Volume 32, Issue 5 | May 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

Tina Simmons

Atlantic General Hospital

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


9 - Chamber Connections Meeting

9 - Business After Hours at the OPYC

15 - Ribbon Cutting Harrison Corporate Offices at 3

17 - Board of Directors Meeting

21 - Ribbon Cutting at our office for Full Spectrum Compassionate Coaching

22 - Narcan training at 1

22 - YP Mtg at office

23 - Chamber Connections Meeting

27 - Memorial Day

28 - YP Happy Hour at Don's



11 - CQI Associates Lunch

13 - Chamber Connections Meeting

21 - Board of Directors Meeting

22 - Pounding on the Pocomoke Invasive Species Fishing Tournament

25 - Multi Chamber Mixer at Bordeleau

27 - Chamber Connections Meeting

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Community Calendar
President's Corner

May means less pollen, more sun, season kickoffs, and our directory. I'm sure you anticipated that last one, lol. Yes, we are proofing and sending it off to the printers this week. We will have them in hand by May 22 and will begin distributing anywhere and everywhere. Make sure you grab one, if your office is high traffic, grab more! But, remember it will be online as well.

Our first attempt at a mini golf tournament was a great success and loads of fun. Congrats to the big winner, Gray Buffalo Consulting. Recognition to our runners up, Dawn Accounting Services, and sincere appreciation to all of our sponsors.

We are providing Narcan training from Worcester Goes Purple and a presentation from OP Chief of Police Tim Robinson on May 22 ar 1 at the library. All are invited! Then, June 11 from 12-1 we are offering a lunch presentation by Joe Tabeling of CQI Associates. Statewide, CQI partners with chambers to provide energy coops which lower your energy costs at home and at the office. $5 toward lunch gets you in and apart of the conversation and networking. Must RSVP for that.

Next on our event radar is another first, Pounding on the Pocomoke Invasive Species Fishing Tournament with weigh in and party in Byrd Park in Snow Hill. Blue catfish and snakehead fish are devastating our indigenous species and ecosystem. Maryland is doing a full court press for irradicating them from our waterways. Come and help! We will have several of our local environmental and natural resource nonprofits on hand as well as food and beverage offerings. Even if you're not fishing, stop by and learn more about these mean little buggers.

Staff-wise, it is with true sadness that we bid Rachael farewell and good luck on her new endeavor. She has done an amazing job, jumping straight into the fire and keeping it burning. She has promised to be our best ambassador and volunteer and we will hold her to it.

Go kick some May butt, people!

This Month's Featured Partners

Libelle Homestead's Newest Experience - POTTERY!

Mazza Financial Group

Local Vocals of the Pines

Corporate Sponsors
Facebook Page

Angie owns and operates a gorgeous piece of serenity called

Libelle Homestead located at 8152 Libertytown Rd

She hosts garden and clay crafting parties


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

Pines Point Provisions

Discovery Counseling Services

Delmarva Quality Pressure Washing

Taylor's Neighborhood Restaurant

Gray Buffalo Consulting

Local Vocals of Ocean Pines


May 22 - Meeting at Chamber Office at 5pm

May 28 - Happy Hour at Don's from 5-7

Our Young Professionals aim to unite the next generation of professionals. YP creates opportunities for emerging business leaders to build relationships, expand their leadership skills, and develop their careers while paving the way for the future success of our community.

The group is designed for professionals between the ages of 21 and 35 (ish). 

Keep an eye on our Facebook page (Worcester County Chamber YPs) as well as our LinkedIn Group for more information on upcoming events!

YP Facebook Page

What is the Preventative Health Initiative?

The Preventative Health Initiative is a program that extends an array of preventative health services to employees at no cost, while providing a tax credit to the employer for each employee. The average savings is $500 per employee per year. This will increase the bottom line for the employer and help retain your valuable employees. The Preventative Health Initiative is a component of the tax code section 125. The program is an IRS, HIPPA, ACA , and ERISA compliant program.

Benefits for Employers

  • Company Benefit = $500 average FICA savings per employee per year.
  • No Net Cost to the company.
  • Employee Benefit = $1500 average additional retirement benefit per year and a robust suite of health services at no cost.
  • No reduction in employee's take home pay.
  • Improve Employee's Acquisition and Retention.
  • Reduce Healthcare Expense.
  • Increase Wellness and Morale.

Benefits for Employees

  • Online Individual Therapy
  • Virtual Couples Therapy
  • Substance and Abuse Counseling
  • Remote Personal Wellness Coaching
  • Consultation with Licensed Dieticians
  • Online Stress Management
  • Remote Fitness Sessions
  • 24/7 Telemedicine Access
  • Group Whole Life Insurance
  • Virtual Veterinary Clinic
  • Lower Cost Prescriptions
  • Diabetes Counseling

For more info, contact Jason M. Mazza of The Mazza Financial Group, Office: 410-292-0356.

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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.

Stop Being Shocked! Cut Your Utility Costs by 30% or More!


Join us June 11th as Joe Tabeling Senior Associate of CQI Associates explains what is driving the current increases, what increases lay ahead, and what must be done now to reduce energy costs for both business and home.


Networking After Presentation!


Date: Tuesday June 11th

Time: 9am -10am Doors open at 8:30

Location: Ocean Pines Library lite fare being served.

Fee: $5 Register HERE

Local Vocals invade the Ocean Pines Yacht Club

The Yacht Club looked like a trip across the pond to jolly old England, complete with Union Jacks and Subway stations. 

On Friday, April 19th, The Local Vocals of Ocean Pines, along with a couple of their good friends, presented The British Invasion to a packed house in the Ocean Pines Yacht Club banquet room. Conceived and directed by none other than Frank Pasqualino, The British Invasion included a collection of 44 hits and accompanying video footage from the cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960’s when rock and pop acts from the UK became popular in the United States. 

The event was hosted by her highness, Donna Frankowski, who, in her role of Master of Ceremonies shared history, humor, and a bit of education about the British Invasion and the British Isles. In addition to some British delicacies that included cucumber sandwiches, beef wellington, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers & mash, the audience of nearly 180 was treated to a broad variety of artists and their songs from 1963 to 1967. After kicking off the show with a medley of hits from the Beatles, the audience enjoyed songs from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Dave Clark Five, Herman’s Hermits, Petula Clark, Tom Jones, Cilla Black, and Donovan. Although the audience didn’t need any encouragement to sing along, they were invited several times to join the Local Vocals and Friends in a karaoke-style audience participation.

In addition to some other antics, the group invited one audience member up on stage to help out with their only dance number; “Do the Freddie” by Freddie and the Dreamers. The sell-out crowd clearly enjoyed the show and were on their feet dancing along with the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” finale.

The Local Vocals of Ocean Pines is a fledgling vocal group based in Ocean Pines. The group includes vocalists Donna Pasqualino, Dorothy Leslie, Jim Ulman, and Patrick Lehnerd, with Frank Pasqualino as Manager and Master of Technology. For this event, the Local Vocals were joined by fellow PineTones vocalists Stacy Hromanik and Deborah Airey. The Local Vocals look forward to lots of future shows just like this.


Welcome to the

Ambassador Corner! 

Want more exposure for your business while advocating for the community and chamber? Become an Ambassador! We welcome all new partners to the chamber and ensure that they get the most out of their partnership.

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

Rescue Heating & Air

Talkie Communications


AMA Consulting

Eka Suryadi-Poling/Keller Williams

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Coastal Bath Company

Broad Bookkeeping

R & A Insurance

S & S Construction

Atlantic Portable Xray

Brennan Title

Harrison Group

Aero Energy

Frick Rimel Accounting

Eastern Shore T1 Diabetic Support Fnd

SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate

Born Good Dog Training

Asbury Pest & Wildlife Removal

Nick's Mini Golf

Pop's Kitchen

Randy's Crew

Positive Passing

Travelista Travels

5 - 9 years

Atlantic Acupuncture

Shaffer Law Firm

Shore United Bank

Berlin Little League

Tyler Building Company

Atlantic United Methodist

Comfort Keepers

i.g. Burton

10-19 years

BetterLiving Delmarva

DePalma Dental

American Granite & Tile

Short's Marine


Dentistry in the Pines

Tri-County Workforce Development

Crabs to Go

Raceway Citgo

Habitat for Humanity

>20 years!

Kitty's Flowers


PNC Bank

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