MORE THAN A GYM
Hearthstone Health and Fitness recently opened off Marlboro Avenue in Easton, offering a “cutting-edge” approach to health and fitness. Under the ownership of Dave and Martha Tuthill, Hearthstone employs lifestyle concepts to improve health, reach new performance heights and effectively slow the aging process. The facility, which is located in the former Blockbuster building, provides state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in technology to help members see how their body responds, from the inside out, to focused exercise and a regimen of healthy eating. Hearthstone caters to everyone from the elite athlete looking to improve his or her performance to an individual just beginning his or her fitness journey.
‘REEL FOOD, REEL FUN’
Eastern Shore natives Jeff and Lorna Greene recently opened Big Rod Restaurant at 1216 S. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. The casual, family friendly restaurant celebrates local watermen and the coastline of the Atlantic by serving steamed crabs, fresh fish, shrimp, clams and oysters. Also on the menu are a variety of items from the Florida Keys, juicy burgers, meaty wings and fresh garden salads. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. For more information, call 410-745-8692.
For the second time in company history, Preston based Choptank Transport has been named Business of the Year in the 51 to 200 employee category by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. This year’s honor was presented in early June at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon in Hanover. “Small businesses are the heartbeat of Maryland’s economy and Choptank Transport is an amazing example,” Maryland Chamber President/CEO Kathleen T. Snyder said. “The company has achieved impressive growth and built a strong corporate culture by focusing on customer service, employee development and community involvement.” Choptank Transport is a full-service freight management company specializing in truckload, refrigerated and frozen, van, flatbed and less than truckload freight.
AND THE WINNERS ARE
Six Talbot County businesses were recognized at the fourth annual Talbot County Business Appreciation Breakfast, held at the Talbot Country Club. They included PE Moore and Sons for investment in the town of Trappe with construction of the Moore’s Building; the Tidewater Inn for investment in the town of Easton; the Oxford Business Association for innovation with the Picket Fence Project; Allen-Harim Foods for investment in the processing facility in Cordova; Aphena Pharm Solutions for its recent expansion; and the White-Oak Group for ongoing innovation.