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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland Executive director s comments Sti Czapski executive director we have All heard the words a plan Quot and a study Quot thrown around a lot the past few years. We also know that plans and studies Are Only As Good As the input welcomed during the planning process. After successful completion however regardless of the input a plan or study is nothing More than words on paper if allowed to just sit on a shelf and never be executed there a been no shortage of plans and studies Over the years covering a variety of a a priorities but unfortunately a number of them have gone a executed or allowed to lose momentum and fade one recent exception so far has been the 2014 City of Cumberland economic develop ment strategic plan. At its regular meeting on july 21 the mayor and City Council of Cumberland approved an order to execute a memorandum of understanding with the newly formed Cumberland economic development corporation an important step in moving Cumberland a economic development efforts Forward i again commend the mayor and City Council of Cumberland Cumberland a department of economic development and engaged stakeholders for their actions in this critical process. Concurrently select Opportunity sights identified in the strategic plan Are being studied and the plan has been a Road map to determine infrastructure needs prioritize funding requests build partnerships and propose legislation. Done properly the process takes time and often is not an easy one but the results should have a positive Impact on generations to come. Another study currently underway is the West Side traffic planning study also unofficially referred to As the Railroad Bridges study the much needed replacement of the three Bridges Over the Railroad on Cumberland Fayette and Washington streets and increase of the overpass clearance on Greene Street is complicated and expensive. The initially proposed options Are concerning to Many the ultimate effect of this project on the Community is widespread not the least of which is Public safety consideration traffic flow and the Impact on a major employer in our Community. I am confident that a balanced solution can be found and we will look Back on this Challenge As a positive move Forward. The time is now however to open our minds review the study draft and have voices heard the information provided at the recent Public open House is available on the City of Cumberland a website. Please do not wait until options Are approved funding secured and construction underway to voice your opinion to the appropriate people for the first time. It could be your feedback now that Broadens the Success of this critical project. There is still time to get your tickets for the Best crab feast in town. All chamber members and their guests Are invited to the 34th annual chamber crab feast at the Aji Chan shrine club picnic grounds on Friday August 7th from 6 00 p a to 9 00 you need to get your tickets by thursday the 6th however As no tickets will be sold at the Gate. Contact the chamber office today at 301 722 2820. Thank you to Rist Orante Ottaviani for hosting july s Quot chamber after hours Quot. A Beautiful summer evening of networking and great hospitality was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Marvin s floor Center inc. Was drawn for network amp win. Since no one from Marvin a floor Center was present at the drawing the pot grows to $1,250 for the next Quot chamber after hours hosted by the canal place preservation amp development authority on wednesday. August 19 from 5 30-7 30 . The pre registration deadline is the 13th. We look Forward to seeing you there. A a in save the Date expo 2015 chamber s Beach party expo 2015 chamber a Beach party will be held on tuesday october 20 at Allegany College of Maryland in the gymnasium from 11 30 . To 5 00 . This years theme is Beach party a Chance to continue enjoying summer fun Long after it has ended. Expo 2015 provides an Ideal Opportunity for local businesses and organizations to showcase their products and or services while having a great time and bringing Back a few fun memories of the past. Please Call and Reserve your Booth today and Start design ing your own unique Beach hut or Seaside resort. Again this year first second and third place prizes will be awarded for the Best decorated Booth everyone attending expo 2015 is eligible to vote so be sure to invite your customers to attend and cast a vote for your Booth exhibit space is limited and available on a first come basis. Join in the fun Reserve your Booth today. Sponsorships Are also available. For additional information visit our website at after hours Quot wednesday August 19,2015 5 30 to 7 30 . Hosted by canal place preserve Hon and development authority cigarette presentation wednesday August 5,2015 7 30 .-8 30 . Allegany College of Maryland continuing education bldg room 8august 2015 Calendar of events Day time event location August 6 8 00 am membership committee meeting chamber boardroom August 7 6 00 9 00 pm chamber crab feast Aughan shrine picnic grounds August 13 7 30 am education committee meeting chamber boardroom August 17 8 00 am leadership Allegany alumni committee mtg chamber boardroom August 18 8 00 pm leadership Allegany steering committee mtg All. Co. Dept of social services August 19 8 00 am economic Dev. Comm. Meeting chamber boardroom August 19 5 30 7 30 pm a chamber after hours Quot canal place August 27 noon Board of directors meeting chamber boardroom july 30 noon Board of directors meeting chamber boardroom visit us at Iii my. Ton Tun in a Attar a Iii Nam whether you re looking for att Active Mentor residence or me int try care fora lined one. The Kensington helps families enjoy outre Quality time together. 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