The South County Business Association (SCBA) held its monthly meeting last night and covered a number of issues all within a one hour timespan. (For those of you not familiar with the SCBA it is an organization of business owners located south of Hermanville Road. Bob Schaller and members of his Economic & Community Development Department Cheri Noffsinger and Cynthia Dellagatta have been working with us to establish an organization that markets and supports business interests in the South County.)
Chief order of business was the election of officers to include President Ginger Newman-Askew of the Glass Garden Shoppe, VP Dave Thompson St James Deli, Secretary Dan Sweeney BluHavenPiers and Treasurer Veronica Holley, The View Lounge.
Dan Sweeney (www.bluhavenpiers.com) and John Levay, Quirk Frams (Park Hall) gave brief overviews of their business operations. Future meetings will feature other businesses.
A decision was made to rotate meetings among business members’ establishments. Our next meeting will be on 14 October at St. Mary’s College with exact bldg./rm. location tbd.
Those of you doing business in the South County are encouraged to attend these meetings and see how we can all work together to support one another. As meeting attendee Commissioner Dan Raley noted, the South County Business Association provides a means for South County business interests to be heard as a group. For example, a couple months ago the SCBA with Del. John Bohanon’s intercession was able to have the head of Maryland’s Dept. of Natural Resources come speak to us about the alcohol ban at Pt. Lookout State Park. Without a group driving that request it’s doubtful we would have gotten such a response.