State Chamber official to address Salisbury members

Larry Richardson, Vice President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at this month’s General Membership Luncheon. Richardson will discuss how the 2018 state elections resulted is fairly substantial change to the Maryland General Assembly, not only in personnel — there are 60 new members in the House of Delegates and […]

Salisbury Sears, where everyone shopped, is closing

In the wake of Sears announcing it will close scores of stores, including the familiar anchor in The Centre at Salisbury, longtime customers are feeling sadly nostalgic. The company managed to survive during the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, but in March, doors will be locked for the last time. “Craftsman,” […]

Perdue Farms to invest $30 million in Baltimore port

Perdue AgriBusiness, a division of Perdue Farms, will spend $30 million to open an organic grain receiving and storage facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in eastern Baltimore County to meet the rising demand for organic feed ingredients for Perdue Foods and other companies in the region. The facility will also include grain and oilseed processing/milling and […]

Pam Gregory named to lead local United Way

The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Executive Board of Directors has unanimously selected Pamela Gregory as the new President & Chief Executive Officer for the agency. Gregory, an eight-year veteran of the UWLES, has been an integral part of the agency’s success serving in various capacities including resource development and most recently as […]

Economy is good now, next year not as certain

Business conditions on southern Delmarva are strong, but there’s real concern the fun could begin to end over the next year. “There’s a divergence of opinion on how we’re doing and where we’re going, collectively as a country, state and region in an economic sense,” Dave Ryan, Executive Director of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, told a […]

Visa restrictions impacting seafood packing houses

At Lindy’s Seafood, workers receive $4.50 per pound of crab meat they pick. That adds up to roughly $12 to $16 per hour — about the same pay as a home health aide or preschool teacher. Dorchester County may have one of the highest unemployment rates in Maryland, but Lindy’s and other crab processors in […]

SU adds greatly to its Downtown presence

Salisbury University’s presence Downtown took a major step forward Monday with the dedication of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative’s new home on the Downtown Plaza. “Community partnerships are important to the University, and the ESRGC’s move makes good sense. Many of its clients are government agencies and Downtown provides a centralized and convenient meeting […]

Sussex approves cash to aid Perdue AgiBusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]

Salisbury’s WBOC-TV to buy NBC affiliate WRDE

Draper Media and SagamoreHill of Salisbury Licenses announced Tuesday that they have entered into a purchase agreement for WRDE-LD, an NBC affiliate serving the Delmarva Peninsula as Coast TV. “We’re looking forward to bringing more local news, weather and community information to viewers here on Delmarva,” said Molly Draper Russell, CEO of Draper Holdings Business […]

Sussex, Delmar to help Perdue Agribusiness move

Sussex County is kicking in a little more than chicken feed to help bring jobs and a major poultry firm to southern Delaware. The County Council approved a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of $125,000 to the town of Delmar as the county’s contribution toward infrastructure improvements needed ahead of the planned Perdue AgriBusiness headquarters […]