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55th Annual MEDA Conference Held at Hyatt

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

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The 55th Annual Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina May 1-3, 2016.  Nearly 300 people were in attendance for the annual gathering.  The theme for the conference was The Economic Dynamics of Live, Work and Play. The conference focused on the requirements …

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Ironman Races add $5.5M to Local Economy

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

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SPECIAL by ANDREA VERNOT: IRONClub Maryland, the non-profit organization formed to support large-scale, high-impact endurance events in Dorchester County, today released the results of an economic impact report revealing that the 2015 IRONMAN races attracted 3,500 participants and generated almost $5.5 million for the region. The findings were announced at the Dorchester Visitors Center during …

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Dorchester Hosts IRONMAN Maryland

Posted on: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

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One of the world’s most grueling athletic events is returning to Dorchester County on October 3, 2015. IRONMAN Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic’s only full-length IRONMAN triathlon will bring thousands of athletes—and the attention of the world—to Cambridge, Maryland. IRONMAN is known worldwide as the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit for athletes. Director of Dorchester …

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Fundraiser to Support Seafood Industry

Posted on: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

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The Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association (CBSIA) is holding their annual Crab Feast Fundraiser at J.M. Claytons Crab Co on September 20, 2015 from 2-5 P.M. The tickets cost $35 per person. Tickets include all you can eat crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, steamed corn, water melon as well as tea and soda. The event will feature …

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Creation of Local Scenic Railroad

Posted on: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

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By SUSAN BAUTZ, Special to the Dorchester County Department of Economic Development “People love trains,” according to David Owens, vice president of the Eastern Shore Scenic Railroad (ESSR) volunteer group. If the numbers riding the train at the Hurlock Fall Festival are any indication, he is right. Once a year an engine and two restored …

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MACo’s Annual Conference

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

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The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.” will be held in Ocean City from August 12–15, 2015.  MACo is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to representing the needs of the local governments to the Maryland General Assembly.  The conference brings in an estimated 2,000 local government officials, 250 venders, …

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Crab Cook-Off Celebrates 11th Year

Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

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July 11, 2015, marks the 11th annual Taste of Cambridge.  The Taste of Cambridge is held each year to honor Dorchester County watermen and the products they bring to market every day. The Maryland Blue Crab represents the hard-working heritage of the Eastern Shore.  It will be the featured ingredient in categories like Best Cream …

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MD House & Garden Pilgrimage Visits Dorchester

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

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The 2015 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) is planned for this Saturday, May 9. The tour will include stops in East New Market and Cambridge. The Chicone Village Longhouse and Garden at Handsell, Huntington Residence, Choptank River Lighthouse, Haller Garden, and Summer Inn are just a few of the named stops on the tour. …

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Building Sustainable Working Waterfronts

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS) will host a Working Waterfronts Exchange on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Although attendance is free and open to the public, space is lim­ited and registration is required. Nicole Carlozo, natural resource planner with DNR, said, “The Working …

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Haythe Named in Maryland’s Top 100

Posted on: Thursday, March 12th, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

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Congratulations to Keasha Haythe, director of Dorchester County Economic Development, and Nicole Robertson-Van Schaik, president of The Robertson Group, for winning spots in The Daily Record’s 2015 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Haythe was awarded 40 Under 40 in 2012, and Robertson-Van Schaik was a recipient of the 2014 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. …

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