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Maryland State Chamber of Commerce
Brien Poffenberger, President & CEO
60 West Street, suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone:  410-269-0642
Fax:  410-269-5247
Website: www.mdchamber.org
Email:  ksnyder@mdchamber.org

Caroline County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director:  Ann Jacobs
24820 Meeting House Road, Suite 113
Denton, Maryland 21629
Phone:  410.479.4638 (Office)
Phone:  443.496.1755 (Mobile)
Website:  www.carolinechamber.org
Email:  annjacobs@carolinechamber.org

Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
Bonnie Grady IOM, President & CEO
233 E. Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921-5723
Phone:  410-392-3833
Fax:  410-392-6225
Website:  www.cecilchamber.com
Email:  laura@cecilchamber.com

Dorchester Chamber of Commerce
Bill Christopher, Executive Director
528 Poplar Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone:  410-228-3575
Fax:  410-228-6848 fax
Website:  www.dorchesterchamber.org
Email:  bill@dorchesterchamber.org

Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce
Linda Friday, President
1561 Postal Road, P.O. Box 511
Chester, MD 21619
Phone: 410-643-8530
Fax: 410-643-8477
Website: www.qacchamber.com
Email: business@qacchamber.com

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce
Alan Silverstein, President & CEO
P.O. Box 1366
Easton, MD 21601
Phone:  410-822-4653
Fax:  410-822-7922
Website: www.talbotchamber.org
Email:  asilver@talbotchamber.org

Additional Resources

Betterton - The Jewel of the Chesapeake
Twelve miles northwest of Chestertown, Maryland, lies Betterton, a scenic, incorporated town of fewer than 400 year-round residents. Nestled midst the bluffs of the Chesapeake Bay, the town's northern boundary, Betterton covers approximately 500 acres before joining the rural countryside of Kent County, Maryland.

Victorian-style homes, a few sprawling rooming houses, and tiny summer cottages give glimpses of days gone by. Newly constructed townhouses and condominiums with unobstructed views of the Bay reside peacefully with their neighbors of a different era. Some of Betterton's residences have experienced extensive restoration and renovation while other dwellings have been left to decline.

Scattered among the residences are a town park with tennis courts, playing field, picnic pavilion and playground.
Website:  www.townofbetterton.com


Character Counts
Character Counts!  Kent County teaches character in Kent County Public Schools
Website: www.cckentmd.org

Chestertown Maryland - Historical colonial town on the Chester River
Welcome to Chestertown, Maryland on the banks of the Chester River. A visit to Chestertown offers a blend of history, arts, shopping, and an exciting variety of lodging and dining experiences. Home to the Schooner Sultana, Chestertown provides a link to the maritime heritage of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay. The county seat of Kent County, on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore, Chestertown is surrounded by the rich tapestry of farmland and Chesapeake Bay estuaries that almost surround the county with water.
Website:  www.chestertown.com

Chestertown Tea Party Festival
The official site for the annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival.
Website:  www.chestertownteaparty.com

CV Starr Center
Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large.
Website:  www.washcoll.edu/centers/star

Galena, Maryland
Galena is located in Kent County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It was founded in 1763 and was originally known as Downs' Cross Roads in recognition of a local tavern owner, William Downs. The name was later changed to Georgetown Cross Roads.
Website:  www.townofgalena.com

Kent County, Maryland
A scenic peninsula, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia.
Website:  www.kentcounty.com

Kent County Public Schools
The official site for all info on Kent County Schools.
Website: www.kent.k12.md.us

Maryland Business for Responsive Government
MBRG is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and individuals.
Website:  www.mbrg.org

Millington at the head of the Chester River
The Town of Millington, a municipal corporation under Maryland law, was originally chartered as a town by the Maryland General Assembly in 1798. The town was incorporated in 1890. Millington grew up as a small village located on the Chester River, sharing shores with both Kent and Queen Anne's County. The land on which it is located was settled in the late 17th century. Over the years, the name of the town has changed - originating as Head of Chester, to Bridgetown around 1724, and finally in 1818 to become known as the Town of Millington.  Today Millington is still a small town with strong echoes from the past.  Millington is a walkable, self-contained town with a clear rural character and atmosphere.
Website:  www.millingtonmd.us

Rock Hall Maryland on Chesapeake Bay
Rock Hall is a unique sailing and boating destination, alive with artists, music, entertainment, and known for its many celebrations, festivals, spectacular fireworks, good food and traditional fare.   Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy Rock Hall's natural wildlife settings and a trip back to a simpler time.
Website:  www.rockhallmd.com

SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
Website:  uppershore.score.org

Sultana Education Foundation

The Sultana Education Foundation realizes its vision by providing both land-based and water-based experiential education to students of all ages emphasizing the Chesapeake Bay’s history, culture, and environment.  Our program’s central purpose is to create inspired, knowledgeable stewards of the Chesapeake Bay who will pass on this treasured legacy to future generations. 

Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend is one of the largest annual Tall Ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast.  Originally established to mark the end of the schooner SULTANA’s sailing season, Downrigging Weekend has grown to become a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake Bay great.   What can you expect at Downrigging?  A waterfront packed with ships, schooners, and wooden boats; performances by world-class musicians; lectures by nationally recognized authors; opportunities to go sailing as part of a fleet of “Tall Ships”; and the chance to spend the weekend in one of America’s best preserved historic seaports.
Website:  www.sultanaeductation.org