January 2013

STAY TUNED...

The new board structure will be finalized at the January board meeting. We do know that President Camille O'Donnell will be leaving the board so make sure to check the February newsletter to find out who has stepped up to fill that seat!

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

Chesapeake Chores is a concierge service designed for busy professionals and parents. They are here to free up your schedule, letting you gain back your precious time and give you peace of mind.

 

Let them run your errands, and do those jobs that need to be done, they will gladly help! Visit us at www.chesapeakechores.com or give them a call

443-786-2765 if you have a particular service in mind. 

MESSAGE FROM SENATOR EJ PIPKIN
 
NOTICE TO BQA MEMBERS!
Couple of items to BQA Members...
  
If you have not received your membership renewal invoice, please contact the BQA Administrator, Sandra Early  at
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Also, we are looking for new members, and a few new faces for the Board of Directors! If you are interested or have a suggestion, please let Sandra know as well!
  
Remember, we stress the importance of maintaining proper balance between necessary growth for services, employment opportunities & businesses against those who continue working towards stopping ALL growth. If you are 'FOR' significantly higher taxes along with significant reductions in all County services, then BQA may not be right for you...
  
MEMBER NEWS
 
 
  

Pick up a Copy of Tuscan Style Magazine

An article, "Refined Elegance" -Lasting Finish was written,

featuring a home built by BQA Member, Lundberg Builders.

Ask them about their Handyman Services!

  

  

 
Boards of Chester River Health and Shore Health Vote Unanimously to Merge
  
"The Boards' vote for the merger was unanimous and we are very excited to combine our health systems," commented the Board chairs, Wayne Gardner of Chester River Health and John Dillon of Shore Health, in a joint statement. "Together, we can reach new levels of quality care and our communities deserve it." 
(Click SHS logo above for complete story!)
  
 
Are you ready for winter storms? Use the helpful tips included in Delmarva Power's storm preparation handbook to be prepared when severe weather strikes. 
(Click on logo for handbook!)
  

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURVEY

 

Queen Anne's County residents and business owners are being asked to participate in an on-line survey being conducted by Salisbury University to help the Economic Development Commission gain a solid understanding of the economic development priorities of our County.

 

The information you provide is confidential and will be used by Economic Development Commission to formulate the long-range goals of the County's Economic Development 10-Year Strategic Plan.

 

Click on Take the Economic Development Survey at www.qac.org to give your input and express your views on economic development related issues. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If you would prefer a paper copy of the survey, please contact Jean Fabi at 410.758.1255.

 

Thank you!

Bill Stoops, EDC Chairman

BQA MISSION STATEMENT
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.  

 
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In This Issue
Welcome New Member!
Message from the Senator
Notice to BQA Members!
Member News...
EDC Survey

 

Your BQA Board!

  

Camille O'Donnell, President

O'Donnell Properties

443-786-0200

odp1@atlanticbb.net

 

Mareen Waterman, Vice President

Coldwell Banker/Waterman Realty

410-643-5005

mareenwaterman@mris.com

 

Nick Deoudes

Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.

410-827-5441

ndeoudes@atlanticbb.net

 

Mike Dahle

Bay Carpets Flooring America

410-820-7288

mdahle@baycarpets.com

 

Karen Oertel

Harris Crab House

410-827-8104

koertel@atlanticbbn.net

  

Tim Champion

Champion Improvements Inc.

410-643-4886

 improve@atlanticbb.net

 

Bob Wilson

Mears Point Marina

410-827-8888

bobwilson@mearspoint.com

 

Al Helfenbein

Helfenbein Insurance Agency

410-643-2291

al@helfenbein.com

 

Cheryl Russell

Delmarva Power

410-758-4127

cheryl.russell@delmarva.com

  

Barry Griffith

Lane Engineering

410-758-2095

bgriffith@leinc.com

 

Steve Donovan

Title One & Associates, Inc.

410-758-1831

smd@annapolis.net

 

Colby Garrett 

CM Garrett, Inc.  

410-643-8686    

colby@cmgarrett.com

  

George O'Donnell

ASTECH SECURITY

410-490-7400 

george@astechsecurity.com

 

Sandra Early 

Administrator  

410-643-6288  

sandra.early@verizon.net

   

 

 BQA Membership
New Investment Rate!

  

Business Queen Anne's is now offering a special rate for new members!

 

Only $99

per year for three years!

 

Click the link below
to download an application!

   

 

Current Members...
You should have received your yearly Membership Dues Invoice by now...if not please contact the BQA Administrator, 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

 

 

 
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