So far, the BQA Board has had a sit down with several Commissioner Candidates. (February was sitting Commissioners Jack Wilson and Mark Anderson. March was candidates Barry Donadio and Helen Bennett.) Business Queen Anne's will not be endorsing candidates publicly but is taking this opportunity to learn about the candidates and hopefully the candidates learn from the BQA board as well!
We appreciated the BQA members who came out to take part in the discussion and encourage any of our members to join us at these meetings!
Here are the candidates that we have lined up for the next two months:
- April 25th - Steve Wilson, Phil Dumenil
- May 30th - Chris Corchiarino, George Sigler
These are the topics that have been discussed but if any member has any suggestions, please let us know!
Moving forward with broadband in QAC
Local Workforce development
Attracting new business
All Board meetings are held at Mear's Point Marina in a meeting room located across from the pavilion and accessible from the outside of the building at 4 PM. Just contact Sandra Early, Administrator to RSVP! firstname.lastname@example.org
In the months to come, we will be reporting more details about our impressions of the County Commissioner Candidates, but for now we just want to pass along information and links that hopefully make collecting information easier for you!
Here is a link to the QAC Election Site
Many candidates have websites and Facebook pages and that information is listed on the State Board of Elections site linked above!
2018 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION DATES:
Primary Election - June 26, 2018 7am-8pm
*Early Voting for the Primary Election -
Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Thursday, June 21, 2018
from 10am until 8pm
General Election - November 6, 2018 7am-8pm
*Early Voting for the General Election-
Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Thursday, November 1, 2018
from 10am until 8pm
Just a reminder of the County Commissioner Candidates
- County Commissioner At Large Helen Bennett, Republican
- County Commissioner At Large Jim Moran, Republican
- County Commissioner At Large Elaine Harrison, Democratic
- Commissioner District 001 Joe Gannon, Republican
- Commissioner District 001 Jack Wilson, Republican
- Commissioner District 001 Dino Romano LaMana, Democratic
- Commissioner District 002 George Sigler, Republican
- Commissioner District 002 Steve Wilson, Republican
- Commissioner District 002 Benjamin Tilghman, Democratic
- Commissioner District 003 Laura Bogley-Knickman, Republican
- Commissioner District 003 Barry Donadio, Republican
- Commissioner District 003 Phil Dumenil, Republican
- Commissioner District 003 Jim Coulter, Democratic
- Commissioner District 004 Mark Anderson, Republican
- Commissioner District 004 Chris Corchiarino, Republican
- Commissioner District 004 Deborah Krueger, Democratic
|BAY BRIDGE LOCATION SCOUTED|
Article by The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2018
As Maryland scouts locations for new Chesapeake Bay Bridge, hope and opposition emerge
Trey Hill uses satellites and precision farming technology to maximize his wheat, corn and soybean yields here in Kent County. If the planned third span across the Chesapeake Bay landed here, he says, it would destroy the natural barrier between Baltimore and his quiet, 300-acre farm.
Farther south on the Eastern Shore, Danny Thompson wants to preserve that type of quaint appeal. But as the director of economic development in Somerset County, he sees a new bridge as a potential boon, bringing more residents and tourism.
Suzanne Konigkramer, a Kent Islander who commutes across the two spans of the current bridge daily to work in Annapolis, likes the idea of a third span to alleviate gridlock. Just please, she asks: find somewhere else to put it.
"I just don't see a third bridge here at all," she says.
There has been no decision on where to place the third span that Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed across the bay. The results of a $5 million environmental impact study are still years away.
|BQA MEMBERSHIP, SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIP|
|WHY do you need to JOIN, SUPPORT, SPONSOR BQA?
BQA keeps you INFORMED on issues facing economic development, jobs and opportunities right here IN QAC, so the 86% of County residents who spend too much time commuting out of the County and across the bridge every day can actually "LIVE, WORK & PLAY" right here in QAC!!
If you know a business that would be a great asset as a member, please contact our Membership Chair, Jack Ashley at email@example.com
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy of the following application!
BUSINESS Queen Anne's
A Coalition for Economic Development and Responsible GovernmentThe mission of BUSINESS Queen Anne's is to actively advocate sound economic growth; review all proposed state and local legislation and regulations; provide an objective assessment of proposed development in Queen Anne's County and its incorporated towns; endorse and support countywide growth that is well managed and consistent with adopted state and local planning and regulatory guidelines, comprehensive plans, and state and local initiatives; create positive and "business friendly" attitudes on the part of Queen Anne's County elected and appointed officials; and support business activity that promotes and encourages a vibrant economy, development of an adequate labor pool, a fiscally responsible and accountable county government, and a continued unique quality of life in Queen Anne's County.
You can find BQA on Facebook! Make sure to "Like" us!
Just a reminder that the
Membership Dues Renewal Invoices
have gone out and are now due!
If you have any questions,
please contact Sandra at
Your BQA Board!
Steve Donovan, President
Title One & Associates, Inc.
Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.
Mears Point Marina
QAC Sheriff's Department
Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty
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BUSINESS Queen Anne's would like to invite all members (and even member guests!) to attend our monthly board meetings typically held the last Thursday of the month at Mear's Point Marina. (Please contact the office at email@example.com to verify)
Occasionally, we have County reps visit and give us updates. At the last board meeting it was decided that the next time we have speakers at the board meetings we will give our members ample notice in case they would like to attend...we want you to be in the know!
If you have a speaker that you would like to connect with and you think that Business Queen Anne's could help make that happen, please let us know.
County Commissioner's Meeting
Second and Fourth
Tuesday of the month!
Click here for published agendas!
107 N. Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Planning Commission Meetings
160 Coursevall Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
(Same link above takes you to agendas for the Planning Commission too.) Visit the County's New Website to sign up for notices!
BQA wants you to get involved!
We are the only organization to consistently and publicly support property rights and beneficial development projects in Queen Anne's County! If the growth of our County interests you at any level, you should be a part of this prominent group!
Become a member!
Join the board!
BQA is looking to grow membership and our Executive elite board and we are in search of Woman Business owners in the County...are you the woman for the job?
We are also looking for members to sign up to attend Commissioner's Meetings and/or Planning Commission Meetings!
If you are interested, please contact Administrator, Sandra Early at