• A Message from the QAC Chamber Chair

  • I consider it a great privilege to be the 2018 Chairperson of the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce.

    Having been a member of this business community since becoming an employee as a young adult in my father’s drug store, Kent Drugs, and then joining my brother Dominic as co-owners of Chesapeake Environmental Lab, Inc., I can honestly say being involved with the business community has been part of my life-blood and I truly feel being an active member of the Chamber opens doors in a way no other organization can. 

    As the 2018 Chair, my focus for the Chamber this year is NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!  The Chamber is here to help you promote yourself and your business by offering resources to help you grow and prosper.We have some exciting new opportunities this year that we’ve added to our list.  We believe these new events will give you more options to promote and grow your business.

    In addition to always looking for new ways to help our businesses grow, we will be working with the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education to develop and grow a successful Workforce Development Program.  Helping you grow your business is important, but helping develop ways to train and grow ‘new employees’ is also an important part of helping our businesses be successful.  The Chamber has taken the lead in helping this become a reality in Queen Anne’s County and we’re very proud of that!

    If you are currently a business-owner and have not yet joined our organization, please take a moment and visit our Chamber office.  See for yourself what our Chamber has to offer and why it’s such a great group to become a part of.

    If you’re a visitor, we welcome you to stop by and see what our county has to offer.  Our Chamber staff is well-versed in our county and what we have to offer.

    In closing, I want to share one of my favorite quotes with you from the well-known Nobel Prize Laureate Albert Schweitzer:  “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” 

    I hope 2018 will be the year of your greatest happiness!

    Eva Stoops, Chesapeake Environmental Lab, Inc.
    QAC Chamber of Commerce Chair 2018

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