Ordinance 68-19 “Can’t See the Forest Through the Trees”

October 31, 2019,

The Anne Arundel County Council continues to review and debate an ordinance that was developed by the Pittman Administration that would change the regulations and fee structure of forest conservation for land development throughout the County.  There is general agreement that there should be an update to the existing forest conservation regulations, the legislation as […]

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Chamber President Testifies at County Council

October 9, 2019,

Hello. My name is Mark Kleinschmidt and I am the President and CEO of the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is made up of about 500 members which include: large corporations, financial institutions, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. There are a lot of definitions of small business, the SBA says a small […]

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County Council Holds Hearing on Forest Conservation Bill

October 4, 2019,

Controversial Bill to be Debated On Monday, October 7th the County Council will hold a public hearing on a controversial bill (68-19) that will significantly change the current forest conservation law.  The Pittman Administration has proposed the bill and many members of the civic and business community have voiced their concerns.  A number of amendments […]

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2019 Award Winners Announced

September 26, 2019,

Each year at the Business Hall of Fame Dinner, the Chamber presents several awards to recognize the accomplishments and community involvement of its members.  This year the Chamber is pleased to present: Business Leader of the Year  Brian Gibbons Presented to a person in Anne Arundel County who has demonstrated throughout the year the exceptional […]

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7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay to Benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County

September 19, 2019,

Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® presents a doggone good time to take your dog out on the water! Bring your dog for a cruise of Annapolis on Harbor Queen to benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. The 7th Annual Barkin’ on the Bay Cruise is coming up on Thursday, September 26. Watermark has […]

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Electric Vehicle Showcase on City Dock September 14 to Demonstrate Benefits of Zero-Emission Cars

September 12, 2019,

The 7th Annual “Annapolis Electric Vehicle Showcase” will take place at City Dock (Susan Campbell Park) on Saturday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The showcase will inform the public about how driving electric benefits air and water quality and how zero-emissions can help ameliorate Climate Change. The host of the event, Annapolis […]

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Van Hollen, Cardin, and Sarbanes Announce Nearly $10 Million for BWI Airport

August 14, 2019,

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and  Ben Cardin and Representative John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $9.94 million in federal funds for the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will be used to reconstruct a portion of Taxiway Z which has reached […]

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Annapolis Sailor’s Triathlon set for July 27

July 25, 2019,

Mayor and County Executive join Navy Athletic Association for a swim, bike and foot race through Historic District, County Roads on the north side of the Severn and through the Naval Academy The second annual Sailor’s Triathlon is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. The event, which will be coordinated in […]

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Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Celebrates 20th Anniversary

July 11, 2019,

Celebrating world-class hospitality through extraordinary events, inspired cuisine, and legendary service. Following 35 years of waterfront and hotel development from Florida to Cape Cod, John Wilson brought his experience and vision to the Eastern Shore. In the late nineties, Wilson acquired a site just south of the Bay Bridge in Stevensville, Maryland. This 7-acre parcel […]

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The Spirit of 1776

July 3, 2019,

It was a hot July day much like today, when the Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia 243 years ago and voted to support the revolutionary concept of breaking away from England to become our own independent self-governing country. The Founding Fathers did not need polling data to make their decision. They debated and worked together […]

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