Volume 28, Issue 6 | October 2020
2020 Board of Directors

Steven Sweigert
Celeste Rayne
Wes McCabe
Taylor Bank Treasurer
Olive Mawyer
OLEA Marketing Secretary
Sarah Yonker

Laura Morrison

Allen Duncan

Mike Burrier

Derrick Elzey

Andrea Hastings

Ashley Sloan Haldeman

Oct 31 starting at Noon: Ocean Pines Halloween Parade. More Info

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Apple Discount Drug
Delmarva Health thru CBD
BCV Commercial Realty
Ruark Hospitality

President's Corner
As much as I love summer, early Fall weather is always a welcome change. The crisp air means harvest time, sweaters, back to school (kinda), and a tourism switch in our community. We slow down, we start to recover, we look back on the craziest year we've ever seen.

As you come out of that "what the heck just happened fog", realize that you made it! You rose to the occasion and survived. Some of your modifications will stick, some you can't wait to toss out. Either way, you knew you had to bend with that storm or break off. YOU deserve a huge pat on the back. We are proud to serve such a resilient community of true leaders.

That refreshing air also brings with it a loss of outdoor business space. Even though its joined by the potential to go to 75% capacity, some may still face struggles with logistics. As always, we are here for you! Please rely on our resources and marketing tools. How can we assist you?

Grab your comfy hoodie and slide into our shoulder season knowing YOU ROCK!
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The first week of each month (if I'm on the ball), over 800 businesses, media outlets, community leaders and residents receive this newsletter. Now that we are in an electronic format, we will be sharing it on social media as well, adding to the number of eyes. Do you want those eyes to see your logo or ad?
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Apple Discount Drug Continues to Provide Health Care to Our Area

With the recent closing of the Apple Discount Drugs Berlin pharmacy location, the Apple team wants to ensure customers that they can still rely on Apple to meet their healthcare needs. 

Apple will continue to deliver DME to all regular service areas. If customers need to place an order for medical equipment, they can call the Fruitland store at 410/749-8401. The Apple Infusion service area will remain the same for all customers and referrals. If an individual needs to speak with someone in the Infusion department they can call 410-860-1669 for assistance. All compounding prescriptions can be picked up at the Fruitland, Salisbury, or Snow Hill locations. 

Apple wants to thank all customers for their years of undoubted support!     
For years, our neighboring Chambers have trusted and offered CQI's services to their members. We are proud to announce that your OP Chamber has now partnered with CQI. As an energy co-op, they can offer energy at reduced rates to home and office based businesses.

You Know You've Wondered...

If one asks what makes Delmarva Health thru CBD (DHtCBD) different. Nathan Gears, the founder/owner describes it this way.”DHtCBD is a local family business which my wife Dawn and I operate. Building this business is a passion. A passion for helping our community find their way to a healthier lifestyle through CBD which is what we call a “Wayward Lifestyle”. Wayward is described as doing your own thing and going against the norm. Our norm is CBD, we have Associated ourselves with the CBD Industry Association and have become Certified CBD Consultants.” In December they will be obtaining even more certifications, from listening to the needs of our community. Education is their foundation and they enjoy sharing their passion about cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System.

Delmarva Health thru CBD has recently had a lot to celebrate. In July they moved from a 77 square foot space to a 1000 square foot space in the Healing Arts Center of the Eastern Shore. This space has a retail area shipping and receiving area and offices with a conference center! They can not wait to hold their first education series. In July they also celebrated their one year anniversary in business.

Plus talk about exciting news, they recently came out with their own line of products. An amazing topical Wayward Gear Muscle and Joint which has 1000mg nano infused CBD and that also contains other anti-inflammatory agents,(terpenes), with a mild minty scent. Their 2nd product is Wayward Gear full spectrum flower for the people who enjoy smoking. It is a Merlot CBD Flower, which is a cross between Sweet Berry Wine and Berry Blossom. You can find it only at Delmarva Health thru CBD at this time.  

Delmarva Health thru CBD has a wealth of knowledge and encourages everyone to reach out and ask questions. Dawn Gears states “There is so much misconception over hemp, we are here to educate and help with what ails you.” Their clientele come from many walks of life and many ailments. Whether it is pain, sleeplessness, anxiety and countless other symptoms they can help.

The new store is amazing! Located at 617 Franklin Ave Room #1 Berlin MD, featuring hand selected quality vendors from the USA and products made with USA grown hemp. At this time it has 20 vendors and over 150 different products. This is not another CBD store or vape shop, They have no display cases and the vibe is very relaxing. No matter who you are and what age group you are in, you will feel at ease. Nathan and Dawn can also be found every Friday at the Windmill Creek Winery Farmers Market. If you have no time they can go on line at dhtcbd.com. There are also rumors of even more exciting changes in their future so stay tuned! Facebook Page

Our 2020-2021
Business Directory is IN!

If you are able to offer this publication to your customers, please let us know and we will get you copies.

Our partners renew their support on their anniversary months. The below list are those who renewed since the last edition of the Chamber Chatter. Thank you for your continued trust and support!
20 or more years
Martin Groff Construction

10 - 19 years
The Woodlands
Healing Hands Chiropractic
Pedar Didrikson DDS

5 - 9 years
Bishop - Hasting Funeral Home
Spicer Bros
1 year
Todd & Correa, LLP
Wilkins Wildlife & Bed Bug 911

New Biz in Town

BCV Commercial Realty LLC (BCV) is a licensed and insured full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in all facets of sales, leasing, tenant representation, land development as well as marketing of land, retail pad sites and commercial properties throughout Maryland. BCV was formed in January 2013 and began operating in conjunction with another company, Business and Commercial Ventures Inc. (B&CV), which was formed in 1976 by Jerry Blumenthal. B&CV operated as a business brokerage company that assisted owners of small businesses with finding suitable buyers when they either wanted to retire, change locations, or just liquidate. In 2017, BCV purchased B&CV and has incorporated all the services under one identity.

BCV continues to operate as a full service commercial real estate firm and offers expertise in business brokerage, connecting buyers and sellers in all aspects of business. Other services include free business valuations, consulting, and planning.

Currently BCV has 14 licensed real estate agents/associates who are well versed in both commercial real estate and business brokerage. The company’s main office is located at 1301 York Road in Lutherville Maryland and they also operate a satellite office at 323 Williams Street in Bel Air Maryland. BCV recently added Rob Keesling as an agent/associate who resides in Ocean Pines and will be serving Berlin, Salisbury, and Ocean City. 

Although his was raised in Bel Air and his career was focused in the Northeastern Maryland market, Rob is very familiar with our community as he has been coming here since 1992, when his parents purchased a home in Ocean Pines. Rob now resides here as well.  Rob has three grown children and 1 grandchild (11 months) at present.

A 1983 graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Business Management, Rob had a very successful career in the Telecommunications Industry for almost 30 years. Rob worked in various sales sales/management rolls all within the commercial sector. He supported various size businesses over the course of his career, including everything from small businesses to large, publicly traded companies. He is a current member of the Community Church at Ocean Pines, a Member of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, and a Member of the Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee.  
It was so wonderful to see so many of you at the Community Expo and Corn Hole Tournament in September! We are looking forward to the Business After Hours at Fins in Berlin on the 8th and even more excited for Spook the Pines parade on Halloween!

Are you or do you know someone who would be interested in joining the Ambassador Committee? Ambassador meeting are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the chamber office – we’d love to see you there! Feel free to out to Ashley Haldeman at ahaldeman@coastalhospice.org or Sherry McFarland at smcfarland@visitingangels.com for more information. 
Ruark Hospitality

Local favorites in the Ruark Golf portfolio include Glen Riddle Golf Club featuring two championship courses; Man O' War with its Scottish links layout and the tree-lined fairways of War Admiral. 

The Links at Lighthouse Sound offer unparalleled views of the Ocean City skyline situated across the shimmering Assawoman Bay. Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links lives up to its name with scenic views of Sinepuxent Bay and the unspoiled Assateague Island National Seashore. Lastly, the two distinctive nines at Nutters Crossing Golf Club offer a diverse golf experience located just minutes inland.

Did you know, you don’t have to be a member or a golfer to utilize any of their restaurants?

Located in the original barn of famous racehorses, Man O’War and War Admiral, Ruth Chris’s Steakhouse is steeped in the rich history of the horseracing era of the 1920s and 1930s. 

The restaurant features restored original woodwork, and the old stall doors are now table tops in the bar and grill. The walls are lined with original art and news clippings of the famous horses.

Lighthouse Sound is a top choice for those looking to take advantage of the sweeping views of the bay and Ocean City skyline. Well-known for their stunning wedding receptions, it is also perfect for group meetings. Both Ruth’s Chris, Lighthouse Sound and Rum Point offer ideal inside and outside gathering possibilities.

Whether you’re joining us for dinner, a business lunch or a private party, all of our award-winning locations will deliver superior service in spacious, safe surroundings for your group needs.

If you haven’t been in a while, you need to come see what you’re missing! 
For more information contact Lisa Challenger, lchallenger@ruarkgolf.com