Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? With the US Department of Labor announcing unemployment at 8.1 percent, many people have decided to venture out and start a small business of their own. Find all the resources you need to start a small business in Maryland on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, at 5 p.m. Local professionals and state representatives will be on hand to present various resources available to small businesses and answer questions concerning licensing, finance options, insurance, marketing, and other topics.
This free public workshop is specifically designed to help individuals achieve the dream of owning a business. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with other business professionals in related fields. This workshop is sponsored by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 410-641-5306 or visitwww.OceanPinesChamber.org
RE/MAX names top October producers
RE/MAX Premier Properties recently announced its top producers for October. Top listing agents are Pam Price and Joel Maher, both from the Salisbury office, along with Bill Hunt from the Ocean City office. Top sales agents for the month are Hunt, Price, and Edie Brennan, from the Ocean Pines Office.
Artist studio space available in Berlin
The Berlin Visitor’s Center now offers two-month leases on the artists studio just in time for the holidays.
For only $500 plus $50 a month for utilities, you can have a two-month lease in downtown Berlin to sell arts and crafts.
For more information, visit the Berlin Chamber Web site at berlinchamber.org to fill out an application or contact Aaren Collins, executive director on how the Berlin Chamber can help your business.
Thanksgiving assistance requested
The Community Service Committee of the Coastal Delmarva Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS is asking the community to assist in the Thanksgiving “Bags and Baskets of Blessings” campaign for Diakonia. Volunteers are collecting donations from the Diakonia wish list, which include deodorant, men’s and women’s razors, face cloths, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, aluminum foil, baggies of all sizes and rubber gloves.
Collection sites: Coldwell Banker/Bud Church Realty, Seaside Christian Academy, Acquest Title Services, First Shore Federal Savings & Loan, Hileman Real Estate, Shamrock Realty Group and Bunting Realty. Donated items will be picked up on Monday, Nov. 19. For more information, call 410- 213-7741.
McAllorum celebrates 25 years in business
Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce was scheduled to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 8 to celebrate long time member Lynne McAllorum’s 25th anniversary in business. She will also be launching a new division of her current business, Broker Benefit Services, called Baby Boomer Insurance of Maryland.
Broker Benefit Services is an independent insurance agency specializing in health, life, disability and long term care insurance. McAllorum has been in business for 25 years and an Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce member for more than 10 years. Contact Lynne at 410-208-1154 or email@example.com