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Wednesday, September 18, 2019Chamber of Commerce

Marketing & Media Network

LinkedIn 101 – September 18, 2019

Join guest speaker, Jessica Koch – Nationally recognized LinkedIn expert, to learn how to properly set up a LinkedIn account for your business to maximize profits and the 5 most important steps to take to make LinkedIn work for you.

Using Offers to Drive Business – October 16, 2019

Learn how to craft the perfect offer for your business with clear, compelling value proposition. Often, companies focus their marketing efforts on features and functions rather than value. The right offer, with well formed value-centric marketing messages can improve marketing and sales results by as much as 47%.

How to Buy and Sell a Business 101 – November 20, 2019

Learn some insider strategies on how to scale your business to maximize its worth and how to identify the best businesses to purchases.

Emyth Workshop – January 2020 (TBD)

Join guest speaker, Eben Ostergaard – Former CEO of Emyth and Emyth Certified Business Coach, and learn How to Systemize Your Business to Maximize Your Time, Resources, and Life.

Systems are your stake in the ground. They are what allow your company to deliver consistent “wow” experiences to customers, reduce your dependency on individual people, and give you the control and freedom every business owner wants. Learn how to use systems to finally design your business the way YOU want it (and actually keep it that way.)


When:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Chamber of Commerce
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Thursday, September 19, 2019Chamber of Commerce

General Membership Luncheon

Wicomico Goes Purple in September - National Recovery Month

Wicomico Goes Purple is a collaboration between the Wicomico County Opioid Intervention Team and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

This campaign strives to initiate conversations about the dangers of substance misuse and abuse and focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery resources available throughout our community.

Join us for the September General Membership Luncheon featuring Lori Brewster, Chief Health Officer for the Wicomico County Health Department.

Ms. Brewster's presentation regarding the Lower Eastern Shore opioid and addiction crisis will provide current data and answers to questions such as:

 

  • What is the issue?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Why are overdose deaths increasing?
  • What is the impact of the opioid crisis on our community?
  • What are we doing to address the issue?
  •  

    Lori Brewster has served as Wicomico County's Health Officer since 2008. She is responsible for oversight and management of public health programs, assessment, planning and service monitoring. Brewster earned a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University and a Master of Science in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the University of Maryland.

    REGISTRATON IS REQUIRED

    Chamber Members - $25
    Non-Members - $35
    All Walk-Ins - $35


    When:
    Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:30 AM
    Where:
    Black Diamond Lodge
    219 S Fruitland Blvd.
    Fruitland, MD 21826
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    Wednesday, September 25, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    State Procurement 101

     

    Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

    State Procurement 101

     

    New to State Contracting?
     

    Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process.

    We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company.
     

    Who Should Attend?
     

    Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.
     

    What You Need to Know
     

    • There is no cost to attend
    • Seating is limited and advance registration is required
    • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
    • The class will be approximately 2 hours in length, with additional time for Q&A
       

    Instructor - Alison Tavik, Director of Communications, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs 

     

      

    When:
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
    Where:
    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
    144 E. Main Street
    Salisbury, MD 21803
    Register:
    There is no cost to attend.
    Seating is limited and advance registration is required.

    Register

    For More Information:
    LeVita Bragdon
    410-749-0144
    lbragdon@salisburyarea.com

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    Thursday, September 26, 2019Ribbon Cutting

    Ribbon Cutting SRNC / Genesis

    Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (SRNC) has been serving the community since 1969! 

    One of the leading skilled nursing facilities in the region, SRNC offers short-stay, transitional and long-term care with specialized programs including memory support, cardiac management, palliative care and physical, occupational and speech therapy. 

    Join us for ribbon cutting to:

    • Meet their compassionate, dedicated staff – some of whom have been with SRNC since the beginning!
    • Tour their facility which includes spacious rooms, restaurant-style dining, gardens and a comfortable lounge to gather with friends and family
    • Hear the highlights that have contributed to FIFTY years of caring service 
    • Enjoy light fare and refreshments

    When:
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
    Where:
    Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
    50th Anniversary Open House and Ribbon Cutting

    200 Civic Avenue
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    RSVP:
    For More Information:
    Cathy Diekmann
    410-749-0144 x103
    cdiekmann@salisburyarea.com

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    Thursday, September 26, 2019Ribbon Cutting

    Ribbon Cutting DVB & APPI

     

    Same Great Companies in New Locations!

     

    Delmarva Veteran Builders (DVB) and APPI Energy have both relocated their businesses, side-by-side on E. Market Street, downtown Salisbury.

     

    Founded in 2013 by Christopher Eccleston, DVB provides commercial design and construction solutions with the specific intent to provide quality construction jobs for local Delmarva veterans and a relentless pursuit to give back to the communities they serve. 


    Founded in 1996 by Walter Moore, APPI Energy provides data-driven procurement and integrated energy solutions to commercial and industrial customers in deregulated energy markets across the U. S. 


    Join us for a joint ribbon cutting to

     

    • Tour their new buildings and view personalized artwork 
    • Meet the great people who make up “Team DVB” and “Team APPI Energy” 
    • Enjoy tasty cuisine from Roadie Joe’s Restaurant 
    • Learn about their upcoming projects, superior customer service and how their downtown locations affirm their commitment to the local community
     
      

    When:
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
    Where:
    Delmarva Veteran Builders and APPI Energy

    120 and 112 E. Market Street
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    RSVP:
    For More Information:
    Cathy Diekmann
    410-749-0144 x103
    cdiekmann@salisburyarea.com

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    Wednesday, October 02, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    DLRR Minimum Wage Workshop

     


    The $15.00 State Minimum wage is now the law of the land. The regulations, reporting requirements, and mandated penalties will be the focus of this workshop.


    Who Should Attend?


    Small and mid-sized business owners and business benefits professionals should attend.


    What You Need to Know


    • There have been significant changes to the Maryland minimum wage in the 2019 legislative session
    • Minimum wage rates will increase beginning January 2020
    • Changes to exemptions went into effect June 1, 2019
    • Restaurant with tipped employees Changes to exemptions went into effect June 1, 2019will have changes to the way wages are reported on pay stubs

    Presented by: Matthew Helminiak, Commissioner of Labor and Industry, Maryland Department of Labor


    These new laws will affect EVERY employer. Make sure you are INFORMED and PROTECTED! RSVP today!


    When:
    Wednesday, October 02, 2019 11:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
    Where:
    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
    144 E. Main Street
    Salisbury, MD 21803
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    There is no cost to attend.
    Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
    Bring a lunch, beverages will be provided.

    RSVP

    For More Information:
    LeVita Bragdon
    410-749-0144
    lbragdon@salisburyarea.com

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    Thursday, October 03, 2019Business After Hours

    BAH Hampton Inn & Suites Ocean City Bayfront

     

    Summer may be over, but you can still enjoy a little get-away to Ocean City!  General Manager, Chelsey Jones and the exceptional hospitality team at the Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront and Convention Center have planned a party especially for Chamber of Commerce members – aka Business After Hours. (Yes, it will be worth the drive!)

     

    Come and Jive on “Island Time” includes:

     

    • Live Reggae music and networking with a beautiful Sunset View over the Isle of Wight 
    • Light fare catered by Laurel Grill
    • Complimentary beer and wine plus cash bar cocktails at the Tiki Bar
    • Property tours every 30 minutes
    • Fabulous Door Prizes – 10,000 Hilton Honors Points (also redeemable on Amazon) and One (free night!) Certificate to their property
       

    Why Not Stay the Night?!

     

    Click this link to VIP Chamber Rate of only $59! (Rate good for October 3, 2019 only)

     

    Room Booking Link

    https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=OCEBSHX&spec_plan=CHHSAC&arrival=20191003&departure=20191004&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

    ** Remember to bring some cash to support the 50/50 drawing to fund the SACC/Wor-Wic Community College Scholarship**


    When:
    Thursday, October 03, 2019 6:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
    Where:

    Hampton Inn & Suites Ocean City Bayfront and Convention Center

    4301 Coastal Highway

    Ocean City, MD 21842

    RSVP:
    For More Information:
    Cathy Diekmann
    410-749-0144
    cdiekmann@salisburyarea.com

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    Friday, October 11, 2019Local Job Fairs

    Job and Career Fair

    The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Shore American Job Center are proud to host their annual Job Fair every fall at the Centre at Salisbury.

     

    The Job & Career Fair is FREE for attendees and open to the community.

     

    This year’s fair is presented by Quality Staffing Services and will be held on Friday, October 11 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

     

    Over 65 employers participate in the Job & Career Fair and approximately 2000 job seekers attend the event. Booths are set up throughout the main corridors of the mall. The event is open to any business seeking employees in the Lower Shore area.

     

    EMPLOYERS – The Job & Career Fair is open to any business seeking employees in the Lower Shore Area. Tens of thousands of people visit the mall each day, so this is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet face-to-face with potential employees.

     

    JOB SEEKERS – There will be hundreds of job openings in a wide range of industries. Bring multiple copies of your resume and don’t forget to dress for success! Resume assistance will be available.

     

    DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP PACKET

     

    SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! – $500

    Receive the highest level of exposure to all attending vendors and attendees with a PREMIUM BOOTH LOCATION, your company logo on signage, print materials, social media posts, press releases, SBYbiz & Chamber websites.

     

    EMPLOYER BOOTH SPACE – $125

     

    For more information contact LeVita Bragdon at 410-749-0144 or lbragdon@salisburyarea.com


    When:
    Friday, October 11, 2019 3:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
    Where:
    The Centre at Salisbury
    2300 N. Salisbury Blvd.
    Salisbury, MD 21801

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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    Marketing & Media Network

    Using Offers to Drive Business – October 16, 2019

    Learn how to craft the perfect offer for your business with clear, compelling value proposition. Often, companies focus their marketing efforts on features and functions rather than value. The right offer, with well formed value-centric marketing messages can improve marketing and sales results by as much as 47%.

    How to Buy and Sell a Business 101 – November 20, 2019

    Learn some insider strategies on how to scale your business to maximize its worth and how to identify the best businesses to purchases.

    Emyth Workshop – January 2020 (TBD)

    Join guest speaker, Eben Ostergaard – Former CEO of Emyth and Emyth Certified Business Coach, and learn How to Systemize Your Business to Maximize Your Time, Resources, and Life.

    Systems are your stake in the ground. They are what allow your company to deliver consistent “wow” experiences to customers, reduce your dependency on individual people, and give you the control and freedom every business owner wants. Learn how to use systems to finally design your business the way YOU want it (and actually keep it that way.)


    When:
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
    Where:
    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
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    Thursday, October 17, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    Cyber Security Workshop: Five Keys to Manage Your Cyber Risk

    The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a Cyber Security Workshop and Networking Event - all regional business and organizational leaders will want to attend!

    In conjunction with the Maryland Cyber Security Association “Five Keys to Manage your Cyber Risk," presented by TELEWIRE,  is a comprehensive workshop highlighting five focus areas for businesses to allocate protective resources.

    Small and large businesses and organizations are at risk and this workshop will zero in on five areas to address focus.

    · Protection
    · Detection
    · Identify
    · Respond
    · Recover

    Some the expert panelists include:

    Mike Volk, VP of Cyber Solutions at PSA Insurance and Financial Services
    Casey Corcoran, Chief Information Services Officer at OPAQ

    This event is FREE for Chamber members and $15 for non-members.

    When:
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
    Where:
    La Quinta Inn & Suites
    300 S Salisbury Blvd.
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    RSVP:
    For More Info:
    LeVita Bragdon
    410-749-0144
    lbragdon@salisburyarea.com

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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    Salisbury Mayoral Forum

    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The Greater Salisbury Committee and PACE at Salisbury University are hosting a forum between Mayor Jake Day (D) and Mayoral challenger Wayne King (R).

    This forum is open to the public and will begin at 6:00PM on Wednesday, October 23rd at Holloway Hall on the campus of Salisbury University.

    Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information contact the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-749-0144.

    When:
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 PM thru 07:30 PM
    Where:
    Salisbury University
    Holloway Hall
    1101 Camden Avenue
    Salisbury, MD 21801

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    Thursday, October 24, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    12th Annual Taste of the Town

     

    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Taste of the Town, co-hosted by the Young Professionals.

     

    Taste of the Town is one of the most highly attended Chamber events of the year and is open to Chamber members and the public.

     

    All Lower Shore restaurants are invited to participate in this “Iron Chef” style competition, and have a choice of entering in one of two categories.

     

    The Simple Tastes category represents casual, light fare, and Signature Tastes is geared towards upscale, more refined dishes. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

     

    Winners will receive a commemorative plaque, recognition in the media, a cash prize.

     

    Sponsorship are $250 and include:

     

    • four event tickets
    • a table to promote your business, recognition on signage, and mentions during the event
    • exposure on Chamber social media, on Salisburyarea.com and SBYbiz.org websites, in press releases and on member e-blasts

     

    Tickets to attend are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase price includes unlimited food samples, one voting ticket, and one drink ticket.

     

    DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP FORM

     

    DOWNLOAD RESTAURANT REGISTRATION FORM

     

    For more information on participating or to sponsor Taste of the Town, contact LeVita Bragdon at lbragdon@salisburyarea.com or 410-749-0144.


    When:
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
    Where:
    Dove Pointe
    1225 Mt Hermon Rd.
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    Tickets:
    For More Info:
    LeVita Bragdon
    410-749-0144
    lbragdon@salisburyarea.com

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    Wednesday, November 20, 2019Chamber of Commerce

    Marketing & Media Network

    How to Buy and Sell a Business 101 – November 20, 2019

    Learn some insider strategies on how to scale your business to maximize its worth and how to identify the best businesses to purchases.

    Emyth Workshop – January 2020 (TBD)

    Join guest speaker, Eben Ostergaard – Former CEO of Emyth and Emyth Certified Business Coach, and learn How to Systemize Your Business to Maximize Your Time, Resources, and Life.

    Systems are your stake in the ground. They are what allow your company to deliver consistent “wow” experiences to customers, reduce your dependency on individual people, and give you the control and freedom every business owner wants. Learn how to use systems to finally design your business the way YOU want it (and actually keep it that way.)


    When:
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
    Where:
    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
    Registration:

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