CROFTON CHAMBER
CHRONICLES
January 11, 2022
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: Anthology Mobile DJ Services
Point of Contact:
Anthony “DJ Anthology” Oliver
240-473-3797

Length of time business has been operating: 12 years

Description of Business: We are a mobile entertainment company based out of Severn, MD. We service the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. Offering professional music, audio, and lighting solutions for weddings, private parties, and corporate events, we ensure that we spin the right tunes to create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere that will keep people dancing all night long.

Your Business Mission Statement: Our mission is to “Connect, Captivate, and Entertain” guests by using amazing lighting and customized playlists to create the perfect ambiance that turns “Music into Memories”

What’s Your Why? Whether it's the song that gets everyone up on the dance floor or the song that can bring everyone to tears, music is such a powerful tool. Having played instruments since the age of 7, music and entertainment have been my passion. Whether I was performing at a concert, acting in a school play, or hosting parties, I have always loved to be in front of a crowd and put smiles on people’s faces to create experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

What sets your business apart from others? I am a planner and take a very hands-on approach with my clients to offer them that “boutique” experience. I want to get to know and connect with them so that I can provide a tailored music and lighting experience that is unique to their taste and vision. I only perform one event per day so clients don’t have to compete with other clients. This allows me to focus and give them the attention they deserve for their event. Also, unlike the bigger companies you won’t get farmed out to other DJ’s, you work with me directly, and have unlimited access for consultations. It’s about the service and professionalism for me.

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? Whether it is a wedding, party, or special event, seeing the joy and excitement that people have when dancing with their family and friends is its own reward.

How long have you been a chamber member? 2 years. This will be my 3rd year in 2022

What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? Wow. From the minute I joined the Chamber, it has been nothing short of amazing for my business. My first event that I attended; I was able to network with various members of the Crofton Chamber. Through that first event, I made connections that would lead to new business for my company that I am still bearing fruit from today. The staff is very helpful in making sure members connect with other members. And, they have a keen eye for making sure you make the right connections that can benefit your business. Joining the Chamber was the best decision and I look forward to making new connections and working with the organization.
Do you offer any discounts? I offer promotions twice a year which usually entails 10% off total pricing or a free lighting package upgrade.
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Executive Director's Message
Greetings,

The Board of Directors, Committee Chairpersons, and Chamber staff are committed to providing programming, information, and tools to our members to assist them with their goals and challenges during 2022.

Look for upcoming events in January, both in-person and virtual. (See Upcoming Events section below) Please keep in mind that we will make alterations to our in-person events as necessary as we continue to navigate through the restrictions and concerns for COVID-19.

 
All the best,

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

Connections ~ Marketing ~ Community ~ Visibility ~ Friendship
GCCC Board of Directors 2022
In December 2021 the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected the new Executive Committee for 2022. 
 
We are happy to announce and introduce our new Executive Committee: 
 
President: Gary Heldt of Small Business Advisors
Vice President: Mia Anderson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty
Secretary: Joy Hutter of Chik-fil-A
Treasurer: Rob Davenport of D4 Strategies
 
We are also pleased to re-introduce our Board of Directors for 2022: 
 
Chris Barber of Cheaper than a Geek
Greg Chappell of Allstate Harbour Insurance Group
Al Clark of AClark Consulting Group, LLC (an independent AFLAC Associate)
Brian Fountain of Live! Casino and Hotel
Wes Henderson of Henderson Law, LLC
Robert Johnson of Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors 
Caitlin McKenna of Long and Foster
Adam Pohl of GoodYear
Wes Sherman of National Carpet & Flooring
 
Please help us in welcoming the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. We are looking forward to a great 2022. 
Upcoming Events:

New Digz Consignment Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 12:00p-4:00p (Ribbon Cutting at 12:30p)
Free for all to attend

The Greene Turtle Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Monday, January 17, 2022 | 10:45a (Ribbon Cutting at 10:45a)
Free for all to attend

Best Business Practices for COVID-19 ~ Virtual Multi-Chamber Event 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 10:30a-11:30a
Free for all to attend

Installation of the Board of Directors / Evening Mixer 
Sponsored by: 2022 Board of Directors
POSTPONED - DATE TBD

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Other Networking Event:

LinkNetworking
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 6:00p-8:00p
AAEDC Grant Program Addresses Small Business Infrastructure
Anne Arundel County announced the Small Business Infrastructure Improvement Pilot Program (SBIIPP), a grant initiative to help small businesses afford the infrastructure improvements necessary to start or expand business operations.

The program will be managed by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) and is supported by $850,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding (ARPA).

Eligible projects include water and sewer improvements. A project must benefit multiple businesses, not just a single entity. Letters from neighboring organizations are required to demonstrate community support for the project. Community organizations include chambers of commerce and business, commercial condominium, homeowners and community associations. Funding is contingent on the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits final approval of the project.

The application period opened on Monday, December 13, 2021 and closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Inclusive Ventures Program

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation recently announced the details on who should apply for, how to apply for, and when to apply for their third Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP) cohort.

The next application period is 1/24/22 – 1/31/22, with a start date of 3/2/22.
GCCC YouTube Channel
Our YouTube channel is now live! Follow our Channel and subscribe to see the latest interviews of our Chamber members, hosted by Board Member Adam Pohl. There are currently 18 interviews available! https://bit.ly/3J6CUCt
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Upcoming Chamber Members' Events
Crofton Christian Caring Council
CCCC Baby Pantry Winter Pajama Drive
Dropoff times: 11-1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
CUMC, 1690 Riedel Road, Crofton
For questions, contact Vickie: vics_pics@aol.com

Hunt for Hope Wellness
Master Your Emotions & Make New Year Resolutions Stick
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 7pm - 8pm
Online Event

Bowie Elks Lodge #2309
Life Line Screening
Monday, January 17, 2022
Bowie Elks Lodge, 1506 Defense Hwy, Gambrills

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