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February 2020




Annapolis Offers Free Two-Hour Metered Parking on Valentine's Day

The City of Annapolis is offering two hours of free parking as an incentive to use ParkMobile on Valentine’s Day. Residents and visitors who enter the code “ParkDTA” on the ParkMobile smartphone app will receive two hours free beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. After 7:30 p.m., meters are free even without Parkmobile. ParkMobile also offers a toll-free number for those who don’t use a smartphone. The toll-free number 877-727-5758 (or 877 PARK 758) is posted on meters and signage.

Have a Heart, Do your Part! A Pop-Up Cleanup

Annapolis Green is calling upon community and business groups to join in for a fun, fast and effective litter pickup and cleanup. The goal is to enlist 10 or more civic and business organizations throughout the City to express and promote Pride of Place. The cleanup will take place Sunday, February 23, 2-4 pm, followed by celebration at Annapolis Market House. Organizations interested in participating should contact Annapolis Green at 

Annapolis Planning Commission's Form-Based Code Presentation

The Planning Commission will be hosting a learning session on Form-Based Codes, an alternative to traditional zoning that focuses more on what a building looks like than the use. The session will be held at 7 pm on February 18, 2020 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. The Recreation Center is located at 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis. The learning session will provide local knowledge about how these codes have been applied in neighboring jurisdictions.

Sign up for Business Appreciation Week 2020

Business Appreciation Week is April 27-May 1. Ambassador groups will take part in visits to businesses large and small around the county – including the City Annapolis. The purpose is to learn more about your business, talk through any assistance needs and present you with a citation as a thank you for doing business. Business owners interested in hosting an ambassador group visit should fill out a request form

TEDCO Investment Funds

Applications are now being accepted for TEDCO;s Investment Funds. TEDCO is Maryland's economic engine for technology companies. Applications are now being accepted for four investment funds: Rural Business Innovation Initiative, Builder Fund, Seed Funds, and Maryland Venture Fund. 

SBA Offering Grants to Open New Women's Business Center in Maryland

Up to two grants worth $75,000 each are available for organizations to start a center, which are aimed at providing resources to help women entrepreneurs start, sustain and grow companies. The new center would help provide "greater geographic coverage" in Maryland, according to a release from the SBA. To apply to host a center, organizations must be private nonprofits with 501(c) status. Applications for the SBA grants are available at and will close on Feb. 16.

Reminder: Annapolis Sidewalk Sign Ordinance 

Annapolis City Council recently passed an ordinance (O-42-18) authorizing sidewalk signs with certain conditions. This legislation ensures that signs are placed in a way that does not impede pedestrian traffic or ADA access. Sidewalk signs will now require a sign permit and an indemnity bond.  If you are located in the Historic District, you will need to submit a Historic Preservation Commission Administrative Approval Application for Certificate of Approval. All fees will be waived if sign application is received by March 23, 2020.   

Census 2020 - Everyone Counts

Procurement Opportunities 

Truxtun Heights Storm Drainage Study

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed proposals for engineering design services for storm water drainage until 2:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.The scope of services for this RFP includes, but is not limited to develop a storm drainage study (report) to develop alternatives to address the issues of flooding, minor flood, drainage flowing from the roadway onto private property and erosion. 

Cheston Avenue Bulkhead Replacement

The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed proposals for engineering design services for bulkhead replacement until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, February 11, 2020.The scope of services for this RFP includes, but is not limited to, obtaining permits, providing construction plans, specifications; detailed construction cost estimates, and bid documents for the replacement of the City's bulkhead and landing at Cheston Avenue. 

Information on these bids will be posted through our Central Purchasing Office. For more information email, 



Congratulations to our city's newest business:

J. Mayer Architects, LLC
Lamborne Lending
Tequila Sunrise

Visit our expanded/relocated business:

Aria Dental of Annapolis

Congratulations to businesses celebrating their two-year anniversary:

Arkadia Surfaces
Blue Lotus Yoga Studio
Groom My Style
Sea Bags

Upcoming Events and Trainings


Partner events:

SCORE Workshop: 8 Simple Steps to Creating a Brand Customers Trust 
February 8, 9:30 am
Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors, 1521 Ritchie Highway, 2nd Floor, Arnold
Cost: Free  

Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: State Procurement 101
February 25, 10:00 am
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free

Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs: Perfecting Your Capability Statement
February 25, 2:00 pm 
100 Community Place, Crownsville
Cost: Free

SCORE Workshop: Government Contracting 101 The How-To Basics and Resources to Assist 
February 27, 10:00 am
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, 2660 Riva Rd, Room 200, Annapolis
Cost: Free 



SCORE Southern Maryland 

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Serving Anne Arundel County, SCORE Southern Maryland provides a network of trusted, knowledgeable mentors and relevant workshops/events to help emerging entrepreneurs and existing small businesses solve problems and improve competency as they create companies, jobs, and revenue in the State of Maryland. They will assist you in creating a business and financial plan in preparation for acquiring financing from a lending institution or SBA Loan guaranty. 

Contact: Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter 390, 410-266-9553,   

Publications and Resources


Quick Links

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

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