Caroline County Chamber of Commerce

April Newsletter 2024

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Caroline Chamber holds Best in Business 2024!

Pictured Above: Business of the Year

Tenchi Spanish Amercian Kitchen Photo Credit ShoreToBeFun Photography

Pictured Above: L-Young Professional Megan Rosendale, R-Business Leader of the Year- Kathleen Brenton Photo Credit- ShoreToBeFun Photography

The Chamber held it's Best in Business Annual event at the Market Street Pub on March 20th, 2024. As we celebrated our best and brightest; our hearts swelled with gratitude in the warm glow of camaraderie and achievement. Together, we’ve woven a tapestry of resilience, innovation, and shared purpose. This year's event had a different twist than years gone past. The top three in each category were acknowledged. Trailblazers in their respective categories, each stood tall. Their dedication, creativity, and sheer tenacity set them apart. Applause echoed as their names resonated through the venue.

Director Tracey Snyder: Our spirited emcee, the heartbeat of the evening, recognized each nominee with a heartfelt description. Tracey, with her magnetic presence, guided us through the program. But tonight, it wasn’t just about the event—it was about celebrating her five years as the Executive Director. Tracey, you’ve been the compass steering our ship, and we salute you!

Chamber Members, Partners, and Families: The room buzzed with familiar faces—the pillars of our community. Long-standing chamber members, steadfast partners, and proud families gathered to honor those who had left an indelible mark in 2023. Their tireless efforts, their midnight oil burned, their audacity to dream—these are the threads that weave our vibrant tapestry.

As we raise our glasses, let’s toast to the spirit of enterprise, the courage to innovate, and the bonds that tie us together. May the echoes of this night reverberate through time, inspiring generations to come.

Here’s to the Best in Business, today and always! 

We proudly present to you the Best in Business Award winners:

Business of the Year- Tenchi

Business Leader of the Year- Kathleen Brenton

Citizen of the Year- Danielle Forrest

Young Professional of the Year- Megan Rosendale

Excellence in Agriculture- Clayton Farms

Caroline's Best Nonprofit- CASA of Caroline

Innovative Excellence- Smiles by Higgins & Holsinger

Rising Star- Shore Love Cleaning Service

Rising Star- Red Light Liquors

Chamber Ambassador- Marty & Zelie Collinson

Chamber Ambassador- Robyn Ritter

Thank you, dear community, for being the wind beneath our wings.

March was a great month

at the Chamber!

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Meet our new members!

Welcome to our chamber! We look forward to working with each and every one of you!


Ames & Harmony United Methodist Churches

What's New Shop-Denton

The Gun Father

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Read about our new members here!

Want to join our chamber?

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Tracey Snyder at

Meet our 2024 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President- Laura Reeder- Shore United Bank

Vice President- Dave Harper- Chesapeake College

Treasurer- Ben Cottle- Choptank Community Health

Secretary- Cindy Whaley- Avery Hall Benefit Solutions

Immediate Past President- Adam Jones- Summit Community Bank

Board of Directors

Tony Holt- BDK Inc.

RJ Ritter- Red Light Liquors

Stefanie Johnson- His Hope Ministries

Jessica Mumbulo- Willow Construction

Shari Sack-Benefits Simplified- Team Sack- AFLAC

Lisa Schmitt-

Mike Pugh-

Matt Teffeau-

Look what is coming up!

Calendar of Events

April 3rd- Scholarship Fundraiser at Shore United Bank Pit Beef & Turkey 11:00 AM

April 3rd- Chamber Mixer with W. Sussex Chamber 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM

April 11th- Ribbon Cutting Celebration 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Chamber Office

8 N. 2nd Street Denton Light Refreshments

April 17th- Legislative Wrap-Up- 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Chambers Park, Federalsburg

April 21st- Book Signing- Sandy Hayman- Cow Barn 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

May 3rd- Coffee with the Chamber- Meet Delegate Hutchinson 8:00AM-10:00AM

Event Sponsorship Information

2024 Caroline Chamber Scholarship Fund Applications being accepted now!

If you have a graduating senior (or are one) that has a GPA of 3.0 or higher, live in Caroline County and have been accepted into a two-year college, trade school or four-year college apply today! We plan to give out at least two $1000 scholarships.

Applications are accepted until April 22, 2024. Questions? Reach out to us at

Join us for the Annual Regional Chamber Mixer! Hosted by Chesapeake College this is a great networking event! This free event brings partners of the chamber together! Light fare and local beer and wine. Something for everyone!

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News Releases


Job Listings!

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Willow Construction LLC is hiring two positions!

Full job descriptions are located on Willow's website-

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Keep in Touch!

Caroline County Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (410) 479-4638

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Thank you, Chamber Partners! We cannot do it without you!