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Coffee & Connections

Coffee & Connections

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)


Start your day with a little morning networking at the Chamber of Commerce office! Our popular morning mixers offer the opportunity to hear about some exciting Chamber happenings. Connect with fellow members, and touch base on ways you can benefit from your membership! 

At Coffee and Connections, we celebrate Chamber members in a variety of ways! Several times out of the year, we select a Chamber member to speak about what their company does. We also have refreshments provided monthly! Lastly, we feature work from artists affiliated with the Washington County Arts Council for you to view at the mixer. Join us in the F&M Trust Training Room at the Chamber. 

Read about what this month's mixer will have in store for you!

The Featured Chamber Member is Elwood Staffing! Brian PayneBranch Manager and Christian Santiago, Staff Recruiter will be sharing about Elwood Staffing during the event!

Elwood Staffing is an employment staffing agency offering services in temporary staffing, temp-to-hire staffing, contract staffing, direct placement staffing, Professional staffing, and payrolling services. Founded in 1980, Elwood Staffing operates around 200 branches & 80 on- site locations throughout the United States. Elwood Professional is a division of Elwood Staffing for the recruitment and placement of engineering, information technology, and business management professionals in mid-level, VP, and executive openings. Elwood's services match job seekers with employment in the following areas: manufacturing & production, warehouse & distribution, automotive, engineering, oil & gas, construction, information technology, skilled trades, administrative & clerical, & customer service, Elwood is the nation's 10th largest industrial staffing firm and the 37th largest overall staffing firm operating in the country. In terms of individuals and companies served, Elwood's size equates to employment of nearly 29,000 temporary associates daily and staffing partnerships with more than 6,000 client companies annually.

Dusty Graham will have her artwork displayed at the mixer this month. 

Dusty's Bio:

I have been sewing since I was in Middle School, followed by majoring in Home Economics at Ashland College in Ohio, and the University of Maryland, with an emphasis in Clothing & Textiles. I am a retired Home Economics (also known as FACS- Family and Consumer Science) teacher from Washington County. Prior to that I was a 4-H and Youth Agent in Anne Arundel County for four years.

My first knitting project at age 10 was a swimsuit for Barbie!

In 1981 I took quilt design and construction classes from Virginia Poling, a local quilter. I love making items from fabric and yarn- quilts, wall-hangings, baskets, jewelry organizers, bags, knitted and crocheted items, etc. which encompasses the art of combining colors and possible textures. My father was a local Plastic Surgeon, my mother a Fine Art Artist, so I believe I have a combination of both their talents when I create an item from fabric and fiber.

5 years ago I decided I either needed to use or give away my mother's table top loom which led me to buying my own floor loom. Local Master Weaver Barb Diefenderfer taught me all things weaving. At first, I made scarves, for I could not see putting energy into a towel to dry dishes. However, ever since weaving my first towels I am hooked on the endless combinations of patterns and colors.

Stone House Urban Winery will be offering samples of their seasonal flavors and also some baked goods!

Thank you to the 19405 Emerald Sq. Edward Jones for sponsoring this event!


Free for Chamber members     |     Just $10 for non-members!

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
1 S. Potomac St. (In the Chamber's F&M Trust Training Room)
Hagerstown, MD 21740 United States
Event Contact
Maddie Monica
(301) 739-2015
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)
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