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January 2019

 

Announcements

 

2018 Year in Review by Mayor Gavin Buckley

One year ago today, on December 4, 2017, I took the oath of office to become the 137th Mayor of Annapolis. It is the greatest honor of my life and I am humbled by your faith in me. I would like to extend my gratitude to the members of the Annapolis City Council, for their support and contributions to many of the successes of the city departments and new administration over the past 12 months. Read more.  

 
Moody’s Affirms City’s Aa2 Bond Rating

Moody’s Investors Service recently announced it has affirmed the City of Annapolis’ Aa2 general obligation bond rating with a positive outlook. The report credits the city’s new management team for implementing new financial policies and budget processes to curb cost overruns, fund pension obligations, match recurring revenues to recurring expenses, reduce illiquid receivables, and rebuild reserves and liquidity. Read more.

Sign-up for our African American Business Roundtable


We recognize that businesses are a critical driver in our local economy and minority businesses have challenges specific to starting and growing a business. Therefore we want your input! Join us over lunch to share your views. The purpose of this roundtable is to bring African American business owners and economic development professionals together to create partnerships and collaboration to find solutions to challenges specific to businesses. This event is open to Anne Arundel County/Annapolis based businesses only. Tuesday, January 15, 11:30am-2:00pm, Pip Moyer Center, 273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis. Register.

 
City to Host Parade in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.  


The 5th Annual MLK Day Parade and Concert will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019.  Start time is 12:00 noon at Amos Garrett Boulevard to the Annapolis City Dock; Parade Bandstand at Main Street and Market Street, 100 Main Street. The parade, “History in the Making” will feature grand marshals being honored for community service along with the United States Naval Academy Marching Band, horses, exotic cars and trucks, a live concert at City Dock, and a host of other bands and community groups from across the State of Maryland.  Read more.  

 
Maryland Arts Summit - Call for Proposals

Maryland Arts Summit will take place June 6-8, 2019. The summit will be the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts. A Call for Proposals will be accepted through February 15, 2019 at 5PM. You will be notified of the status of your proposal by March 15, 2019. 

Procurement Opportunities 


Comprehensive Plan Update - On-Call Consultant Services

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting Statements of Qualification (SOQ) for comprehensive plan update consulting services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, January 3, 2019. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, services for land use planning and design; design and graphic support; data and demographic analysis; GIS support; engineering assessment and infrastructure management analysis and Public health policy expertise to assist City staff in the production of a comprehensive plan, per the Maryland Land Use Article regulations.  This plan shall update the existing comprehensive plan and focus on how to plan a healthy community.

 
DPW Standard Specifications and Construction Details Manual Update

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed Proposals for a comprehensive update of DPW’s Standard Specifications and Construction Details manual until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, engineering services to produce a comprehensive update of DPW’s Standard Specifications and Construction Details manual.

Elevated Water Storage Tank Improvements

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed bids for repair and painting services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, January 24, 2019. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, replacing elevated water storage tank altitude valves; locating, identifying and replacing isolation and bypass yard valves; upgrading tank instruments; recoating valve vault piping and components at five Elevated Water Storage Tanks.

Milestones

 

Congratulations to our city's newest business:

Maryland Insurance Associates
RPM Archive, LLC

 
Congratulations to businesses celebrating their two-year anniversary:

3 Sisters
FinArt Gallery and Studios
Hamilton Ross Millwork
Nurturing Hanz Massage
Pica & Associates, LLC
von Diezelski & Turgeon, LLC
Wings of Fancy Day Spa

Other businesses milestones:

Art Things in West Annapolis is now under new ownership. Congratulations Skye Vasquez!

Upcoming Events and Trainings

 

City-sponsored events:


African American Business Roundtable
January 15, 11:30am-2:00pm
Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
Cost: Free 

Partner events:


Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Legislative Breakfast
January 17, 7:30-9:30am
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis
Cost: Member: $50/Non-Member: $75
 
Score Workshop: Starting a Business (And Should You?)
January 17, 9:30 am
M&T Bank Annapolis,170 Jennifer Road, Suite 300, Annapolis
Cost: $60
 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: Navigating eMaryland Marketplace
January 22, 10:00 am
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free 
 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: State Procurement 101
January 22, 2:00 pm
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free 

Spotlight

 

Maryland Small Business Development Center

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses.
 
The Maryland SBDC Network provides Maryland small business owners with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses. SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.

Contact: Candace Pruett, Business Consultant, 410-222-4476, cpruett@umd.edu


Publications and Resources

 

Quick Links

 
Annapolis Economic Development Division, 410-260-2200
Hope Stewart, SMBE Liaison, hstewart@annapolis.gov 

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