Sustainable Communities Renewal Application - Draft for Review
The City of Annapolis is currently in the process of completing its Sustainable Communities Plan five-year update as required by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The application is currently in draft form and is due on December 18th. Comments and suggestions by the public are welcome to aid in this effort.
You're Invited to the Mayor’s City Hall Open House
Please join Mayor Buckley at the City Hall Open House December 6, 2018 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Come enjoy holiday music and refreshments before shopping during Midnight Madness.
Midnight Madness in Annapolis
Downtown Annapolis Partnership proudly presents Midnight Madness—a Historic Downtown Annapolis holiday tradition on three Thursdays, December 6 and 13 from 6:00 pm until midnight and December 20 from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, State Circle and Dock Street from 6PM until Midnight to support our local businesses.
Downtown Annapolis Holiday Parking Information
Enjoy free parking for 3 hours at all on street meter locations. Free parking garage vouchers are available when you shop or dine at businesses participating in park and shop program. Free parking for evenings and all day on weekends is available to everyone at the Calvert Street Parking Garage. $2 parking after 4pm is available to everyone at the Whitmore Parking Garage. During Midnight Madness (Dec 6, 13 & 20) you can purchase prepaid $5 all day garage parking for Gotts Court and Knighton parking garages.
Holiday Market in West Annapolis
Friday, December 14th 4:00 pm-10:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th 12:00 pm-8:00 pm. Flamant owner Frederik de Pue will a host European-style Holiday Market in his parking lot on Annapolis Street in West Annapolis. The Holiday Market will feature hand-built huts lit with holiday glow. More than thirty food and gift vendors from Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Washington, DC will sell their wares.
Budweiser Clydesdales Coming To West Annapolis
The Budweiser Clydesdales, one of the great American icons, will attend “A Miracle on Annapolis Street” on Sunday, December 30th 11AM-3PM as part of the festivities leading up to this year’s Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. Come out to Annapolis Street to meet the Clydesdales and support the West Annapolis business community.
Annual City of Annapolis New Year 2019 Celebration
On Monday, December 31st, children's activities and entertainment will be at the Weems Whelan Fields (behind Maryland Hall) from 3pm-5pm with fireworks to follow. From 8pm-midnight, there will be FREE live entertainment with dancing for all ages in the tent at Susan Campbell Park as in years past with fireworks at Midnight at the City Dock. Here’s more detail about this event and other City special events.
Free Entrepreneur Training for Veterans
Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program designed solely for veterans. It is holding a Using Social Media to Grow Your Business Lunch and Learn will on December 3, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Anne Arundel County Career Center located at 613 Global Way, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Veterans, active duty military, or reserve personnel that are the owner (at least 51%) of their business may register.
Google.org Offers $25 Million for Social Good AI Ideas
Google.org is seeking projects across a range of social impact domains and levels of technical expertise, from organizations that are experienced in AI to those with an idea for how they could be putting data to better use. Grants may range from $500,000 to $2 million but will be sized based on project needs. Applications will be accepted until January 22.
Nominations Sought for Local Business Excellence Award
The Comptroller of Maryland is accepting nominations for a new award recognizing businesses that celebrate the guiding values of independence, innovation and investment that define Maryland's local business community. The "Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence" celebrates businesses that strengthen Maryland’s economy, generate jobs and tax revenue, develop new ideas that more effectively deliver services and products within the marketplace and are a leader in their local community. Nominations will be accepted through December 31.
Startups Funded at FounderTrac Demo Day in Annapolis
On November 6 in Annapolis, Leon Scientific was named FounderTrac's business pitch competition winner and won $3K, funded by LAUNCH! Annapolis, MCVC Partners and MTC. In addition, Live Chair received a $175K investment. More details.