Help for Small Businesses, Funding for City Dock and New Taxes

January 29, 2020,

When the General Assembly is in session you can count on a lot of legislative activity and lets not forget that the Annapolis City Council and County Council are still meeting twice a month as well.   So far 511 bills have been introduced in the State Senate and 675 in the House of Delegates.  Some […]

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How to Pay for Kirwan?

January 22, 2020,

General Assembly Wants to Tax Digital Advertising Last year, Kirwan Commission issued a report along with recommendations to improve public education in Maryland. Over the next four years, it is estimated that the cost of implementing these recommendations will be $4 billion.  The General Assembly is looking for ways to fund these recommendations including putting […]

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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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