CROFTON CHAMBER
CHRONICLES
June 14, 2022
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: Reilly Insurance Agency

Point of Contact: Rich Reilly

Length of time business has been operating: 46 years (Ed Reilly founder, Rich Reilly current owner)

Description of Business: Insurance Agency: Home, Auto, Business, Life, Financial Services

Your Business Mission Statement: The Reilly Insurance Agency is dedicated to the protection of our client’s physical and financial assets through superior products, professional advice, and flawless customer service. We will earn your business every day.

What’s Your Why? Accidents happen every day. When these unfortunate incidents happen, most of the aftermath involves a huge cost to put things back together. We are here to not only pay the bill, but to find the right people to do the work properly.

What sets your business apart from others? Kind employees that empathize with our customers.

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business?  We have thousands of clients, but no 2 are the same. We get to problem solve for every family or business to put together a personalized insurance plan in place. It makes our work challenging and very enjoyable.

How long have you been a chamber member? 32 years, off and on.

What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? We have developed strong relationships in our community due to the chamber facilitating events. The chamber keeps us all connected.

Do you offer any discounts? Please specify: Sadly, we can’t offer discounts in the insurance business, but we can offer free reviews of your current accounts.
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Executive Director's Message
Greetings!

This may come as a surprise to many of you but my time as Executive Director of the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce is coming to an end. I had been asked to fill this role temporarily and now over 18 months later it is time for someone new to lead the Chamber moving forward.

This position has been both challenging and rewarding. I appreciate all of the support I have received from our members, the community, Chamber Advisor Judy Wilson, and our Board of Directors.

It is important to me as I said at our Annual Meeting in November that the Chamber receives input from several voices and that there is collaboration. Our committees play a significant role in our Chamber and I encourage anyone and everyone who wants to help shape the future of the Chamber to consider joining one of them.

I have been working with the Board on a transition plan and will be continuing as Executive Director on a part-time basis until the position is filled.

All the best,

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

Connections ~ Marketing ~ Community ~ Visibility ~ Friendship
Message from the President
Greetings to all of our Chamber Members, Friends of the Chamber, and Chamber Board of Directors. 
 
In 2020, the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce needed an Executive Director, and Liz Hostetler stepped into the role temporarily. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, from small businesses to families figuring out how to navigate through the pandemic.
 
The role of an Executive Director is not an easy one during normal times, let alone a time when many of us were wondering if we would be able to sustain and eventually open businesses back up. Liz took the role without question and led the Chamber through unprecedented times.
 
In the absence of in-person events, Liz focused on virtual meetings, creating new and different communications for the Chamber, and preserving our membership. She engaged members and offered help wherever possible. Liz and her team began a continued drive to guide the Chamber through the pandemic.
 
Two years later, our membership is stronger than ever, and our events have seen record numbers of attendance, all thanks to the efforts of Liz and her team.   
 
The Executive Director position is not an easy one. While the hours state 9 to 5, it can feel like a 24/7/365 job. The Executive Director is the face of the Chamber, fielding constant phone calls, emails, complaints, planning events, and strategic planning while making the best efforts to grow membership.
 
This year has been a great year for the Chamber, and it would not have been possible without Liz and her team. Our future is bright, we have tremendous potential, and we have numerous opportunities for the Chamber to continue to grow. 
 
Being involved is key to our Chamber and its mission. Liz, your servant leadership, has made a difference for our organization, especially through these challenging times. We owe you our gratitude. I hope you join me in thanking Liz for all she has done for our Chamber.
 
Sincerely,
 
Gary Heldt
President
Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming Events:

Rehab 2 Perform Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Free for all to attend

Emerging Leader Lunch ~ Effective Marketing Strategies for your Business
at Ledo Pizza at Eddie's Place
Friday, June 17, 2022 | 11:3oam - 1:00pm
Free for members/ $15 for nonmembers

Lunch & Learn ~ Moving to the Next Level – What Story Do Your Numbers Tell?
Sponsored by: Steven Hemmer ~ Edward Jones
at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
$25 for members/ $35 for nonmembers

Clearway Pain Solutions Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Free for all to attend

MyOffice.Lease Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Free for all to attend

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Other Networking Event:

LinkNetworking
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Annapolis
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 6:00p-8:00p
GCCC Platinum Sponsors
GCCC Silver Sponsors
GCCC Bronze Sponsors
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Upcoming Chamber Members' Events
Hunt for Hope Wellness
Master Your Emotions and Conquer PTSD! ~ virtual
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 7 – 8 pm
Free for all to attend
Click here for more information and to register: HERE

Crofton Civic Association
2022 CCA Summer Concerts
Sundays | 6-8pm
Crofton Country Club, 1691 Crofton Parkway, Crofton
See below for details

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please email info@croftonchamber.com ***
Photos of the Week
Multi-Chamber Networking Lunch