June 15, 2012

Your Hosts

Welcome to the first stop on our second annual Summer Tour! This month’s show is hosted by Joe Porpiglia and Jessica Hibbard at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Special Guests

Scott Rolle (Frederick attorney and co-star on Brad Meltzer’s Decoded) talks about how he got his start as an actor, his work with the History Channel, and how a healthy dose of skepticism can be helpful in a business setting.

Julia Schillaci (7-year-old CEO of SoapPrizes and a Youth Entrepreneur of the Year) shares what she’s learned in her first year of business, and how other kids can become entrepreneurs.

Flat Fritchie

We’ve been enjoying posts from the Historical Society of Frederick County, another great local organization, here on Tumblr. HSFC has an exhibit about Barbara Fritchie now, so we though Flat Fritchie should make an appearance on this month’s show.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to see a photo of the Chamber’s new glass charter, a special Centennial Anniversary gift from Rowland Glass Studios. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

You probably already know that Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem in Maryland almost 200 years ago, and that “FSK” is buried here in Frederick. Francis recently joined Twitter and Facebook – His lively updates are part of Maryland Public Television’s dramatic series commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 10% discount on in-home dog training from Bark Busters, and 25% off a consultation by Limelight Staged Homes. Find more M2M coupons on the Chamber website.

Catering Sponsor

Refreshments for our live studio audience were provided by Dream Dinners.

Audience Perks

SoapPrizes provided free sample soaps for members of our live studio audience.

Previous Episodes

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during the show.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

Next week on Chamber TV:

Our pal Julia “Little J” Schillaci was just named an Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County. Little J is the CEO of SoapPrizes. Her mom Beth is Chief Pouring Officer, as well as a long-time Chamber member and volunteer.

Scott Rolle is a Frederick-based attorney who appears on the History Channel’s Decoded show. We’re thrilled to have a bona fide celebrity on Chamber TV. I hope Scott isn’t too intimidated by our high-tech setup here in the Chamber “studio.”

Oh, and Dream Dinners is providing refreshments for our live studio audience. Sign up online or call 301.662.4164 x1 to register!

April 20, 2012

Your Hosts

Season 2 of Chamber TV continues with Episode 17, hosted by Joe Porpiglia and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Tracey Lucas (Frederick County Public Schools) graduated from Leadership Frederick County in 2008, and now serves as President of the LFC Council. She joins us for an update on LFC and some tips for anyone interested in applying for the Class of 2013.

John Bellomo stops by to tell us about the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, the impact of arts and culture on our state’s economic, and the power of “serious play.”

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to see photos from the grand opening at Taste of Asia last month. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Did you know? D. John Markey was our Chamber’s first president. Just like Ric Adams, our current President & CEO, Mr. Markey was born and raised in Frederick County and attended Frederick High School. He was a merchant who sold hats and shoes in Frederick, and unlike our current president, he has his own Wikipedia page.

You can learn more about our Chamber’s history online.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: $20 off your first home or office cleaning by Busy Bees Maid Service, and 10% off new shoes from If The Shoe Fits.

If The Shoe Fits is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a ribbon cutting at their new location (1170 W. Patrick St., Frederick) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Catering Sponsor

Refreshments for our live studio audience were provided by Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Grand Prize

Congratulations to Marc Laborde from AFLAC, Frederick, who won this month’s grand prize: A ticket to the Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast on April 27th.

Previous Episodes

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

March 16, 2012

New this month!

This month’s show is captioned! We’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Please try it out (click through to watch on YouTube and hit the CC button) and let us know how it works for you. Many thanks to our Accessibility Guru, @joshmend, for his help and encouragement with this fancy new technology.

Your Hosts

Season 2 of Chamber TV continues with Episode 16, hosted by Jon-Mikel Bailey and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

COL Allan Darden (Commander at U.S. Army Garrison – Fort Detrick) tells us how Frederick County’s largest employer impacts our local community.

Brian Hammrich (CTO at HIS Sign) shares his best tips for providing excellent customer service to Frederick’s deaf community.

Links and resources mentioned in our interview with Brian:

  • ADA.gov – Learn more about accessibility, the law, and how it affects your business
  • ADA Accessibility Workshop for businesses at the Cultural Arts Center on March 23

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to learn more about this month’s story: Chef Edwards is putting Patowmack Farm on the foodie map with recent recognition in Food & Wine magazine. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Did you know? Including Bed & Breakfasts, Frederick County has about 2300 hotel rooms. They’ll be filled to capacity when the G-8 Summit comes to Camp David in May.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: Free haircut to first time clients (and $4 off for returning clients) at Sport Clips Haircuts, and 10% off golf fees or 20% off room rentals for banquets and events at Holly Hills Country Club. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Catering Sponsor

Refreshments for our live studio audience were provided by Savory Spoon Catering Company.

Grand Prize

Congratulations to Nettie from Plamondon Hospitality Partners, who won this month’s grand prize: A ticket to the next Generation Connect event on April 24 at Flying Dog Brewery.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

On Friday, we’ll record Episode 16 in front of a live studio audience here in the Chamber “studio.” Join us for networking, food, fun, and a chance to hear from our special guests:

  • COL Allan Darden – Commander at U.S. Army Garrison – Fort Detrick
  • Brian Hammrich – CTO at HIS Sign

We’ve been working to get COL Darden, a Chamber board member, on the show for several months, and we’re thrilled that this episode will work with his schedule. We’ll be talking about the latest news from Fort Detrick, and how it impacts our business community.

HIS Sign is a new Chamber member company, and we’re looking forward to chatting with Brian about Frederick’s deaf community, and how local businesses can provide great customer service to deaf customers.

Any questions you want us to ask our special guests? Leave a comment and we’ll do our best to work it in!

Interested in being part of the live studio audience? Sign up online.

February 17, 2012

Your Hosts

Season 2 of Chamber TV continues with Episode 15, hosted by Joe Porpiglia and Jessica Hibbard

Special Guests

Mary Beth Graham (Director of Undergraduate Studies at Mount St. Mary’s University) discusses the Mount’s Students in Free Enterprise program and SIFE’s new partnership with the Chamber.

Mary Salafia (Sales Director at Comcast Spotlight) shares advertising tips for local businesses. Comcast Spotlight will host a cocktail reception and informative presentation at the Delaplaine on March 15, 2012 — Frederick-area businesses are invited to attend.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to learn more about this month’s story: Dynport Vaccine Company’s recently remodeled, and donated more than 90 pieces of furniture to local nonprofits. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Did you know? In the late 1960s, there were no traffic lights on Route 40 between Route 15 and Middletown. If you worked in Frederick, you could drive to the MIddletown diner for lunch and be back in 45 minutes!

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 10% off your check at Griff’s Landing and $10 off yoga and pilates mat classes at Ananda Shala. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 15 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsor

Refreshments for our live studio audience were provided by Uno Chicago Grill.

Grand Prize

Congratulations to Jennifer from The Phillips Group, who won this month’s grand prize: An Emergency Roadside Kit from Clearview Car Care.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

January 20, 2012

Your Hosts

Season 2 of Chamber TV continues with Episode 14, hosted by Jon-Mikel Bailey and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Ric Adams (President & CEO of the Frederick Chamber, and a member of the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County) discusses a new program: Emerging Entrepreneur Breakfast Club.

Dr. D’Audra Cole (Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick) tells us about a nationwide community service event called Give Kids a Smile.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to see photos from Generation Connect’s holiday fundraiser in December. They partnered with Key 103 Radio to raise $1000 and donate 40 toys to the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Did you know? The small stone building next to Culler Lake in Baker Park used to be a shelter for ice skaters. When the lake froze over in the winter, people would come to the park to ice skate.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 15% off services from All Walks of Life Pet Services and 10% off (Sunday through Wednesday) at Canal Bar & Grill. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 14 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsor

Lunch for our live studio audience was provided by Canal Bar & Grill.

Grand Prize

A lucky member of our studio audience won this month’s grand prize: A ticket to our February Lunch Exchange.

Prize Pack Sponsors

Goody bag items for our live studio audience are provided by Baltimore Coffee & TeaFrederick Regional Health SystemLiberty Mutual GroupMorber Marketing GroupSAIC-FrederickThe Callos Companies, PNC Bank, ITonDemand, and Signs by Tomorrow.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

December 16, 2011

Your Hosts

To celebrate our one-year anniversary and the first episode of Season 2, all three co-hosts share the stage today: Joe Porpiglia, Jon-Mikel Bailey, and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Jenifer Dobbins (Frederick Arts Council) talks with us about the economic impact of the arts, and how to encourage creativity in the workplace.

George Wunderlich (National Museum of Civil War Medicine) discusses the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Frederick, as well as leadership lessons from the Civil War.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to read about a New Member Connection: Don from Infratactix recently met with Kevin from Wright-Gardner Insurance and had a great customer service experience. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Frederick

Mayor Randy McClement took a break from his busy job at the City of Frederick to read our crowd-sourced Top 10 list! You can read the Top 10 on our Chamber TV blog.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured coupons: Discounts on Hot Air Balloon flight gift certificates from Tailwinds Over Frederick and a 50% discount off Social Media Audit services from VillageWorks Communications.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 13 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsors

Refreshments for our live studio audience were provided by Sumittra Thai Cuisine and Roy Rogers Restaurants.

Grand Prize

Lucky members of our studio audience won prizes from Liberty Mutual Group, Tyz Scarves, and the Chamber TV team.

Prize Pack Sponsors

Goody bag items for our live studio audience are provided by Baltimore Coffee & TeaDynport Vaccine CompanyFrederick Regional Health SystemLiberty Mutual GroupNatural Fusion Hair Studio, PNC Bank, Roads and Rails Museum, and The Callos Companies.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during recording.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

Live audience seating for last month’s show sold out in advance, and we expect a larger-than-usual crowd for Episode 13, our special anniversary show! Sign up online if you want to join us in the studio on December 16.

This month’s special guests include Jenifer Dobbins (Frederick Arts Council) and George Wunderlich (National Museum of Civil War Medicine), and refreshments will be provided by Sumittra Thai Cuisine.

If you’d like to donate items for our prize packs, call Jessica at 301.662.0745 — We need small items (about 30 for each episode), and it’s a great way to promote your business!

November 18, 2011

Your Hosts

Jon-Mikel Bailey is back! He shares his favorite turkey tips with co-host Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Heather Gramm (City of Frederick) discusses economic activity in Frederick around the holidays, including the City’s “Get it Local” campaign. Heather mentioned many programs and events, including:

ML Carroll (Canapes Catering) tells us her favorite tips for planning for holiday events and preparing festive foods.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to read about Love Paws’ recent stop in Frederick. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Did you know? “Monocacy” is a Shawnee Indian word that means “river with many bends.” The Monocacy River flows through Frederick County on its way to the Potomac River.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 15% off your service total at Stanley Salon and 10% your first order from Tyz Scarves. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 12 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsor

Lunch for our live studio audience was provided by Gunner’s Grille at Taneytown.

Grand Prize

Two lucky members of our studio audience won prizes — Free tickets to Generation Connect’s Holiday Fundraiser on December 6 at the Delaplaine.

Prize Pack Sponsors

Goody bag items for our live studio audience are provided by Baltimore Coffee & TeaDynport Vaccine CompanyFrederick Regional Health SystemLiberty Mutual GroupMorber Marketing Group,Natural Fusion Hair StudioSAIC-FrederickThe Callos Companies.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

  • Producer / Co-Director: Kelly Beach
  • Writer / Co-Director: Jessica Hibbard
  • Announcer: Sean Morrissey (Key 103)
  • Co-Hosts: Jon-Mikel Bailey (Wood Street), Joe Porpiglia (D&D Consulting and Training), Jessica Hibbard

We’ve finally confirmed special guests for the interviews on this month’s show:

  • Heather Gramm, Business Development Specialist at The City of Frederick, will talk about economic activity in the city around the holidays.
  • ML Carroll, Owner of Canapes, will share some practical tips and catering expertise for those of us planning holiday events at work and at home.

It looks like we’re going to have a big crowd in the live audience on Friday. If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up now — Space is limited!

October 21, 2011

Your Hosts

We had fun creating a festive seasonal set in the Chamber office studio, with co-hosts Joe Porpiglia and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Patty Hurwitz (Colonial Jewelers) discusses the connection between business and community, and how companies can support local causes.

(Due to a technical problem, the end of Patty’s interview was cut off. We’re very sorry! Here’s a link to the Frederick Cares Community Cookbook that Patty mentioned at the end of her interview.)

Ron Angleberger (Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick) tells us how he started such a unique business in Maryland’s most haunted city, and how businesses can use storytelling techniques.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to read about SAIC-Frederick’s healthful message at In the Street. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Beware the Snallygaster! Is this mythical creature of South Mountain a friend or foe? Decide for yourself … Check out this recent post on Frederick Maryland Online or a 2008 article in the Gazette.

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 25% off one in-stock item at Blossom & Basket Boutique and 10% your order at Sisters Bake Shop. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 11 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsor

Lunch for our live studio audience was provided by Pretzel & Pizza Creations on Market Street in downtown Frederick.

Grand Prize

Two lucky members of our studio audience won prizes — Free tickets to Generation Connect’s Birthday Party on November 8 at Ceresville Mansion. Congratulations to our winners: Melanie Wood and Jim Hardy!

Prize Pack Sponsors

Goody bag items for our live studio audience are provided by Baltimore Coffee & Tea, Dynport Vaccine Company, Frederick Regional Health System, Liberty Mutual Group, Morber Marketing Group, Natural Fusion Hair Studio, SAIC-Frederick, The Callos Companies.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

  • Producer / Co-Director: Kelly Beach
  • Writer / Co-Director: Jessica Hibbard
  • Announcer: Randy Gray
  • Co-Hosts: Jon-Mikel BaileyJoe Porpiglia, Jessica Hibbard

THIS FRIDAY: Episode 11 will be recorded in front of a live studio audience at 1 p.m.

Special guests include Sarah Hurwitz (Colonial Jewelers) on the business-community connection, and how private companies can support local causes, and Ron Angleberger (Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick) on the spirits that inhabit our historic city.

Tasty snacks will be provided by Pretzel & Pizza Creations, and a lucky member of our audience will win two free passes to Generation Connect’s Birthday Party on November 8.

Register to attend the show (it’s free!) and look for a new episode online soon.

September 16, 2011

Your Hosts

We’re back in the Chamber studio this month, with co-hosts Joe Porpiglia and Jessica Hibbard.

Special Guests

Sadie Wolf (Frederick Regional Health System) discusses workplace wellness and the 2nd Annual Business Health Awards.

Will Burns (Maryland Chamber) talks about the Maryland General Assembly’s upcoming special legislative session and the Maryland Chamber’s advocacy tour stop in Frederick on October 4th.

Positively Frederick

Visit our community blog to read about PNC Bank’s recent donation to Frederick Community College’s child care center. Share your own story online at positivelyfrederick.org.

Frederick Factoids

Barb, the Chamber’s receptionist, is a goldmine of information about local lore and Frederick history. At a recent staff meeting, she told us that most small towns in Frederick County are about 7 miles apart, because that’s the distance that a lady could travel by horse to shop in a neighboring town and still safely return before dark!

Member 2 Member Spotlight

This month’s featured discounts: 10% off (Sunday through Wednesday) at Canal Bar & Grill and 10% off an annual preventative maintenance agreement with Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning. Find more discounts and print coupons on the M2M page.

Episode Sponsor

Episode 10 is sponsored by Baltimore Coffee & Tea.

Catering Sponsor

Lunch for our live studio audience was provided by Olives restaurant on Market Street in downtown Frederick.

Grand Prize

Two lucky members of our studio audience won prizes — A free pass to the Chamber’s November Lunch Exchange and a gift certificate to Olives restaurant.

Prize Pack Sponsors

Goody bags items for our live studio audience are provided by DynPort Vaccine CompanyFrederick Regional Healthcare SystemGiant Eagle Store #1842, The Callos Companies, Self Storage Plus, First Call Office Products, and Mother Martin’s Coupons.

Previous Episodes:

Watch our monthly show onYouTube or sign up to be part of our live studio audience (register online or call 301.662.4164 x1).

Live audience seating will begin at 12:30 p.m. Attendees who are not seated by 1:00 p.m. will not be permitted to enter the studio during broadcast.

Can’t join us in the studio audience? New episodes are available on YouTube on Monday.

Credits:

  • Producer / Co-Director: Kelly Beach
  • Writer / Co-Director: Jessica Hibbard
  • Announcer: Randy Gray
  • Co-Hosts: Jon-Mikel BaileyJoe Porpiglia, Jessica Hibbard