Business briefs, July 29, 2020

Pliescott is brand ambassadorCharlette “Charley” Pliescott of Cambridge is only 13 years old, but is already moving into the performance and business world, recently being named a brand ambassador for Dance Supplies, Etc. The company, based in Severna Park, specializes in discount dance clothing.Charley has been a student at Eastern Shore Dance Academy (ESDA) since […]

$1B salmon farms are planned for Shore

BALTIMORE — This area, long known for agriculture and seafood, could soon become a center of a hybrid industry — aquaculture. AquaCon, a Norwegian fish producer, is planning investments totaling $1 billion to open three aquaculture operations on the Eastern Shore. The first is set for Federalsburg on the Marshyhope Creek, with construction beginning next […]

River businesses step up to help with Salisbury port

SALISBURY — This city will get financial help from two local businesses to pay part of the costs of a Port Feasibility Study with the goal of increasing import and export tonnage. City Council members on Monday gave preliminary approval to accept $3,000 from Chesapeake Shipbuilding and $1,000 from tugboat and barge operator Vane Brothers […]

Egide plant suffers $1M damage

CAMBRIDGE — One of the city’s major employers sustained severe damage in a July 1 fire. Egide USA’s factory suffered an estimated $1 million loss in a three-alarm fire first reported at 5:21 p.m. At that time, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. (RFC) were dispatched for a commercial building fire at 4 Washington […]

Marsden retires from Pa. Air National Guard

CAMBRIDGE — Willow Construction would like to congratulate and thank one of its team members, Project Manager Lt. Colonel Dave Marsden on his recent retirement from the military after his 28 years of service. He started his service career by joining the United States Air Force, where he served five years. Following his United States […]

St. Andrew’s Church, Brookview Hope donate

Dorchester BannerHURLOCK — Shell Hurley of Brookview Hope Treasures recently donated funds to St. Andrew’s Church in hopes to raise awareness to the needs of locals in our North Dorchester Community. She encouraged others to help this and other local food providers that assist local citizens in need. Saint Andrews Church, at 303 South Main […]

SunX producing pandemic supplies at lab

CAMBRIDGE — SunX Analytical Founder Barry Pritchard realized before the quarantine his company was in a unique position to alter their production capabilities to also manufacture hand sanitizer. With both the equipment and a reliable supply of key ingredients, he was able to quickly shift gears to meet the critical needs for disinfecting rubs. “While […]

Population shows healthy spawning stock

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains […]

Insurance agents give to their communities

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore State Farm agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift […]

State Farm agents donate to Mid-Shore Community Foundation

CAMBRIDGE — Two Eastern Shore agents, Megan Holotik of Cambridge and Karen Davis of Salisbury, have joined forces and made $500 donations each to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Their efforts will help bring support and needed food to local medical personnel and first responders. And then, by utilizing the State Farm Matching Gift Program, they […]