Globe’s Groove coming to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Downtown Cambridge kicks off 2019 with a special event, Globe’s Groove, a pop-up exhibition of dazzling show posters at Gallery 447. The event, which runs Feb. 2 from 6-10 p.m., will highlight the work of Globe Poster, the legendary printing company known for creating classic posters for the likes of James Brown and […]

Locals give to help the needy

CAMBRIDGE – Even with businesses, it’s not always about making money. Sometimes, it’s about giving things away. Volunteers demonstrated that again this year, with their Dorchester Santa Toy Drive. “We are an organization formed by business owners and young community members to support the Salvation Army in bringing joy to family’s lives at Christmas,” a […]

Choptank Electric Trust gives over $4 million

DENTON – The Choptank Electric Trust, Inc., funded by Choptank Electric Cooperative and its members through Operation Round Up®, reached its $4 million donation milestone this past spring. The Choptank Electric Trust distributes funds raised by members back into local communities here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “Since 2004, the goal of Operation Round Up® is […]

Banner unveils 2019 Dorchester profile

CAMBRIDGE – It’s good to know there’s so much going on in Dorchester County. A look at the 2019 Dorchester County Profile, “Water Moves Us,” is enough to confirm that local commercial activity is gaining momentum. The directory was compiled, as in past years, by Banner Editor Paul Clipper and Advertising Manager Dave Cannon. Local […]

‘Chase the Blue Crab’ wins tourism contest

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Tourism joined with six partners to win $50,000 in promotional exposure from the Maryland Office of Tourism in the first-ever Crabtank on the Choptank competition. Their “Chase the Blue Crab” pitch was among 10 tourism marketing campaign ideas presented to the “Crab Tank” during the 38th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel […]

Comptroller Franchot promotes Shop Local

CAMBRIDGE—Maryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Cambridge on Friday, November 30, to meet with Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and visit Simmons Center Market to promote Shop Local in Maryland. Regarding the meeting, Comptroller Franchot stated, “We had a nice lunch over lobster, at Rock Lobstah, by Patrick, who also has High Spot. A nice little restaurant. […]

Downtown merchants host special promotions

CAMBRIDGE — Merchants in downtown Cambridge again this year host the 3rd annual Shop & Win! Promotion which thanks shoppers for helping to support local businesses during the holiday season. For every $20 spent at participating businesses like Sunnyside Shop, Honey Bee Trading, The Blue Awning, Black Water Bakery, Calista’s Boutique, Heart of Dorchester Antiques, […]

SBA visits local veteran-owned companies

CAMBRIDGE — Small Business Administration Regional Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Michelle Christian visited veteran-owned companies on the Mid-Shore on Tuesday. The trip was “to thank them for their service and recognize them for their business success and contributions to the local and state economies,” a statement from the SBA said. In Dorchester, stops included the […]

Hoopers Island Oyster Co. unveils 2nd edition tin

CAMBRIDGE — Honoring the proud tradition of Maryland’s skipjacks and working watermen, Hoopers Island Oyster Co. debuted its 2018 commemorative oyster tin at a reception during Second Saturday festivities on Nov. 10 at Black Water Bakery in downtown Cambridge. Company officials were joined by the board of the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester to unveil the […]

Starbucks store opens, Rosato mural is unveiled

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Artist Michael Rosato, at center left in the gray jacket, was joined by city and county dignitaries for the unveiling of his latest work, “Marsh Song,” at Cambridge Marketplace.

CAMBRIDGE – The local economy took another step forward on Oct. 31, when the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Starbucks store. The business is located in Cambridge Marketplace on U.S. 50, where development is continuing. When that celebration concluded, many of those present took a short walk over to […]