November 2013

 On Thursday, October 24th, Business Queen Anne's held their annual meeting at the Red Eyes Dock Bar in the Narrows.
The meeting was well attended and the group was addressed by Congressman Andy Harris and newly appointed Senator Steve Hershey. The evening ended with a few words from our County Commissioner President Steve Arentz who had just won the endorsement of Republican party committees in three of the four counties of the 36th District to fill the vacant state Delegate seat left by Steve Hershey.
Chesapeake Publishing attended the event as well and put together a nice article highlighting the speakers...check it out here!   
Business Queen Anne's would like to thank the Congressman and Senator for taking the time out of their busy schedule to come visit with us and also to Red Eye's Dock Bar for doing a wonderful job with the food and beverages!

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 is working with Governor Bob Ehrlich to set up a date in 2014 to have him come to meeting with us and have a book signing which will be released any time now! Stay tuned for more information!



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--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!





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Thank you for your continued support!!       


MEMBER NEWS                    



Doctors Scott Billings and Christopher Murphy have been practicing dentistry in Chester, MD since 1981 and have recently welcomed Dr. Soistman to the team. All three doctors graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. The practice currently specializes general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, veneers, whitening, and TMJ. Click here to visit their website!




BQA Member Mark Freestate of Avon Dixon Insurance recently rejoined the Gunston Board this year after a several year hiatus. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joined Avon-Dixon Agency as a Vice-President in 2002. His community involvement has included service as President of the Queen Anne's County Arts Council, Director and Past Board Chairman of Centreville National Bank, and Vice-Chairman of the Academy of Arts Museum in Easton. Check out the Avon Dixon website here! 



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!! 




In This Issue
Erhlich Book Signing
Membership Renewal
Member News
Assistance Needed


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




Sandra Early 




 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!




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

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