July 2016

Mark your calendars for
July 13th at 5 PM 
at the office of the Board of Appeals
located at
160 Coursevall Drive in Centreville.
PLEASE ATTEND and show SUPPORT for KHOV and the Four Seasons Community.  There is supposedly a Legal Process for which projects are to move forward in this County, KHOV has followed that to a "T" and been 100% supported by the COURTS, yet they continue being harassed and delayed now for over a decade?  That shouldn't stand, and people in agreement and support need to ACT!
We are not sure if there will be a chance for the public to speak at this hearing, but here are some things to keep in mind if you are allowed to speak...
  • The property rights of the owner
  • That the Four Seasons project has cleared every step in the legal & code process, won every court challenge up to and including Maryland Highest Court, received approval after approval, while patiently waiting on the courts and legal process for well over a decade
  • KHOV continues to go 'above and beyond' by donating more land to the County, shrinking the size and scope of the project, utilizing newer environmental technology gains as they become available such that little to NO critical area issues now exist.
  • The significant revenues to the County through both impact fees, property taxes and disposable income from a senior population.
  • 6100 Construction jobs, 595 permanent jobs.
  • 10.5 million in cash to the County.
  • 6.5 acres waterfront Cross Island Trailhead Park
  • 131 acres Eco Park
  • 122 million in tax revenue
  • 58 million annual business revenue
  • 8 million sewer plant upgrade
It's time to put a shovel in the ground!



BQA wants you to get involved!


Become a member! 

Join the board! 


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





BQA member, Freestate and Son Insurance, a division of the Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency and a member of the Shore Bancshares community of companies, welcomed their clients and affiliates to a recent Ribbon Cutting and Open House.  The insurance agency recently relocated from Lawyer's Row to 4-H Park Road in Centreville, Md.  "We were honored and excited by such a great turnout at our Open House; clients, local business leaders, friends, and affiliates came to show their support.  It was a wonderful opportunity to thank our customers and our community and welcome them into our new office," said Mark Freestate, Executive Vice President at Freestate and Son Insurance. Pictured left to right are Bill Lane, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Avon-Dixon; Scott Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer at Shore Bancshares, Inc.; Rich Trippe, President and Chief Executive Officer at Avon-Dixon; Mark Freestate; Ginny Biondi, Vice President at Freestate and Son Insurance; Chris Spurry, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Shore Bancshares, Inc.; and George "Smokey" Sigler, President of the Town Council in Centreville.

The Queen Anne's County Commissioners are looking for interested county residents to serve on a variety of county boards and commissions. The appointments will commence in the coming weeks and the terms vary. Applicants must be residents of Queen Anne's County. If you have applied previously, please send a new letter of interest and resume at this time. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., July 18, 2016. The following boards and commissions are seeking members: Electrical Examiners & Supervisors, Blue Heron Golf Course Advisory Committee, Economic Development Incentive Fund Commission, Social Services Advisory Board, Sustainable Communities Council. For more details about each board and commission go to qac.org, click "Government" then "Boards and Commissions." Click the title of any board or commission and full details are available, such as when and where they meet, members, etc. If interested in serving on any of these committees, please send a letter of interest and resume to lthomas@qac.org or by mail to QAC Liberty Building, Att: Lynda Thomas, 107 N. Liberty St. Centreville MD 21617. For questions call 410-758-0322 x2003. 

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 jackashley@mris.com

You can also contact administrator@businessqueenannes.com for a copy of the following application!

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

Your BQA Board!
Steve Donovan, President
Title One & Associates, Inc.
Nick Deoudes
Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.
Mike Dahle

Bob Wilson
Mears Point Marina
Gary Hofmann
QAC Sheriff's Department

George O'Donnell
Jack Ashley

Sandra Early 
July 24th
Red Eyes Dock Bar

For more information or tickets, please contact Bob Wilson at bobwilson@mearspoint.com


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 administrator@businessqueenannes.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.


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
(Same link above takes you to agendas for the Planning Commission too.) 

Visit the County's New Website to sign up for notices!
BUSINESS Queen Anne's c/o Sandra's Office Support | 405 Victoria Way | Stevensville | MD | 21666