Olney Maryland Chamber of Commerce News Flash - June 18, 2012
June 18 OCC Flash
|June 18, 2012 |
Celebration of Excellence!
The Olney Chamber of Commerce honored several members of the Chamber and installed its 2012-2013 Board of Directors last Thursday night at Norbeck Country Club. The theme of the event was I SPY SUCCESS. Success was recognized in Shannon Gorman of Gorman's Garments & Gear as Business Person of the Year, in Norbeck Country Club as the Chamber's Partner in Business, in Richie Vicente and Brian Bailey as outgoing board members, in Ellen Coleman with the President's Award and in our scholarship recipients. Pam Spears, outgoing President, was recognized for her success keeping the Chamber on track of their yearly operational plan and serving as President for the past two years. Guest Speaker, District 14 Delegate Craig Zucker, commented on the importance of small business and the importance of being part of the greater family of Olney. He then installed the new 2012-2013 Board of Directors. The new Board includes: President: Trevor Waddington, Christ Episcopal School; Vice President, Joe Buffington, RE/MAX Realty Centre; Secretary, Shannon Gorman, Gorman’s Garments & Gear; Treasurer, Jon Turgel, Sandy Spring Bank; Past President, Pamela Spears, Individual Member; and At Large Directors, Richard Bienvenue, Our House. Ellen Coleman, RE/MAX Realty Centre, Brenda Egeland, Red Letter Design, Toni Davis, Brooke Grove Retirement Village, Paula Kahla, ReMax Realty Centre, Becky Logan, RelyLocal Olney, Marcie Lovett, Organized by Marcie, Adam Trice, Our Lady of Good Counsel HS.
The Chamber would like to thank Leonard from Masterpiece Studios for capturing the event in pictures, Quinter Design for the programs and invitations, Delegate Craig Zucker for installing the new Board of Directors, Norbeck Country Club for their hospitality and delicious dinner, and Members of the Olney Chamber for their continued support of Chamber events.
Advertising Deadline this Friday
With your membership renewal (due June 29) you receive a free listing in the Olney Chamber of Commerce Business Directory. The directory is distributed to area businesses and residents. If you would like to further highlight your business with an ad in the directory, these ads are due to the Chamber office this Friday, June 22. The ads are an inexpensive way to highlight your business. Please call the Chamber office with any questions at 301.774.7117.
With school ending and the summer beginning, several things are certain…there will be an increase in the number of Thefts from vehicles and Residential burglaries. As we have mentioned before we need the community’s help in preventing crime before it can occur. I am asking that you reiterate to your respective HOA’s and Community Associations to keep windows and doors locked on their cars and homes (especially garage doors), and to remove all personal property from their vehicles and yards especially overnight.
These are usually crimes of opportunity and occur late at night and in the early morning hours. Thieves target wallets, purses, cell phones, all Apple products, bicycles, scooters, and anything else they can carry or ride away with quickly. We have seen that a large number of our victims failed to lock their car doors or close their garage at night thus leaving them vulnerable.
As always remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to the police immediately via our non-emergency number: 301-279-8000, provide tag numbers and descriptions of suspects & vehicles if possible. We encourage everyone to help us by looking out for your neighbor and don’t hesitate to call if something doesn’t seem right. If you need an immediate police response, please call 911. Thanks & enjoy your summer-Lt. Yamada, Montgomery County Police
Congratulations!: al SOSPIRO Trattoria Romana & Wine Bar Celebrates Five Years in Olney! They thank you for your patronage and friendship!
Our House Winners: The students at Our House competed in a cardboard boat race and won! They had to build their own boat out of cardboard and then had race it across Centennial Lake. Congratulations and Job Well Done!
New Artistic Director: The Olney Theatre Center welcomes new Artistic Director Martin Platt. Visit www.olneytheatre.org for more on Martin and to see the new schedule of shows for their 75th Anniversary Season.
Fly Into Summer With Martial Arts!
Kang's Black Belt Academy is offering 10 weeks of Taekwondo classes, Martial Arts Uniform, 2 Buddy Passes, and 2 Tickets to Six Flags Amusement Park all for just $199! Hurry as this offer expires 6/30/12. Good for new students only. Call Kang's Black Belt Academy for more information at 301.570.1106 Ripe for Pickin:
Blueberries are ripe and ready for picking. Visit www.blueberrygardens.org
for more information. Give a Child a Future:
Our House invites you to their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala on Friday, June 29 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. The gala will be held in the Lockheed Martin Lobby of the Music Center at Strathmore. The evening will include live & silent auctions, special guest appearances, live music, food, drinks and more. Minimum donation of $125 suggested. For reservations, information & sponsorship contact 202.731.8566 or
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