A message from our Board of Directors...

It's March and the end of the first quarter is quickly approaching, but so is Spring! The SCBA has a busy March full of networking events, a new social media platform, and renewed energy and goals.

Our newly-formed Marketing Committee will be launching a SCBA Community Facebook page (details to come very soon). On this page, our members will be able to post, share, and educate each other, which will build and grow the digital footprint for all of us.

Other important dates to keep in mind:
  • March 31st: last day to purchase ads for membership directory
  • April 15th: last day to send artwork for the ads in the directory
  • April 26th: last day to submit applications for the 2019 SCBA Scholarship. Contact scbaoperations@gmail.com for more details.

Please remember to follow/like us on Facebook, share posts, and add comments when you want. We appreciate our members and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Sincerely,
The SCBA Board of Directors 
SCBA UPCOMING EVENTS in March:

Thursday March 7th
from 7:30-9:00am
FREE Power Breakfast Thursday
hosted by Dennis Boyle of S'Ville Bikes
20 Liberty Road, Suite D, Sykesville, MD 21784

Tuesday, March 12th
from 5:30-8:00pm
FREE Mega Multi Networking Event
at The Corner Stable
8630 Guilford Rd. Columbia, MD 21046

Wednesday, March 20th
at 12:00PM
SCBA Monthly Luncheon
at Sa lerno's Restaurant & Catering

Speaker : Desiree Williams, owner of
Sponsor : Sylvia Blair, owner of
Register for events HERE or click the button below or simply show up.
All are welcome!
SCBA's Upcoming March Luncheon
SCBA Luncheon Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

LUNCHEON SPEAKER :
Desiree Williams,
will speak about
how prioritizing your health can improve your financial success!
LUNCHEON SPONSOR:
Sylvia Blair, owner of Blair Copy Writing and Communications, LLC will discuss "The Power of Success Stories."
LUNCHEON COST: $12 for SCBA Members and $18 for Guests
Don't Forget!  If you bring a non-member as a first-time guest to the monthly luncheon, you will have an opportunity to enter your business card into our drawing to win a $25 gift card to Salerno's.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY the monthly luncheon sponsor and speaker may place marketing materials on the round tables... all others need to place materials on the square table in the corner near the buffet. Thank you!
SCBA's Luncheon February 27th
Long-time SCBA member and supporter Jon Allen of Advantage Internet Marketing spoke about Marketing in a Mobile World. Jon had the entire crowd involved by showing interesting examples on our smart phones. Thank you Jon! You are a wealth of information and a great friend to the SCBA.
Thanks also to Dennis Boyle of Lee & Associates for sponsoring February's luncheon. Dennis shared great information about his business and about properties in the area. Thank you Dennis! Be sure to attend the SCBA's FREE Power Breakfast at Dennis' other business S'Ville Bikes on March 7th at 7:30am.
JOIN US or RENEW your membership
  • SCBA Membership is only $110. Get the most out of your membership by joining early in the year. We have 100 members now. Help us get to our goal of 150!
  • Remember businesses and those who classify as self-employed can deduct professional society membership dues (i.e., SCBA membership dues) from their 2018 tax returns. Be sure to consult a certified accountant or professional tax advisor for more info. The SCBA has great ones as members - see our directory starting on page 39 or visit our website. http://www.southcarroll.org/directory
Congrats to our very own SCBA President
Brian Wigutow of Handyman Matters, Eldersburg.
His company has received the Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2018 and was named one of America's Best Companies for Customer Service by Newsweek in 2019!
Congratulations to SCBA Member Jennifer Josephson for being awarded the "Rising Star" award from her company, Aflac . She received this award out of hundreds of rookie associates throughout Maryland and DC. Well done Jennifer - we're happy you are part of SCBA!
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), a leading full-service wealth management, financial services, and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, announced that Douglas P. Velnoskey, Senior VP/Wealth Management of The Velnoskey Wealth Management Group, has been recognized by Forbes magazine in its 2019 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Would you like to be a sponsor for the SCBA Newsletter? For $150 your logo, artwork, and information will be shown on every SCBA newsletter , will reaches hundreds of people each month, and will help local students and the community! Please contact Patti Murphy at scbaoperations@gmail.com or call 410-861-0506 for more information.
Government Relations Information
Larry Helminiak, SCBA Board Member
Please read this month's information
from Larry Helminiak HERE .
The SCBA encourages you to check in with your local representative to stay current on legislative changes that affect you and your business! If you're not sure who your representative is, the information can be found  here ! Check out up-to-date information on General Assembly happenings here .
Thank You to our 2019 SCBA Liberty Sponsor!
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