Broke Boys Brewing Co. wins Mayor’s business prize

Mayor Jake Day has announced that Salisbury University students Garrett Morris and Shawn Wierzbowski have been awarded the 2019 Mayor’s Prize as part of SU’s annual Student Entrepreneurship Competition. Morris and Wierzbowski’s proposal for “Broke Boys Brewing Co.” beat out 49 other small business ideas which ran the gamut from video game production to oyster […]

Salisbury Independent wins 4th Public Service Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Salisbury Independent was awarded the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s top award in the category of Public Service. The newspaper also captured a Best Of Show Award in Public Service, surpassing the likes of the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and Wilmington New Journal in serving the community. In awards handed out at […]

Salisbury-area Business Achievers: May 2019

Cone, Egan receive university recognition Two standouts from Salisbury University have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty accolade: the Regents’ Award for Excellence. Dr. Randall E. Cone of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department was honored for teaching. Dr. Chrys Egan of the Communication Arts Department was lauded for mentoring. Cone, associate professor […]

Aspire to Succeed & Lead Conference is Friday

The 2019 Aspire to Succeed & Lead Women’s Business Conference, designed to encourage entrepreneurship and empower businesses owned by women, is set for Friday, April 26, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Sponsored by the Maryland Capital Enterprises Women’s Business Center, the event, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a keynote speaker, […]

Poultry industry salutes its top performers, supporters

Twelve outstanding chicken growers and four honorees were recently recognized for their dedication to the poultry industry as Delmarva’s chicken community gathered in Salisbury for the Delmarva Poultry Industry Booster Banquet, the 1,800-member trade association’s annual membership dinner. The J. Frank Gordy Sr. Delmarva Distinguished Citizen Award, DPI’s highest honor, was presented to Clark White. […]

Salisbury-area Business Achievers: April 2019

Coastal Hospice announces staff transitions Coastal Hospice has announced the promotion of Susan Olischar to Vice President of Finance. She is responsible for optimizing the financial performance of the organization, providing accurate and timely reporting, financial planning and forecasting, and managing cash flow to ensure that we meet our financial commitments. She has worked for […]

Mathias to join UMES as a legislative lobbyist

Former state Sen. Jim Mathias, who was defeated for re-election in November, has landed a new job — Government Relations Director for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mathias has strong ties to the State House, having served four years in Maryland’s House of Delegates and then eight years in the state Senate, where he […]

State minimum wage hike would be bad for Shore businesses

Two weeks ago the Salisbury Area Chamber provided testimony in Annapolis before the state Senate Finance Committee on Senate Bill 280, which with its House companion bill would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023. This next state-imposed employer mandate could be a killer for Eastern Shore businesses across all business sectors. […]

Jenna Robinson revives Downtown coffee shop

At SBY Coffee, a steaming cup of the house blend gives customers a reason to “espresso” themselves — and they are expressing pleasure in the new shop. Formerly Main Roots, SBY Coffee, at 111 West Main St. on the Downtown Plaza, is owned by Jenna Robinson, a 24-year-old entrepreneur and member of the Robinson’s Jewelry […]

Delmarva Power sets low-outages record

Delmarva Power customers experienced the lowest frequency of electric outages ever in 2018. The frequency of outages decreased from the previous low, set in 2017, by 8 percent. Over the past five years, ongoing investments in the local energy grid have driven a 34 percent decrease in the frequency of electric outages Delmarva Power customers […]