Mentoring our workforce in the new decade

Last month I wrote about the start of the new year and decade and encouraged you to take full control of your life and make 2020 and the rest of the 20’s the best they can be for you and your loved ones. This month, I want to reinforce you still do that, but also […]

Networking: Supporting local businesses is fundamental

Choosing a local business whenever possible is what allows communities to continue to grow and prosper, both financially and socially. One of the philosophies of the Chamber is that without a strong and growing business environment there will not be a strong sense of community and without a strong sense of community there cannot be […]

Allow time to recharge in the summer

For many individuals and businesses Summer is the most hectic time of the year. Tourism (other folks taking vacations) is at its peak, days are longer, school is out, and just more things needing to get done. As a result, it may be difficult for you to think about taking time off to recharge. However, […]

Over Committing can lead to poor performance

Whether in your personal or business life, it is important to understand your capacity and your ability to deliver on promises made. If you regularly over commit and under deliver you will lose credibility and trust from the people you care about; family, friends, business associates, and community. It can also create physical and mental […]

Education is key to the future of our community

As summer draws to a close, it is time for the future of our County to head back to school. The fact you can read this article and have the desire to do so is an indication you have one or more educators to thank. Teachers deserve a great deal of our thanks and even […]

Team Selection, Training and Management are key to an organization’s success

It will seem obvious to most that untrained and unsupervised staffers can wreak havoc on your organization. However, you would be surprised at the number of organizations that do nothing to address the problem. Many choose to blame the community where they operate for an untrained workforce and take little responsibility to improve what they […]

Chamber Networking: There is always more to learn because you will never know everything

We all know a few folks that believe they know everything already but learning is truly a lifelong activity. From the moment of birth until the day you die there is always something that can be learned. Depending on where you are along the curve of life drives the type and degree of learning but […]

Dorchester Chamber of Commerce: Voting Matters

We are fresh off of the 2016 Maryland Primary Elections and we are now heading into local elections. Your vote in each Election process is important and a single vote does matter. Many local and state elections have been decided by fewer than 100 votes (some fewer than 10) in recent elections. Gaining knowledge as […]