Carolyn Fuss Thompson joins Heck & Company

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Carolyn Fuss Thompson, an experienced non-profit professional, has been named an associate with Heck & Company, the fundraising consulting firm announced this week.

Fuss Thompson specializes in volunteer management, communications, marketing, program development and event planning and has worked with the Humane Society of Kent County, Washington College, and the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. She also performed two years of national service with Volunteer Maryland!, an AmeriCorps program, and served as a volunteer management consultant for YouthBuild U.S.A.

A graduate of Washington College, Carolyn holds a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from Notre Dame University in Baltimore, where she earned the top Academic Achievement Award in 2006.  A recipient of the Governor’s Citation in 1999 and 2000 for her accomplishments in AmeriCorps, she also was honored with the George M. Elsey Award for youth programs she developed at the American Red Cross.

“Carolyn is an enormous asset and we are very fortunate to have recruited her,” Principal Barbara Heck said. “We are delighted to be able to offer her many talents to our clients.”

Heck & Company provides on-site fundraising expertise to non-profits on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and beyond. The firm helps organizations with campaign planning and implementation, major gift strategy, annual giving, stewardship, prospect research and management, grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, marketing and graphic design, special events, and social media. For more information contact: Barbara Heck at Heck & Company or visit their website.

Art Exhibit at Heron Point Features Two Local Artists in March

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Winter Assembly by Jack Fancher

Heron Point is hosting an exhibit of artwork by two members of Chestertown RiverArts, Olga Owens and Jack Fancher.  The exhibition began March 4 and will run until the end of March in the newly renovated Administration Hall.  The show is open daily during normal business hours.

After the Storm by Olga Owens

 Visitors to Heron Point check in at the front desk for a pass to see the show.  Join the Heron Point Art Interest Group this coming Sunday, March 10, from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. for a wine and cheese reception open to the public in the hall.

Workshop: Savvy Retirement Income for Baby Boomers Set for November 13

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An educational workshop titled “Savvy Retirement Income for Baby Boomers” has been scheduled for 5:30 pm, on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, 7738 Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, MD.
IRA planning is a complex process. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on their overall retirement plan.

Baby boomers are asking:
What type of retirement account is right for me?
Can I still contribute to a retirement account and if so, how much?
When do I need to take withdrawals and how much do I have to take?
How are my IRA withdrawals taxed?
How does my IRA fit into my overall plan?

To help attendees better understand IRA planning, this workshop will cover:
7 strategies for Savvy IRA planning
6 roll-over options for your retirement plan funds
3 common required minimum distribution mistakes
The difference between indirect and direct rollovers
How to coordinate your IRA planning with your overall retirement, estate, tax, education, Social Security and financial plans
3 different options for spousal IRA beneficiaries
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Individuals may reserve space by calling Sarah Schut at 410-810-2475 or emailing sarah.schut@ceterafs.com.

Schut is an investment advisor representative with Cetera Investment Advisers LLC and a member of Radcliffe Financial, a financial advisory firm associated with Radcliffe Corporate Services, Certified Public Accountants. She offers securities through Cetera Financial Specialists, FINRA / SIPC. Schut can be reached at 870 high Street, Suite 1, Chestertown, MD 21620 or by phone at 410.778.1099. www.radcliffefinancial.com

New Assistant Branch Manager at Chesapeake Bank and Trust

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Susan St. Amour

Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce its new Assistant Branch Manager, Susan St. Amour.

Susan St. Amour has been with Chesapeake Bank and Trust for one year. She quickly assumed the role of Customer Service Representative including representing Chesapeake Bank & Trust at the Heron Point Branch. In recognition of Amour’s hard work and experience, she was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager.

“With a wealth of banking experience, we are pleased to promote Sue to oversee our branches at Heron Point and Morgnec Road,” said Glenn Wilson, President & CEO of Chesapeake Bank and Trust.

A graduate of University of Wales, with an undergraduate degree in law, Amour is now a Kent County resident. With a true passion for helping her customers, Amour’s knowledge of banking and strong values makes her the perfect fit for this position.

Founded in 1986, Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company, Chestertown’s Truly Local Banking Experience, has roots in Kent County dating back more than 100 years. Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company is a well-known pillar in the community, helping residents and businesses with their banking and investments needs. For more information please visit www.chesapeaketrust.com or call (410) 778-1600.

Ladies’ Shopping Night Nov. 16

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Expanded Holiday Store Hours in Downtown Chestertown

A popular shopping tradition continues this year in Downtown Chestertown. On Thursday, November 16, several local businesses are keeping their doors open until 8 p.m. for shoppers to get a head start on their holiday lists before the rush begins during Thanksgiving weekend. Many will offer in-store specials, discounts or prizes, along with refreshments. With more than 10 businesses participating, this will be a great opportunity to explore the variety of gifts and goods available in Downtown Chestertown, including clothing, books, home decor, children’s items, and one-of-a-kind local art and crafts.

In addition, many businesses will offer extended shopping hours the week before Christmas, beginning Monday, December 18. Most locations will stay open until 7 p.m. for added convenience, with business owners available to help you find the perfect gifts (and wrap them beautifully, too).

“We are proud of the quality and selection of merchandise available in Downtown Chestertown, and strive to create more opportunities for local residents to get to know what we have to offer,” said Kristen Owen, President of Downtown Chestertown Association. “Our local merchants enjoy getting to know their patrons and tailoring shopping experiences to meet their needs.”

Details about Ladies’ Night promotions and specific extended holiday shopping hours can be found on the Downtown Chestertown Facebook page  and at individual store locations.

Benchworks Sponsors Baltimore Metro Business Development Event

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On November 7 at Delta Hunt Valley, the networking group Baltimore Metro Business Development (BMBD) will host a panel discussion with local women business leaders. The panel is sponsored by Benchworks, a full-service marketing firm and moderated by Melissa Johnston, President of Benchworks. Other speakers include Cindy Carson, President of Enradius, a company specializing in geo-targeted digital campaigns; Kara DiPietro, President and CEO of HMC Inc., a full-service design, manufacturing and construction firm specializing in food service design and custom manufacturing; Natalia Luis, Chairman and COO, M Luis Construction, a Maryland-based, woman and minority-owned road construction company; and Jennifer Meyer, CEO of Betamore, an award-winning coworking space, incubator, and campus for technology and entrepreneurship.

The event is BMBD’s third of the year, with previous 2017 events in January and May featuring keynote addresses from Donald Fry (President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee), and Tom Geddes (CEO, Plank Industries). The audience will be comprised of approximately 125 executives from numerous companies and industries across the metro area.

“We are excited to sponsor the event and facilitate the discussion with these impressive female leaders.  As we expand our services into the local community, we want to get to know the issues and needs of the greater Baltimore area. We are looking forward to meeting the companies and organizations that will be represented Tuesday evening. It’s a great reminder of the amazing talent and promise existing in this area,” said Benchworks CEO Thad Bench, Sr.

“There are numerous local networking groups and events. If you are going to ask people to take the time from their schedule to join you, it’s important to provide value. We’re anticipating high-level discussion and could not be more appreciative of the support provided by Benchworks, allowing this event to occur,” said BMBD Founder Chris Stoner.

Benchworks Welcomes Chris Stoner

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Chris Stoner

Benchworks announced Oct. 5 that Chris Stoner has joined the company’s Business Development team. Stoner comes to Benchworks with many years of experience in the Baltimore market with specific expertise in marketing, social media marketing and business development management. Stoner’s focus in his first year will be on broadening awareness for Benchworks in the Baltimore marketplace.

As founder of Baltimore Sports and Life, a five-time Baltimore Sun Mobbies Award winning blog and the Baltimore Metro Business Development, a networking group comprised of 370 mostly C-suite members, Stoner has extensive experience in building businesses and helping to grow organizations. His business development acumen will be integral to helping Benchwork continue to grow and diversify its client base.

Benchworks CEO Thad Bench Sr. said, “We are so excited to have Chris join the Benchworks team. Chris’s strong knowledge of key decision makers in the Baltimore marketplace will make him an asset to the Benchworks team and to our clients. We look forward to having him work with us and together opening up new doors to exciting projects.”

Benchworks, an award-winning comprehensive marketing services agency headquartered in Chestertown, Maryland, was founded in 1991. With offices in Philadelphia and Boston, the company specializes in the design, production and launch of complete marketing programs and branding   projects. Clients are in a wide variety of sectors including life sciences, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, manufacturing and education in North America and Europe. For additional information, visit www.benchworks.com or call 800-536-4670.

 

Worton Dollar General Grand Opening Sept. 23

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Dollar General’s newest store at 10838 Worton Road in Worton is now open!

The store’s official grand opening celebration will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 23 with free prizes and special deals.  Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.  “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.  Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section of the Dollar General website

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

William (Bill) Lane, Jr. Celebrates 35 years with Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency

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Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency, a member of Shore Bancshares community of companies, is proud to recognize Bill Lane, Jr. for 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Lane began his career with Avon-Dixon in 1982 as an insurance sales and service representative for personal and commercial insurance products. Mr. Lane is currently a Senior Executive Vice-President and works with insurance products that assist clients with asset protection and wealth management. Mr. Lane is certified in insurance counseling and risk management.

“Avon-Dixon is pleased to celebrate 35 years with Bill. His commitment to his customers and his continuing drive to learn something new every day speaks volumes to his clients and co-workers. It is always a pleasure to work with him” says Rich Trippe, President and CEO of Avon-Dixon.

Mr. Lane resides in Easton with his wife, Barbara. He enjoys small boat sailing and woodworking. Mr. Lane currently serves on committees for multiple organizations, such as Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, Talbot Historical Society and more.

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