2023 Site Visits
Bunky's Charter Boats is a family-owned and operated business. The building and property, once owned by the Woodburn family, has taken people fishing since the 1930s.
In July of 1989, Bunky and Kathy Conner took over the marina and business where they continue to carry on many of Solomon's oldest traditions. Captain Bunky, a former police officer, gained his experience in the fishing business by working as a mate for different charter boat captains. As a kid he would spend his summers in Solomons fishing and working with his uncle, Bill Adams. He was also a mate for Carl Brelin in the early 1970s. Later, Bunky received his captain's license and ran the charter boat “LU-LU,” owned by Carl Brelin.
Bunky purchased his own charter boat in 1978 and named the boat the “Kathy C,” after his wife. Since then, two additional boats have been added for charter trips. Bunky's Charter Boats also offers a chance for you to be your own captain for the day. Eighteen rental boats are available to fish, crab and cruise the Patuxent River.
Opened in July 2014 by Sandy Walker-Samler, Butterflies & Wishes Tea & Sweets offer space for adult tea parties, children’s tea parties, book clubs, church groups, bridal showers, group meetings, baby showers and more. They recently resumed offering monthly workshops, in-store tea events and children’s events post COVID-19, including partnering with Calvert County Parks & Recreation to host a Mother’s Day tea. They are currently expanding their business to include the vacant unit next door and look forward to expanding their services with the increased space.
Carrie Polk Insurance is a full-service insurance agency based in Prince Frederick, providing comprehensive insurance and financial solutions since 1996. Their team of experienced agents takes the time to understand your unique needs and provides solutions customized to meet your needs.
In 2019, Carrie Polk Insurance Inc. became an independent insurance and financial service agency representing many property, casualty and financial carriers.
In 2022, a sister company was formed, Polk Financial Services LLC, which provides investment and financial planning.
After a career leading healthcare companies, Navy veteran John Botek and his business partner, Calvert County resident Tom Rice, purchased their first auto collision repair shop in 1998. This shop was in Randallstown, Maryland and set in motion events that soon resulted in the opening of a second location in Calvert County in 2001. Through the succeeding years and the addition of other shops, Huntingtown continues to be the company’s flagship location.
In 2023, the Huntingtown shop has 18 full-time employees, and will soon be hiring number 19 to become their new Calibration Technician. The addition of this capability will enable Chesapeake Collision to provide faster service to their Calvert County customers and ensure the many driver assistance systems in today’s vehicles are calibrated quickly and accurately.
Chesapeake Driving School strives to teach new drivers safe and effective driving habits to contribute to overall community safety and meet the needs of a diverse group of driving students. They use best practice pedagogy in the classroom and behind the wheel and focus on a teamwork mentality between the driving school, clients and community partners.
Chesapeake Plastics was founded in 2003 by Steven Moore and Mark McGrath to provide affordable injection molding services. Since then, the company has expanded to have the capability to produce a custom part from concept to production. Their rapid prototyping process allows them to produce a mold of a part in less than one week. Chesapeake Plastics Manufacturing is located in Southern Maryland and is proud to serve the Mid-Atlantic area, including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. While they serve the entire metropolitan area, they provide assistance to customers nationwide with their injection mold needs.
Chesapeake Windsail Cruises is a company based out of the Rod ‘n’ Reel Resort located in Chesapeake Beach that offers a unique way to experience the area’s beauty. They specialize in providing sailing tours and experiences to tourists and locals alike. CEO Nate Pope has a passion for sailing and the drive to share the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay with others. Providing this service not only enriches a visitors’ stay in the Twin Beaches area but also adds to the great experiences one would find when visiting Calvert County.
They also offer four different 60-90-minute Guided Walking Tours of the Twin Beaches; the North Beach historic and scenic walking tours and the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail and cliffs tours.
Fowler and Fowler Law is a local law firm that handles a wide variety of legal matters. From family law, estate planning, general matters, to complex real estate issues, they personally tailor your needs to your pending legal matter.
134 Main Street, Suite 202, Prince Frederick (Location In Progress)
Hope and Healing strives to cultivate and make accessible a holistic approach to wellness of heart, mind, soul, and strength through personalized services which meet the needs of each client and eliminate the stigma around mental health and wellness for members of the Southern Maryland community.
Imaginarium provides Southern Maryland’s first modern indoor play space. Imaginarium’s goal is to incorporate concepts of child development, play-based instruction and social skills development while also providing a fun, imaginative, parent and child friendly, indoor play space for the surrounding tri-county area.
Founded in 2013 by Jessica Jones, Inspired Minds Early Childhood Education Center strives to offer a safe and healthy environment for all children in their care while providing developmentally appropriate and engaging daily activities.
With exceptional, patient-centered care, trusted expertise and remarkable outcomes, MDPT’s goal is to not only meet but exceed patients’ rehabilitation needs so they will forget they ever had a physical limitation to begin with.
Through personal experiences, MDPT is a dedicated team who is passionate about healthcare and education in our community.
MDPT's approach begins with the patient examination. Therapists listen to the history of a patient’s injury, condition or surgery, diagnose the involved areas, and together develop a plan of care that precisely reflects patient needs. The plan involves education about pathology while gathering feedback from patients to ensure a mutual relationship with progress throughout recovery.
More than 100 years ago, Chef Gwyn’s great-grandfather Mortimer Bowen purchased waterfront property on Solomons Island, Maryland. It was here in 1918 that he built Bowen’s Inn. This thriving hotel, restaurant, bar and marina quickly became one of the favorite fishing headquarters for many congressional and sports figures out of Washington, D.C. Chef Gwyn’s grandmother Althea took the Inn over from her father and ran the business for some 40 years, all while raising three girls as a single mom in a house on the other half of the property. Her recipe for crab imperial was much sought after by the editors of Gourmet Magazine. Despite their repeated requests, Althea never divulged the recipe!
Ultimately, the Inn was passed down to Althea’s middle daughter Joan in 1986, who took up the mantle until it tragically burned down in 2006. And now Chef Gwyn and her husband Donald – the fourth generation – operate No Thyme to Cook on the same spot that was once her grandmother’s house.
Owned by Robyn Hanson and Jeff Burroughs, their first location in Calvert County opened in 2010 at the current location in Prince Frederick. Several years later, they expanded to a second location in Dunkirk and now own 19 Sport Clips Haircuts franchises. The Prince Frederick location is used as a training center for their Southern Maryland locations to provide continued education for our current and new employees with the company.
The Wheel House Beer Garden is a popular destination situated in a picturesque location that was once a beach house in the 1940s. This fun and unique business, now known as The Wheel House Beer Garden, has become the “go-to” spot for many residents in Calvert County. They provide live music for patrons, hiring local musicians to share their talents. Occasionally on display is art from local artists, which patrons can purchase if they choose. They sell craft beer, some from local breweries, and provide high-quality, hand-crafted cocktails while sustaining a calm and relaxing environment for guests.
The Wheel House Beer Garden supports local restaurants and businesses to provide food options for patrons. At times, local farms or catering companies, such as Sassafras Farms and Stachowski Sausage, will obtain a one-day license to sell their food products on location. Neptune’s Seafood and Vaughan Cheese provide QR codes to customers that they can scan and order food for delivery straight to their table.