Volume 32, Issue 4 | April 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


4 - General Partnership Luncheon

11 - Chamber Connections Meeting

18 - Business After Hours at Fagers

18 - Ribbon Cutting Pine'eer Craft House

19 - Board of Directors Meeting

25 - Chamber Connections Meeting

25 - Ribbon Cutting Boho Bungalow


2 - Mini Golf Tournament

9 - Chamber Connections Meeting

9 - Business After Hours at OPYC

17 - Board of Directors Meeting

23 - Chamber Connections Meeting

Stay up to date on all our doin's.
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Community Calendar
President's Corner

It's all about the directory this time of year! As diligently as we check and quadruple check for typos, inevitably, we will miss something. So, PLEASE, log in and double check your business's info for errors and updates. If you are unable to use the Partner Portal which is HERE, give us a call 410-641-5306 and we will get you set up.

As the county's only printed directory, you WANT to jump off the page with a full color ad. Not only do we print and distribute thousands of copies but it will be on our website as a clickable pdf for the entire year. You can see the 2023-2024 edition HERE. Deadline for reservations and ad submission is April 19.

Once that's put to bed, it's time for FUN! Hit the "links" at the brand spanking new Nick's Mini Golf Course on 20th St for our Inaugural Mini Golf Tournament. Our Bar Sponsor is Oaked 110 Whiskey & Wine Bar, Trophy Sponsor is Taylor Bank, and our Goody Bags are sponsored by Shore United Bank. We still have unclaimed holes waiting to promote your business! Teams of two will battle it out for the extra special tremendous glorious TROPHY and prizes along the course. Sign up your office, this would be great for team building.

OK, those are your marching orders for this month. As always, if you need anything just yell, we are always here for you. Be well and tell Spring to hurry up!!!

This Month's Featured Partners

Slack Tide Kayak Fishing

Worcester Goes Purple

MD Chamber of Commerce's Statement on Key Bridge

Boho Bungalow

The ONLY Business Directory in Worcester County Returns!

Have you seen our clickable PDF version on our website? Check it out here

We will be marketing the directory all year using a QR code, driving them directly to your ads!

Reserve now, ads due no later than April 19 in

print ready form.

Reserve Your Ad Space
Corporate Sponsors
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Slack Tide Kayak Fishing

A new guided fishing experience on Delmarva


Join your guide Seth Price on a kayak fishing tour of Delmarva’s rich coastal waters! Seth grew up kayaking, fishing, crabbing, and exploring the waters of Delmarva, always drawn to the water in one way or another. In 2017 he began kayak fishing and discovered a lifelong passion. Now he hopes to share that passion with you through Slack Tide Kayak Fishing, your premier source for private guided kayak fishing tours on Delmarva!


Slack Tide Kayak Fishing utilizes premium pedal drive kayaks that free up your hands and make for a relaxing experience on the water. Sit back and cruise to your next fishing spot at your own pace. When you get there your guide will instruct you on a number of proven fishing techniques using only high quality fishing equipment and tackle from manufacturers like Penn, Daiwa, and Shimano.


Target inshore species such as flounder, striped bass (rockfish), speckled trout, redfish, and more! The tips and techniques you’ll learn on your outing can be used to catch fish not just on Delmarva but all over the east coast. You’ll also get an opportunity not only to catch fish, but also see the wildlife of the area such as dolphins, Assateague’s wild horses, many different bird species and much more!


At Slack Tide Kayak Fishing your experience is the top priority. We only offer private tours, so you and your party will have your guide's full attention. Our tours are suited for anglers of any experience level, from complete beginners to fishing and kayaking to experienced fishermen. Your guide will tailor your outing to your experience level and needs.


Slack Tide Kayak Fishing is booking now! Use code EARLYBIRD24 when booking on our website to receive 33% off ANY TOUR booked before Memorial Day! This is one of the most affordable guided fishing options in the Ocean City area at that price, don’t miss out! Learn more at our website and Follow us on social media for updates, giveaways, fishing reports, and more!


Hole Sponsorships Still Available!

THANK YOU to Sponsors

Bar Sponsor: Oaked 110 Whiskey and Wine Bar

Bag Sponsor: Shore United Bank

Trophy Sponsor: Taylor Bank

Hole in One Sponsors: Home Instead & Derrick Elzey State Farm Insurance

Hole Sponsors: Delmarva Outdoor Supply, LLC, First Shore Federal Bank, Dawn Accounting Services, Pushing Paper Bookkeeping, Mann Properties

Team Registration & Sponsorship

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

Worcester Goes Purple is an awareness project to engage the community in preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy life choices.

Should you or someone you know be in need, they have many resources. In or out patient programs, recovery homes, medication assisted treatments, alternative therapies, and group meetings. They also provide training for Narcan. Does someone in your office know how to administer and have a supply? How about at home? Call them to schedule a training.

In a position where you can volunteer? Awesome! They are an all volunteer nonprofit that has helped hundreds of our neighbors and family members. They could use a hand from time to time.

In just the past few months, our community has lost several young people to fentanyl overdose. We must educate and warn our children of these dangers. As much as we'd like to hide from such tragedies, we can't, they are here. Learn more about how to avoid them, how to educate on them


Worcester Goes Purple Warriors Against Addiction

Boho Bungalow

Slack Tide Kayak Fishing

Economy Roofing & Restoration

Dawn Accounting Services

Ink Splash Vehicle Wraps, Signage & Apparel 

Ocean Pines Progress

American Legion Post 166

Commonwealth Senior Living at Salisbury

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

Maryland Businesses Brace for Widespread Impact of

Key Bridge Tragedy

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early morning hours of March 26, 2024 has sent shockwaves throughout the Maryland business community.

As efforts to recover lives lost in the tragedy take place, Maryland leaders and agencies are also looking ahead to assess the short and long-term economic repercussions of this catastrophic event on residents, businesses, and the state's economy as a whole.

“The economic impact that’s going to be felt by Baltimore and the state of Maryland is incomprehensible,” Kane said in an interview with The Daily Record earlier this week. “It doesn’t just affect Maryland. This affects the entire East Coast up to the Mississippi.”

The Key Bridge carries an estimated 12.4 million vehicles annually, including more than 35,000 commuters, trucks and vital goods and services each day. Its collapse has effectively severed Maryland's main East-West connection, crippling the Port of Baltimore and disrupting businesses and jobs throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

As Kane has noted "Our economy is already considered stagnant, and our state faces budget challenges. This tragedy could make those far more severe."

In the face of this adversity, the business community is urging patience and long-term adjustments while vowing to play an active role in the recovery process.

Our President & CEO, Mary D. Kane, has stepped forward to provide critical perspectives on this situation. Explore her insights in the following stories and media appearances:

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is working to create a joint response effort to assist businesses, communities, and residents:

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Introducing Boho Bungalow

Welcome to Boho Bungalow in Ocean Pines, Maryland located in Manklin Creek Station. Nestled within our community lies a treasure trove of creativity and craftmanship.

As you step inside, you’re greeted by an eclectic blend of locally sourced pieces along with the scents of Sandy Bottom hand-poured candles. Full of individuality and charm you will find a variety of truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

At Boho Bungalow, you can find collections of home décor, wall art, bath products, pottery, gifts galore, and plenty of scent varieties for your home. This home and gift shop believes in celebrating and supporting the remarkable creativity found right here in our own backyard. Whether you’re adding a touch of personality to your home or searching for an unforgettable gift we couldn’t be more thrilled to help!

One of our proud offerings and where it all began is scents from Sandy Bottom Candle Co. Every candle is hand-poured and starts off with our signature base of beach sand. We use only the highest quality ingredients such as: 100% soy wax, phthalate free fragrance, essential oils, and a natural crackling wood wick. Speaking through scent has been our passion since 2019. We are so grateful for how far Sandy Bottom Candles has come from making candles at home in the kitchen to having various boutiques carry our collection, to moving into a making space, to opening our storefront. Through all of this we were able to exhibit at markets and events along the east coast, meeting the talented makers that very much inspired the shop and fill our shelves.

In a world of mass production, Boho Bungalow stands for authenticity and originality. We invite you to experience it for yourself, come immerse yourself in a world where every item has a story to tell, and every corner reveals a new delight. Join us and discover the joy of shopping locally. Step inside, take in the scenery and scents, and be inspired. Your perfect piece awaits.

Opening our doors in November 2023 has been the greatest joy. We are excited to invite you to our ribbon cutting celebration which will take place Thursday, April 25th at 4:30 pm. We will be offering refreshing drinks from 4-7pm, we hope you can come sip and shop with us for this special occasion. Thank you for the warm welcome to the community and all the continued support, it means the world! Embrace the artisan spirit. Embrace Boho Bungalow. Shop locally and celebrate creativity.


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

Eastern Shore Investigations

United Way of the Eastern Shore

Chesapeake Team of Direct Mortgage

Hawkins Electric

5 - 9 years

Oracle Home Inspection

Worcester County Library OP Branch

10-19 years

Kitchen Fancy

Coastal Association of Realtors

All State Construction

Nock Insurance

Affordable Business Systems

Arctic Heating & Air

>20 years!


Copy and paste the below graphic and add it to your email signature and website. Let everyone know you are a proud Worcester County Chamber of Commerce in Ocean Pines partner!