Welcome Our New Chamber Members
Phillips Workplace Interiors
17705 W. Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Red House Birth Care
37 W. Baltimore St.
Funkstown, MD 21734
Sona Systems
6106 Wilson Ln.
Bethesda, MD 20817
SBDC Invites You to Join Their Free November Small Business Webinar Trainings
Presented by Bev Stitely, Tax Strategist, Enrolled Agent (EA),
Profit First Professional
Owner, Saunders Tax and Accounting

November 4, 2020

Presented by Theresa Stacy-Ryan, President of tmsr Design Delivery, LLC

November 4, 2020; 1:00-2:30pm

Presented by Monica Randall, CEO, The Randall Group, LLC

November 5, 2020; 1:00-2:00pm  

Presented by Marc Willson, Retail Specialist

November 9, 2020; 9:00-10:15 am or December 2, 2020; 9:00 - 10:15 am

Presented by Dennis Ottey, President, Dott Digital Marketing/Certified duck Tape Marketing Consulting

November 11, 2020; 10:00am-12:00pm  

Presented by Ali Paskun, President, ABIL Solutions

November 11, 2020; 1:00-2:30pm 

Presenter: Pieter Bickford, Marketing Executive, HighRock Studios

 November 12, 2020

Presented by Marc Willson, Retail Specialist

November 16, 2020; 9:00-10:15 am or December 9, 2020; 9:00 - 10:15 am

Presented by Matt Johnston, Esquire

November 17, 2020

Presented by Melody Belotte, Marketing Expert

November 18, 2020
Presented by Marc Willson, Retail Specialist

November 23, 2020; 9:00-10:15 am or December 16; 9:00-10:15 am
Members Making News
Sterling Financial Management Welcomes New Financial Advisor Assistant
Sterling Financial Management, Inc. announces Evan Vink as its newest financial advisor assistant. Evan recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). While there, he served as a sector leader for the school’s investment portfolio. Evan analyzed returns and performance of the fund and was responsible for $200,000 of the total $1.8 million portfolio. 
Evan also worked for the Department of Defense in Chambersburg as an accounts maintenance clerk where he assisted senior accountants in reviewing general ledger accounts.
During his time at IUP, Evan served as president of the Ski and Snowboard Club for three years, planning ski trips for the students. In addition, he functioned as the Red Bull student brand manager, promoting the brand and managing relationships with vendors in the town of Indiana.
Evan graduated from Chambersburg High School, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 127.
“We are excited to have Evan join our staff,” said Dave Neterer, founder and president of Sterling Financial Management. “He brings a positive personality and hardworking attitude to our office that fits nicely with our current team.” 
Governor's Proclamations Presented to Ingram's Mens Shop and Morgan-Keller Construction
Above: Ingram's Mens Shop is presented with a Governor's Proclamation celebrating their 90th year of business.
Above: Morgan-Keller Construction is presented with a Governor's Proclamation to celebrate their 65th year of business.
Antietam Broadband Joins AMBER Alert Program
Antietam Broadband today announced that it has become a secondary distributor of AMBER Alerts. Effective immediately, all field technicians will receive AMBER Alerts on their company issued devices when there is an active alert in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. With this announcement the company will become one of the largest employers in Washington County, MD to be a secondary distributor of AMBER Alerts. “Helping communities where our employees live and work is one of Antietam Broadband’s core values,” said Brian Lynch, President, Antietam Broadband. “Our team travels thousands of miles in the county every year. Our Eyes on Safety program solidifies what many of our field technicians have been doing for years, working for the good of our community. I am proud of the role we are playing to help protect children.”

“The AMBER Alert program is built on the idea that the eyes of many gives us a better chance in the search for an abducted child,” said NCMEC president and CEO, John F. Clark. “We are grateful to Antietam Broadband for adding more eyes to our search.”

In the United States, there are approximately 175 AMBER Alerts issued each year for the most serious child abduction cases. These are cases where the child is believed to be in imminent danger and there is enough descriptive information to assist in their recovery. NCMEC redistributes AMBER Alerts, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, to a network of secondary distributers. These distributors include companies, businesses or organizations that have the capability to deliver geographically targeted messages.
SEK Acquires the Not-for-Profit/Governmental Practice of Stambaugh Ness
The Members of SEK, CPAs & Advisors (SEK) are pleased to share that effective December 1, 2020, SEK will acquire the not-for-profit/governmental practice of Stambaugh Ness, a CPA firm located in York, PA that serves clients in 40+ states.

Krista M. Gardner, CPA is the Managing Director of the not-for-profit/governmental practice at Stambaugh Ness and will join SEK as a Member of the Firm. Erin M. Fike also works exclusively with not-for-profit and governmental clients and will join SEK as a Senior Associate. Gardner and Fike are based in York and will serve clients of all South-Central Pennsylvania offices.

This addition strengthens SEK’s not-for-profit and governmental practices, two of the firm’s core industry specializations, expanding its ability to provide meaningful guidance and customized solutions to those clients.
Sterling Financial Management to Host a Social Security Webinar
Sterling Financial Management, Inc. will hold a live webinar on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:00 PM on “Savvy Social Security Planning for Couples.” Presented by David Neterer, founder and president of Sterling Financial Management, the webinar will cover such topics as rules and guidelines for when spouses should apply for benefits, social security survivor benefits and mistakes to avoid at your Social Security office.

To register, visit Sterling Financial Management’s website at www.sterlingfm.com/events, or call (301) 733-7777. 

About Sterling Financial Management, Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Sterling Financial Management is a comprehensive financial services firm with offices in Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland, helping clients with long-term financial independence. Services include financial planning, investment management, insurance, college funding, tax resources and retirement preparation. Sterling Financial Management is supported by LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker dealer* and a leader in the retail financial advice market. LPL provides the resources, tools and technology that support advisors in their work to enrich their clients’ financial lives. To learn more, call Sterling Financial Management at (301) 733-7777, or visit www.sterlingfm.com.
Triple Crown Construction Hires a New Business Development Manager
Triple Crown Construction welcomes Katie Doherty as their Business Development Manager. Katie is an energetic and passionate professional with an extensive in hospitality and business management. She is an active member of the community and is currently serving as the President of Skal International Maryland, Vice President of Maryland Hotel Lodging Association, as well as a member of Governor Hogan’s Tourism Recovery Task Force. During her free time, Katie enjoys reading, playing a round of golf and spending time with her family.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 2020 Treasure Sale Online Auction
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is hosting an online auction! They are looking for donations to be auctioned off and you can also participate in the auction itself. Call 301-739-5727 from Tuesday through Friday 10 am to noon to get information about donating or participating.

The auction item "Preview Party" will be November 1 - 5.
Bidding will occur November 6 - 16.
Buyers will pick up their winnings November 17 - 21.
See what you can and cannot donate below!
Humane Society of Washington County's Annual Fundraiser Goes Virtual
After postponing its 15th Annual LuHowl Fundraising event from June to September and rebranding it as "LuHowl at the Moon," the Humane Society of Washington County has made the decision to cancel its in-person event due to COVID-19 public health precautions. Instead, the popular auction fundraising event will be held virtually.
Beginning August 31 and continuing throughout the fall, HSWC will host weekly raffleson its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hswcmd). Now anyone will be able to make a donation through Facebook for their chance to win items like a Char-Griller, a designer handbag, a deluxe wine basket, jewelry and more. All donations raised will benefit spay/neuter programs for animals at HSWC.
HSWC would like to thank Don and Mary Bowman for hosting LuHowl at their home each year and they will miss spending that evening with their friends and supporters. They would also like to thank Sheehy Subaru of Hagerstown and Younger Toyota for their generous sponsorships of this event.
Applications Open for 2020 Bill Dorsey Scholarship for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts 
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Bill Dorsey Scholarship for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.      

This fund was established by Reverend Janice Dorsey in 2008 when she was named a People's Choice Award winner. Reverend Dorsey named the endowment in honor of her late husband, Bill Dorsey. The scholarship is designed for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts to offset the cost of materials, supplies, and other elements directly related to their arts discipline.

One recipient will be awarded $550. Applicants must live in Washington County, Maryland and be enrolled at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts as a sophomore, junior, or senior. Preference is given to students with a concentration in dance or vocal performance.

To apply, students must visit: http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/68400-Community-Foundation-Of-Washington-County-Md-Inc and complete their application by November 15th at midnight. 
Know Someone Looking for Employment?
Visit our job bank to find more employment opportunities!
Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley is looking to hire a Community Liaison. The Community Liaison (CL) works under the general direction of the Executive Director and is responsible for and oversees all community outreach activities for Breast Cancer Awareness—Cumberland Valley.
Candidates for the position of CL should have a minimum educations experience of not less than a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Communications or substantial additional work experience. Such experience is preferred to have been in a non-profit organization, but is not necessarily required to this role. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the knowledge of Windows based office computer programs and any graphic design software. 
Email resumes and cover letters to admin@bcacv.org
Member Referrals

If you know someone that would enjoy Chamber membership or benefit from it and you are a current member, refer them - we will give you $50. To communicate information on the membership accurately, click below for details on the Chamber's vision.
For information on this promotion, or to discuss membership referrals, please call Paul Frey at 301-739-2015 ext. 102 or email him at paul@hagerstown.org. You may also call Donna Mitchell at 301-739-2015 ext. 101 or email her at donna@hagerstown.org.
GenNext Reboot
We are going to reboot the GenNext young professionals networking group. We want to get everyone engaged again and we would love to hear your ideas! For information or questions about this group, please email brianna@hagerstown.org.
Helpful Tips

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Hope you're having a wonderful fall.

Paul Frey, Donna Mitchell, Brianna Scott & Tiffany Dozier
We can't wait for our next opportunity to work with you, and for you!
(301) 739-2015
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Washington County Chamber of Commerce members include more than 600 organizations, representing over 40,000 local jobs in a wide variety of industries: Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Skilled Trades, Service and Hospitality, Technology, Government, Nonprofit, and Education.