Winners Announced for 2017 Talbot Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Program

The Talbot County Chamber is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Business Awards Program.  Each year the Talbot Chamber asks its members to nominate individuals and organizations to be recognized for outstanding service to our community.  The Chamber Board of Directors reviews the nominations and votes for a winner in each category.

2017 winners:

Business Man of the Year – Robert D. Rauch Owner, RAUCH inc.

Business Woman of the Year – Marie Teat, Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Small Business of the Year – Dwelling & Design, Owners Fiona Weeks and Don Wooters

Large Business of the Year – AXIS Geospatial, LLC,  Owner Justin Lehman

Not-For-Profit Business of the Year – Channel Marker, Inc.

Young Professional of the Year – Kristin Lockerman, Avery Hall Benefit Solutions

Community Service Award – Joseph Peters, Chairman & CEO of JR Management Corporation

Join us on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond, when we recognize these outstanding award winners.  Registration is $60 per person online at www.talbotchamber.org, or contact the Talbot Chamber at (410) 822-4653 or info@talbotchamber.org.

Paddle Jam on June 24

Talbot County Young Professionals and Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy through a grant from Toyota SPLASH Event Series will present Paddle Jam on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Paddle Jam is a community event on the Tred Avon River with post paddling festivities at Easton Point Marina. Supporters and sponsors making this event possible include: Easton Point Marina, Wahe SUP, Bay Imprint, National Premium, Shore United Bank, Tawney Accounting Group, Pixel Post & Print, CBIZ, Avery Hall Benefit Solutions, Green Eyes LLC, Easton Economic Development Corp, Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, M&T Bank and What’s Up Magazine.

This six-mile paddling event will leave from and return to Easton Point Marina. Paddle Jam is scheduled to take place rain or shine.  Launch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Following the six-mile Tred Avon River paddle, there will be a community event at Easton Point Marina until 6 p.m. with food and drink vendors and live music by the Justin Ryan Band.

The Paddle Jam will include a poker run, where participants can pick up poker cards from designated boats along the river, and at the end participants can turn in their hand for a chance to win a prize. The grand prize is Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 foot Kayak that comes with a paddle!

Registration fee for Paddle Jam is $35 in advance. People who wish to register the day of will pay $40, and to just attend the after party without participating in the paddle will cost $5 per person. People who are registered for the entire event will receive an event T-shirt.  Register for Paddle Jam at www.talbotchamber.org or call the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce at 410.822.4653.

Don’t have a vessel to paddle, no problem. Rental may be reserved and waiting for you at Paddle Jam:
• Wahe SUP – (410) 924-0919 or easternshoreyoga@gmail.com
• Easton Point Marina – (410) 822-2355
• Easton Cycle and Sport – Call (410) 822-7433 or visit www.eastoncycleandsport.com

Paddle Jam is still looking for sponsors, prizes and participant goodie bag items.  Please call, 410.822.4653, or email, khanna@talbotchamber.org, if you would like to support.

 

The 2016 Upper Shore Regional Job Fair

Everybody works on Wednesday October 12, 2016, Upper Shore Regional Job Fair from 2 to 6pm, Talbot County Community Center.

Get yourself ready to network and meet employers at the upcoming Regional Job Fair at the Talbot Community Center in Easton. Free and open to the public, this annual fall event brings together an array of businesses ready to assist with information about available jobs and about career opportunities in the Upper Shore Region:

Unisite Design, Inc.                                                                Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Acme Markets                                                                          Maryland State Police
ALDI Inc.                                                                                  Medifast
Alphena Pharma Solutions                                                   Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems
APG Chesapeake                                                                     Olive Garden
Atlantic Broadband                                                                Paris Foods
Bayleigh Chase                                                                        Protemps Staffing Solutions
Benedictine                                                                              PRS Guitars
BesTemps                                                                                 Quality Staffing Services
Bright Star                                                                                Queen Anne’s County
Caloris                                                                                       RAUGH inc.
Candle Light Cove                                                                  Reeb
Caroline Center                                                                       Royal Farms
Chesapeake College                                                                Staples
Choptank Transport                                                               Sysco
Comfort Keepers                                                                     Target
Crystal Steel Fabricators, Inc.                                              The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Dart Container Corporation                                                 The Heartfields at Easton
David A. Bramble                                                                    The Orthopedic Center
Dixon Valve                                                                              The Preston Automotive Group
Dress Barn                                                                                The Whalen Company
Express Employment Professionals                                    Tri-Gas & Oil, Inc
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott                                       University of Maryland Medical System
Federal Resources                                                                   UPS
Genesis Elder Care National Centers, Inc.                         Wagman, Inc.
Hardee’s                                                                                     Walgreen Co.
Home Instead Senior Care                                                     Warwick Fulfillment
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort

In addition to the business area, a resource area will be available to bring local supportive and organizational resources to the event. Many volunteers will be on-hand to offer tips for talking to employers, locating available transportation, adult educational courses and important career guidance services. The M1 mobile career center will be on hand for this event to assist with resume and on-line applications.

Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center                    DLLR
DORS                                                                                           Veterans Services
Talbot County Free Library                                                    Delmarva Community Services
American Legion                                                                       Adult Literacy

Sponsors for this job fair include the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Talbot County Council, the Star Democrat, 96.7 WCEI, MTS Broadcasting. the partners, organizations and resources of the American Job Center in the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Network, including the local libraries, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Division of Workforce Development and Chesapeake College Adult Learning, and the Caroline County, Dorchester County, Kent County and Queen Anne’s County Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, call Al Silverstein at the Talbot Chamber of Commerce at (410) 822-4653 or 410-253-9178 cell or email, asilver@talbotchamber.org

A USDOL Funded, Equal Employment Opportunity Event

Talbot Chamber Cup 2016 Golf Tournament Results

On Monday, July 18, The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce held the 2016 Chamber Cup Golf Tournament at Talbot Country Club. This year’s tournament benefits the Easton Volunteer Fire Department’s Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses Fund in furtherance of their critical work in our community.

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Pictured are Talbot Chamber Cup Golf Tournament Sponsors who made it possible to contribute $6000 to the Easton Volunteer Fire Department’s Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses Fund: Bob Rauch (RAUCH, inc.), Casey Rauch (RAUCH, inc.), CR Chance (EVFD Chief), Eddy Lynch (EVFD President), J.T. Thompson (GM Koons Easton Toyota), Jack Robertson (Inquiries, Inc.) and Talbot Chamber President and CEO Alan Silverstein

22 teams competed and the results are below. Thank you to Talbot Country Club, all of the players, team sponsors, hole sponsors, supporters, and the many volunteers! We are grateful for this year’s tournament sponsors, RAUCH inc., Inquires, Inc, Koons Easton Toyota!

Flight 1                                                                             Score
1st Gross – Doc’s Downtown Grille Team        59
Chooch Oristian
Bo Oristian
Chris Kelbaugh
Blake Saulsbury

1st Net – CBIZ Team                                                    52.7
Andrew Walsworth
Tommy Hanna
Adam Lynn
Chad Nagel

Flight 2
1st Gross – Axis GeoSpatial Team                         63
Justin Lehman
Frank Gunsallus
Jason Hubbard
Brett Ewing

1st Net – EVFD Team                                                    52.9
Adam Mayock
Sol James
CR Chance
Tom Murphy

Closest To the Pin #18
Dustin Rauch                                                                     13’5″

Long Drive #5 Men
Tommy Hanna                                                                  306.2 yards

Long Drive #18 Women
Rene Stevens                                                                     199.7 yards

Talbot County Chamber Performance to Honor the American’s with Disabilities Act

Join the Talbot Chamber for breakfast on Tuesday, July 28, 8-9:30am, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Theatre (HGGT) will perform the monologue, My Black Bird has Flown Away. The breakfast performance will be held at Bayleigh Chase Auditorium (Formerly William Hill Manor), located at 501 Dutchman’s Lane in Easton.

A talk back session will conclude the performance. The audience is invited to share their comments, stories, and ask questions about HGGT, the monologues and plays, HGGT performers and the actor.

“My Black Bird has Flown Away” by Carlton Spitzer features the life of author, historian and disability advocate Hugh Gregory Gallagher, an Oxford scholar and 1995 recipient of the Henry Betts Prize for lifetime contributions improving the lives of persons with disabilities. Gallagher lost use of his legs to polio at age 19 (in 1952) and used a wheelchair the rest of his life. He suffered depression in his 40s. His life personifies the inextricable link between physical and mental wellness. He authored the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, which was a precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and was instrumental in placing a statue of Franklin Roosevelt in a wheelchair at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. Perhaps best known among his award-winning books is FDR’s Splendid Deception, an analysis of polio’s effects on FDR’s personality and presidency. Gallagher died of cancer in 2004.

Hugh Gallagher will be portrayed by Bob Chauncey. When not performing for HGG Theatre or other theatre groups, Bob is teaching sociology courses to university students, consulting with communities throughout the country on improving accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists or most likely spoiling his grandchildren. On stage he has played major roles in productions such as “Bus Stop”, “Dial M for Murder”, “The Odd Couple” and “Our Town.” He says portraying Hugh Gallagher in “My Blackbird Has Flown Away” has been one of the most challenging, humbling and rewarding experiences of his professional life.

The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Theatre, a nonprofit tax exempt corporation, raises public awareness of disability issues and discrimination in our society through dramatizations of real-life and fictionalized experiences. Our powerful, entertaining and insightful plays on persons with physical, developmental and mental disabilities, and others discriminated against based on race, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, help reduce prejudice and stigma.

Enjoy a full breakfast selection served buffet style beginning at 8am. The cost is $10. Please contact the Talbot Chamber to register to attend, 410-822-4606, khanna@talbotchamber.orgThe breakfast performance will be held at Bayleigh Chase Auditorium (Formerly William Hill Manor), located at 501 Dutchman’s Lane in Easton.

Many Winners in Chamber’s 31st Cup Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 1, the Talbot Chamber of Commerce held the 31st Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament at the Talbot Country Club. Thanks to the tournament sponsors, Inquires, Inc; Koons Easton Toyota; BPO Elks #1622, this year’s nonprofit beneficiaries, BAMM, Building African American Minds and First Tee of Baltimore, Eastern Shore Affiliate, received $4,000 (divided equally). It was a grand event with 19 4-person teams, gorgeous weather and a good time had by all. The course was in great shape, food was terrific and the service was magnificent. Special thanks to our golfers, sponsors, supporters and volunteers.

Congratulations to the tournament winners: Fight 1, 1st Gross – Kullman Siebert, LLC Team: Steve Kullman, Charles Kullman, Brad Hastings & Matt Hastings; Flight 1, 1st Net – YMCA of the Chesapeake Team: Jim Fodrie, Robbie Gill, Dicky Kemp, Rich Stover; Flight 2, 1st Gross – Axis Geospatial Team: Frank Gunsallus, Justin Lahman, Brett Ewing, Jason Hubbard; Flight 2, 1st Net – C Albert Matthews, Inc. Team: John Pritchett, Kyle Poore, Robert Rhea, Albert Pritchett; Closest to the Pin # 18 – Jim Fodrie Long Drive #7 – Brad Hastings

On Monday, June 1, the Talbot Chamber of Commerce held the 31st Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament at the Talbot Country Club. Thanks to the tournament sponsors, Inquires, Inc; Koons Easton Toyota; BPO Elks #1622, this year’s nonprofit beneficiaries, BAMM, Building African American Minds and First Tee of Baltimore, Eastern Shore Affiliate, received $4000 (divided equally). It was a grand event with 19 4-person teams, gorgeous weather and a good time had by all.  The course was in great shape, food was terrific and the service was magnificent. Special thanks to our golfers, sponsors, supporters and volunteers Congratulations to the tournament winners: Fight 1, 1st Gross – Kullman Siebert, LLC Team: Steve Kullman, Charles Kullman, Brad Hastings & Matt Hastings; Flight 1, 1st Net – YMCA of the Chesapeake Team: Jim Fodrie, Robbie Gill, Dicky Kemp, Rich Stover; Flight 2, 1st Gross – Axis Geospatial Team: Frank Gunsallus, Justin Lahman, Brett Ewing, Jason Hubbard; Flight 2, 1st Net – C Albert Matthews, Inc. Team: John Pritchett, Kyle Poore, Robert Rhea, Albert Pritchett; Closest to the Pin # 18 – Jim Fodrie Long Drive #7 – Brad Hastings

Photo: Al Silverstein (Talbot Chamber President and CEO), Tom Duncan, (Talbot Chamber Golf Tournament Committee Chair), Georgia Robertson, (President Inquires, Inc.), John Guth (General Manager Koons Easton Toyota), Deborah Short (Executive Director, BAAM, Inc.), Marc Kimminau (First Tee of Baltimore, Eastern Shore Affiliate), BPO Elks #1622 representative is not pictured.

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The Chamber’s Rockfish Tournament on for June 26

2014 Talbot Chamber Rock Fish Tournament: Robin O’Brien (Talbot Bank) – Largest rockfish in women’s category and Gerald Friedel (Davis, Bowen & Friedel) – Longest rockfish overall

2014 Talbot Chamber Rock Fish Tournament: Robin O’Brien and Gerald Friedel

The Talbot Chamber of Commerce will host a Rockfish Tournament at The Harrison Chesapeake House on Tilghman Island on Friday June 26. A $125 entry fee includes 1/2 day of fishing on a charter boat, donuts and coffee, buffet luncheon on the crab deck, refreshments and awards ceremony. You can bring your own boat for an entry fee of $75.

Hope For The Warriors® will bring six service members to be our special fishing guests. Sponsorships for these service members are needed. Please contact the Talbot Chamber to offer support and sponsor a service member.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

There are several ways to participate and support this event.

Gold Corporate Sponsorship $1,000 includes registration for five anglers, one service member, your logo on official tournament tee shirt.
Silver Corporate Sponsor $500 includes three anglers, your logo on official tournament tee shirt.
Service Member sponsor $125.
Individual anglers may register for $125, or $75 if you are bringing your own boat.

Current sponsors include Easton Dermatology Associates, Avon Dixon Agency and Konsyl Pharmaceuticals.

All boats will leave the dock at 7am sharp; participants should arrive no later than 6:30am. To register call the chamber office 410-822-4653 or register online at www.talbotchamber.org

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Winners Announced for Talbot Chamber Business Awards Program

The Talbot County Chamber is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Business Awards Program. Each year the Talbot Chamber asks its members to nominate individuals and organizations to be recognized for outstanding service to our community. The Chamber Board of Directors reviews the nominations and votes for a winner in each category. In 2008 the Chamber Board of Directors created a new category to recognize an individual who has a long record of service to our community. In 2013 the Chamber Board of Directors has added a Young Professional category.

Here are the 2014 winners:

Business Man of the Year

Dan Bridges, Owner/President AQUA Pools & Spas

Business Woman of the Year

Laura Heikes, Senior Vice President Branch Administration, The Talbot Bank

Small Business of the Year

Chem-Dry On the Shore, Vance Morris, Owner

Large Business of the Year

CBIZ MHM, LLC, Bob Valliant, CPA, Senior Managing Director

Not-For-Profit Business of the Year

Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc., Sandy Brown, Executive Director

Young Professional of the Year

Suzanne Silverstein, Benson & Mangold

Community Service Award

R. Michael S. Menzies Sr. .President and CEO, Easton Bank and Trust

Join the Talbot Chamber on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Harbourtowne Golf Resort & Conference Center, when we recognize these outstanding award winners.Registration is $60 per person. Register at www.talbotchamber.org or contact Kathy Hanna at (410) 822-4653 or khanna@talbotchamber.org.