This week, we spoke with Bryan Lyburn, Executive Director of Habitat For Humanity of Carroll County, and their Restore Director, Scott Swartz. There are so many amazing things that Habitat is doing for Carroll County, so tune in, find out how their work changes lives, and find out how you can support them.
Penguin Random House is a Giant in our local community, but most people don’t know much about them. Listen in as Mike interviews Brady Chapman, Assistant Director of Human Resources for Penguin Random House, and he fills us in on what this amazing company does and how important they are in Carroll County!
Carroll County is one special place to start or grow your business and the Carroll County Business Partners are here to help you every step of the way! Check them out and the many FREE services they provide at www.Carrollbiz.org. Josh Kohn of Kohn Creative and Carroll Magazine, along with Kati Townsley, Executive Director of the Carroll Technology Council, join Mike to discuss this amazing partnership.
August 18th show: This show features the Chair of the Historical Society of Carroll County, Frank Batavick, as he fills us in on what’s happening during their 80th anniversary year!
As we kick off Carroll County Restaurant Week from August 11-18, find out what’s happening at The Buttersburg Inn in Union Bridge! Owners Jim and Frank are my guests.
Bernie Vogel, owner of JeannieBird Baking Company at 42 W. Main Street in Downtown Westminster, is this week’s guest! Listen in as Bernie fills us in on what’s happening at his wonderful café and what he’s doing special during the Chamber’s Carroll County Restaurant Week from August 11-18!
There’s lots of exciting things happening at the Westminster Rescue Mission these days, so tune in and find out!
Mike chats with local photographer extraordinaire and current member so the Chamber Board of Directors, Kelly Heck. Kelly addresses the fear of having your photograph taken and how a few tips to overcome that!
Mike chats with Tiombe Paige, owner of Cultivated and a member of the Chamber Board, a wonderful retail gem, located at 15 E. Main St. Ste. 103 in Downtown Westminster. Goods for the modern lifestyle with a vintage flair!
Mike talks with Val Giovagnoni, City Manager for Ting and current member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. We talk about the exciting events and plans Ting has for the summer in Westminster!
Mike is talking with past Chair of the Board and current Board Member, Wayne Barnes, of R. Wayne Barnes, Life & Long Term Care Insurance, about his involvement with the Chamber and the type of unique insurance protection he provides.
Mike chats with Chamber Board Member, Lynn Wheeler, Executive Director Emeritus of Carroll County Public Libraries. They talk about the awesome Makerspace at the Westminster Branch, Exploration Commons at 50 East, Lynn’s feelings about Westminster’s Main Street, and her views of the Chamber in this our 95th year!
Mike chats with last year’s Chair of the Chamber Board, Suzette Covalt, who is the Commercial Banking officer for Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Mike chats with Chamber Board Member, Dr. Jim Ball, President of Carroll Community College, about the exciting things happening at our amazing local College!
Mike chats with Chamber Board member, Lisa Degitz, who is the Practice Manager of Carroll Occupational Health, and the inspiration/driving force of the Chamber Annual Public Safety Awards!
This weeks’ guest on Chamber Chat is the Chairman of the Chamber’s Board, Mr. Jason Stambaugh of IFS Services, Inc. in Westminster. Mike and Jason talk about the amazing things IFS Service does, the origin of the Carroll Biz Challenge, Jason’s efforts in creating the local non-profit tech organization called MAGIC, as well as getting some reflections from Jason about the role the Chamber plays in the community.
In this episode of Chamber Chat, Mike talks with Dennis Twigg of Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP in Westminster. Dennis is set to be the Chamber’s Chair in 2020 and he is also a co-host of the podcast “Carroll World Wide.”
Mike chats with Chamber Board Member, and Past Chair of the Board, Steve Aquino of Aquino Financial Group in Westminster. Steve shares some thoughts about his business and why he’s involved with the Chamber.
Part II of Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, discussing their events and plans for the month of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month!
This edition of Chamber Chat features Carroll County Youth Service Bureau and highlights one of the best kept secrets in Carroll County!
Spring has sprung at Silver Linings Lavender at 235 E. Main Street in Downtown Westminster. Tune in to hear from Dawn Pritchard, owner of Silver Linings Lavender, and the 2013 Carroll Biz Challenge winner!
There’s no better way to support local business than to give scholarships to local high school students. The people at the South Carroll Business Association know this and Mike chats with them about their scholarship fund.
The Chamber does so many outstanding Community events that many people are not even aware that they are coordinated by the Chamber. One such event is the Annual Drug and Violence Awareness Expo, so Mike talks with the coordinator of the Expo, Joe Tabling of CQI, the Chamber’s Energy Co-op., about this year’s April 18th Expo. 2,500 local 8th grade and high school students attend this Expo!
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has been honoring teachers for over 30 years through the Annual Outstanding Teachers Awards. The latest awards presentation is set for Wednesday, March 27th, and Mike chats about this unique relationship with Carey Gaddis, Supervisor of Community and Media Relations for Carroll County Public Schools.