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Employers & Managers The summer season is just around the corner - Are you prepared? Learn about – Updates from the Department of State regarding program regulations & 2017 statistics NEW - OC Chamber & Town of Ocean City Safety Video Enhancing the cultural experience through planned activities 2018 Cultural Events & Activities Everything you need to know about the J-1 Visa Summer Work Travel Program from the people who know it best. Plus, you will have the chance to meet representatives from the sponsoring organizations that connect J-1 participants with employers.  
Please join us for fun, food and a silent auction while listening to Lauren Glick. 4-8, Morley Hall, Seacrets, 49th St. OC. Tickets will be available for purchase online  or at the shelter. Please call Sandy 443-235-5647 if you have any questions.
Stop by anytime between 10 am & 4 pm to: - Check out all the great services & information we offer for visitors, our residents & businesses alike - Visit the chamber staff - Visit our OC Chamber Foundation Boutique - Learn more about the features and benefits of membership - Learn how to get involved and join a committee - Learn how to promote your business through our web & print services - Plus one on one assistance with managing your online account for our members Not A Member ???  Stop in and learn about all the great benefits of being a chamber member! BONUS ! Community Shred Day !! Lower Shore Enterprises will be on site to shred any documents that you bring between 10 am & 2:00 pm! This will be a FREE service with an optional tax free donation to Lower Shore Enterprises. Lower Shore offers a number of services such as laundry services to hotels as well as mailing and distribution services. LSE employs adults with developmental disabilities and provides tremendous support services to help them lead productive lives! For more information visit  
New Member Reception Friday April 20, 2018 9 am - 10 am  Welcome NEW OC Chamber Members !  The New Member reception is a fantastic way to meet other chamber members, staff, board members, committee members and ambassadors- a great networking event!  See what the chamber has to offer to help you promote your business and get involved with the community. We will also have a presentation on valuable member benefits that are included in your chamber membership.  ** Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided Following the reception will be our Annual Open House & Community Shred Day !  
Educate, Exercise, Empower. Have fun and learn at this family and pet friendly event.  There is a short presentation by a doctor on a current Health topic followed by a walk around the pond at your own pace while you visit with others and have conversations with the Doc.  For more information contact Michelle McGowan at or 410-641-9268.
Are you ready to walk the walk and show your support for the homeless dogs and cats in our community?  If so, then join the Worcester County Humane Society for a weekend of fundraising fun which includes the 18th Annual Boardwalkin' for Pets on Saturday, April 21st. Saturday, April 21  from 9 am-12pm, grab your best friend and head to the Boardwalk inlet for the 19th Annual Boardwalkin' for Pets.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.  Raise money for the walk and receive prizes.  This is the perfect opportunity to create a team. There is a $25 minimum for individuals and for teams a $25 per team per member minimum.  Prizes will be awarded to the highest pledge earners, top individual and team.  Enter contests and win prizes for largest dog, smallest dog, best dressed dog and best dog trick.   For the out of town walkers, dog friendly hotels are available.  Contact La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites and Clarion.  We don't want to forget about our feline friends! Bring a photo of your cat to the walk with your contact information written on the back.  A special prize basket will be awarded to the "cutest cat".  Photos will not be returned and become property of W.C.H.S. "Boardwalkin’ for Pets is our biggest fundraiser of the year," says Boardwalkin' for Pets Chair, Heather Bahrami.  "It’s such a feel-good, family friendly event that brings animal lovers from near and far together to raise funds for the many cats and dogs who find their way to our no kill shelter." This event is rain or shine! Should you choose not to walk due to inclement weather, please mail your pledge sheet and donations to Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Md 21811. Checks should be made payable to Worcester County Humane Society. The Worcester County Humane Society located on 12330 Eagles Nest Road, Berlin, is a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter and operates mainly on donations.  Boardwalkin' for Pets is the shelter's largest fundraiser held every year.  All money raised is used to care for the many dogs and cats that call the shelter home.  In addition to providing everyday care, the animals also receive veterinary care which can be quite expensive.  The animals receive loving care until they are adopted into suitable homes.          For more information or to pre-register for the walk visit the event website or check out the Boardwalkin' for Pets facebook page.
This group is a supportive and safe place to allow people to share their stories confidentially with those who have lost loved ones to addiction or overdose.  No reservation is needed and no sign-in will be done at the door.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information contact
Tech Topics- "Choosing the right Social Media Platform" There’s no question that social media is integral to every business strategy and is a must today for businesses to remain competitive. When developing a social media strategy, it’s important to understand each platform and even more important to develop content that is meaningful to each unique audience. From Facebook to Snapchat, and all the platforms in between, let’s explore how you can determine the best social media platforms that represent the true colors of your business.  
Atlantic General Hospital Stroke Center has established a stroke support group to provide a community-based environment for stroke victims/survivors and caregivers on a monthly basis. We will provide physical and emotional support in a social setting for survivors and caregivers to share their personal experiences and challenges. Coping strategies will also be discussed during these interactions. We encourage utilization of resources available in our surrounding area to facilitate the greatest quality of life possible for our survivors. We will have key speakers who have expert knowledge.  
Join us for our annual Wheels and Waves Autofest Show! This is a free, fun event for all ages! Food, Drinks, Cars of all makes and models! We will also be awarding over 150 trophies! Rain Date: April 29th.
Decorate a themed bra (special theme this year is “Super Heroes”), title it, and submit it!  Gather your friends, family, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, fellow club members to make it a team effort... Or just go it alone. Every year this fun competition helps Women Supporting Women (WSW), the Shore’s only local non-profit breast cancer support organization. (Maximum of two entries per team or individual, please.)    Registration and Submission Deadline: Monday, April 23, by 4:00 PM Grand Reveal Party (for all participants): Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 PM Public Viewing and Voting: Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 31 Awards Ceremony (for all participants): Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 PM Trophies will be awared for the following categories:  Determined by $1.00 votes  Peoples Choice - Individual  Peoples Choice - Group Peoples Choice - Business Peoples Choice - Youth (18 and Under)    Determined by a panel of judges Best Super Hero Themed Bra  Best Use of Materials Best Overall Creative Design  Best Breast Cancer Message  The Centre at Salisbury Choice 
Free blood pressure screening and health information.  For more information contact Michelle at 410-641-9268
     Join us at a very special Business after Hours as we network - have fun and help Ripley's celebrate 100 Years !! Ripley's Believe It or Not  will be the host for our May 2018 Business After Hours Come enjoy the always interesting and amazing atmosphere and do some networking  !! May 3, 2018 5-7 PM  50/50 Door prizes Happy Hour Prices Complimentary Appetizers
The 28th Annual Springfest! Four Fun-Filled Days of Arts & Crafts, Live Music and Great Food! Enjoy live entertainment on two stages, 184 unique crafters in two large tents, 12 gourmet food vendors, 50 commercial vendors as well as 30 food vendors. All this and more packed into Springfest 2018. All entertainment is free with the exception of headline acts in the evenings. Tickets available through or the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  
Join Miss Katie "The Craft Lady" and make a Mother's Day craft and card. All materials and instructions will be provided. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required - call 410-641-7052.
31st  Annual OC Chamber Cup Golf Tournament May 8th, 2018    Ocean City Golf / Newport Bay REGISTER TODAY !!! You don't want to miss this tournament ! Come Swing In To Spring !!!! $600 per team Fantastic prizes, premium player gift bag, on course beverages , on course beer (Miller Lite & Coors Light) and soft drinks, snack stations,Breakfast, Lunch & Awards Reception ALL included in your team fee of only $600 per foursome Scramble format ( pick up after bogey)  everyone is welcome !! Registration at 8:30     Tee-Off at 10:00 am   $600 Per Team $150 per Individual - we can match you up with a team! $10 Player Card Includes: 1 Mulligan per Player Entries for longest drive & closest to the pin Complimentary drink from The Original Greene Turtle Our 2018 Sponsors Player Gift: On Course Beverage Sponsors:      Golf Ball Sponsor:                  $10,000 Hole In One                    Team Photos:  
32nd Annual Ocean City Community Health Fair is co-sponsored by Town of Ocean City, Atlantic General Hospital and The Ocean City AARP Chapter #1917 The Health Fair is open to the public (includes the community and tourists).
You are cordially invited! To attend the next meeting of the  Ocean City Economic Development Committee   Breakfast Sponsored by: The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Wednesday May 9, 2018 To be held at The Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums 11700 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD 8:30 a.m.   The legislative meeting is being sponsored by the Chamber to create a forum in which we can hear our state legislator’s outlook on the closing session with regard to business related issues affecting our region.   Each legislator will be given a few minutes in which to make a presentation and accept questions. We also invite our county and city representatives to offer their perspective.   The Chamber’s Lobbyist will be on hand to discuss the process by which we review all pertinent bills and take action on behalf of our membership.   The business community will also be given an opportunity to express their concerns or ask questions via a question and answer period at the conclusion of the program. If you have any questions please contact Melanie Pursel, Executive Director at 410-213-0144 ext. 102    
Shore Wars is an annual boys lacrosse tournament for grades 2nd through 8th held at the MAYS Sport Plex and surrounding facilities.  HoganLax brings their experience running well organized, safe and fun lacrosse tournaments to Ocean City, Maryland for families to enjoy lacrosse, the beach and family time.  Each team will play 2 games on Saturday and a minimum of 2 games on Sunday. Kick off your summer tournament season or wrap up your spring rec season with a trip to the beach.  Hope to see you in sunny Ocean City!
    A Summer Kick Off Deck Party???   ....  That's the plan!! Join us at Micky Fins for our June 2018 Business After Hours A stunning view.... great food and premium networking  ... save the date ! ! 50/50 Fantastic Door Prizes Happy Hour Prices Complimentary Appetizers Make plans to stay for dinner ---
Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sale Everything $6.00, Necklaces, Rings, Shawls, Watches, Glasses, Hats and many other gift ideas. Proceeds to benefit the programs and services provided by Atlantic General Hospital.  2-Day Event: Thursday June 21st, 2018 from 9 am. to 4 pm., and Friday, June 22nd, 2018 from 8 am. to 3 pm.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Sponsorship opportunities are still available To volunteer, contact Harry Gowl at Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
Time and details to come! Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
Time and details to come! To volunteer, contact Tim McMullen at Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
Atlantic General Hospital's Auxiliary will sponsor FIRST UNIFORM, INC. in the hospital's MAIN LOBBY for a 2 DAY EVENT. Proceeds to benefit the programs and services provided by Atlantic General Hospital.  Items such as Scrubs, Lab Coats, Dansko Shoes, Surgery Caps and much more will be available for Sale.  All are WELCOME. This is a 2 day event starting Aug,21st, 2018 ending Aug. 22, 2018. 
Professional Development Series- "Trust PR to Tell Your Story" Every business has a story (or many different stories) to tell.  Public Relations helps sets the stage.  It is just one layer of many in a company's marketing strategy that helps build awareness, promote growth and creates positive buzz around a product, brand or service.  Think of PR as a way to communicate the credibility of your brand.  And we all know that trust builds new business!    
Tech Topics- "Maximizing your Google Presence" D3 will offer tips to ensure your business can be found through a google search using google my business to improve your local search rankings. We will discuss the factors that Google is looking at while ranking websites, explain how the search algorithm works, and share strategies that can help businesses get to the top positions on Google search.  
Sunfest kicks off Ocean City’s ‘Second Season’   Sunfest takes over the Inlet Lot and beach Thursday-Sunday, September 20 -23. The town kicks off its “second season” with four days of music, food, arts, crafts and just plain fun. Admission to Sunfest is free.   Earning the top spot for “traditional arts and craft shows in the nation,” Sunfest boasts over 180 crafters, along with exciting live music, hayrides on the beach and a wide and delicious offering of food.  Opening day on Thursday, September 23 begins with a parade down the Boardwalk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 12th St. and the Beach Plaza Hotel and ending at the festival grounds with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.  Daily hours are Thursday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live entertainment plays throughout the event. All entertainment is free with the exception of evening headline shows. Tickets for headline shows, when available, can be purchased through Ticketsmaster.   Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT /   
Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary Lobby Sales present Lancaster Linens (High Quality Sheets and Sundries) on sale in Hospital Lobby.  Proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by Atlantic General Hospital. Lobby sale days are Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 8 am. to 4 pm. and Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7 am. to 3 pm. 
5X GRAMMY®-nominated MercyMe’s The Imagine Nation Tour with longtime friends Tenth Avenue North will trek over 20 cities nationwide beginning in October of 2018. A show at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.  The award-winning groups will bring a bevy of fan-favorite songs. MercyMe promises performances of many of the favorites on their newest music release, "I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe," including “I Can Only Imagine,” “Greater” and “Shake,” along with their most recent No. 1, “Even If.” Tenth Avenue North will share songs from their latest album, "Followers,"including “I Have This Hope” and “Control” along with the hits “By Your Side,” “Worn” and more. The Imagine Nation Tour will be a reprise of the fan-garnering lineup which made sold-out visits this winter. Among them was a sold-out stop at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. "I Can Only Imagine" (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions), a true story based on the life of MercyMe frontman Bart Millard, who wrote the mega-hit song after the loss of his father to cancer, opened in theaters on March 16. The highly anticipated film stars Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Priscilla Shirer, Cloris Leachman and more. Tickets are on sale now. Buy tickets at; at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD 21804 (M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.); or by phone at 410-548-4911.
Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a 2-day event fundraiser to benefit ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL.  This month is the SILVER EVENT where you can purchase sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry plus other gift items.  2-day event, starts Tuesday October 23th, 2018 at 8 am. to 4 pm., and Wednesday October the 24th, 2018 at 7 am. to 2 pm.  Location is the Main Lobby of AGH.
  The Autumn Home & Condo Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes.  Exhibitors will be on hand with merchandise, product demonstrations, and interior and exterior displays.  With a combination of new products and advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as aesthetic appeal and overall value. Artists and Crafters will compliment the "Home Show" with exciting and creative handcrafted gifts for you, your home, and your outdoor living space.  
Time and details to come! To volunteer, contact Sharyn O’Hare at Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary sponsoring IN THE BAG in the Hospital Main Lobby, Handbags, Wallets, Luggage, Small leather goods and much more will be on sale.  Proceeds to benifit Atlantic General Hospital's many services. This is a 2 day event starting on Nov. 15th, 2018 at 8 am. to 4 pm. continuing on Nov. 15th, 2018 from 7 am. to 3 pm. Everyone is Welcome.
Charity golf tournament to benefit adults with intellectual disabilities who attend the Worcester County Developmental Center

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