Free Webinar for Veteran owned Businesses
In Recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Hosts Federal Contracting Webinar for Veteran-Owned Small
SED TALK -Local Economic Development Forum
SED TALKS - Local Economic Development Forum held at Chesapeake College on October 26th 8:30-11:30.
Dorchester Goes Purple Boat Parade
Dorchester is bringing awareness to dangers of substance abuse by Going Purple in the month of September.
Casting Firm Looking for Locals to play Young Harriet Tubman
Marinella Hume Casting Baltimore/ DC is looking for locals to play Harriet Tubman (Minty) in an upcoming movie production.
Maryland Farm-to-School Week
It’s not usual to see school buses in front of Sandy Hill Elementary in the morning, but farm equipment?
Florence Press Release 09.14.18
Department of Emergency Services approved for high water vehicles and support staff from National Guard to support potential flood related events.
Hurricane Florence Press Release 9.14.18 – Eastern Shore Shelter Open
Department of Emergency Services has not issued evacuation orders for our area but shelters are available for residents impacted by tidal flooding.
Prepare NOW, Flooding, Hurricane and Power Outage Tool Kit
Take a look at FEMA's website and prepare NOW. Create a plan, know your zone, decide what to take prior to evacuation.
Hurricane Florence Updates
For the latest new on Hurricane Florence please follow the link below to the National Weather Service Wakefield.
Greencoat a Strong Sustainable Box
Local Business DS Smith was recently highlighted in The Produce News with an article focusing on Greencoat.
Holiday Closing – Thanksgiving
County offices will be closed on November 22 and November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All offices will reopen November 26.
Holiday Closing – Christmas
County offices will be closed December 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. All offices will reopen December 26.
Small Business Saturday
Getting to know your local small businesses can be a great way to get to know your neighbors and community. Shop Small Business Saturday!
Why Choose Dorchester?
"As someone who was raised in Dorchester – and spent my career working internationally - I wouldn’t want to live nor work anywhere else. From our beautiful landscapes and outdoor recreation to our close-knit community and proximity to major cities, Dorchester is a great place to raise a family and enjoy an Eastern Shore lifestyle."
"One of the things I love about living and working here is the amazing energy. There are a lot of great things happening simultaneously right now and I’m constantly meeting new people who are excited to be engaged and involved. It’s a great feeling to watch and be part of the progress unfolding in my hometown."
"Being in a central location really helps us and the access to the water, waterways and the bay for recreation is a big asset to living in Dorchester."
"I feel lucky to have grown up and experienced everything that Dorchester offers. The Chesapeake Bay never gets old and I never tire of hearing stories of the past from my dad and grandfather about working the water. I am proud to carry on their traditions using modern technology and methods and will always call Dorchester home."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"I enjoy working in Dorchester because of the gorgeous open space public lands such as Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge provide. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. People here are passionate and helpful. Dorchester is also affordable, so my money goes farther."
"I was born and raised here, and although my career initially took me to DC, I realized very soon that I belong on the Shore. My husband and I spend our free time enjoying the Chesapeake’s gifts: Boating, hunting, fishing, crabbing, and skiffing through the marshes. You won’t find a more welcoming community with as much heritage and history as Dorchester."
"Dorchester is not only a beautiful scenic county with abundant wildlife and outdoor recreation, but the people are friendly and our relaxed lifestyle offers a great place to do business and raise a family."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"Dorchester provides the close community feeling that small businesses thrive. Our county has so many driven people with incredible ideas and resources. Collaborating on a creative level and the friendships I’ve made makes this more than a "job" for me."