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After renovating their family farmhouse and planting 2,500 vines, the Mariner family opened Windmill Creek Vineyard and Winery in 2017. Learn what Brittany, Barry and Jeannie have planned for their growing agritourism business.

The past couple of weeks have been busy with new updates and adjustments to COVID-19 guidelines. Between adjustments to business operations, mask mandates, and vaccine updates, it can be tricky to remember what the next phase of our “new normal” looks like.

Necessity is the mother of invention. After her son was born, Emily Vocke found that new moms like herself didn’t have access to unique baby clothing and gifts. With a degree in Fashion Marketing, she opened Heart of Gold Kids in Berlin to offer quality clothes, parenting essentials, and a place for new parents to connect.

Good Food, Good Company and Good Conversations Fuel Snow Hill Coffeehouse

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The Worcester County Economic Development Office recently published Choose Maryland's Coast, a 20-page booklet featuring inspiring stories of business owners, location assets, and financing programs. Learn more or view PDF here.

Ruark Golf is one of Worcester County's leading businesses. For 30 years, the company has developed top flight golf courses and helped establish Maryland's Coast as a premiere golf destination. 

Governor Larry Hogan has announced COVID-19 vaccination updates that include accelerated eligibility for adults in the state of Maryland. As of April 12, all Marylanders who are 16 years of age or older are eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites AND schedule appointments for vaccines through all providers. The acceleration or eligibility phases has been quicker than anticipated, but a promising step for Maryland and the country. As Governor Hogan said, “Getting more people vaccinated as quickly as we possibly can is our absolute best defense against these variants, and it is the best way to win the long war against this deadly virus.”

After opening Backshore Brewing Co. -- Ocean City’s only boardwalk-based brewery -- owner Danny Robinson created Hoop Tea, a popular natural beverage. Learn how his location and access to capital helped him expand his business.

When Cassandra Brown and her husband Randy purchased Una Bella Salute in Downtown Berlin, it fulfilled her dream of owning her own business in the place she was born, raised, lives and loves. Read her story of good health, good business and good life. 

Founded in 1918 by Paul M. Jones Sr., the Worcester company bearing his name has been providing high-quality dimensional lumber to the construction trades for more than 100 years. Family-owned and operated since its inception, the lumber company is one of two sawmills in the county (the other is Millville Lumber also located in Snow Hill), processing managed timber into boards, siding, wood chips and mulch.

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