High rise to take over Chamber office site

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to move to a building with visibility from Route 50 after selling its former East Main Street location to the developer of a high-rise building next door. “We are excited to be a part of the renaissance of Salisbury,” said Bill Chambers, Chamber President and CEO. […]

Chamber to host ‘State of Schools’ event Jan. 27

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2020 State of the Schools Luncheon, presented by First Shore Federal and Comcast, on Monday, Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parkside High School in Salisbury. This is an opportunity to hear Wicomico schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin discuss achievements, goals for improvement […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chamber will provide ‘Welcome Bags’ for teachers

That time of year has arrived: Children will be heading back to school, and Wicomico County will become home to many new teachers. Relocating to a new area can be a daunting experience. Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to make the new teachers feel welcome by providing more than 170 “Welcome Bags” to the […]

Salisbury Chamber gears up for Restaurant Week

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce announces one week of great discounts at local restaurants during Salisbury Restaurant Week. The fourth annual event runs from April 29 to May 5. Restaurant Week showcases local Chamber-member restaurants offering unique menu items at a special price. This year’s restaurants include Abbott’s on Broad Creek, Adam’s Taphouse Grill, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]