Last month, Chamber TV Special Correspondent Justin Saltzman (Liberty Mutual Insurance) caught up with Professor Cyd Maubert (Mount St. Mary’s University) at the Frederick New Media & Technology Conference (FredNMT). Justin and Cyd dove into the nuts and bolts of copywriting for the web, and why it’s important for your organization. 

Relevant links for this segment:

Copyblogger Online Blog
NEW Frederick Chamber Website
New Media & Technology Conference Information
Official Hashtag on Twitter: #FredNMT
Mount St. Mary’s University, Frederick Campus
Link update: Presentation documents from the FredNMT “Medal Winning Copy” session will be posted to this page shortly

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Each year we ask you, a professional in Frederick County, how you’re using social media and the internet to get connected and stay connected with other Frederick professionals online.

Why do we ask? 

Social media is here to stay. In addition to a vibrant, thriving community in real life, Frederick is also alive and engaging online. From business to business or business to customer, real life relationships are being maintained through a growing network of online interactions. The Social Business Survey helps us identify where Frederick County professionals are hanging out online, and how they’re establishing their personal brand, as well as their organization’s brand.

What will we do with the results?

We want to share the Social Business Survey results with the business community, so that the connections you make have a local measuring stick. Survey results will illustrate where Frederick professionals spend their time online, so that you can get in on the online conversation.

For the past two years, we’ve presented the results of the Social Business Survey at the Frederick New Media & Technology Conference — or, #FredNMT on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Click here to check out the 2013 Social Business Survey Infographic.

How do I take the survey?

Please click here to respond to the Social Business Survey by Thursday, January 23.

Where can I get more information about the New Media & Technology Conference?

Join us at the New Media & Technology Conference — Fred NMT — on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here for more info about the conference agenda, presenter bios, and to register.

Monica Spilman, 270net Technologies, is a presenter at the 6th annual New Media & Technology Conference (Fred NMT 2014)

With the demanding, often 24/7 agenda involved in running a business, it’s hard to keep up with the latest, greatest marketing techniques. I’m sure with enough time and budget we’d all love our businesses to be absolutely cutting edge in every way, but the reality is that you have to pick and choose where to invest those resources to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.

Google is catching on to this conundrum and doing an absolutely fantastic job stepping up to the plate! Google+ Local is revolutionary. It’s like Google took all of the good ideas of the last 10 years, rolled them into a nice neat package, and made it relatively easy to get on board. Here’s the Who, What, How Breakdown.

WHO: Local, Motivated Consumers

According to a recent report by MDG Advertising, “Fifty-nine percent of consumers use Google every month to find a reputable, local business.” Of course, as a small business owner, you want to be the “reputable, local business” they find. MDG goes on to state,“Fifty percent of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of finding local results, and 61% of those searches result in a purchase.” This speaks to more than just Google searches, but it illustrates a key point: Not only are these searchers local, but they are ready to buy. What more could you ask for, Small Business Owner? Continue reading “Google+ Local: Put Your Business on the Map”


Last week the Chamber team welcomed Stephanie Fitch as a Marketing Assistant, and she is eager to promote events and support the Chamber’s mission through visual design!

Stephanie was born and raised in sunny California where she received undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since moving to Frederick in 2011, Stephanie has enjoyed getting to know the area and exploring what Maryland has to offer.

In her spare time, she enjoys trying her hand at 3D animation and motion graphics, as well as watching every kind of home renovation show on television.

With her love of Photoshop and technology, we are excited to have Stephanie as part of our Chamber Staff!

May 17, 2013

Co-hosted by Jon-Mikel Bailey (Wood Street) and Lauren Hagan (Frederick Chamber).

Angela Blair, Community Health Educator at the Frederick County Health Department, joined us to discuss the Healthy Business Forum on Friday, June 21. The forum will cover how to implement a workplace wellness program into your organization.

We were also joined by Cynthia Miller, President and Founder of Miller.Omni.Media. Cindy discussed the importance of branding your business for Business Improvement Month. Continue reading “Chamber TV: Episode 30”