Chip Fleming, visionary agro-entrepreneur

LINKWOOD — In the late 1970s, a group of farmers came together to form the American Agriculture Movement in an attempt to organize a strike to raise awareness of the importance of the American Farmer. Some of these farmers drove their tractors all the way to Washington, D.C. to protest, blocking traffic, and creating significant […]

Goodwill opens in Cambridge Marketplace

CAMBRIDGE — The city gained a new business on Thursday, when Goodwill opened a store in the Cambridge Marketplace development on U.S. 50. City leaders in government and commerce were on hand, joined by hundreds of shoppers who thronged the discount center. City Commissioner Robbie Hanson, (Ward 5) said, “We’re glad to have the employment […]

Cambridge Chick-fil-A will open Feb. 13

CAMBRIDGE — Chick-fil-A has selected Christian Albert as the franchise owner of Cambridge’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant opening Feb. 13. Mr. Albert will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing approximately 100 team members to serve guests, while continuing to cultivate relationships with local schools, organizations and neighboring businesses. Located at 705 Cambridge Marketplace, the restaurant […]

Mentoring our workforce in the new decade

Last month I wrote about the start of the new year and decade and encouraged you to take full control of your life and make 2020 and the rest of the 20’s the best they can be for you and your loved ones. This month, I want to reinforce you still do that, but also […]

Chamber honors Boyle, gets update from MDHCD’s Holt

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held their 74th Annual Dinner on Thursday at the Hyatt Resort. A full house of 300 members and guests witnessed the late Gerry Boyle’s family accept the C. Robert “Bob” Spedden Award on his behalf, and heard Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth […]

C-SD delegation in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — It was an early start, but Next Generation Scholars from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, together with Ms. Bell and Mr. Reed, headed to the state capital on Tuesday morning for Youth Congress Day, a gathering of 100 students from across the state. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education […]

State supports local development

CAMBRIDGE — There’s help on the way for local revitalization projects. At a meeting with city and county officials on Jan. 6, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Sec. Kenneth Holt announced a $510,000 grant for Cannery Park to help fund the rehabilitation of that site off Cedar Street. He also said his department […]

Few picks for seafood worker visas

CAMBRIDGE — This is one number that didn’t hit for Dorchester. Seafood companies and related industries will have a hard time staying busy — or even open — this year, after the federal government’s H2B visa lottery came up short for local businesses. County Council President Jay Newcomb (Dist. 1) spoke at Tuesday’s meeting, saying […]

Macy’s to close in Salisbury mall

Macy’s at the Centre at Salisbury will close in the coming months, leaving Boscov’s as the lone original anchor store at the mall. A clearance sale will begin this month and run for approximately eight to 12 weeks., according to Katelyn Yannie, a spokeswoman for the New York-based retailer. Employees have been informed of the […]

Next Generation scholars tour local businesses

BALTIMORE — On Nov. 25, 41 tenth graders from Cambridge-South Dorchester high School who participate in the Next Generation Scholars program toured local businesses for career inspiration. The sophomores visited Chesapeake College, Horn Point Laboratory and University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. This is the second year the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education […]