SPECIAL EVENT at Upcoming Jan 23rd Meeting

John Cummings, HCP of Connect Hearing is sponsoring a  Free Hearing Screening Event at the next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance, January 23, 2020 at the Elks Lodge at 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

John is offering each attendee a FREE 3 to 5 minute Hearing Screening after the meeting ends.

ALSO There will be a RAFFLE and John will donate $15 to the CCBA for each person who has a FULL hearing test in his Westminster office.

Plan to stay a few minutes after the meeting and take part in this fun and beneficial event!

Thanks, John!

Reminder of Upcoming Meeting of Carroll County Business Alliance January 23, 2020

Mark your calendars for the first meeting of the New Year for the Carroll County Business Alliance.  We’re a rapidly growing group!  Meet new people!  Introduce your business!  Find out about co-operative advertising!  

Non-category group – there are no fees to join – all are welcome.  Three speakers at every meeting. 

Where:  The Elks Lodge at 530 Gorsuch Rd. in Westminster, MD When:   Thursday,  January 23, 2020,12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch:   You may order lunch if you like.  Cost is $15.00 cash.

In 2020, we’ll have three speakers at each meeting!  Speakers for January are:

John Cummings, HCP (Hearing Connect) John will be talking about amazing advances in hearing aid technology.  He is setting up to offer free hearing screening to everyone, a raffle, and more!
Michael B. Platte, (Platte Insurance Education)  Mike spent 30 years in the insurance industry and now offers Insurance Continuing Education classes.  He is a noted public speaker and stand-up comic.  Mike will be giving tips for improving your elevator speech and presentation skills.
Gary McCammon, Jr. (Spike College Planning and Consulting) Gary helps guide students and their families through the college selection process and provides planning advice.  He reveals opportunities to his clients for cutting tuition costs by making use of all possible resources.  Gary will share some of his unique ideas and success stories.

Join us on the 23rd and bring a friend!

Upcoming Meeting of Carroll County Business Alliance on December 19th

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance.  We’re a rapidly growing group!  Meet new people!  Introduce your business!  Find out about co-operative advertising!  

Non-category group – there are no fees to join – all are welcome.  Two speakers at every meeting. 

Where:  The Elks Lodge at 530 Gorsuch Rd. in Westminster, MD

When:   Thursday, December 19th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (the 3rd Thursday of the month due to holiday)

Lunch:   You may order lunch if you like.  Cost is $15.00 cash.

A new networking group has started in Westminster:  “Breakfast & Business” at Plum Crazy Diner from 8:15 am to 9:15 am Every Wednesday.

At our last meeting, the speakers were Lee Ann Young with Uncharted HR and Rich Austin with Trembling Giant Marketing. 

For our December meeting, our speakers will be:

Greg Ohrin with O Squared Flooring and Tim Dulaney with Remax Advantage Realtors.

Douglas Donaldson, Sr. https://www.ushagent.com/douglasdonaldsonsr

Holiday Schedule for Spike Business Networking! Change of Time and Location on Thursday, November 21st

Hi, All,

On Thursday, November 21st, Spike Business Networking group will join the Carroll County Business Alliance meeting:   Where: The Elks Lodge at 530 Gorsuch Rd. in Westminster, MD When:    Thursday, November 21st at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch:    You may order lunch if you like.  Cost is $15.00 cash. Note: Please enter through the building’s side door.

Spike Business Networking will NOT meet at Liberatore’s Restaurant as usual due to holiday scheduling. If you have any questions, contact Gary McCammon directly at 410-218-2736.

We hope to see everyone there!
Douglas Donaldson, Sr. US Health Advisors

Upcoming Meeting Of Carroll County Business Alliance, Holiday Schedule — Meeting is November 21st (3rd Thursday)

HI, All,
Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance.  We’re a rapidly growing group!  Meet new people!  Introduce your business!  Find out about co-operative advertising!   Non-category group – there are no fees to join – all are welcome.  Two speakers at every meeting. 
Where:  The Elks Lodge at 530 Gorsuch Rd. in Westminster, MD When:   Thursday, November 21st at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (the 3rd Thursday of the month due to holiday) Lunch:   You may order lunch if you like.  Cost is $15.00 cash.


Check out the November Networking Opportunities attached above.  Some meeting dates are changed due to the holidays!
At our last meeting, the speakers were Douglas Donaldson, Sr. with US Health Advisors, and Coleen Kramer Beall with Janney Financial Group.  Coleen’s materials are attached above.  

For our November meeting, our speakers will be:
Caryn Scher with Equity Lending Mortgage . . . and . . . Rich Austin with Trembling Giant Marketing.  (If you no longer wish to receive this email, reply to let me know and I will remove you from the list.)   Sincerely,Douglas Donaldson, Sr.https://www.ushagent.com/douglasdonaldsonsr

Speakers for Upcoming CCBA Meeting Oct 24th, and Holiday Meeting Dates

Our two speakers for next Thursday’s meeting will be:
Colleen Kramer Beall with Janney Montgomery Scott, Inc and Douglas Donaldson, Sr. with US Health Advisors.  Doug will be talking about the upcoming Open Enrollment period and providing helpful tips.

The updated Speakers List is online.

Mark your calendars for Holiday Season schedule.  We’ll meet on the 3rd Thursdays in November and December — the dates are: 11/21 and 12/09.

Upcoming Meeting September 26th

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance.  We’re a rapidly growing group!  Meet new people!  Introduce your business!  Find out about co-operative advertising!  
Where: The Elks Lodge at 530 Gorsuch Rd. in Westminster, MD

When:    Thursday, September 26th at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch:   You may order lunch if you like.  Cost is $15.00 cash.
Non-category group – there are no fees to join – all are welcome.Two speakers at every meeting.  

Last month our two speakers were:
Andrew Robinson, Esq Principle Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law 301-575-0321 https://www.offitkurman.com/

Deborah Kettler Financial Services Representative Mass Mutual of Greater Washington https://greaterwashington.massmutual.com/
240-888-3208

The speakers for our next meeting will be:
Colleen Kramer Beall with Janney Montgomery Scott, Inc.

Caryn Scher, Equity Mortgage Lending.

See you on the 26th!
Douglas Donaldson, Sr.

Upcoming Meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance on August 22nd

The next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance is coming up on Thursday, August, 22nd. We’re a rapidly growing group, and we’re stirring up some excitement with our “Co-op” approach to helping each other grow our businesses.  Every month, we have two speakers who give us insight into their business which always results in lots of Q&A. We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, and there are no fees or dues to join. We welcome you to come and bring a guest!

Meeting Details:

  • When:   Thursday, August 22nd from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Where:  The Elks Lodge at 538 Gorsuch Road, Westminster MD 21158
  • Lunch:    If you choose to order lunch, the cost is $15 (cash only).
  • Note:     Please enter through the door on the left side of the building.

1. Our two speakers last week on the July 25th were:

  • Steve Barber, Managing Director, Supporting Strategies.  
    • Supporting Strategies is a technology driven, cost effective business bookkeeping and operational support company.  www.supportingstrategies.com
  • Judy and Philip Wroe, Owners, ACN
    • Judy and Philip provide a variety of cost-saving services such as Verizon discounts, Vivent Home Security Systems, identity theft protection, payment processing and more.  www.whoisacn.com

2.  The List of Speakers upcoming for the remainder of the year is attached.  Next month, August 22nd, our two speakers will be:

  • Deborah Kettler with Mass Mutual of Greater Washington She will be speaking about Short Term Disability for individuals and the workforce.  www.massmutual.com
  • Andrew Robinson, Esq. Principle, Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law.Andrew will be speaking about the services of his firm.  www.offitkurman.com
  • We hope to see you at our next meeting on August 22nd.  Please forward this email to a friend!

John Hale, Drone Photos

At the June 27th meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance, John Hale told about his work as a real estate agent and as a pilot of a unmanned aerial vehicle, specializing in real estate photography, and brought along his drone. We had a demonstration in the parking area of the Westminster Elks Lodge.

Read more at https://halephotoservices.com/

Drone photo of the Elks Lodge in Westminster MD
Carroll County Business Alliance, drone photo

Upcoming Lunch Networking Meeting, Thursday, June 27th

The next meeting of the Carroll County Business Alliance is coming up pretty quickly.  We’re a rapidly growing group, and we’re stirring up some excitement with our “Co-op” approach to helping each other grow our businesses. Every month, we have two speakers who give us a lot of insight into their business which always results in lots of Q&A. We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, and there are no fees or dues to join. We welcome you to come and bring a guest!

Meeting Details:

  • When: Thursday, June 27th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Where: he Elks Lodge at 538 Gorsuch Road, Westminster MD 21158
  • Lunch: If you choose to order lunch, the cost is $15 (cash only).
  • Note: Please enter through the door on the left side of the building.

This month, our speakers will be:

Sharon and Chris Tillman owners of George’s on York Bed andBreakfast Inn
Comfortable elegance in a historic setting.  That’s what you will find at Georges on York B&B, located at 10 York Street in Taneytown, Maryland.  Established in 2018, this completely renovated circa 1840s and 1870s brick Georgian historic home has the comforts of the 21st century while honoring its history and inherent beauty.  Styled for today’s traveler, Georges on York Bed & Breakfast Inn offers guests comfortable elegance while evoking the past.  Contemporary meets historic in this newly remodeled post-Civil War home, featuring five guest rooms all with en suite baths, private parking, WiFi, and full, locally-sourced breakfast. 

Elmare Dubiel with Primerica Life Insurance
Elmare will be sharing her knowledge and experience with Primerica.