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Thursday, July 19, 2018Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

10:45AM – Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

Join Sheetz for the ribbon cutting, networking and refreshments.

9:00AM – 11:30AM – Food Drive Collection

10:15AM - $250 Sheetz Gift Card Drawing

10:30AM - $250 Sheetz Gift Card Drawing

10:45AM – Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

11:00AM - $1,000 Sheetz Gift Card Drawing

 

   

When:
Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Sheetz
1023 Baltimore Blvd.
Westminster, MD 21157

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Thursday, July 26, 2018Special Events

Launch Carroll, Young Professional Group

Launch Carroll, Young Professional Group

Carroll County’s premier young professional networking and professional development community for people from 21-45 years old. Our mission is to provide young professionals with the opportunities and the tools they need to build successful careers and businesses. 

A Group within the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Light fare provided by the restaurant and your first wine or beer provided by our SPONSOR:

 

   

 

When you see our sponsor's representatives, stop, say hello, and introduce yourself.

 

When:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
For the location and to register for the event  click here
For More Info:
Tiombe Paige
443-858-7009
mailpaigesofstyle@gmail.com

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Monday, July 30, 2018Member Meetings

Member Breakfast - Thanks to our sponsor

Member Breakfast - Thanks to our sponsor

Join us for Breakfast at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair.

Meet some of the volunteers who organize the Fair and the kids who bring their projects to exhibit. After breakfast take a tour of the exhibits The Fair began as a picnic on August 14, 1897 and attracts thousands of visitors annually to see the exhibits and entertainment. 

Free parking available in the grass field off of Gist Rd.  Enter fairgrounds through the Commercial Vendors Display area. NOTE wear comfortable shoes. NOTE: there is no parking available on the blacktop at the Cooperative Extension Office.

Community Media Center will be streaming live all week at week at the Fair. Stop by to say hello as you come in for breakfast.

MAP of the FAIRGROUNDS

  

When:
Monday, July 30, 2018 8:00 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

at the Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Ag Center Dr. Westminster, MD 21157

Breakfast will be in Burns Hall 

 Buffet Menu Cost: $12 per person

Scrambled eggs
French toast
Sausage gravy with biscuit
Potatoes
Watermelon/cantaloupe
Sausage 
Muffins Cranberry Juice, Coffee & Tea
Registration:
Open to the business community
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON July 25th
NON-MEMBERS, please call to register
Please be advised that payment is due on any reservation made unless 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

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For More Info:
Peggy Soper
410-848-9050
psoper@carrollcountychamber.org

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Thursday, August 09, 2018New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

The orientation is an in-depth look at the CARROLL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

  • New member businesses and their representatives are welcome to attend.
  • Current member businesses and their representatives who need a refresher are also welcomed and encouraged to particpate.
  • Not a member but interested in joining and want to learn more? You are welcome to come as well! 

You will meet the Chamber staff and volunteers. Be sure to bring your business cards and begin building relationships with other new members.

Orientations are held on the SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH.  Seating is limited, so please register online or call 410-848-9050 to RSVP.

 

 

 

  

When:
Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

9 East Main Street, Suite 105

Westminster, MD 21157

Public parking is available along Main Street or in the parking lot and deck behind our building off of Railroad Avenue.  Please remember to bring a few quarters for the parking meter. You can enter our office from East Main Street, or from the rear parking lot through the Winchester Exchange Building entrance.

Map

Registration:
There is no fee to attend.  If you do wish to attend any orientation, please RSVP, as seating is limited.
You can register online or call us at 410-848-9050.

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Thursday, August 09, 2018Special Events

Carroll Biz Challenge

Carroll Biz Challenge

Carroll Biz Challenge

It's like American Idol meets Shark Tank, only it's LOCAL! 

The contest brings together entrepreneurs, business experts, families, and friends in support of our local aspiring entrepreneurs. Through our Biz Challenges, we hope to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to build the businesses that will be the backbone of Carroll County for years to come.

Come out to watch five of Carroll County's finest entrepreneurs pitch their startup business and get grilled by the contest judges. The audience will vote for the People's Choice Award. 

Who will win the cash prize?

Happy Hour - 5:00 - 6:00 PM  Live Finale - 6:00 - 9:00 PM 

Tickets - Non-member & Chamber member: Adult 21 & older - $20.  Children & Young Adults 7-20 yrs - $10 Children 6 and under FREE 

Not a member of the Chamber - please use the Nonmember registeration link, no login or password required. 

Founding Level Sponsors 

Ting - Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs - 127 Creative

Carroll County Dept. of Economic Developement- Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory, Inc.

    

When:
Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:

Carroll Arts Center

91 West Main St., Westminster, MD 21157

Registration:
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Aug. 6th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050. Non-members please use the Non-member Registration

Please be advised that payment is due on any reservation made unless 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018PM Connections

PM Connections - Hosted by

PM Connections - Hosted by
A networking event hosted by a Chamber member.  Learn about the host and mingle with other business owners, professionals, and elected officials. Develop new relationships and business contacts.  Be sure to bring your name tag and lots of business cards.
PM Connections are free for members and their guest. Non- members - $15

When:
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Westminster Rescue Mission
The "Sparrow's Nest" Look for signs and balloons, the building is down the first left-hand turn lane.
658 Lucabaugh Mill Rd.
Westminster
Registration:
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Aug 7th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050. Non-members please use the Non-member Registration

Please be kind to our host! If you registered but, later are unable to attend please notify the Chamber.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018PM Connections

PM Connections - Hosted by

PM Connections - Hosted by

A networking event hosted by Integrace. Learn about the host and mingle with other business professionals, and elected officials. Develop new relationships and business contacts.

In conjunction with the PM Connections there will be a Ribbon Cutting at 5:00 PM for the Integrace Institute housed at Copper Ridge. The Institute has been dedicated to excellence in supporting those with Alzheimer's and other neurocognitive disorders through research and education.

In collaboration with UMBC students we designed and built an educational, interactive exhibit that identifies how individuals can advocate for, educate, and provide opinions on what services are needed for individuals who have neurocognitive challenges. 


When:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Cost: FREE
Registration:
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Aug 23rd
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050. Non-members please use the Non-member Registration

Please be kind to our host! If you registered but, later are unable to attend please notify the Chamber.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

It's a Grand Opening and PM Connections at Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge. 

The Institute has been dedicated to excellence in supporting those with Alzheimer's and other neurocognitive disorders through research and education. 

In collaboration with UMBC students we designed and built an educational, interactive exhibit that identifies how individuals can advocate for, educate, and provide opinions on what services are needed for individuals who have neurocognitive challenges.

 

The PM Connection begins at 4:00 with a Ribbon Cutting at 5:00 PM.

There will be plenty of networking and refreshments.

   

When:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Integrace Institute at Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Rd.
Sykesville, MD 21784

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Thursday, September 06, 2018Special Events

Leadership Carroll Reception - Sponsor

Leadership Carroll Reception - Sponsor
A reception for Leadership Carroll Class of 2019
Leadership Carroll Alumni are invited to meet the class of 2019.

The event is for Leadership Caroll Alumni and Chamber members.

Thanks to our sponsors Best Western Conference Center & Carroll Community College

When:
Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Best Western
451 WMC Drive
Westminster, MD 21157
Registration:
Registration CLOSES on Aug. 30th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050.

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Monday, September 10, 2018Leadership Carroll Day

Leadership Carroll Sessions

Leadership Carroll Sessions

Overnight Retreat for the Leadership Carroll Class of 2019 

 

Leadership Carroll is 1 day a month educational program that runs from September- June annually.  Participants gain an in-depth look at Carroll County, its growth, & development, state & local government, education, agri-business, and more.  

To learn more about the Leadership Carroll Program or to sign up contact Mike McMullin at 410-848-9050 or 443-977-3111.

 

An application can be found by clicking this LINK.

  

When:
from Monday, September 10, 2018 11:30 AM
thru Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:00 PM
Where:

Leadership Carroll Class Retreat

Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours

1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018Special Events

Chamber Trip Info Meeting

Chamber Trip Info Meeting

 

GREECE - LAND OF GODS AND HEROS

Chamber Trip - October 5-13, 2019

9 Days, 7 Nights including hotels, meals, day trips, and airfare from Washington Dulles 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Reserve your spot by March 29, 2019 - $2899 per person.

After 3/29 cost is $2999 per person

The Peloponnese is home to an extraordinary collection of archeological sites as well as stunning mountainous scenery and charming villages where a traditional way of life has remained unchanged for centuries. On this splendid cultural journey, trace 5,000 years of Greek history while exploring the country’s archeological treasures. Walk in the footsteps of Socrates on the Acropolis and examine artifacts of Athens’ Golden Age at the outstanding Acropolis Museum, sail through the scenic Corinth canal, and enjoy the insights of the local guest speaker on the contemporary Greek economic and social scene.

 

Trip Brochure 

 

 

 

  

When:
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Best Western
451 WMC Drive, Westminster

Informational Meeting for the Chamber Trip to Greece
FREE to attend
Registration:
Please register by Sept. 10th to attend the informational meeting.
Cost: FREE

REGISTER

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Thursday, September 13, 2018New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

The orientation is an in-depth look at the CARROLL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

  • New member businesses and their representatives are welcome to attend.
  • Current member businesses and their representatives who need a refresher are also welcomed and encouraged to particpate.
  • Not a member but interested in joining and want to learn more? You are welcome to come as well! 

You will meet the Chamber staff and volunteers. Be sure to bring your business cards and begin building relationships with other new members.

Orientations are held on the SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH.  Seating is limited, so please register online or call 410-848-9050 to RSVP.

 

 

 

  

When:
Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

9 East Main Street, Suite 105

Westminster, MD 21157

Public parking is available along Main Street or in the parking lot and deck behind our building off of Railroad Avenue.  Please remember to bring a few quarters for the parking meter. You can enter our office from East Main Street, or from the rear parking lot through the Winchester Exchange Building entrance.

Map

Registration:
There is no fee to attend.  If you do wish to attend any orientation, please RSVP, as seating is limited.
You can register online or call us at 410-848-9050.

Registration

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Thursday, September 20, 2018Member Meetings

Member Luncheon - Thanks to our sponsor

Member Luncheon - Thanks to our sponsor

Speaker will be Lynn Wheeler, Executive Director of the Carroll County Public Library

The Dewey Decimal System at work in Carroll County 

 

Menu:

Spinach salad

Crab cake or Pasta primavera with green beans and roasted potatoes

Coffe or tea

Chocolate mousse

  

When:
Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:

Carroll Lutheran Village

Hospitality Center Dining Room

300 St. Luke Circle Westminster, MD 21157

Cost: Chamber members - $25 / Nonmembers - $50

Registration:
Registration CLOSES on Sept. 13th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050.
NON-MEMBERS, please use the Non-Member link to register.
VEGETARIAN or GLUTEN FREE MEAL available on request at time of registration: Call the Chamber
Please be advised that payment is due on any reservation made unless 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018PM Connections

PM Connections - Hosted by

PM Connections - Hosted by
A networking event hosted by a Chamber member.  Learn about the host and mingle with other business owners, professionals, and elected officials. Develop new relationships and business contacts.  Be sure to bring your name tag and lots of business cards.
PM Connections are free for members and their guest. Non- members - $15

When:
Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Wellness Boutique
Carroll Hospital
The Wellness Boutique is located in the hospital's East Pavilion at 291 Stoner Avenue, Westminster.
Registration:
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Sept. 20th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050. Non-members please use the Non-member Registration

Please be kind to our host! If you registered but, later are unable to attend please notify the Chamber.

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Thursday, October 04, 2018Special Events

Launch Carroll, Young Professional Group

Carroll County’s premier young professional networking and professional development community for people from 21-45 years old. Our mission is to provide young professionals with the opportunities and the tools they need to build successful careers and businesses. 

A Group within the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

Light fare provided by the restaurant and your first wine or beer provided by our SPONSOR:

 

     

 

When you see our sponsor's representatives, stop, say hello, and introduce yourself.

 

When:
Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
For the location and to register for the event  click here
For More Info:
Tiombe Paige
443-858-7009
mailpaigesofstyle@gmail.com

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018Leadership Carroll Day

Leadership Carroll Sessions

Leadership Carroll is 1 day a month educational program that runs from September- June annually.  Participants gain an in-depth look at Carroll County, its growth, & development, state & local government, education, agri-business, and more.  

To learn more about the Leadership Carroll Program or to sign up contact Mike McMullin at 410-848-9050 or 443-977-3111.

 

An application can be found by clicking this LINK.

  

When:
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:30 AM thru 04:30 PM
Where:
Leadership Carroll Class
Growth & Development Day

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Thursday, October 11, 2018New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

The orientation is an in-depth look at the CARROLL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

  • New member businesses and their representatives are welcome to attend.
  • Current member businesses and their representatives who need a refresher are also welcomed and encouraged to particpate.
  • Not a member but interested in joining and want to learn more? You are welcome to come as well! 

You will meet the Chamber staff and volunteers. Be sure to bring your business cards and begin building relationships with other new members.

Orientations are held on the SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH.  Seating is limited, so please register online or call 410-848-9050 to RSVP.

 

 

 

  

When:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce

9 East Main Street, Suite 105

Westminster, MD 21157

Public parking is available along Main Street or in the parking lot and deck behind our building off of Railroad Avenue.  Please remember to bring a few quarters for the parking meter. You can enter our office from East Main Street, or from the rear parking lot through the Winchester Exchange Building entrance.

Map

Registration:
There is no fee to attend.  If you do wish to attend any orientation, please RSVP, as seating is limited.
You can register online or call us at 410-848-9050.

Registration

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018Member Meetings

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Membership Meeting

Election of Directors to the Chamber's Board 

Guest Speaker Eric Williamson, President and CEO of Tailored Training Solutions 

Topic: How to work with Jerks

  • Diffuse tense situations and mitigate conflict
  • Keep your cool during heated discussions
  • How to manage and deliver crucial conversations
  

 Eric Williamson is the author of the book, How to Work with Jerks: Getting Stuff Done with People you can't Stand.  He is a keynote speaker and expert consultant who works with organizations to strengthen workplace and client relationships.  He is often referred to has the "Connector" for his ability to make his message resonate with groups.


When:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:30 PM
Where:

Martins Westminster

505 Jermore Lane Westminster, MD 21157

Cost: Chamber members - $25 / Nonmembers - $50

Registration:

Registration CLOSES on Oct. 10, 2018

If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050.

NON-MEMBERS, please use the non-member option

VEGETARIAN or GLUTEN FREE MEAL available on request at time of registration

Please be advised that payment is due on any reservation made unless 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018Conferences/Seminars

Conference/Seminars

“A Passion for Service”

(How to Win Customers, Reduce Lost Sales And Build Company Wide Customer Obsession)

 

A three-month study of over 500 businesses and came to the sad conclusion that service is lacking in most businesses.Only 3% of the businesses they visited left them “very satisfied.” The remaining 97% failed mostly on the BASICS:

Lack of courtesy* Skimpy product knowledge * Not listening * No respect * Negative attitudes

 

FACT: 68% of customers leave companies due to perceived indifference.

FACT: 98% of unhappy customers never report a problem to the owner or manager, but 91% of them will never buy again from a business that has offended them.

FACT: Poor customer service is the number one consumer complaint.

FACT: Customers can now instantly blast a bad service experience to everyone in the community through Social Media like Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

  

“A Passion for Service" Topics Covered:

Get ready for turbulent change * How to stay motivated * Who really signs your paycheck * Make a great first impression * Build and maintain a positive attitude * Communicate respect to every customer * Remembering and using customer names * Personalize your service * How to listen effectively * Turning your irate customers into your best customers * How to handle the ten most difficult customers * Overcome stress * Eliminate the word "just" -- take pride in your job!

COST:

AM SESSION 8:30-11:30 AM Chamber members - $109 per person  Nonmembers - $149 per person

PM SESSION 1:00-4:00 PM Chamber Members - $109 per person  NonMembers - $149 per person

Group Rate for Members - 5 or more $99 per person.  Call to egister 410-848-9050

Group Rate for Nonmembers - 5 or more $129 per person. Call to register 410-848-9050


When:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:30 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:

TownMall of Westminster

Location within the mall coming soon! 

400 North Center Street Westminster, MD 21157

Map

Registration:

Registration CLOSES on Oct. 9th

If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050.

NON-MEMBERS, please use the Non-Member link to register.

Please be advised that payment is due on any reservation made unless 48 hours cancellation notice is given.

Register

For More Info:
Peggy Soper
410-848-9050 X1
psoper@carrollcountychamber.org

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Thursday, October 25, 2018PM Connections

PM Connections - Hosted by

PM Connections - Hosted by
A networking event hosted by a Chamber member.  Learn about the host and mingle with other business owners, professionals, and elected officials. Develop new relationships and business contacts.  Be sure to bring your name tag and lots of business cards.
PM Connections are free for members and their guest. Non- members - $15

When:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Historical Society of Carroll County
210 East Main Street
Westminster
Registration:
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON Oct. 18th
If registering after the deadline call for availability 410-848-9050. Non-members please use the Non-member Registration

Please be kind to our host! If you registered but, later are unable to attend please notify the Chamber.

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