Professional Achievers: Hammond named examiner

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has named Dr. Trudy Hammond, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional’s Project Lead, to the Board of Examiners for the 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence, and this is the second consecutive year Hammond has […]

Mid-Shore Pro Bono receives grant for Child Advocacy Program

Mid-Shore Pro Bono, a nonprofit organization on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that provides free access to legal services to low income community members, has received a $15,000 grant from the Qlarant Foundation to support their child advocacy program. The program is focused on providing legal representation for caregivers seeking third party custody of children impacted by […]

Peninsula Regional group has a new name: TidalHealth

What were once three separate hospitals and numerous specialty medical practices that merged over the past year are now united under one name: TidalHealth. “Starting today, for decades to come, this is who we are together,” said Steven Leonard, President and CEO of what is now known as TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, during an announcement and […]

Salisbury’s American Jazz passes its sea trials

The American Jazz, seen in recent days on the Wicomico River, has passed its sea trials with flying colors, American Cruise Lines announced Monday. Following the successful trials, American accepted delivery of the riverboat from Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury. The 190-passenger American Jazz is the latest in American’s acclaimed series of five modern riverboats and […]

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week and help merchants

By the time August rolls around, many of us are trying to savor the last days of summer and prepare for the coming school year. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the rhythms of our lives, forcing us to adapt to a new routine. But in a world of uncertainty, one thing that remains […]

Network tracks ammonia, poultry particulates in air

A new ambient air monitoring network on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is up and running. The monitoring network, jointly supported by Delmarva Poultry Industry. The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, and the Maryland Department of the Environment, is the first to measure ambient ammonia levels on the Eastern Shore as well as in Baltimore City. […]

GG welcomes Marketing, Development personnel

Gillis Gilkerson has grown its team with the addition of Tori Brown as Director of Marketing and Kathy Shubert as Development Associate. “Tori and Kathy bring a level of sophistication and efficiency to our team,” said Dwight Miller, President of Gillis Gilkerson. “In their new positions, both will play an instrumental role in elevating our […]

River businesses step up to help with Port of Salisbury

Salisbury will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers to use toward […]

Salisbury Chamber advocating for restaurants

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused historic economic injury to the entire U.S. economy. Included in the economic carnage has been the hospitality industry and specifically, restaurants. From the date that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all indoor and outdoor restaurant service to cease, restaurants have faced cataclysmic consequences. Employee furloughs and layoffs occurred, and a […]

CARES Act funding still available for businesses

Wicomico County businesses that have been struggling to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial help from a pot of $8 million in federal funds to the county. The money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act – or CARES Act – is being offered as grants of up […]