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 […]

Chamber, UMES to mark WWI anniversary

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering to salute the nation’s veterans Nov. 9 with a banquet in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Friday night event will be produced by the university’s hospitality and tourism management students, who have […]

Chamber to host forum on Wicomico Revenue Cap

Wicomico County’s nearly 20-year percentage limit on the amount of revenues that can be derived from property taxes will be a topic for discussion this month at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will host presenters Greater Salisbury Committee CEO Mike Dunn and Sarah Guy, Associate Director of The Business Economic and Community […]

Cannabis careers topic of this week’s Chamber lunch

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly General Membership Luncheon Thursday, June 21, at La Quinta Inn and Suites of Salisbury beginning at noon. The featured speaker will be Professor Shad Ewart of Anne Arundel Community College, discussing the cannabis industry in Maryland. During his presentation, Ewart plans to elaborate on job […]

Opinion: Investing in schools is good for business

At the recent Wicomico County Council public hearing on the FY 2019 county budget, the council’s meeting room was standing room only for discussion on the Board of Education’s budget for the coming fiscal year. A cross-section of business leaders, organization leaders and parents testified before the County Council, and listed abundant concerns. Among those […]

Salisbury Chamber honors its top performers

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 98th Annual Awards Banquet last week at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Downtown Salisbury. The event recognized Chamber members for their important work in the community and for the Chamber. Steve Leonard, President and CEO of the Peninsula Regional Medical System was the keynote speaker. Steve […]

‘Spring Soiree’ to showcase Parkside CTE students

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual “Spring Soiree” sponsored by Shore Distributors, Thursday, March 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. The event will be a festive gathering featuring the talents of the Career Technology Education and Wicomico County students. Educational program demonstrations included will […]

Q&A: Builder Chris Eccleston has busy agenda

In January, Chris Eccleston assumed the reins as Chairman of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, a move which he describes as “a natural progression” because he has served the inner-workings of the the business support organization for so many years, The founder of the upstart Delmarva Veteran Builders, Eccleston served six years in the […]

Bill Chambers: Wind projects will bring local jobs

On behalf of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce — representing hundreds of regional Delmarva businesses and thousands of their employees — we want to express our strong commitment to capturing the immense wind energy resource off our shores. To protect our health, wildlife, and economy — and the quality of life of future generations, […]