C.I.V.I.C. Award Recognition

Posted by: | Posted on: May 6, 2015

CIVIC Award will be announced at the EDA Reception on May 21, 2015 at Meadow Event Park Mansion. Starting at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to chamber@bealenet.com

Caroline Special Olympics

Posted by: | Posted on: April 24, 2015

Watch our online video of today’s special olympic challenges at Caroline High School. Thank you to our volunteer chamber members: Cherwanda Minor, Jay Johnson and Mary Pitts. Photos by Dawn Haun.

C.I.V.I.C. Award nominations accepted

Posted by: | Posted on: April 15, 2015

2015 Civic Award Nomination

The Caroline Chamber is accepting nominations for the 2015 C.I.V.I.C. Award (Community Involvement and Volunteerism in Caroline).
Criteria for the nominees for this award must be a resident of Caroline or employed by a business office located in Caroline. They must be respected by their peers and have a record of success in their chosen field. A self-starter and willing worker, supporting non-profit or charitable events and organizations that benefit the community. It is not required that nominees be a member of the Chamber of Commerce, nor the nominee be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Forms submission deadline is May 7.

Award dinner is May 21 at Giuseppe’s Restaurant, 5:30. Dinner at 6 p.m. Cost: $20/pp. Cash bar. Please RSVP to chamber@bealenet.com or 448-5264.


2014 award recipient, Major Scott Moser, (center) with wife Carrie (right) and chamber president, Mary Pitts.

2014 award recipient, Major Scott Moser, (center) with wife Carrie (right) and chamber president, Mary Pitts.

Sheriff “Tony” Lippa speaks at Chamber Breakfast

Posted by: | Posted on: April 13, 2015

Thanks to Sheriff Lippa and Major Scott Moser for presenting the many programs the Caroline Sheriff’s Office offers for the public and businesses of the county, most importantly as the businesses develop and how their law enforcement agency will continue their commitment to the community.

Former Caroline Chamber Board of Director and President, Cindy Ann Duffer Matern dies

Posted by: | Posted on: March 30, 2015
Cindy Duffer Matern

Cindy Duffer Matern

Cindy, 57 years young, passed away March 27, 2015, at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia.

She was born in Midlothian, Virginia and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1975. She moved to the Stafford area in 1981 where she began her career as the Aquatics Director with the County of Stafford Parks and Recreation. Through her 12 year career as the Aquatics Director she will be fondly remembered for teaching swimming lessons to the area’s youth, with whom she regularly crossed paths for years. Cindy’s strong work ethic and passion for teaching our area’s youth set the tone for future parks and recreation developments. In 1993, Cindyjoined her mother and business leader, Ann Duffer, to open Stat Employment staffing agency in Fredericksburg.

She soon realized her life’s calling of helping the community in which she lives and works by assisting local businesses with affordable, quality staffing solutions and providing area residents the opportunity to work for our community’s leading employers. In 2006, Cindy furthered her professional ambitions by opening her own staffing firm, At Once Staffing, Inc., where she continued to provide a superior customer service experience to local businesses and supportive environment for area workers to be gainfully employed in our community. Whether volunteering her time or providing financial assistance, Cindy continuously responded to the needs in the greater Fredericksburg area. She regularly sponsored events and donated to local organizations such as Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, Fredericksburg SPCA, Caroline County SPCA, and various local schools and area residents who have experienced “hard times”. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Caroline Chamber of Commerce and Fredericksburg SPCA. Cindy was
a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and a former member of many Stafford area civic organizations.

When Cindy wasn’t building her career, she spent the rest of her time doing what she loved spending time with her friends and family. An avid boater and fisherman, you could regularly see Cindy on the water or making new memories with her most recent pastime her granddaughters. Cindy’s funloving, generous spirit is infectious and exciting and she will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her children, Kris Montgomery (Bill), Ginni Mastin (Blair), BrandonMatern (Rachael); significant other, Bud Keen; her brother, Mike Duffer, and sister, Jeanne Shephard (Steven); her stepmother, Patricia Duffer; her nephew, McKinley Duffer, and niece, Rosalie Duffer; her dogs, Kramer and Deebo; and her four grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Claire and Ava.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, April 2 at Storke Funeral Home, 111 South Main St, Bowling Green. The memorial service for Cindy will be held at 2pm on Friday, April 3 at Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 8063 Ladysmith Rd, Ruther Glen. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or Caroline County Humane Society, P.O. Box 75, Ruther Glen, VA 22546.

Fund set up for shooting victim

Posted by: | Posted on: March 23, 2015
Buck Ball

Buck Ball

The family and friends of shooting victim, Elijah “Buck” Ball have started a fund to help with funeral expenses, so if you are willing and able to give his family would truly appreciate it. http://www.gofundme.com/buckball…

DMV 2 Go at Ladysmith March 25

Posted by: | Posted on: March 23, 2015

DMV 2 Go will be at Ladysmith Vol. Fire Department on Jeff Davis Highway on March 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services.

Donna Tyson to speak on Wednesday, March 25

Posted by: | Posted on: March 23, 2015

Donna Tyson PhotoJoin Wright’s Chapel in welcoming Donna Tyson for an “Evening of Inspiration.” Step away the crazy pace of life and be encouraged and empowered by the lessons Donna has experienced from her missionary work in Haiti and her journey through cancer.

Donna Tyson is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, missionary to Haiti and a recent Triple Negative Breast cancer survivor.   Donna will be speaking at Wright’s Chapel, Wednesday, March 26, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to hear Donna speak but there will be an offering taken to support the Church’s mission trip to Haiti in June.  Prior to Donna’s presentation, Wright’s Chapel will hold their monthly spaghetti dinner.

Spaghetti dinner available for purchase, starts at 5:30 p.m.

The public is welcome.

For more information contact Wright’s Chapel at 804-448-1251 or Kim Napier at 540-841-1618

Board of Directors Meeting

Posted by: | Posted on: March 23, 2015

Chamber Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, March 26 at noon, REC (old building-upstairs)

Taco Bell in Carmel Church accepting applications for jobs

Posted by: | Posted on: March 11, 2015

Taco-BellTaco Bell in Carmel Church, still under construction, is taking applications online at: BurgerBusterjobs.com