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Unsinkable Eastern Shore II

Unsinkable Eastern Shore II: Rural America Responds to Climate Change Join the Eastern Shore land Conservancy for a morning of conversation exploring how the Eastern Shore’s communities, businesses, and institutions are already preparing for climate change and where innovation can make the region a leader. Date: Saturday, April 1, 9:00AM-1:00PM (Doors open at 8:30AM) Location: Eastern Shore Conservation Center (114 S. Washington Street, Easton, Maryland) Registration: http://tinyurl.com/UnsinkableES ($20 includes breakfast and book) Keynote Speakers: John Englander, author of “High Tide on Main Street” and Mark Jacobson, founder of The Solutions Project Moderators: Rona Korbell of the Bay Journal More information: Brian Ambrette, BAmbrette@eslc.org

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Mid-Shore Board of Realtors Announce Essay Contest

The Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS (MSBR) will hold their annual essay contest for high school students who live in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. In 2016 two Dorchester County students, Mya Woods, and Emory S. Wongus were awarded for their essays.  The first-place essay receives a check for $500.00; second place is $200 and third place is $100.00. For the past five years MSBR has invited high school students who reside in Caroline, Dorchester, or Talbot Counties to participate in a property/real estate related essay contest.  Students are asked to write an original and analytical essay of at least 750 words with a maximum of 1,000 words.   Participants are asked to review a variety of sources including the Bill of Rights, newspaper articles, books and personal interviews.  The theme: The Fair Housing Act was aimed at prohibiting discrimination in rentals or in the sale of a home. Has this law changed home ownership? If so, how? Independent judges; from each County, read and score the essays.  “The REALTORS at MSBR started this essay contest, because we know home ownership is important and as REALTORS, we abide by high standards of fair housing to all individuals”, noted Martha Witte Suss, MSBR …

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DCED Property List

The Dorchester County Economic Development Office (DCED) maintains a list of available land and commercial properties within the county. Office space, industrial facilities and warehouse spaces are available. The office continues to maintain a strategic partnership with the real estate community to assist in identifying property that meets the needs of businesses. The DCED offers site selection and relocation assistance to new and expanding businesses. To find out more information or to add your property to the list please call the Dorchester County Economic Development Office at 410-228-0155.

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Lots Available

The Dorchester Regional Technology Park is a full service park offering water, sewer, and fiber connection for tenants. The 113 acre park is conveniently located directly across from the Cambridge -Dorchester Regional Airport. Lots range in size from 4-5 acres with a starting price of $65,000 per acre. Lot 3 is home to the Eastern Shore Innovation Center and will house various businesses ranging in industry sector. The Incubator is planned to open later this month. Please contact the Dorchester County Economic Department Office for more information on the Dorchester Regional Technology Park at 410-228-0155.

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Water Moves Us Campaign Expands

Two years after launching the first ever cooperative branding campaign, “water moves us”, Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) has expanded the industry sectors of faces. The campaign showcases quality of life and people who choose to relocate to one of the East Coast’s most picturesque, historic communities. Quality of life and the economic well-being for a community are pillars for economic development. Living, working and recreational amenities are factors considered by new residents. New residents Jill and John Hrabosky moved to Dorchester County after John’s sales territory was moved to the East Coast. The Hraboskys wanted to be near the water and could have chosen to relocate anywhere from Maryland to Maine.  Jill said “We knew we wanted to be near water, so I looked at a map, and literally pointed to Cambridge.  It had direct water access, and a beautiful countryside.” Dorchester County is located on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore with more than 1,700 miles of shoreline. It is the largest land/water mass county in Maryland, with nearly 600 square miles of land and 70 square miles of waterways. Dorchester County offers attractive and affordable housing options from waterfront estates to rural developments including small city condos, townhouses and apartments.Many …

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Dorchester Tech Park Lots Available

The Dorchester Regional Technology Park is a 113-acre, full-utility park that includes water, sewer, and fiber connections for tenants.  Strategically located across from the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, the park boasts beautiful scenery with a paved pathway for walking. The Dorchester Regional Technology Park has been marketed to businesses in various industry sectors. Industry sectors include, but are not limited to, aviation, pharmaceutical, call centers, and government contractors.  The Eastern Shore Innovation Center technology incubator is the Dorchester Regional Technology Park’s first tenant. Four- to five-acre lots are for sale starting at $65,000 per acre.  For more information or to schedule a site visit, contact Dorchester County Economic Development at 410.228.0155 or email sbanks@ChooseDorchester.org.

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Chesapeake Industrial Park, Lot #10

Endless opportunities awaits on 1.97 acres of commercial-zoned property in the Chesapeake Industrial Park in Cambridge, MD.  The park’s Lot #10 is for sale at a reduced price.  Join other companies in the business park, and enjoy its great diversity of industry. Potential uses include commercial, industrial, mixed, and warehouse.  The property is assessed at $88,600 with a list price of $50,000.  This featured property is located off Woods Road on Chesapeake Drive and is next to the Fastenal building.  Public water and sewer are available. For more information on this property, please contact Sharon Spedden of Sharon Real Estate P.C. at 410.228.2525 or by email at info@sharonre.com.

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Prime Historic Building in Arts District for Sale

One of downtown Cambridge’s most visible and valuable commercial properties is on the market. When Provident State Bank moved its retail operation to a new location at 301 Crusader Road in October, they put their original building at 530 Poplar Street on the market for $395,000. The beautiful, two-story, federal–style, corner and brick building in the heart of the Historic District contains almost 12,000 square feet of office space. Constructed in 1920, the building sits at the intersection of High and Poplar Streets. According to listing agent Valerie Brown of Powell Realtors, “Provident’s prime location and proven income producing record makes it a perfect investment or development opportunity for a savvy business.” She points to the ample customer parking as one of the many amenities adding, “This rarely available and affordable site would be an ideal property for any entrepreneur or enterprise looking to take advantage of the many benefits the city’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) and Historic District designations offer.” Some of the many A&E tax benefits include a tax deduction on state income tax for eligible artists, an exemption state admission and amusement tax for certified arts activities, and a property tax credit for buildings renovated or constructed …

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Hurlock Medical Signs Lease with Nanticoke Health

Hurlock Mayor Joyce Spratt announced October 7, 2013 that Nanticoke Health Services signed a two-year lease with the Hurlock Medical Center to open physician offices at 302 Collins Street by the end of November. The announcement is welcome to town officials and residents have access to healthcare facilities and services conveniently located at the medical center. According to Mayor Spratt, “This is huge for Hurlock because we have not had medical care available here since Choptank left in May.” She credited Nanticoke and Tom Brown, president of Nanticoke Physician’s Network, for their commitment to the community. According to an October 7 article in The Banner, Nanticoke’s offices will be open five days a week. Effective November 17, Dr. John Appiott will serve as the on-site physician two days a week, and a nurse practitioner will staff the facility three days a week.

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Provident Among Real Estate Moves

Commercial Real Estate Movement in Dorchester County Commercial real estate interests in Dorchester County are beginning to see movement in the market.  According to realtor Valerie Powell Brown, with Charles C. Powell, Inc., there are currently 41 active commercial/industrial properties in the county. Among recent moves in Cambridge, Provident State Bank will open its new location in the old Bank of the Eastern Shore building at 301 Crusader Road in Cambridge on October 15. The bank has two other Dorchester County branches – Main Street in Secretary and East New Market Road in Hurlock. Wright’s Art & Framing moved to 319 High Street on October 1, which brings another arts-related business to Cambridge’s designated Arts & Entertainment District. Powell says she is currently working on a new lease located at 100 Bramble Street, which is a building owned by Cambridge surgeon William Bair, M.D.  A 3,200-foot space zoned for industrial use is another new Cambridge listing Powell has at 104 Goodwill Avenue. In 1975, Powell, Inc. was founded by Brown’s father. She is celebrating her 30th year as a licensed broker in Maryland and Delaware. The company has 17 agents working in the mid-shore area.

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