business Partner to Corporate Partner! They also donated $500.00 to our 2022 Scholarship fund! We appreciate the ongoing support!
Thank you Avery Hall for renewing your Business Partnership with us! We appreciate your continued support!
Thank you Choptank Transport, Riddleberger Insurance and Tri Gas &Oil for renewing your Partnership with us for the 2021-2022 year! We are so grateful for your support!
Thank you Town of Ridgely, Nagel Farm Service, University of Maryland Urgent Care, Sisk Fulfillment and Farm Credit for renewing your partnership with us! We are so grateful for your continued support!