The Buzz on Business in St. Mary's

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Glenn Guy, whose family-owned business, Guy Distributing Co. in Leonardtown, helped kick off the Buy Local sign campaign with a marquee message. Local businesses are looking to support each other and the local economy by reminding consumers that seeking out local companies can be of great benefit.

The theme was reinforced at the Small Business Roundtable held Monday, April 12 at Lenny's Restaurant at 8:30 a.m. At the meeting, Casey Wilson, Retail Industry and Sustainability Program Manager for MD Small Business Development Center told attendees that he is very impressed with the Leonardtown Business Association.

Casey also informed the group that because Maryland has the highest median household income that the state should experience a quicker recovery than many others and that with business groups planning to take advantage of that fact, associations such as LBA are going to be in the best shape.

He also indicated that the Buy Local campaign is good for businesses. Casey stated that in 2008 most shoppers went shopping with general lists, but that in 2010, 83 percent had brand-specific lists and that now they visit more stores to get exactly what they want.

Other meetings of note for area businesses are planned:

The next Construction Industry Roundtable meeting will be held Thursday, April 29 at the Southern Md. Higher Ed. Center at 8:30 a.m.

A meeting of the Lexington Park Business and Community Association will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bay District VFD social hall. is a great resource for finding local shops and services. See who's in our business directory today.

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