December 2013


Business Queen Anne's invites you to a  

book signing by Governor Robert Ehrlich!



Thursday, January 30th

6 PM at Annie's Paramount Steak and Seafood Restaurant

(Meeting/Signing to be held on the patio)



There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres!

(You may certainly purchase dinner while you're there!) 


Please contact BQA at  

to RSVP!! 


This is a "Bring Your Own Book" event!  

You must purchase your book ahead of time and bring it with you!  


Click the logo below to purchase through Amazon... 


America: Hope for Change explores the causes and remedies to the seven most difficult issues confronting (and confounding) our culture and country. Tackling complex issues, former Maryland Governor, US Congressman, Bob Ehrlich presents an urgent call to action on behalf of a conservative, common sense political force that will determine the quality of life for generations to come.


Ehrlich tackles the tough issues, including, the role of government vis-à-vis the individual, strengthening American culture, fiscal practices and debt, healthcare delivery, job creation, social security, and national security. With his more then 25 years of experience leading the charge to restore the greatness of America, Ehrlich offers a solid direction on the policy changes needed for our culture, our government, our health, our jobs, our retirement, our defense, and ourselves. A must read for Americans seeking a battle plan to defeat the progressive agenda in time for the 2016 election year!



The Republican Central Committee has selected Planning Commission member Jim Moran to fill the County Commissioner seat formerly held by Arentz. Jim will be sworn in as the At Large Commissioner as soon as the Governor approves. Congratulations to Jim! We're looking forward to working with you!  


Congratulations also to Phil Dumenil who has agreed to step up as the President of the Board of County Commissioners!


Our well wishes also go to Steve Arentz and Steve Hershey as they move into their new roles of Delegate and Senator respectively!


BQA Membership Special Investment Rate Good Until the End of the Year!


Only $99

per year for three years!


Click the link below
to download an application!




Recently in Queen Anne's County we have seen an increase in several crimes, from counterfeiting , armed robberies and thefts. As the Holiday season approached it is imperative that your staff and management be familiar with suspect identification and basic crime prevention tips. My Office wants to ensure the best possible educational information is provided to keep our employees and customers safe.


I am asking that you print this letter and robbery chart, and openly discuss this with your staff, for businesses from 1 employee to hundreds, it is incumbent amongst all employer's to educate your staff. Place the suspect chart in the register, or in a place where your staff can access it while police are responding.


My deputies will be increasing patrols in within the business community to raise awareness to safety. I am asking that you have your staff call in anyone whom is suspicious or committing a crime immediately, and make contact with the deputy to let them know what you observed. Your safety should always be first, don't confront suspects, but be a trained observer, and report the incident.


If you have any questions, you can always call my staff or I.


Thank you, I hope all of our Businesses have a safe and joyous Holiday Season!


Sheriff Gary Hofmann

Office 410-758-0770

Cell 443-496-1277 EXT 1213 



For a copy of this information or to schedule an appointment with Sheriff Hoffman please contact:
Stephanie Jones
410-758-0770 x 1218  Desk

Other contacts in the Sheriff's Department

Major Jim Williams
Cell - 443-262-2903
Desk - 410-758-0770 x 1229

Captain Brian Smith
Cell 443-298-1003

LT.Dwayne Embert
Courts, Special Events & Training

LT. John Heddinger
Patrol Commander
410-490-1297 cell

Deputy Dale Patrick (LT, retired)PIO
Public Information Deputy - Community and Media
443-496-2069 cell

You may visit us on the web at:

FaceBook at:

Most Wanted Updated TV Shows:

And YouTube Most Wanted Shows are available from the Sheriff's website


Jack Ashley, Broker owner of Ashley Premier Properties and Ashley Insurance, Inc., has agreed to serve on the Business Queen Anne's Board of Directors!

Ashley Premier Properties and Ashley Insurance, Inc. have offices in Centreville, Easton and Denton, MD.

Jack and his brother Philip Ashley also own and operate Centreville Self Storage and Carwash.
Mr. Ashley is also a member of the Bay Area Assoc. of Realtors®, Mid-Shore Board of Realtors®, Queen Anne's and Talbot Chamber's of Commerce, and the Independent Insurance Agents Association.
Board President Steve Donovan stated, "We look forward to hearing from him new ideas to enhance BQA's value, image and successes!" Welcome to the board Jack! 


You can find BQA on Facebook! Make sure to "Like" us!



In This Issue
Now's the Time to Join!
Message from the Sheriff!
Welcome New Board Member
Assistance Needed
Member News


Your BQA Board!


Steve Donovan, President

Title One & Associates, Inc.



Mareen Waterman, Vice President

Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty



Nick Deoudes

Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.



Mike Dahle

Bay Carpets Flooring America



Tim Champion

Champion Improvements Inc.



Bob Wilson

Mears Point Marina



Cheryl Russell

Delmarva Power



Barry Griffith

Lane Engineering



George O'Donnell




Jack Ashley



Sandra Early 






Mark Your Calendar...


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


BQA is 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


Click the logo above for the latest QAC Financial Status Update!! 




MEMBER NEWS                    




Military Appreciation 
Members of the military, veterans and their families can show their IDs at the on-site Information Center all year long to receive a free VIP Coupon Book.


Buy A Simon Giftcard®  

And receive $25 off any purchase from Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Offer valid at select Premium Outlet Centers. While supplies last. for a list of participating centers. See Information Center for details.


Give A Little. Get A Lot.
Beginning November 12 make an on-site donation to the
Simon Youth Foundation and receive a FREE GIFT from Tommy Hilfiger. While supplies last. Offer valid at select Premium Outlet Centers. Click here to view a list of participating centers.



Strolling Holiday Carolers
Sat, Nov 30: 1pm - 3pm

Enjoy the sounds of the season as Harmony on the Bay carolers stroll throughout the center singing holiday favorites. All performances are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.  


Strolling Santa & Rudolph
Sat, Dec 14: 1pm - 3pm:

Santa & Rudolph will be strolling throughout the center greeting children of all ages. Bring your camera to capture this holiday photo opportunity. All performances are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.  




BUSINESS Queen Anne's


A Coalition for Economic Development and Responsible Government

The 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.




BUSINESS Queen Anne's c/o Sandra's Office Support | 405 Victoria Way | Stevensville | MD | 21666