Aberdeen Chamber Event Summary
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2013 Membership Luncheons
Thank you to Mayor Bennett as he shared changes and advancements in and around the county and our fair City. A number of new businesses and housing developments are expected- and we haven’t stopped growing. He also spoke of the transportation changes on Routes 22, and 40 over the next few years. Mike Gilbert, our sponsor, with R.M. & R. Company, Inc. is ready to tackle those issues around your house, big or small.
We welcomed Sheriff Jessie Bane, who shared the counties focus continues to be on drug, violent crimes, guns, gangs and crimes against children. He also mentioned that motor vehicle fatalities in the county are due to excessive speed, not belted or distracted drivers, the key being electronic devises. Both the County and the City of Aberdeen continue to create awareness around the dangers or texting and driving. They are also working on project safe streets- which focuses on career criminals and repeat offenders. Thank you our sponsor Auto Auction of Baltimore, the American Legion or hosting, and Short Rite Klein’s for catering.
We took a different twist this month. Thank you to our sponsor Slavie Federal Saving Bank and Gary Barnoff. Ruggles Golf Course was our host, but also offered free golf lessons from the pros. What started as a gloomy rainy day turned into bright sun shine and wonder golf weather. According to Rik, “it’s always sunny at Ruggles”. We had an opportunity to share some changes that affect each of us. New zoning changes, Train Station project, New housing, New businesses opened & in process; Transportation updates; Garrison is expecting 2 more rounds of BRAC 2015 and 2017; Edgewoods new Train Station; High Speed Fiber optics project; Sequestration; Baseball World Series August 9-18th new visitors to our businesses; Events in the City and potential to expand and grow on each of these; We are not sitting still.