Chamber Forecast finds local economy good — for now

On the plus side, Wicomico County is enjoying a low unemployment rate, a consistent workforce number and a healthy increase in home values. Looking over the economic horizon, however, the improvements seen in the last three years would appear to be flattening out. “Things are great right now, but I don’t think it’s going to […]

Taco Bliss hosts Salisbury Chamber members

Tasty “Fresh Mex” samples and warm hospitality were gratifying rewards at last month’s Taco Bliss ribbon cutting. Owner Kevin Kreutner and his staff treated guests to an array of Taco Bliss fare including freshly prepared tortilla chips with house made queso dip, a variety of mini tacos, and “Keviche,” Mexican-style shrimp cocktail. Taco Bliss recently […]

Delay seen likely on chicken fertilizer regulations

The Hogan administration is weighing a one-year delay in restrictions on fertilizing farm fields with animal manure after a Salisbury University professor said the state is not prepared to deal with the impact of the pollution-prevention regulation on Eastern Shore grain and poultry growers. Dr. Memo Diriker, Director of Salisbury’s Business Economic and Community Outreach […]

Chamber/BEACON Forecast scheduled Dec. 6 at SU

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and BEACON at Salisbury University will present the 2020 Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast on Friday, Dec. 6, at Salisbury University. The event will be held in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri Academic Commons. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. to be followed by the Eastern Shore Delegation […]

Don Mabe, Perdue Farms’ former leader, dies at 88

Donald Wilson Mabe Sr., the renowned former President and CEO of Perdue Farms, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, following a prolonged illness. He was 88 years old and was a resident of Georgetown, S.C. A native of Kernersville, N.C., he graduated from North Carolina State University and then served for two years in the U.S. […]

Adam’s Taphouse wins top state business award

Adam’s Taphouse and Black Diamond Catering have been awarded the Comptroller of Maryland’s Cornerstone Award for Wicomico County. The award recognizes small and family-owned businesses that are ingrained in the fabric of their communities and celebrate the values of independence and investment that define Maryland’s local business community.  Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Fruitland on […]

Kuhn’s Jewelers making move to South Salisbury

Kuhn’s Jewelers, a Downtown Salisbury fixture for nearly a century, will be moving to Sea Gull Square during the Main Street construction project that threatens to interrupt the store’s busy Christmas season. About 50 percent of the store’s annual sales are in November and December, said owner Susan Purnell. “I think what’s happening Downtown is […]

Perdue AgriBusiness decides not to relocate to Delmar site

Delmar community hopes that Perdue Farms would cross the Delaware border and move its global AgriBusiness base from Maryland to Sussex County have hit a disappointing decision. Perdue officials announced that a proposed move to Delmar is no longer in the works. “After much thought and deliberation, Perdue Farms has made the business decision to […]

Salisbury Rising 2019: John McClellan upbeat on area’s continued potential

For this week’s edition featuring the Salisbury Rising special section, we put five important questions to John McClellan of SVN-Miller Commercial Realtors. Q. As a top commercial real estate authority, you are uniquely positioned to know what’s going on in the Salisbury market. What are you seeing? A. We are seeing some new construction but, […]

NAI Coastal enters commercial market

A new commercial real estate company has arrived on the Eastern Shore. Several top producing leaders have joined forces to open NAI Coastal, a new brokerage under the umbrella of NAI Global. With more than 375 offices and 6,000 professionals, NAI Global generates $20 billion in gross annual revenue making them the fourth-largest commercial real […]