Annapolis Interactive Zoning Map
Have you ever wondered how a particular address is zoned within the City of Annapolis? Interested in starting a business but not sure if the zoning is appropriate for your purpose? We now have an interactive zoning map online to help answer some of those questions.
Maritime Heritage Festival Returns to Annapolis
The Maritime Heritage Festival is planning to return to City Dock. The focus of the festival is maritime heritage and the working and classic boats of the Bay and is intended to promote Heritage Tourism and help support education in the marine fields. If you have any ideas for sponsors, or want to get involved, contact Bobby Carew, 410-267-0455, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow Your Small Business in 2018 with the help of the SBA
Emerging Leaders is a FREE executive-level training program that provides tools and resources to help sustain and grow those small companies that have the potential for quick growth and job creation. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. It also provides opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, local leaders, and the financial community. Interested entrepreneurs can apply by March 2, 2018.
Use Market Data to Start or Grow Your Business
The U.S. Census Bureau has a FREE tool to help you start or grow your small business. The Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition produces fully interactive, customizable, and downloadable reports to provide easy access to information about potential customers and similar businesses.
Maryland Now Testing Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Technology
The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) issued the first permits to a Howard County company, STEER Tech, to allow testing at parking lots owned by MDOT. To date, eight entities have expressed interest in collaborating with MDOT on CAV technology.
Workforce Development Hospitality Training Grant
AAWDC has training money they hope to spend by March 2 through their hospitality grant. They want to focus on restaurants in the area. If you know of a restaurant that you think may need training money for things like: TIPS, Safe Serve, or something else, please let them know they may be eligible for 100% coverage. Email Scott Wallace at: SWallace@aawdc.org with any questions or referrals.
AAEDC’s Annual Business Appreciation Week is Coming Soon
Business Appreciation Week is 4/23-4/27. Ambassador groups will take part in more than 35 visits to businesses large and small around the county – including the City Annapolis. The visits provide an opportunity for ambassadors to listen to concerns and suggestions from the business community. City Business owners interested in hosting an ambassador group visit should contact Hollis Minor, email@example.com, 410-263-7961 x7770, or Keasha Haythe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-222-7410.
Annapolis Made National Geographic’s Best Cities in the United States
National Geographic identified the top U.S. small cities based on unconventional metrics that they think lead to happiness: green spaces, galleries, coffee shops, breweries, music venues, Instagram moments, and more. Annapolis made the top of the list at #5.
Washingtonian Magazine Recognizes Annapolis as a Culinary Destination
Washingtonian Magazine has included two Annapolis restaurants on its 100 Very Best Restaurants list with Flamant featured at #79 and Preserve featured at #86. Congratulations to our local restaurants on this recognition!