Volume 32, Issue 7 | July 2024

2024 Board of Directors


Derrick Elzey Chair

Derrick Elzey State Farm Insurance

Donna Frankowski Vice Chair

ERA Martin/Shamrock Division     


Tylor Lennox Treasurer

Coastal Wealth Management


Ashley Haldeman Secretary

PAM Health Rehabilitation

Nancie Corbett

Bluebird Farms

Rich Cropper

Cropper Services, LLC

Don Robertson

Seafloor Carpets, Hardwood, and More

Amy Hedger

Coastal Home Care

Stephanie Gamm

Wor-Wic Community College

Diana Dovel

Lakeside Title

Don Boger

Home Instead

Nicole Zeien

OC Tax Service


10 - Ribbon Cutting Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop at 11

19 - Board of Directors Meeting

19 - Ribbon Cutting Diakonia Thrift Shop

20 - Craft & Yard Sale at our office 7am

25 - Chamber Connections Meeting


3 - 17th annual Flounder Tournament & Auction

16 - Board of Directors Meeting

22 - Chamber Connections Meeting

31 - Classic Car & Jeep Show

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President's Corner

FLOUNDER! They are tasty, they are fun to catch, they are kinda cute, and they could bring you big bucks! For the 17th year (WOW), we bring you our biggest event of the year, the Ocean Pines Flounder Tournament and Auction.

You want your logo on these shirts, the anglers love them. Multiple levels of sponsorship available, check them out here . This is the largest MD coastal bay tournament and it attracts more anglers every year. Let's shoot for 300 this year. Don't forget, it is an auction as well. Want to get your service, products, or establishment in front of many new eyes? Donate toward our auction.

Yup, flounder. That will pretty much be my world until August 3. It's too hot to focus on much else :*). If you need me, I'll be in the AC. Have a safe and fun 4th and stay cool, friends.

This Month's Featured Partners

RDA Architects

BBB of Greater Maryland

Your Bayside Concierge

Corporate Sponsors

NOTE: Only one meeting in July and one in August. July 25 and August 22

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No Retirement for RDA Architects

Richard Donnally founded RDAarchitects after "retiring" from his 30-person firm. The new firm specializes in large custom homes and renovation/additions. RDA has a staff of 4 professionals that had previously worked for him. 

Richard is an Air Force veteran and graduated second in his class at the University of Maryland. He obtained his United States Green Building Council LEED AP accreditation in 2002 and has designed hundreds of LEED-certified buildings across the USA. Being a small firm with low overhead ensures that RDA is less expensive than its competitors. 

RDA Architects, is a leading architecture firm in Ocean City, MD, providing top-quality services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the area. With over 30 years of experience, the team has built a solid reputation based on design excellence and quality.

Their mission is:

  • Provide cutting-edge designs 
  • Take great care in doing their work
  • Understand the needs and expectations of their customers
  • Provide excellent customer service from start to completion of a project
  • Communicate with every customer in a personal and professional manner
  • Strictly adhere to your budget

In addition, the company is committed to community involvement. They perform pro bono work for Second Chance Wildlife Center and The Crossroads Freedom Center Halfway House. Moreover, they care about the environment and the world they live in, and they have a strong involvement and concentration in Green Design & Sustainability.

Please call if RDA can help in any way (240) 372-5944.


Why are there ads in the newsletter?

The first week of each month (if I'm on the ball), over 2,000 businesses, media outlets, community leaders, and residents receive this newsletter.

Do you want those eyes to see your logo or ad?

Call us! 410-641-5306

BDK, Inc

Cross Farms, LLC

ProLift Garage Doors

HEARD for Life

Town of Berlin (welcome back!)

Salvation Army Salisbury Corps

What is the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland?

In an age where consumers are overwhelmed with choices and information, finding reliable and unbiased information can be a challenge. Over 33 million businesses are in North America and shoppers. How do you find one you can trust? For over 112 years, BBB of Greater Maryland has stood as a beacon leading buyers to the Sign of a Better Business℠.

We do this by:

Setting and Upholding Standards: BBB established 8 standards for ethical business behavior, ensuring that nearly 400,000 Accredited Businesses adhere to these principles.

Providing Trustworthy Reviews: We offer more than 4 million BBB Business Reviews, helping consumers identify businesses they can trust.

Ensuring Honest Advertising: Each year, BBB evaluates thousands of advertisements to confirm their credibility, so consumers can rely on the claims made.

Evaluating Charities: We assess the practices of numerous charities, providing transparency to donors about how their contributions are utilized.

Guiding Businesses: BBB coaches businesses on maintaining ethical standards and building stronger, more trusting relationships with their customers.

BBB offers a wide range of national and local consumer services both online and in person, reaching millions of people annually. We foster honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers, instilling confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.


Welcome, new BBB of Greater Baltimore CEO Mike DiGiacomo

Have you looked at your utility bill lately? 
Learn About Saving on your Energy Costs with CQI

To learn more about the purchasing cooperative simply

watch this short video.

The Art League of Ocean City is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Development position.

 Learn more and apply here.

Live the Lifestyle You Deserve! 

Melissa Lentz is the Founder and President of Your Bayside Concierge. With over 30 years of experience in Customer Service, Melissa prides herself on putting “People First.”

Growing up, Melissa spent many years with her mom at the beach. Her time living at the shore instilled in her a need to be involved with the community, caring for and supporting people, and helping them live better lives. The Concierge business was a dream that grew from this upbringing, and Melissa is excited to create a service that will help so many and put their minds at ease. When you need the best vacation home concierge services, look no further than YOUR Bayside Concierge. 

Whether you’re looking for ways to make more time for family, friends, and hobbies, or you’re planning the ultimate vacation and want someone to take care of the everyday essentials so you don’t have to, we provide a variety of concierge services which allow you to maximize your time, live a more organized life and focus on life, not never-ending lists.

We will give you peace of mind, be your eyes and ears, and improve your overall quality of life, whether the beach is your primary residence or a vacation destination. Every project/service includes a personal follow-up with an overview report and photos to ensure we have fully met your expectations.

Our Services

Home Management: Would you like a better sense of calm in your home and feel more organized overall? Let our home concierge specialist help your household run more smoothly with dedicated support from a management expert by offering services like Professional Cleaning, Home Organization, Wait Service, and Contractor Referral and Management. Get started on simplifying and elevating your household life by scheduling a call with our team to see how households like yours would benefit from a reliable service to manage their properties, people, and projects.

Interior House Checks

One of our most popular home concierge services, this service is perfect for rental properties whose owners live out of the area and people who need a little extra help maintaining their property. A complete interior home check, as well as an exterior property check, is included in this service.

Offerings include:

• Ensuring all security systems are operational.

• Inspecting all water fixtures.

• Checking for water leaks at windows, doors, and ceiling.

• Running water in all showers, sinks, tubs, and flushing toilets.

• Ensuring the freezer and refrigerator are working properly.

• Ensuring circuit breakers are set, per instructions.

• Checking the water heater and utility rooms for abnormalities.

• Ensuring curtains and blinds are open/closed.

A report will be completed with each visit with photos; property owners will be contacted in case of an issue.


Other Unique Services

• Watering interior/exterior plants.

• Running garaged or parked automobiles.

• Meeting with hired contractors during your absence.

• Organizing house cleaning service upon your departure and before your return.

Manage Vacation Rentals: Owning a vacation home is a dream come true, but managing it can quickly turn into a headache. That’s where YOUR Bayside Concierge steps in. Imagine all the perks of having a beautiful vacation home without the stress of handling bookings, maintenance, and guest inquiries. Our dedicated team takes care of everything, from marketing your property to ensuring it’s spotless for each guest’s arrival. You get to enjoy the benefits of your vacation home—relaxing weekends, family get-togethers, and memorable sunsets—while we handle the nitty-gritty details. No more late-night calls about broken appliances or worrying about seasonal fluctuations. With us, your vacation home truly becomes a hassle-free retreat.

Additional Services Include:

- Grocery shopping and stocking the refrigerator and pantry

- Organizing and decluttering

- Decorating and staging for events and home listing and sales

- Personal assistance to help take care of daily responsibilities and to-do lists

Our Mission

We are committed to maintaining a culture of excellence in lifestyle management by providing our clients and guests with RELIABLE, efficient, and unparalleled support with every request so they can live a better life or experience a more relaxed and worry-free getaway to the beach.

We are licensed, Bonded, and Insured. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you achieve the lifestyle you deserve!


Our partners renew their support on their anniversary months. The below list are those who renewed since the last edition of the Chamber Chatter. Thank you for your continued trust and support!

1 - 4 years

Tidemark Federal Credit Union

PopCe's Homemade Ice Cream

Sweetwater Exteriors

The Inn @ Turville Creek

Williamson Termite & Pest Control

Gary Murray

5 - 9 years

Art League of Ocean City

Grace Center for Maternal Health

10-19 years

Wor-Wic Community College

Church Mouse & St. Paul's Episcopal Church

NatruaLawn of America

Worcester County G.O.L.D.

Coastal Wealth Management

20 years

Avery Hall

The beautiful and serene Inn @ Turville Creek is for sale. Click here for the zillow listing

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