CROFTON CHAMBER
CHRONICLES
February 16, 2021
 
Welcome New Member

First National Bank (Edgewater) 
Lynn Jones | 410-956-2900 
Renewing Members

Crofton Bowling Centre
Brenda Ross | 410-721-2401

Register of Wills for Anne Arundel County
Lauren Parker | 410-222-1430

Family Veterinary Clinic
Patrick Maslar | 410-721-4545

Passanante's Home Food Services
Alison Mark | 443-995-4443
The Goddard School
Manisha Parekh | 410-721-0000

RE/MAX Leading Edge
Matthew Briggs | 443-837-8111

Pregnancy Clinic, Bowie Crofton, Severna Park and Annapolis
Pamela Palumbo | 301-262-1330

Twin Valley Distillers
Edgardo Zuniga | 240-421-1115
Interested in joining our organization??
Member Spotlight of the Week
Name of Business: AClark Consulting Group LLC (an Independent AFLAC Associate)

Point of Contact: Al Clark
Phone Number: 703-373-7258 (o); 703-517-7865 (c)

Length of time business has been operating. 3 Years

Description of Business: An Independent Associate representing AFLAC. I assist Business Owners and individuals with obtaining AFLAC Supplemental Health Insurance and Voluntary Benefits for themselves and their employees.

Your Business Mission Statement: To provide my clients with unparalleled personalized service and support when they need it most, during times of unexpected sickness or injury.

What’s Your Why? As a 27-year military veteran, from my time as a Naval Academy Midshipman to my last tour as a Commanding Officer, I know that taking care of your people is essential to organizational success and mission accomplishment. This is true for business success as well. I take great pride in assisting business owners in taking care of their employees by offering AFLAC Voluntary Benefits which reduce the financial exposure and risk of out-of-pocket medical expenses to their employees and their families.

What sets your business apart from others? My commitment to my client’s wellbeing and the level of personalized service I provide.

What are some of the personal rewards that come from your business? To be able to delivery cash benefits to my clients in their time of need, when unexpected injury or illness occurs.

How long have you been a chamber member? 2.5 years

What benefits have you experienced with your chamber membership? The Crofton Chamber is a very active organization that offers outstanding opportunities for business networking, education and support to small businesses.

Do you offer any discounts? Please specify: I offer free consultations to business owners who want to discuss employee benefits and are interested in how voluntary benefits could add value to their business operations and employees.
Executive Director's Message
Greetings,

Several Chamber committees have been revitalized in 2021. We have had active Membership, Education and Legislative Committees and now we have the Business Development Committee, Communications/Technology Committee and Young Professionals Committee contributing. Utilizing committees will ensure more voices are involved with the direction the Chamber moves. For more information on the committees visit our website.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for member-focused events and community-focused events. Meetings to discuss these opportunities can either be in-person at our chamber office or by phone. Please email liz@croftonchamber.com to schedule.

Regards,

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

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

Young Professional Mixer/Meet & Greet ~ Virtual
Sponsored by: Minuteman Press of Crofton
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 11:00a-12:00p

Off the Clock Social ~ Virtual Game Night
Sponsored by: Mia Anderson, Realtor-Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty
Friday, February 19, 2021 | 7:00p-9:00p

Evening Mixer ~ Virtual
Monday, February 22, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p

Breakfast & Learn ~ PPP and Employee Retention Credit ~ Virtual
Sponsored by: Small Business Advisors
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 9:00a-10:30a

BIG Meeting: How Alzheimer's Disease Affects the Corporate Community 
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 9:00a-10:00a

Morning Mixer ~ Virtual
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 9:00a-10:00a

Blood Drive with Anne Arundel Medical Center
Sponsored by: Mia Anderson, Realtor-Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 8:00a-3:00p
Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Chamber Office

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Other Networking Events:

LinkNetworking
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p

LinkNetworking
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 5:00p-6:30p
Free to attend
Message from the Business Development Committee
The Business Development Committee meets monthly to determine what topics should be presented for the Chamber's educational events. They are currently looking for 3-4 more members for their committee, preferably from the Financial, Hospitality, IT, Real Estate, or Trades industries. Please contact the chairperson, Greg Chappell for more information. 443-386-9630 or gchappell@allstate.com
The Inclusive Ventures Program (IVP) is now accepting applicants!
Are you a small, minority, woman or veteran entrepreneur in Anne Arundel County? Apply today for education, mentorship and access to capital.
Application period closes on February 19th.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to all participating PPP lenders. Learn about who qualifies for First and Second Draw loans, what the terms are, and how to apply . LEARN MORE
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