Phillips Packing House Named “Six to Fix”
Preservation Maryland has named the Phillips Packing house as one of it's "Six to Fix" threatened historic places.
Free Welding Class for Students Learning English
Chesapeake College is offering a free welding class for students learning English this December.
SBA Veteran-Owned Small Business Tour
The Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted a Mid-Shore Veteran-Owned Small Business Tour on November 13th.
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.
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?
"Dorchester is home. I returned after college and dove into our family business. There is an authentic sense of community here - a general "get the job done" attitude. Combined with the natural balance of four distinct seasons, access to the Choptank River and waterways, and more seafood, farms and wildlife than you can shake a stick at, I'd say it's a pretty great place to live."
"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."
"The people in Dorchester County are amazing and Cambridge is special because of the location. Obviously it’s gorgeous, we’re right on the water."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"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."
"I enjoy working in Dorchester because there are an increasing number of millennials relocating, building lives and thriving here. There is a great deal of potential to reach your professional and personal goals, live the dream and leave your mark."
"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 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."
"I would not want to be anywhere else in the world, or doing anything else than what I am doing today."
"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."