04-04-2011, 11:19 AM
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Olney Chamber of Commerce News Flash - April 4, 2011
March 28 OCC Flash
|April 4, 2011 |
It is not too late to make a donation to the Olney Chamber Scholarship Fund. Click here to make your donation today. Also, if you know a high school senior, encourage them to apply for our annual scholarship. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. For more information call the Chamber office at 301.774.7117.
Doing Business With the County
Are you looking for ways to expand your business? Are you a small or mid-sized business? Come and discover how your business can do business with Montgomery County at an upcoming breakfast meeting on Wednesday, April 27. Manger Ken Taylor from the Office of Business Relations and Compliance will talk to business in the greater Olney area about how they can get involved in the County's Local Small Business Reserve Program. Montgomery County's Local Small Business Reserve Program is one measure that will keep our economic engine running. Under this program, Montgomery County’s departments and agencies have made a commitment to allocate 20% of their purchases of goods and services for the small business community. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be held in the Community Room of the ReMax Building. Cost for breakfast is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Click here to sign up for this upcoming Chamber program.
Curves Food Drive: During the month of April, Curves of Olney will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit Olney Help. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food will earn entries into drawings to win a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. And, from April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new and former members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30 to join the facility. Olney Curves is located at 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road and can be reached at 301.260.7681.
Healthy Living Seminar: Cut-A-Thon: Luxuria Salon will hold a Cut-A-Thon TODAY, Monday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. All appointments will be on a walk-in basis and only cash and checks will be accepted. Cuts for adults will be $25 and children will be $15 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Luxuria Salon is located at 17830 New Hampshire Ave. in Ashton and can be contacted at 301.260.2212.
"NEW APPROACHES TO PREVENTING AND TREATING COGNITIVE DECLINE AND DEMENTIA," Wednesday, April 20, at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18131 Slade School Road on the Sandy Spring campus of Brooke Grove Retirement Village. This FREE Living Well Community Seminar is the third in a series of four monthly programs highlighting "Brain Health" presented by Michael Patterson, founder of mindRAMP & Associates and chair of the Research Committee for the National Center for Creative Aging. According to Mr. Patterson, "we need to change our thinking about dementia and old age! The old approach says that dementia is inevitable if you live long enough. It says there is no way to treat it. Wrong!" Learn about the risk factors associated with cognitive decline and how to avoid them. Discover innovative approaches to treating dementia and Alzheimer's that focus on enhancing quality of life. The seminar begins at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a complimentary lite supper at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by April 18 to Toni Davis, 301-924-281, option 3, or email@example.com
Concert to End Alzheimer's:Grab your best guy or gal, put on your dancin' shoes and head over to Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville, Maryland, for "A CONCERT and Dance TO END ALZHEIMER'S" from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. While you groove to the smooth sounds of the popular Olney Big Band, the Eubie Blake Jazz Ensemble and the M Street Brass Quintet, you'll also be taking a stand against Alzheimer's disease by supporting the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. This elegant fundraising event (evening attire, please!) is produced by Blake High School senior Ashley Larkin in partnership with Brooke Grove Retirement Village (Sandy Spring, MD). Tickets are $27 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.endalzheimers.eventbrite.com. For additional information, visit www.bgf.org or contact Brooke Grove Director of Marketing Toni Davis, 301-924-2811, option 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio of Ballet Summer Camp: The SBA Performing Arts Camp offers four sessions for boys and girls ages 4 through teens. All activities are age appropriate. The two week sessions are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Before and aftercare provided upon request). The sessions are: Session 1: June 27 - July 8 (Off Monday, July 4); Session 2: July 11 - July 22; Session 3: July 25 - August 5; Session 4: August 8 - August 19. The Performing Arts Camp encourages creativity through dance, drama, art, and voice. To register contact the studio at 301.260.2626 or go to www.studioofballetarts.com.
Directors Sought: Have you been thinking of getting more involved in YOUR Olney Chamber of Commerce? The Board of Directors is looking for a few members to serve as At Large Directors. The Nominating Committee is putting a slate of officers and directors together for the upcoming May elections. If you are interested email the Chamber office at email@example.com or call 301.774.7117 for more information.
Relay for Life Fundraiser: C’mon out for lunch, dinner, or happy hour because Olney’s Green Turtle is donating 10% of all sales to Olney’s Relay for Life on Tuesday, April 5. The band Cornerstone will be performing between 7-10 p.m. Come out for a good time and support a great cause.
Wanted: Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants from among members of the Better Business Bureau, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce or a local chamber of commerce, or another County-wide or local association of merchants to fill at least one vacancy on the Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection. The Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection consists of nine persons appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Members of the Committee serve three year terms without compensation. Meetings are held the first Tuesday morning of each month from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM in Rockville. If you are interested in serving on this committee please submit your name (along with resume), and letters of application/nomination to: CountyExecutive.Boards@montgomerycountymd.gov by April 15, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Gochrach at 240-777-2528.