March 2017

CANNABIS SEMINAR
You are invited to a Cannabis Seminar to be held on 
Wednesday, April 5th 
at 6 PM 
at Annie's Restaurant in the narrows. 

BQA is sponsoring this informational seminar to be given by 
Chief Executive Officer Ashley Herr, 
Chief Operating Officer Paige Colen,and 
Dr Jamie Fleetwood Pharm D. 
to talk about the history of cannabis use, prohibition 
and the science behind medical cannabis.  
 
The Maryland Legislature passed laws approving this industry and there are lot of questions by business owners how this will effect their communities and business. (Economic, Zoning, Etc.)

This is your chance to have any questions you may have regarding any aspect of this topic answered!

Appetizers will be provided at no charge along with non alcoholic drinks.
Cash Bar Available

While this is open to the public we ask that you please reply here by April 1st to let our administrator know you will be attending!

Disclaimer: This forum is for informational purposes. 
BQA has no position on medical cannabis.
 

 
 
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


QAC ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM
What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for our economy? Join the Queen Anne's County Economic Outlook Symposium to learn about the current business climate, economic performance and emerging trends for the area, the state, and the nation. Learn what solution driven opportunities are available. Dr. Memo Diriker, of Salisbury University's BEACON program, the key note speaker, will provide expert analysis of the financial climate from a local, national and international perspective. Jim DiDonato, a Queen Anne's County business leader, will discuss the local business climate. Steve Pennington, of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will provide the state's perspective. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and take away new strategies. (Click flyer to purchase tickets!)

THANK YOU FOR RENEWING
Thank you to the following members who have renewed their BQA Membership!

Davis, Moore, Shearon & Associates
Deoudes-Magafan Realty
George O'Donnell



Davis, Moore, Shearon & Associates, LLCA CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRM, WITH EXPERTISE IN CONSULTING, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, PLANNING AND SURVEYING.
  
Davis, Moore, Shearon & Associates, LLC (DMS & Associates) is responsible for project tasks that cover the entire spectrum of the site development process. The firm is competent in the design of site grading, roads, utilities, storm water management, storm drain, and sediment control plans.

It is also experienced in communicating and coordinating with a multitude of participants throughout a project's life including owners, architects, surveyors, environmental consultants, other engineering discipline representatives, and review agencies to provide solid construction documents and expeditious approvals.

The are also LEED Accredited. (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) LEED is a U.S. Green Building Council certification program and a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Located in Centreville, Maryland, the company was formed by WM. Thomas Davis, Jr., P.E., Jeffrey Moore, and Kevin Shearon, P.E., LEED AP in April, 2003.

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 jackashley@mris.com

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

In This Issue

Your BQA Board!
 
Steve Donovan, President
Title One & Associates, Inc.
410-758-1831
 
Nick Deoudes
Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.
410-827-5441
 
Mike Dahle
MCDLLC
410-820-7288

Bob Wilson
Mears Point Marina
410-827-8888
 
Gary Hofmann
QAC Sheriff's Department
410-758-0770

George O'Donnell
410-490-7400 
Jack Ashley
410-310-0800

Barry Waterman
Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty
410-643-5005
Sandra Early 
Administrator  
410-739-4716
MEMBERS INVITED!

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!
  
CONOWINGO UPDATE
Governor Hogan put out an RFI in July to find creative ideas to deal with the sediment that has become an environmental issue at the Conowingo Dam. BUSINESS Queen Anne's has been informed that DNR Director Bruce Michael will be briefing the Bay Cabinet on the submittals received. They includes ideas on dredging, creating buffers and even some outlining how to recycle the sediment. We hope that in the next few months we will be able to share those ideas with you!


 

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