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March 2019




Annapolis Restaurant Week

This is one of the best weeks of the year to dine out in Annapolis. 45 restaurants are participating this year with 9 days of great dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is something for everyone. So gather your friends, office buddies, family and neighbors for a great meal together. See all menus and make reservations

Maryland Day Weekend 

Maryland Day 2019 Weekend Celebration in Annapolis, London Town, and southern Anne Arundel County will take place March 29-31. All events are free or just $1. A great weekend of family friendly events for everyone to enjoy as you celebrate Maryland's birthday while experiencing the local history, culture and heritage of our region

Attend the Anne Arundel Future Workforce Fair

Are you a business owner who has immediate employment opportunities? Do you want to develop your workforce pipeline? Then attend this Anne Arundel Future Workforce Fair put on by Anne Arundel Economic Development and Anne Arundel County Public School System. The event will introduce you to local programs that train and certify workers who are ready for placement whether as an employee, intern or apprentice. March 12, 8:00-10:00 am, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD.

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade 

The Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade is an effort to bring a family fun event to the West Street and downtown areas of Annapolis. The parade will will be held on Sunday, March 10, beginning at 1:00 pm. 

Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel Report 

Historic Annapolis, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Maryland, recently hosted an Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (ULI TAP).  The TAP also engaged the public with a town hall forum, and then culminated in a public presentation to share the Panel's recommendations for reinvigorating Annapolis's City Dock in a preservation-based context. Read the report here

Sign up now! Gender Equity in the Workplace Under Scrutiny

Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern about  the “gender gap” and its impact in the workplace for both small and large employers. The Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce will be offering a unique workshop to discuss and showcase the proactive approach taken by several local companies. Register here

2019 Annual Reports/Personal Property Tax Returns Now Available 

The 2019 Annual Reports and/or Personal Property Tax Returns are now available from the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The quickest and easiest way to submit these filings is through the department’s award-winning Maryland Business Express site.   

IRS Webinar: Employer Withholding Tax 2019 Workshops

In this free 2 hour workshop, the IRS will present information to help you better understand your business obligations as they relate to withholding taxes. Workshops offered: March 26; May 28; and October 3, 9:00-11:00 am.

Free U.S. Small Business Administration Course: Competitive Advantage 

What sets you apart from your competition? Take this free self-paced training course to learn how to study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, and create pricing strategies.  

Procurement Opportunities 

Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program 

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed bids for construction services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the removal and replacement of sidewalks, incidental curb removal, replacement and adjustment to granite curbs, and related site improvement on various streets within the City of Annapolis.

City of Annapolis Paving Program 

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed bids for repair, reconstruction and resurfacing of various streets until 2:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the curb and gutter installation, and street repair, reconstruction, excavation, grading, milling, patching and related site improvement on various streets within the City of Annapolis.

Annapolis Police Call Center Workspace Replacement 

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed proposals for services to replace furniture until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, March 21, 2019. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, furnishing and installing furniture, carpet and related improvements in the Annapolis Police Call Center.



Congratulations to businesses celebrating their two-year anniversary:

Light House Bistro 
InClime Solutions 
Partnership for Quality Medical Donations

Other businesses milestones:

Weems & Plath is under new ownership. Congratulations Michael Flanagan!
Naptown Nails is under new ownership. Congratulations Vu Tran!

Upcoming Events and Trainings


City-sponsored events:

Hispanic Business Roundtable
March 27, 6:00-8:30 pm
Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
Cost: Free 

Partner events:

Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce: Website Workshop

March 5, 8:00-9:30 am 
AAACCC Conference Room, 34 Holiday Ct, Suite 314, Annapolis
Cost: Member: Free/Non-Member: $25

Score Workshop: Starting a Non-Profit Versus a For-Profit
March 13, 2:00 pm
Edgewater Pubic Library, 25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater
Cost: Free

Score Workshop: 2019 Marketing Strategy Series
Three sessions: March 23; March 27; May 18. 1:00 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Florestano Bldg., Rm 116, Arnold
Cost: $90.00 for all three workshops/$40 each

Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: State Procurement 101
March 26, 10:00 am
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free 

Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: Contract Cost & Price Analysis 
March 26, 2:00 pm 
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free  



Park & Shop Program 

Visitors to Annapolis can enjoy up to four hours of parking free in downtown Annapolis. Park in any of the city-owned garages (Noah Hillman, Gotts Court, Knighton or Park Place), then look for the Park & Shop logo at your downtown business, or ask if they participate in the Park & Shop Program. Participating businesses can provide you with a coupon to cover one hour of free parking (most require in-store purchase). You can collect up to four.

Interested in participating in this program? Business owners can get their validation tickets at reduced rates by contacting 
SP+, parking management firm for the City of Annapolis, at or (443) 648-3087. You may also visit the SP+ office, located at 60 West Street, Suite 106, from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Publications and Resources


Quick Links

Annapolis Economic Development Division, 410-260-2200
Hope Stewart, SMBE Liaison, 

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