September 7, 2021
Welcome New Member:

Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: The Hall Insurance Agency dba State Farm

Point of Contact: Traci Hall

Length of time business has been operating: Feb 2021

Description of business: Providing insurance and financial services. We help our customers insure all types of vehicles including, Automobiles, RV’s, ATV’s Trailers, Motorcycles and Jet Ski’s. In addition, we offer insurance policies for small to medium sized BUSINESSES, WORKER’S COMPENSATION insurance,
HOMEOWNERS, CONDO and RENTERS insurance, PERSONAL ARTICLES insurance (protects your valuable jewelry, fine arts, camera’s etc.) PERSONAL LIABIITY UMBRELLA insurance, LIFE INSURANCE and several HEALTH insurance products- Income Replacement, Short Term and Long Term Disability. We now also offer PET INSURANCE for all of our much loved dogs and cats. Finally, we offer many banking products that may fit your needs.

What’s Your Why? After spending a plethora of years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry I discovered one thing that stood out to me! People don’t understand their automobile coverage and how it can drastically impact their quality of life as it had mine from numerous accidents (I didn’t cause) while in outside marketing and sales. It’s imperative that people understand each and every product they have to the fullest.

What sets your business apart from others? The willingness to assist people on nights and weekends is the key to demonstrating how much we care about them! The personalized attention that our clients get from having a local agent and agency team that they can drop by the office to meet with.

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? It has been my honor to meet so many wonderful people in Anne Arundel County and Statewide whom have come thru our doors in need of assistance. Making sure people’s lives and property are protected and developing relationships with my clients is an amazing feeling. In addition, the people that I have met in the Crofton community, at events and visiting other local businesses have been a great support system. I feel very welcomed in the community. I have always loved community events and being able to attend and share my message on the importance of insurance protection is invaluable and very rewarding.

How long have you been a chamber member? I’ve had the pleasure of being a chamber member and participating in many events for 5 months.

What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? The exposure and attendance at my outdoor Grand Opening and ribbon cutting was exceptional with 60 people in attendance! The networking with the chamber and its members has led to leads to grow my business. I believe the networking, friendships and partnerships I’ve developed by being a member will last a lifetime.

Do you offer any discounts? Please specify: We have several discounts available. Our Drive, Safe and Save discount rewards customers between 10%-50% for good driving. We offer discounts when people have more than one line of insurance. Our Home/Auto discount provides some of the biggest savings. We also have discounts for low mileage driving. Please give us a call for many more discounts that you may qualify for. 410-721-1800.
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Executive Director's Message

September is filled with events ranging from networking to educational to community outreach. We hope to see many of you throughout the month, especially new and potential members at our Chamber 101 on September 10th.

Nominations are being accepted for the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year award for 2021. This honor will be awarded to the individual businessperson who has been a member of the Chamber for at least one year and meets the 3 qualifications (see graphic below). Please consider making a nomination (nomination form).

There are two features on our Chamber website that sometimes get overlooked. The first is our Member to Member Discounts (Discounts). Chamber members are welcome to log into their account and let their fellow members know what discounts they have to offer them. The second is our Job Listings (Job Listings). Again, members simply log into their accounts and can list the positions they are currently trying to fill. It is up to the members to remove their listing once it is filled.

All the best,

Liz Hostetler
Executive Director
Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce

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

Blood Drive
Sponsored by: Mia Anderson, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Homesale Realty
Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 8:00a-3:00p

BIG Meeting: Multi-Channel Approach to Marketing & "Best of" Voting Process ~ virtual
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 9:00a-10:0a
Free for members/ $10 for non-members

Young Professionals Mixer ~ Chill Axes
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 12:00p-1:30p
$25 for members/ $30 for non-members

Chamber 101
at Bowie Elks Lodge
Sponsored by: Calc-U-Later Bookkeeping LLC
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 3:30p-4:30p ~ followed by Happy Hour in the lounge
Free for all

Morning Mixer ~ Pongos Learning Lab
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 9:00a-10:30a
Free for members/ $15 for non-members

Pour Dog House ~ Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 4:00p-5:00p
Free for all to attend

Lunch & Learn: How AAWDC Can Help Your Business
at Newk's Eatery in Gambrills 
Monday, September 20, 2021 | 11:30a-1:00p
$25 for members/ $30 for non-members

Fall Festival on the Green
Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 10a-4p
Free for all to attend
(See below for details to register as a vendor or sponsor)

Multi-Chamber Women's Heart Health Luncheon  
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 11:00a-1:00p
$30 for members/ $40 for non-members

Multi-Chamber Fall Bash (see flyer below)
at Walden Country Club 
Sponsored by: Minuteman Press of Canton | Crofton | Federal Hill
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 5:00p-8:00p
$35 for members/ $45 for non-members
Other Networking Events:

LinkNetworking ~ Molloy's Irish Pub
Sponsored by: Easy Hauling Services
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 6:00p-8:00p

Connect Speed Networking ~ Virtual (Zoom)
Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p
Please be sure to visit our Facebook page and "like" it to see the latest updates and information regarding our community and our members.
Upcoming Chamber Members' Events
Integrity Construction Group
New Location Celebration ~ Ribbon Cutting/Open House
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
5518 Muddy Creek Rd, West River, MD

Pongos Learning Lab
Open House - an evening of gaming, building, coding, and more
Friday, September 10, 2021 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8, Crofton
Register: HERE

Living in the Triangle Magazine & Kiwanis Club of Crofton
2021 Crofton Pie Bake-Off ~ Crofton Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Slices of pie will be sold during the event and the proceeds will benefit the Crofton Christian Caring Council's Baby Pantry
Pie Chefs interested in participating - Register: HERE

Pregnancy Clinic
Walk & 5K Run for Life 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 8:00am - 12:00pm
MACC 2485 Davidsonville Rd, Gambrills
Register: HERE

Transworld Business Advisors of Annapolis
September seminar: "Getting Your Business Ready to Sell"
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 8:30am
Location: Cured 18th & 21st (10980 Grantchester Way #110, Columbia, MD)
Registration: $25. Includes coffee and pastries.
Registration link:

Chill Axes & ASL
One-Day Tournament to benefit The Tyanna Foundation
Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 12pm
Registration link: HERE

Higgins and Friends Pet Sitting, LLC & Living in the Triangle Magazine
Higgins Pet Fair/Crofton Dog Show
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 11:00am - 5:00pm
Village Green Crofton
Higgins Pet Fair, will be held in conjunction with Crofton’s sixth Annual Dog Show and Dog Pie Eating Contest
Registration for Vendor and/or Dog Show: HERE

*** If you are a current Chamber Member and have an event coming up that you would like included in the Chamber Chronicles,
please email ***
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