CROFTON CHAMBER
CHRONICLES
June 8, 2021
 
Welcome New Member:

Friends of Cailey Locklair 


Thank You Renewing Members:

Richardson Family Partnership

Ray Sauser

BB&T now Truist Waugh Chapel

Sandy Spring Bank
Interested in joining our organization??
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business:
Crofton Christian Caring Council
Point of Contact: 
Sharon Shipley, Chairperson
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3141 Crofton, Md. 21114
Email: sharon.shipley@verizon.net       
Cell Phone: 410-507-3335
Facebook: www. Facebook.com/croftonccc

Length of time business has been operating: Since 1984 and as a 501C (3) since 2007

Description of Business. Non-profit charity

Your Business Mission Statement: CCCC is a network of churches from Crofton, Gambrills and Crownsville that pool their resources to help others in need.

What’s Your Why? Our organization was founded in 1984 because local churches were overwhelmed with requests for assistance. By pooling our resources, CCCC could provide more assistance in an efficient manner. Today, financial assistance for evictions, utility shutoffs, and vital prescription drugs is available to clients in Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Crownsville, Davidsonville and Millersville. We also have a food pantry (all Maryland residents), baby pantry (Anne Arundel County residents) and clothing assistance (Anne Arundel residents).

What sets your business apart from others? We are a non-profit local resource for those needing assistance.

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? Our volunteers find satisfaction in fulfilling the gospel mandate to care for those in need.

How long have you been a chamber member? Since 2011
 
What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership?
The CCCC has a booth at the Spring and Fall Festivals on the Green. This allows us to meet people in the greater Crofton area as well as other Chamber of Commerce businesses.

The CCCC does accept monetary donations as well as product donations to the food and baby pantries. Please contact Sharon Shipley for further information.
We would love to celebrate our Chamber Members. Have you received an award recently? Been recognized for a business achievement? Celebrating a milestone in your business? Let us know! Email info@croftonchamber.com or contact us through Facebook Messenger.
Executive Director's Message
Greetings,

Are you out of practice with in-person networking? Join members of our Membership Committee for a networking seminar on June 10th at Newk's Eatery in Gambrills. See "Back to Basics: Learning to Network Again" below to register.

Our next Community Blood Drive is this Thursday, June 10th. Click HERE to schedule your donation time. Give the gift of life!

Lunch & Learns are in person starting this month. Come enjoy some networking, a delicious meal and learn some tips and tricks to improve your public speaking skills. See "Lunch & Learn: Public Speaking" below to register.

All the best,

Liz Hostetler
Executive Director
Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce
410-721-9131

Community | Together | Thriving
Upcoming Events (register today):

Blood Drive ~ Bloodmobile Outside the Chamber Office
Sponsored by: Mia Anderson, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 8:00a-3:00p

Back to Basics: Learning to Network Again ~ Newk's Eatery
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 10:00a-11:00a
Free for members/ $10 for non-members

Evening Mixer ~ Smashing Grapes in Gambrills
Sponsored by: Beltway Merchant Services
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 5:30p-7:00p
Free for members/ $10 for non-members

Fence & Deck Connection ~ 30 Year Anniversary Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 3:30p-6:30p
Free for all

Lunch & Learn: Public Speaking ~ Ledo Pizza in Crofton
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 11:30a-1:00p
$25 for members/ $35 for non-members

July Market Mixer ~ Crofton Farmers Market
Sponsored by: Friend Commercial Real Estate
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p
Free for all
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Other Networking Events:

Connect Speed Networking ~ Virtual (Zoom)
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p

LinkNetworking ~ Bowie Baysox Stadium
Sponsored by: Calc-U-Later Bookkeeping, LLC
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 5:00p-9:00p
About AAWDC’s FutureSuccess Internship:
AAWDC’s FutureSuccess Internship is a dynamic program that provides Anne Arundel County youth and young adults ages 16-24 with career exposure, essential workplace skills training, financial literacy, and a meaningful paid work experience within a career/industry of their choice.

Internship Development:
AAWDC is seeking businesses to host interns as part of our FutureSuccess Internship Program. Intern candidates will be matched to internship opportunities based on interests, location, and suitability. If preferred, businesses can interview candidates before final placement. AAWDC staff will work with businesses to build the best internship opportunity.

Overview of Internships:
• Duration: 6 weeks
• Interns work 30 hours per week on a schedule set by the business
• Business staff mentors and supervises the interns
• AAWDC staff work directly with intern sites and interns to ensure successful completion
• AAWDC directly pays the interns and provides any insurance needed
Interested in becoming an internship site or learning more?

Contact: Spencer Washington at swashington@aawdc.org
The application portal reopened Monday, April 26, 2021. Potential applicants should register on the portal.
The SBA has also added the following updated resources.
  • Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ.
  • Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. 
  • For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit www.sba.gov/svogrant.
Applicants must be a for-profit business and an existing BGE electric and/or gas customer with positive BGE credit history. Additional eligibility criteria include:
 
Eligible small businesses selected as grant recipients will receive $20,000. Apply by sharing how a grant would provide economic relief and help grow your business. Applicants must show demonstrated need of funding to support business and serve customers. Preference will be given to minority-owned and woman-owned businesses.
 
BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
 
Round 2 opens May 5 and closes June 16
Round 3 opens September 1 and closes October 13
 
For full eligibility requirements see the terms and conditions. Grant recipients will be selected via a panel and recipients will be notified within 30 days of each Round’s close.
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