Christmas, A Great Time to Escape
Join Harriet Tubman Tours on December 22 and visit original locations where Tubman lived and worked. These sites have not changed for over a hundred years!
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.
Holiday Closing – Christmas
County offices will be closed December 24th and 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. All offices will reopen December 26.
MACo Winter Conference (January, 2019)
"Charting the Course"--Learn what's next for Maryland's counties.
National Write A Business Plan Month – December 2018
Your business plan is the foundation of your business. Learn how to write a business plan quickly and efficiently with a business plan template.
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"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."
"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 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."
"After opening the Eastern Shore Dance Academy, I have met the most amazing children and families. Our community has so much talent."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."