Greater Salisbury Committee is honored to know and work with retiring University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Dr. Juliette Bell, a GSC member. We wish her all the best in her retirement.
Greater Salisbury Committee is proud to continue our support of Off Shore Wind. A presentation by Joy Weber of Deepwater Wind Skipjack Wind Farm was very enlightening. GSC member Matt Drew and his new company REconnect LLC will be working with potential businesses and entrepreneurs on how they can connect with this up and coming off shore wind business. Stay tuned!
Greater Salisbury Committee extends a big thank you to GSC Member Brandon Brittingham of the The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long and Foster -Eastern Shore for organizing Home for a Hero. Thanks to assistance from GSC Member Jeff Merritt of Operation We Care, Ashley Holloway, Marketing Director of Long and Foster and CH Brittingham a home will be constructed for a veteran in need. Funds are currently being raised. Please contact Brandon if you are able to help build this home for this veteran who gave so much for us.
Greater Salisbury Committee received an update on the Maryland Food Bank and the folks that serve our community by distributing more than 14,000 meals daily here on the Eastern Shore to 45,000 folks and 15,000 children who are food insecure. Thank you Michelle Wright of Wrights Market, Board Member, Jennifer Small, Managing Director and Steve Schwalb, Volunteer Coordinator for supporting our community members who need this care.
Executive Director and GSC Member Andrea Berstler recently addressed the membership about the exciting things going on at the Wicomico Public Library. Besides contributing to the overall quality of life here, they also assist folks in finding jobs through adult literacy classes and job searching. Their afterschool programs offer homework assistance and also provide curriculum and training for home daycare providers that can prepare children for kindergarten. In addition to borrowing books, they offer instruction on digital tools in a comfortable safe environment. There is a lot going on at our Library including a redesign of the atrium and entrance which will add another 950 sq.ft. of public space.
pictured left to right: Mike Pennington, Tri-County Council; Mike Dunn, Greater Salisbury Committee; Erica Joseph, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; Kathleen Momme, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore; not pictured Bill Chambers, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.
With the assistance of Maryland Non Profits and spearheaded by The Community Foundation of The Eastern Shore, Greater Salisbury Committee, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and Tri-County Council a survey will be conducted to determine the economic impact and all around community well being that non profits contribute to the Lower Eastern Shore.
Anija Singletary, student at Salisbury University, told the GSC Membership her journey from working with the City of Salisbury through the Summer Jobs Program an initiative of GSC and the City of Salisbury that has employed 40+ youth over the summer. Anija, through hard work and dedication was able to skip her junior year of high school and now at the age of 17 is a freshman at Salisbury University majoring in Early Childhood Education.
Pictured left to right; Jim Thomas, GSC Past Chair; Erica Joseph, President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; Mayor Jake Day; Anija Singletary; Jayme Hayes, President of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore; Mike Dunn, President/CEO Greater Salisbury Committee.
Through the efforts of Jim Thomas, GSC Past Chair, funding from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Junior Achievement, the Summer Jobs Program continues employing youth this summer.
At our April monthly meeting, Greater Salisbury Committee Members were hosted by Perdue Farms, CEO Randy Day at Perdue’s new Learning Center located in Downtown Salisbury.