A message from our Board of Directors...

The mission of the SCBA is to create business opportunities, referrals and partnerships for its members and to support community outreach activities through education and involvement. And through our mission and our efforts, we strive to improve the lives of local students and of the community at large. With that in mind, we are happy to announce that the 2020 SCBA Scholarship Fund Application is ready and has been distributed to local high schools. The deadline to apply is April 28th (must by postmarked by this date). Details are included in this newsletter and on the SCBA website. Good luck to all!

Please be on the lookout for the 2020 SCBA Member Directory which was mailed to over 15,000 homes and businesses in Carroll County last week. This is the first year the SCBA has mailed the directory to our community and we hope it's a tremendous added value to our members.

Please save the date for our one and only fundraiser - our annual Golf Tournament.
It will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Links at Challedon. Net proceeds go directly to the SCBA Scholarship Fund to help local students.

As always, we encourage you to participate in our events and to support each other and our great community. Please share SCBA information with your friends and Like us on Facebook .

Sincerely, The SCBA Board of Directors 

SCBA Luncheon
March 18th at 12:00PM

Sponsor : Steve Barber of Supporting Strategies

After-Hours Event
March 26th from 4-6:00PM
451 Wmc Drive, 
Westminster, MD 21158-4336 Hosted by SCBA Board member, Matt Franzen
Register for lunch HERE or below or simply show up! You can pay when you get there and all are welcome.

We look forward to SCBA's next luncheon on Wednesday, March 18th
at noon at Salerno's Restaurant and Catering
Our speakers will be from Habitat for Humanity
of Carroll County.
From the Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County website:

Our Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County
Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity has a strong history in Carroll County, MD. Habitat is the only nonprofit focused on the creation and preservation of affordable homes in Carroll County. Over the past 10 years, we have built and/or rehabilitated nine homes. To those nine families, including the 21 children in those households, we have made a profound impact on their current and future well-being.

Learn more by visiting: https://cchabitat.org/ or call 410.751.7722
Our lunch sponsor will be Steve Barber of
Supporting Strategies.
From the Supporting Strategies website:

Supporting Strategies has provided efficient and effective bookkeeping and operational support services to growing businesses since 2004.

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services, controllership services and operational support to growing businesses. This allows you to focus on your core business while we act as an extension of your team.

For over 15 years, Supporting Strategies has supported thousands of companies to free up their time and streamline their business. Our experienced U.S.-based professionals use secure, best-of-breed technology and a proven process to deliver a full suite of services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, financial analysis, payroll administration and more.
Learn more by visiting: https://www.supportingstrategies.com/
Or call to speak with a representative today:
LUNCHEON COST: $12 for SCBA Members and $18 for Guests
Don't Forget!  If you bring a non-member as a first-time guest to the monthly luncheon, you will have an opportunity to enter your business card into our drawing to win a $25 gift card to Salerno's.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY the monthly luncheon sponsor and speaker may place marketing materials on the round tables... all others need to place materials on the square table in the corner near the buffet. Thank you!
Highlights from SCBA's February Luncheon
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Thank you Melinda Ditzen and Marcene Trump for speaking about the amazing internship program through Carroll County public high schools.
Thank you to our lunch sponsors Dr. Zach Baker and Matt Kelley of Rehab2Perform
The 2020 SCBA Scholarship Fund Application is ready!!
Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 28, 2020. 
Each year, the South Carroll Business Association (SCBA) awards $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are homeschooled or attend a school located in Carroll County, Maryland. This year six total scholarships will be awarded.

The SCBA Scholarship Fund was established to assist qualified students in obtaining a degree from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the fields of business, entrepreneurship or finance. During the selection process, emphasis is also placed on the student’s performance and desire to both maintain a strong academic record while exhibiting humanitarian qualities that have a positive impact on the Carroll County Community. To be considered, a student must:

  • be currently enrolled in a homeschool program or high school located in Carroll County, Maryland
  • be a resident of Carroll County, Maryland
  • have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above
  • be continuing their education once graduating from high school
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the fields of business, finance or entrepreneurship
  • demonstrate humanitarian qualities in school and community through community service above and beyond what is required

Click on the image below to download the application. Be sure to return your completed application, postmarked by April 28th. Mail to: South Carroll Business Association; Attn: Scholarship Review Committee; PO Box 1401, Sykesville, MD 21784. For questions or clarification, please call 410-861-0506 or email  scbaoperations@gmail.com
2020 SCBA Directory.
The newest SCBA Directory has been mailed to 15,000 homes and businesses in Carroll County - be on the lookout!
Save the Date:
the 2020 SCBA Golf Tournament is
Tuesday, September 22nd!
Please contact Ben at 443-548-3478; Doug at 240-508-3839; or www.southcarroll.org/events for more information.
Host an SCBA event in 2020
We are looking for organizations who want to host a power breakfast or after-hours networking event in 2020. It's a great way to showcase your company and make new connections. We will post about your company so it's a marketing benefit as well. For more information, please contact scbaoperations@gmail.com .
SCBA's Calendar for March and April are below.
Visit www.southcarroll.org/events for more information.
Put Thursday, March 26th from 4-6pm on your calendar for a FREE After-hours event at the Best Western Westminster . Bring your business cards and friends to this fun venue.
SCBA Members - Would you like the SCBA to post something about your company, your capabilities, achievements/awards, upcoming events, if you are hiring, etc? Please contact scbaoperations@gmail.com or
410-861-0506 to tell us your story! You can also go to the Contacts page on the SCBA website to submit. Click HERE .
Thank You to our 2020 SCBA Liberty Sponsor!
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Wherever you want to go, you'll go farther at Carroll.

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