Resort Businesses Proclaim Successful Summer | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Resort Businesses Proclaim Successful Summer

Play associated audio

By Bryan Russo

Today is the last day of summer and in Ocean City officials are saying they had a successful summer season, even in the midst of an economic downturn.

Heading into the summer season, Ocean City officials were cautiously optimistic that they had a plan in place to ensure that the summer of 2010 was going to be a good one.

That plan was an aggressive advertising campaign that pushed the resort as a value destination for families in search of fun.

Now, as Sunfest weekend approaches, businesses and town officials are all saying that the summer was better than last year and better than they expected.

"I’ve heard so many people in all kinds of businesses tell me that they were up, and they were up like my buddy who has a water sports place, he was up in double digits. So I feel really good about this summer," city councilwoman Mary Knight says.

Tax revenue numbers for August are still pending, but they are projected to mirror July’s numbers, which were up almost 10 percent.

NPR

Centenarian Poet Was A Fearless Guide To 'The Country Of Old Age'

Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.
NPR

Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.
NPR

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.
NPR

U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.