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(July 3, 2020) At the start of 2020, the U.S. economy was generally healthy with record low unemployment and strong consumer confidence. But amid the covid-19 pandemic and ongoing uncertainty, unemployment soared, the economy slowed and consumer confidence declined sharply.

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(July 3, 2020) Farmers and small business owners impacted by the current health pandemic will be eligible to apply for grant funds through the Workforce Back to Business COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program.

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(June 26, 2020) Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, Worcester County Tourism, OC Economic Development Committee and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hotel & Restaurant Management Department recently announced a partnership to purchase licensing for “Back to Work Training P…

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(May 22, 2020) Taking into consideration the safety of his fellow citizens and employees and continuing to follow social distancing guidelines, Mike’s Flooring and Design Center, previously known as Mike’s Carpet Connection, is safely “open for business and here to serve you” as always.

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(March 20, 2020) With a partnership between Hardwire, LLC and Assateague Island Alliance (AIA), the National Park Service will have an additional layer of bulletproof protection when on duty.

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(March 20, 2020) Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has recruited a number of advanced practice providers – certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants – to the Eastern Shore in recent months as part of its efforts to improve access to health care for a growing population.

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(March 13, 2020) More than $100,000 was raised in support of this year’s Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award Gala, to be distributed amongst local charities.

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***Update: Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that four new cases of coronavirus had been confirmed, bringing the total to 12. One patient's case will be handled by the state of Montana, as she is a part-time resident there.

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(March 6, 2020) The annual Ocean City Spring Trade Expo will take place Sunday, March 8, and Monday, March 9, at the 40th Street convention center, featuring hundreds of businesses offering the latest products and services. 

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(March 6, 2020) Perdue Farms recently joined the Maryland Food Bank in unveiling the organization’s newest addition to its arsenal of programs focused on ending hunger in Maryland: the Mobile Market.

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(Feb. 28, 2020) Residents and visitors can experience an interactive, hands-on experience at the new Xfinity by Comcast store on 83rd Street, which celebrated with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Feb. 24. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual Business Marketplace Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Grand Hotel & Spa on the Boardwalk at 21st Street.

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(Feb. 7, 2020) Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recently announced its board of directors elected officers for 2020.

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(Feb. 7, 2020) The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual Business Marketplace Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Grand Hotel & Spa on the Boardwalk at 21st Street.

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(Jan. 31, 2020) Lower Shore education foundations received more than $230,000 through The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Spark campaign.

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(Jan. 31, 2020) The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will give area residents an opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from identity theft at a free seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway.

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(Jan. 24, 2020) The Coastal Association of Realtors (Coastal) recently announced that it has awarded $6,000 in grants to local charities through the Coastal Realtors Foundation.

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(Jan. 24, 2020) Atlantic General Hospital officials have announced that Dr. Matthew Morris has joined the organization’s senior leadership to serve as vice president of patient care services/chief nursing officer.

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(Jan. 17, 2020) Michael Franklin, president and chief executive officer of Atlantic General Hospital, has completed Leadership Maryland, a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. 

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(Jan. 17, 2020) After a stellar 2019 season, Ocean City Tourism Commission continues to pursue its fourth strategic goal of expanding tourism and discussed how to do so on Monday, Jan. 13. 

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(Jan. 17, 2020) Ocean City must ready itself for a huge change, as the ban on the sale or the distribution of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam, food service products in Maryland takes effect on July 1.

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(Jan. 10, 2020) Atlantic General Hospital recently presented the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award to Colleen Wareing, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, vice president of patient care services.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Among the state-based regulations that affect all 45 Maryland hospitals is their performance under the Quality-Based Reimbursement program administered by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) The Coastal Association of Realtors (Coastal) installed its 2019-2020 Board of Directors at a recent ceremony at The Embers Restaurant in Ocean City.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Atlantic General Hospital has announced that its John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey.

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(Nov. 29, 2019) The American Heart Association recently announced the results of its 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, and Atlantic General Hospital achieved Silver Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.

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(Nov. 29, 2019) Looking to illuminate the Christmas season for the younger set (and the young at heart), Hileman Real Estate, on 82nd Street in Ocean City, is offering a “Holiday Open House” with a lit miniature “North Pole Village” on the first three Saturdays in December, from noon to 4 p.m.

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(Nov. 22, 2019) The Ocean City Downtown Association celebrated the installation of its new board members and presiding officers on Nov. 13, at Ocean 13 restaurant on the Boardwalk. 

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(Nov. 22, 2019) Mother’s Cantina restaurant owners Ryan and Neely James have won the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ President Theodore Roosevelt award, which recognizes environmentally conscious individuals, groups or organizations. 

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(Nov. 15, 2019) The Board of Directors for Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing emergency assistance for Worcester County residents in times of crisis, has elected three new members.