November 2015

Director and Administrative Assistant's Comments
Our events calendar has wrapped up for the year, but what a wonderful year we've had! Fall Cruisers was so much fun-our deepest thanks to all our volunteers who made the event possible and seamless. Even though our big events for the year are over, we know our hard work is never done. For the upcoming future we'll be concentrating more than ever on member satisfaction, and expanding the Chamber. We'll also be doing more community outreach, participating and supporting events in Berlin and the surrounding areas. Don't forget we will also be hosting seminars in the upcoming future for Chamber members to educate themselves and their employees on subjects they may find valuable in making business more profitable. And as always, we will be hosting Business After Hours for fun while members network. There is still a lot of fun coming up this year, and we can't wait! As ever, we are here to work for you and your business, to make it everything it possibly could be, so don't hesitate to contact us anytime. Happy Autumn!
-Larnet St. Amant and Morgan Coulson

Renewing Members
Berlin Shoebox

Welcome new members
Those Clever Canines
DryMaster Berlin

Benefits of being a member:
Social Media Promotion (Facebook, Constant Contact, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
Link to your website from the Chamber Website
Listing of your business searchable on our website
Listing in our yearly Berlin Chamber directory
Recognition and member articles in newsletter
Referrals to visitors and area residents
Events listed on our website
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Brochures for your business in the Chamber Center
Networking Events 

Spotlight on Local Business

Berlin Shines Big on another Top Small Town List

Berlin recently made the Discount Travel's Top 50 Small Towns in America making us yet again a great destination for traveler's around the nation, much less the world. We're proud to have received yet another honor like this, and hope that it will continue to drive tourism to our town as well as to our merchants and Chamber Members. We believe this proves we are the perfect mix of eclectic, hip, historic, artistic, delicious, and fun that every "Cool Small Town" should be. But there's only one Berlin. Take a bow everyone, we've earned it, and let's keep earning it, day after day, month after month, year after year. We'll do our best to support our members and community the best we can, no matter what. Read the article  here

Berlin Coffee Brings in Even More Maryland Pride!
Join us for the GRAND OPENING of a new LOCALLY MADE MARYLAND PRODUCTS shop inside the Berlin Coffee House!

This shop will feature products made and manufactored in Maryland as part of the Make it to Main Street initiative with the Maryland Main Street program. This is the FIRST and ONLY Maryland with Pride shop in the state!

Ribbon cutting at 5:30pm featuring representatives from the State of Maryland, Mayor Gee Williams and more.

Church Mouse selling Dollhouse for Charity

The Church Mouse Thrift Shop will be auctioning off a dollhouse to benefit needy families for Thanksgiving. It is all handmade. Includes furniture and more. If you have any interest in making a bid, please contact Helen at the Church Mouse, or 443-513-6655.

Bungalow Love "Love Campaign"
10% of the purchase price of all Bungalow Love merchandise will be donated to a local non-profit of your choice. You choose Humane Society, Diakonia or MD Coastal Bays...we will change the non-profits periodically. Come grab some cool gear and give back!

Have you used your Chamber Directory lately? It's one of the fastest ways to find resources to businesses and services in Berlin and the surrounding areas you need or want. From housework to hors-d'oeuvres, The Chamber website is the best tool to find what you need!

[November 4]
[Shop for a Cure! Happy Hour at Bruder Hill]

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[November 7]
[St. Paul's Holiday Festival]

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[November 8]
[Youth Fundraiser Breakfast]

[November 13]
[Berlin Coffee House and Maryland with Pride Ribbon Cutting]
[Come celebrate with Berlin Coffeehouse as they open their new section of Maryland with Pride Products! ]
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[November 13]
[Second Friday Art Stroll]

[Come enjoy all Berlin has to offer at our Second Friday Art Stroll! Enjoy shops, vendors, artists, local food, refreshments and more as you walk down Berlin's beautiful autumnal streets!]
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[November 13]
[Bark For Life]

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[November 7]
[Pathways to Health]

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[November 14th]
[Buckingham Elementary's Holiday Shopper's Fair]

[November 14]
[Music for Mesothelioma, Bishopville Record Hop]

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[November 27/December]
[Tree Lighting and Holiday Arts Night]
[Our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the square by the Atlantic Hotel. Join us beforehand for our Holiday Arts Night-- a special celebration of art, food, shopping and fun! Starts at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.]

Do you have news or events coming up you want shared? Send them to us here! We want to promote you! 

Out and About
Second Friday in October 
Heather Layton shows off her terrarium bar at Bungalow Love.

Matt Dove was the featured artist at Baked Dessert Cafe.

Josh Faber_ aka DJ OPTIMUSflo_ spun some tracks at Bleached Butterfly.

This family made a great craft at Heart of Gold Kids.
Authors showed off their work at Saltwater Media.
The winner of Paint Berlin showed off his work at the Art League.

A local artist shows her pencil drawings at Nest Boutique.

Fall Cruisers 2015

Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Gala
photos courtesy Kimberly Tucker

Board of Directors
President- Natalee Sondberg Dehart
President Elect- Donna Compher
Secretary- Nicky Chavis
Immediate Past President- Tom Sholtis
Treasurer- Brian Roberts, CPA
Executive Director- Larnet St. Amant
Administrative Assistant- Morgan Coulson
Director- Charles Adams
Director- Halima Yusuf
Town of Berlin Liaison - Ivy Wells