Greater Salisbury, Chamber offering marketing grants

The Greater Salisbury Committee, in participation with the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, is leading “Pivoting for the Pandemic” — a marketing grant program for small businesses in Wicomico County affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

As a way to support businesses that have quickly pivoted operations and marketing strategies as a result of Covid, GSC has formed a partnership with two local independent marketing consultants, Sophia Smecker and Nicole Abresch, to offer their help.

“Every local business is facing their own unique challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and those without access to marketing resources have an additional hurdle to overcome,” said Mike Dunn, President and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee.

“This marketing grant will give three Wicomico County-based businesses the opportunity to adjust their marketing strategy, based on this new normal with the help of two knowledgeable marketing consultants.”

The grant is a marketing package valued at $3,500, which consists of 30 hours of consulting time and $1,500 toward the business’ marketing strategy.

Three small business applicants will be selected, and the 30 consulting hours includes an initial consultation, assistance with allocating the marketing grant, and an actionable short-term marketing plan for the future.

Businesses with 25 employees or fewer, based in Wicomico County, can apply by filling out a form available at or by emailing Dunn at

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