Dear Members,

It is a privilege to serve as your 2018 PACC President. I am so excited for the coming year and look forward to new ventures and events with our business community. As part of our commitment to best serve our members, the Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you this monthly newsletter, We hope you look it over, like what you see, and submit information for us to share on your behalf.

I'd like to share a list of our 2017 accomplilshments:
  1. Launched new website
  2. Revised By-Laws (after 15 years)
  3. Hosted monthly networking breakfasts - BHBG
  4. Hosted "Off the Clock" evening networking events
  5. PACC sponsored networking workshop with nationally recognized networking speaker, Susan Bierly
  6. Fox News appearance for Town of Poolesville's 150th Anniversary celebration
  7. PACC Board voted to sponsor a Public Art Panel to be painted spring of 2018 on the side of Bassett's Restaurant

PACC proudly sponsored the following events:
  1. SpringFest
  2. PHS Scholarships
  3. 4th of July fireworks
  4. Poolesville Day 5K Run/Walk with the support of the Lions Club, which raised funds for the Lions Club, Poolesville Green, and WUMCO
  5. Second annual Poolesville Day Board Members Float (Many thanks to Alex Markoff and Calleva)
  6. Oktoberfest
  7. First Friday Holiday Lighting - including Free Polar Express rides, and Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

It is with a heavy heart that I share that Eleanor Bateman has stepped down from the PACC Board after 4 years of service, the last 2 years as Vice President. During Eleanor's 4 years on the Board she:
  1. Proposed and coordinated a new web-page and membership software
  2. Implemented the "no cost" to members Annual Meeting
  3. Proposed and designed new membership plaques
  4. Proposed a PACC float for Poolesville Day
  5. Proposed and coordinated the Name Tag program.
  6. Proposed a photo contest for the cover of the Business & Community Directory
  7. and finally, Ellie chaired the Directory Committee for the last two issues with a major update in 2016 breaking all advertising records and reducing the costs of production.

It is with heartfelt appreciation that we THANK Eleanor for her service to our Board and know her continued involvement with PACC will continue to enhance our community!

Many Blessings,
Networking Event Photos
President, Gail Lee presenting a check to Milton Andrews, of the Monocacy Lions Club, for organizing and supporting the Poolesville Day 5K.
Our October "Off the Clock" event at Markoff's Haunted Forest was a SCARY good time!
Members enjoying our Holiday Party at Bretton Woods!
Our first annual Silent Auction was a huge success!
Eleanor Bateman introducing the 2018 Community Service Award recipient,
Link Hoewing!
PACC Poolesville Day Float!
Our Annual Meeting was very informative!
Businesses Helping Businesses Grow - Networking Breakfast at
Calendar of Events

Date: MARCH 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM

Speaker: Jeremy & Shannon Hinds with

Location: Poolesville Town Hall

Date: MARCH 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM

New Board Members
Rhi Combs, Didier Devynck &
Zach Etheridge

Location: Poolesville Town Hall

Member Spotlight
Each month the Chamber will randomly select one business for our Member Spotlight. If chosen, your business will be contacted by us for additional information for the next edition.
Poolesville Day Committee
2017 Committee Members - (L-R) Tom Kettler, Gina Beck, Carlos Cabrera, Gayle Partain, Kathy Bassett, Lynne Rolls, John Rolls, JD Taylor, Bernie Mihm, Joyce Breiner, Skip Etheridge, Link Hoewing, Faith Etheridge, (Chairperson),
Cathy Bupp, Lori Gruber
The Historic Town of Poolesville will host its  26 th  Annual Poolesville Day celebration on Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (rain or shine).

This event is not possible without the tireless hours of the committee and its members. President Faith Etheridge leads a team of volunteers to plan out an exciting day of fun for the entire town and neighboring communities.

The full day  FREE  celebration features activities for all ages, including a morning parade, an classic and electric vehicle car show, rides and games, food and vendor booths, and live entertainment. The event will take place along Fisher Avenue (Rt. 107) in Poolesville, with the main stage and other activities being held at Whalen Commons, in front of the Poolesville Town Hall.

Welcome New Members
Absolute Auto
Rob Wells
22210 Dickerson Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
(301) 972-7234
Joe's Reliable Plumbing
Joe Capobianchi
17405 Soper Street
Poolesville, MD 20837
Poolesville Small Engine Repair
Trent Bateman
19800 Darnestown Rd
Beallsville, MD 20839
Anderson Tree Service
David Anderson
P.O. Box 956
Poolesville, MD 20837
Mexican Grill
Jessica Gomez-Koehn
19710 Fisher Avenue, K
Poolesville, MD 20837
S&S Improvements "Plus"
Scott Randles
3605 Promise Court
Jefferson, MD 21755
Robert Nivens
P.O. Box 263
Frederick, MD 21704
Poolesville Auto Body
Stefan Burtea
19920 Fisher Avenue
Poolesville, MD 20837
Savage's Lawn Care
Cory Savage
23035 Mt. Ephraim Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
Bretton Woods
Ed Ronan
15700 River Road
Germantown, MD 20874
Poolesville Healing Arts
Andie Devynck
19960 Fisher Ave, #4
Poolesville, MD 20837
Serenity on Slidell
Adam DeBaugh
Boyds, MD 20841
Members News and Announcements
If you have any news that you would like to share, please submit to by the 15th of the month for the next edition.
Poolesville Green Recently Honored

Poolesville Green's Joyce Breiner and JD Taylor were recently honored for a 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for their work on the Montgomery County GreenFest Program. NACo Achievement Awards recognize the innovative county government programs and provide examples of best practices from counties across the nation.
Ribbon Cutting - February 25, 2017
Anytime Fitness
Celebrates 1 year Anniversary

On our first year anniversary, 2/25/18, the Anytime Fitness Poolesville team reflects on the experience of building a new health club, opening a new business, and making new friends. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for the Poolesville community, as your warm welcome, positive attitude, genuine appreciation, and your 38,539 workouts this past year remind us every day why we chose this career. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to help you feel your best!
Laura Burstein, Co-Owner
Board of Directors / Staff
2018 Board of Directors
President - Gail Lee, Gail Lee Homes
Vice President - Monica Molina, Magica Realty
Treasurer - Rhi Combs, M&T Bank
Secretary - Mark Corbett, Edward Jones

Joyce Breiner, Poolesville Green
Didier Devynck, Poolesville Fine Framing
Zach Etheridge, EZ-Fit
Woody Hilton, Hilton Funeral Home

Executive Secretary - Cathy Bupp
Webmaster - Joey Bettinger, PMCS

Business to Business Member Discount
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25% OFF
25 % off Booth space at
Poolesville Day for all
PACC Members.
Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 256
Poolesville, MD
(240) 994-3406