During the world wide pandemic of COVID-19, so many small businesses were negatively impacted and many never to reopen. With weddings on hold for who knows how long, I decided to start my #Kppsmallbusinessstrong project! I wanted to give back to my community and small businesses. I began purchasing many items from small local businesses as well as some across the country. I also decided to host these sessions to support and spread the word for local businesses! I had no idea how big this project would actually be until the first week! It has been so amazing showcasing these businesses, meeting these crazy amazing entrepreneurs and families and creating friendships with many!
So here they are! Some of the most awesome, talented and knowledgeable small businesses in Queen Anne's, Kent and Talbot County MD.
First up we have Price Rentals & Events!
We Love a Good Party
WELCOME TO PRICE RENTALS & EVENTS
Most days you’ll find CJ in the showroom and Jason will be either in the warehouse loading orders, or on a jobsite doing a tent install. When we started this business, we wanted to make sure that our clients knew the owners were involved from start to finish. You won’t find us hiding in a back office somewhere! Our ultimate goal is find better ways to serve YOU, our client, and we can’t do it without getting to know you and your event process from start to finish.
Most people can’t work with their spouse day in and day out, but we work better together! Most people know that we’re workaholics, and we can’t help but talk about our work at any hour of the day! But when we’re not working on our business, you can find us at home with our two kids, Violet and Oliver, and our two miniature dachshunds!
We’re most passionate about making sure we deliver an epic client experience, from the initial e-mail or showroom consultation to your final installation. Planning an event can be stressful, and our goal is to make it simple, smooth, and something you want to do again! Our motto “we love a good party” is for a good reason: we LOVE an epic party, whether it’s a wedding or just a family backyard barbecue. If you made the time to plan an event, we’re going to make sure it goes effortlessly with the rentals.
“Tomahawk Farms provides land services and we offer our seasonal, home grown produce at our farm stand on 213 between Centreville and Church Hill on Windy Acres Farm Lane.
We are family owned and operated by Joe and Connie Branham and daughters. We put our customers first with a locally owned business with emphasis on detail and quality of service and a knowledge of the area.
Our diverse land services include: residential, commercial and agriculture customers. Lawn Care, Fertilization, Overseeding, Rototilling, Bushogging, wildlife food plots, Batwing Mowing, Tilling and light grading and much more. Soil Testing for lawns and gardens to maintain or improve your grass or plants.
Our equipment ranges from zero turn mowers, small and large tractors with front end loaders, and other specialty spreaders, seeding and spraying equipment.
We are fully licensed, insured and offer reasonable rates. Our business is Certified by the MD Dept of Agriculture as a professional fertilizer applicator.”
"It’s not always easy to spot potential problems with a home, so you may want to find an experienced property inspector to help you out. At Shore Property Inspections, I’m known by my customers in Centreville, MD, for my eye for detail. I’m fully independent, so I’m better able to represent your interests. You can depend on me to provide you with an in-person review of the final report, allowing you to get answers directly to any questions that you may have. With my competitive pricing, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. I maintain membership with the National Association Of Home Inspectors, so I keep up with the latest advances in the field. My services include:
Pre-purchase Home Inspection
New Construction Inspections
When you’re looking for a qualified property inspector, Shore Property Inspections is the name to trust all across the Centreville area. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call me today."
YUMMMM I LOVE this place! Doug and I have had many many lunches and dinners here. Our favorite tradition is our valentines dinner of lobster and crab imperial all from Bay Shore Steam Pot! They have such a yummy menu and their prices are so affordable! They also offer lots of fresh seafood as well. Our favorite would be RockFish and Swordfish! Mark & Karen are so down to earth and I have known them and their family since I was a little girl! Definitely go grab lunch or dinner with them next time you are in town!
Oh my gosh I just adore Amanda and her Flock! If you don't follow along with her you need to go and check out her punny chicken names! They are seriously the best. I have always been a fan of Amanda's adorable brand and have been wanting to meet her. I am excited to have gotten to meet her and her girls today and get a behind the scenes tour around Fit Flock Fitness! Amanda is offering Zoom coaching and outdoor classes currently! GO JOIN THE FLOCK!
I love the vibe here at The Retriever Bar! Good food, drinks and Oysters fromhttps://www.orchardpointoysters.com ! With construction of expansion underway I can't wait to see what the future holds here! Call in an order for your dinner or head on over an grab some liquor! https://theretrieverbar.com
Located on the site of a 19th century pharmacy that operated until 2016, Stam’s Luncheonette is continuing to carry the torch for a beloved Chestertown landmark.
For generations, Stam’s was the place you went to celebrate, to connect and to refresh. From root beer floats before Homecoming to birthday hot fudge sundaes or just a to-order, freshly made cherry Coke, Stam’s has always been a community touchstone and a place to enjoy the tastiest, simplest pleasures.
In 2018, the building was purchased and renovations began to give renewed life and a fresh look to Stam’s, bringing it back to its original appearance while updating the interior so we could welcome a whole new generation to the lunch counter and soda fountain.
Today, it is our honor to carry forward the Stam’s tradition—and to joyfully sustain our community with every banana split and grilled cheese we make.
Chef/owner Brandywine White brings her background as a professional pastry chef to Stam’s Luncheonette. With a passion for pastries, cakes, ice cream, and staples of classic American fare, Brandywine hopes to recreate the delicious treats of generations past as well as the favorite treats of today.
Brandywine is married to Kent County native Neyah White, and when not at Stam’s, you can find her at home in Chestertown with daughter Suzie, baking and experimenting with new, delicious recipes.
I just adore this family owned and operated coffee house! This THIS is what I love so much about small business. The fact you are supporting a families future and dreams! Located in the Queenstown Outlets this cute little cozy coffee house offers so many yummy goodies like coffee (duh), kombucha, smoothies, tea and so much more! https://www.facebook.com/alittlelovelycoffeehouse/
My sweet Mama & I have a love for vintage furniture! We started to collect even more once I was engaged ready for all the pre wedding projects. We decided why not rent what we have instead of needing to clear some stuff out after the wedding and share our final products with the world! We have a wide range of things to rent such as our pews, barrels, vintage tea cart, multiple arches and more! https://www.instagram.com/little_white_church_vintage_/?hl=en
Aundra is such a gem! Her bubbly, sweet and powerful personality is so contagious as well as her excitement and passion for fitness! Go check her out and hop in one of her classes!
A lover of movement, Aundra Anderson has been leading fitness classes since 2009. It all started with Zumba. “I walked into my first Zumba class and left completely hooked. I wanted more!” She started taking Zumba classes every single day and was devastated when her instructor announced that she was moving. She quickly made a decision – have no Zumba or go get trained to lead a class herself!
The rest was history (which, coincidentally, was her major at Washington College). After teaching Zumba for several years and obtaining her Group Fitness certification through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Aundra started branching out, offering Insanity, Turbo Kick, and PiYo—all classes offered by the Beachbody programming. Since then, she has added certifications to teach Barre, Buti Yoga, HIGH Fitness, LIIT (lower intensity interval training), Pound Fitness, Xtreme Hip Hop, Yin Yoga, and Yoga.
She leads group classes in parks, via zoom, and offers a variety of free classes on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. She hosts private facebook accountability groups and challenges, and she is also available to teach private group classes (and 1:1 yoga sessions) and corporate group fitness classes.
Locally owned and family operated for over 40 years.
Ebb Tide Tent & Party Rentals serves Maryland's Eastern Shore and beyond in providing Wedding and event rentals. We offer an extensive list of tenting options,table and chair options, lighting, décor, linens, a Photo Booth and more. Our showroom is located in Queenstown, MD and we invite you to visit to see our selection of rental items available.
A Classic Design offers beautiful cabinetry designs and much more! With Dave's expertise and Cindy's eye for design your next home project will be a beautiful classic design that everyone will be talking about! Located in the Town of Centreville MD.
Go over and get a quote for your next project! Click their business name above for a quote!
"I started woodworking through growing up being in 4-H and seeing other people build things I figured it would be pretty cool to build something myself. At that time still being too young to operate power tools, my dad showed me the ropes of how to build a patio table from start to finish. From there It went to building outdoor planters and fixing up old hay wagons. Once I got into high school I always knew I wanted to take the carpentry classes and learn more about construction, after taking the classes and still building small things it was pretty obvious in the back of my mind what I wanted to do. A few years after high school after working on the boat all summer I went into winter with little work and started building items and took to social media and that’s where it took off. The next year I took a week long advanced woodworking class and learned more than I ever had and took what I learned there and applied it to my work and exploded the craftsmanship and overall quality and started doing things I’d never thought I could do with my two hands."
Dylan offers all things wooden from Huge Dining tables to small cutting boards.
Dining tables, coffee tables, entertainment centers, cabinets, cutting boards, benches, entryway tables,
CNC work; routed engraved signs, intricate cut-outs, welcome signs, kitchen and other indoor signs, outdoor/driveway signs, logo/emblem carving
After years of working as a researcher and health journalist, I knew that getting a good night’s sleep was extremely important to our mental and physical health. But, I also knew that many of us, especially our young people, were not getting the rest that their bodies required to perform their best. This lack of rest was also putting them at risk for things like diabetes, mental illness, and Alzheimer’s Disease. So now I work around the country, mostly with college and high school athletes and their coaches helping them live their best lives by getting the rest they need!
Contagious Creations, an Eastern Shore Company, established in 2013 by Ryan Middleton & Russell Hammer. We focus on business development though visual print marketing and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We take pride in our community be supporting local businesses, schools, churches, sports teams, civic groups, and many other associations.
The shop offers women’s clothing, comfort footwear, jewelry, housewares, accessories, natural fiber baby clothing, and children’s books and toys.
What an awesome little shop I came across while at Contagious Creations! Bohemia is located right next door in Kingstown MD and They have a beautiful selection of clothes, home, accessories and babies! I gotta say the baby and home selection was a fav of mine and I will for sure be visiting again!
Hello my name is Andrew and I am the owner and designer here at Blueline CNC. I built this business out of a love for woodworking, America and support of our Military and First Responders. Blueline CNC is a business that provides unique and custom rustic wood American Flags, Plaques, signs, challenge coin holders, Retirement Shadowboxes and more. I created our BattleScar Flag which quickly became a center piece in customer’s homes. The level of detail and craftsman ship is apparent in every item we make. We are committed to our community and supporting others whenever possible.
Blueline CNC Woodworking & Design was officially created in 2018, but I have been woodworking most of my life after learning from my grandfather at a young age. Here at Blueline CNC we combine advanced design technology, CNC and old fashion handcrafted woodwork. We specialize in unique custom projects with an emphasis on the military, first responders and Patriots. We are proud of our Battlescar flag, which can be framed and have custom plaques attached. These make great retirement gifts. We have the capabilities to take your logo, badge, department patch, business logo, or anything else and create a 2d/3d sign or plaque with it. Our items aren’t your traditional signs and plaques though. Take a look at our gallery of past projects to see what we mean!
This is a “part-time” business that is basically full time. I do everything myself here and thoroughly enjoy creating your projects.
Blueline CNC is built around custom orders. Want a plaque made with your department logo? Need a challenge coin holder built with a custom military logo? Want an equipment caddy for your duty gear? Contact us! We can design everything from an urn with your pets picture carved into it to a full custom retirement flag or shadowbox! Custom work is our specialty. Every piece is unique and has my personal touch and typically light distressing to it. We HIGHLY specialize in Military and First Responder items, retirement gifts, and anything that screams AMERICA.
I start by taking your idea and seeing exactly what you are looking for. If you are unsure, then I can design it from scratch myself. Next I design everything using advanced design software. This may involve re-designing any logos into carve-able art formats, creating artwork, or just simply sketching something out on grid paper. After the software and/or sketch is done, you receive a “mock-up” for approval. Lastly, your project enters the building stage where good ol’ fashion woodwork begins. This may involve carving, sanding, gluing, nailing, planing, jointing, painting/staining and sealing. Pricing for your project depends on complexity and man hours involved. Some complex 3D carvings may take several hours to carve, and then a couple more hours of sanding and finish work. Simply message or email me for a free quote at anytime!
How we Began:
Blueline CNC was created from the love of a hobby. Andrew’s grandfather was a wood worker and he can remember helping him and learning in his shop during his youth. He always loved woodworking and the art of designing and crafting works of art.
Andrew started law enforcement at a young age, a couple years out of high school. He had wanted to go into the military, due to a devotion and love for America, but instead decided to protect the homeland as a State Trooper. His love for his country only grew stronger as the years went on. Being in Law Enforcement, and having a deep love for America, he found himself routinely searching for places to buy handmade decor, made in America, and other pieces of custom art. The American Flag has always amazed him. His wife Justine and he have a love for farmhouse style decor and anything distressed / old fashion. They would go to markets and furniture stores and nothing would stick out. They noticed several places selling wood Flags and Plaques online, but noted they were either too pricey, all the same, or sub-par pieces. They realized they wanted more. Due to this,Andrew took what skills he had and began hand-making these pieces for his own home and my friends/family. Police Officers and members of the US Military began ordering items with Police and Military logos, and he loved working on these types of projects. He started to enjoy producing content online for others to see and found himself having a want and need to give back to the community he has worked in for so many years
This hobby quickly turned into an obsession to create something bigger. Thus, Blueline CNC was born. Andrew’s entrepreneur drive mixed with his wood working skills, created something that would take his mind away from the stress and horrible things witnessed through law enforcement. He began devoting himself to creating handcrafted pieces of art. He transformed this passion into an almost full time business which has put smiles on numerous individuals faces - TRUE American Hero’s and their families, friends and supporters. Left
Blueline CNC will continue to grow and create products that put smiles on people’s faces. If you can dream it, we can build it. We will continue to specialize in unique pieces with our personal design touch. Let us design something for you if you’re unsure what you’d like.
We have a dedicated wood shop where we mix technology with good old fashion handcrafted woodwork. Whether you are a first responder, Military, Teacher, Plumber, entrepreneur or just a full blood patriot, let us create something unique for you to showcase.
100% made in America, by a veteran Law Enforcement Officer. Stay Safe.
Molly's has always been a big supporter of mine and I am so thankful for all the opportunities they have and continue to give me. Anytime I am in need of anything for the outdoors I head over to Molly's. The staff are like one big family and are so welcoming making you feel apart of that family. Everyone is so very helpful and knowledgeable!
Chikki the owner treats each of his employees like his own family and is always quick to credit them for their hard work.
Molly's place is family owned a operated and is America's largest online firearms and accessories mall.
Molly's Place is a full service sporting goods store. We offer a wide selection of products including guns, ammo, clothing, decoys, game calls, boots, gun supplies, sunglasses, gloves, hats, socks, waders, gun safes, knives, children's clothing and much more. We carry brands such as Benelli, Beretta, Remington, Browning, Sako, Ruger, Stoeger, Leupold, Swarovski, Under Armour, Drake, Game Hide, Carhartt, Hatley, Buck Wear, Woolrich, Dri Duck, Costa Del Mar, Lacrosse Foots, New Balance, Rocky, Muck, Danner, Avery, Big Foot, Zink, Sean Mann, Bay Country, Mojo, Greenhead Gear and much much more.
Along with a huge selection of sporting goods Molly's also offers a one stop shop including Molly's Mart convince store offering snacks, lunch specials, cold drinks and even has a gas pumps!
After your shopping trip head on over to Molly's Restaurant and grab some home cooking dinner! All the favorite comfort foods and more! Lemme tell ya it is some GOOOOOD food!
NAPS Lawn Care
Nathan Porter is a local 15 year old gunston high school freshman. He started his grass cutting business 2 years ago which has begun to exponentially grow every summer since its inception. Nathan brings his small neighborhood charm, kindness and willingness to go the extra mile to every yard. Naps lawn care offers grass cutting and trimming, weed and leaf removal, small tree and shrub trimming, and has been to known to clean gutters and light home maintenance. Unlike larger companies with naps lawn care no job is too small.
Call 410-443-7128 for a free estimate!