Business Briefs 07/23/2021

Joins chamber

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce announces the addition of two new staff members.

The new events manager is Heather LaFollette.

LaFollette brings years of marketing and advertising experience and will coordinate and manage all chamber activities and assist members with their presence on the chamber’s website.

She will also be interacting with visitors in the visitor center.

LaFollette spent summers in Ocean City as a child and moved here 3.5 years ago from St. Mary’s County. She can be contacted at 410-213-0144 ext. 133 or

Laura Blair was brought on board as administrative and customer support. She will assist in the visitor center and provide support to membership services and publications.

She is a native of Massachusetts, studied public communications in Washington, D.C., then worked as a community relations director and a membership director.

She moved to Ocean City from Montgomery County in 2018. She can be reached at 410-213-0144 ext. 134 and

The chamber’s mission is to enhance the economic growth of the region by providing leadership, inspiration, education and development opportunities to support and promote all segments of the tourism and business community. Contact the chamber office at 410-213-0552 or the visitor center at 410-213-0552.


Engineering News Record (ENR) recognized Becker Morgan Group as a 2021 Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firm for the eighth year in a row, ranking the firm 68th.

This ranking represents an 18-point climb up the list from the prior year. Projects contributing to Becker Morgan Group’s success in 2021 include Capital School District’s Interconnected Middle Schools, TidalHealth Surgery Center, Chestertown YMCA, and the Ocean City convention center expansion.

The annual Top Design Firms list ranks the largest U.S. design firms based on design-specific revenue in each region; the Mid-Atlantic encompasses Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC.

Becker Morgan Group provides architecture and engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland and North Carolina.

Their staff of 100-plus serves clients in the education, healthcare, public safety, hospitality, residential, commercial, library, land development, and government practice areas. For more information, visit

Grand opening

Quickies, a mini donut shop offering hot, fresh, mini cinnamon-sugar donuts and local Rise Up coffee, is now open on 12th Street and the Boardwalk.

Ocean City residents Aaron and Sarah Evans and their four boys opened Quickies last month and will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, July 27 at 3 p.m.

Quickies opens daily at 7 a.m. and visitors can grab a treat into the evening.

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