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

Summer is here and in full swing!

We have been busy with our new podcast! Guests have included Amy Horne - Program Coordinator for CASA of Caroline, Commissioner Porter, Debbie Bowden, Caroline County Economic Development Director and Tara Hill - Coursey, Executive Director for the Caroline Office of Tourism! Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel Caroline County Chamber of Commerce to hear the latest podcast!

The Small Business Academy Class 4 entitled "How to Write a Productive Press Release" with Dave Ryan, Editor for the Dorchester Banner went extremely well. We had a great group in attendance and all are sure to be writing their own press releases in no time! Thank you Dave for taking the time to help our members with this very important skill.

Our next class will be set for August 11, 2020 and our guest speaker is Justin Smith, owner of Midshore Technology Services. He will discuss the importance of having up to date IT coverage and more regardless of how small your business is and more! Register today!

Our Women in Business Network will meet again August 23rd in person. More details soon!
The Topic? Channeling Your Inner Business Diva
Women often have a hard time promoting themselves. This can spill over into the business arena as well. It's important for all business women to know that it's okay to toot your own horn. In fact, it's necessary in order to successfully promote your business. Think of yourself as a diva, and start shouting your own praises and those of your company.

We have partnered with the Town of Greensboro for the Eastern Shore's First Annual Riverfest Concert Series and Food Truck Wars!
The second event, in a three - part summer series, is scheduled for July 16th 2021.
Each event will be held at the Choptank River Park and run from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM!
Ticket price is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 & under. There will be corn hole, a fabulous band and a beer truck from our friends at Kelly Distributors!

Duck Derby - The Caroline Non-Profit Network will be conducting their first Duck Derby at 6:00 PM at the July 16th Riverfest event! You may purchase your ducks ahead of time or at the event!

See the flyers below for more details on this super fun summer night event!

Thank you for your continued support!

“Learn More About the Preston Automotive Group’s Home Delivery Program” 
Welcome New June Members!

We are so excited to welcome the Denton Diner to our membership!

Click on the link below to learn more about our newest members!

Caroline County 2020-2021 Scholarship Update
Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Caroline County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship recipients!

Jordanlyn Reed graduated from North Caroline High School and is heading to University of Salisbury. Jordanlyn was in the  Leo Club, SGA, NHS, was on the lacrosse team and on the travel soccer team. She was also the captain of her soccer team. She volunteered of her time with Toys for Tots, VBS, assorted fundraisers and is currently working at Sparkle Pools.

Hannah Luersen graduated from North Caroline Nigh School and is heading out of state to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Hannah was Committee Chair for SGA, the Class of 2021 Secretary and on the National Honor Society. Hannah was also in the Leo Club and worked on various projects that benefited the community. 

We wish them the best of luck as they move into their college careers.

Thank you to all that have supported our scholarship fund, we could not have done it without you.
Hannah Luersen
Jordanlyn Reed
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!
Our recent guest on Chamber Chat Podcast was Caroline County Economic Development Director Debbie Bowden!
Thank you Debbie for a great conversation!
Thank you to chamber member: GiftDGuy Media!
We love doing our podcast at their studio in Greensboro! https://www.giftdguymedia.com
June Events! Summer fun in Caroline County!
Thank you to sponsor Health Benefits Advisors, LLC Team Sack for sponsoring the ducks!
Proceeds benefit the Caroline Non-Profit Network!
Do not miss the first Duck Derby in July!
Ducks are on sale now and are one for $10 or three for $25!
We plan to drop them into the Choptank River on July16th at the Riverfest Concert Series and Food Truck Wars event around 6:00 PM. You do not need to be present to win!
You can buy your duck through Venmo by scanning the QR code above or visiting our website www.carolinechamber.org today!
Special thanks to Midshore
Technology Services for providing the first place prize!
Thank you to Benefits Simplified, Team Sack for providing the rubber ducks for the derby!
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!