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Serving the Eastern Shore since 1897, The Dorchester Banner, which publishes on Thursday, dominates the market in Maryland’s largest county, Dorchester County.

The city of Cambridge is the center of Dorchester County’s population as well as its business and cultural activity. Cambridge is a deepwater port, offering direct access to ocean-going ships and coastal freighters. Almost half the work force engages in manufacturing. The remainder are primarily employed in retail, agriculture and seafood harvesting and processing.

Nestled in the corner of the Delmarva Peninsula where the Choptank River opens to the Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge is within easy reach of Baltimore (86 miles), Philadelphia (185 miles), Washington, D.C. (97 miles) and Ocean City, MD (69 miles).

The Dorchester Banner is a member of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s mission is to advance Dorchester County through educating, promoting and growing a strong business community.



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