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BONUS PODCAST: COVID-19 Annapolis businesses and the City. How it was done!

| November 02, 2020, 10:35 AM

When COVID-19 first hit in March of 2020, Stephen Rice, the City of Annapolis Economic Development Manager knew he had to get to work.  Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckely formed a small business task force chaired by Dick Franyo working alongside of Rice to make sure our busiensses stayed afloat.  Today, not one restaurant in the City has closed.

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Recently, we grabbed a lunch with Dick Franyo, the owner of the Boatyard Bar & Grille in Eastport to discuss his thoughts about how the Boatyard remained as vibrant as possible, the challenges he faced and how they steered the task force. We ate lunch in the bustling tent out front –hence the background noise.

Joining us on the phone was Stephen Rice from the City of Annapolis to discuss what came out of the task force, what was immediately implemented, the lifelines extended to local businesses and his forecast looking into the future!

Have a listen, but be sure to bookmark the following links!

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Category: Annapolis Gives, Businesses, COVID, LIFE IN THE AREA, Local News, NEWS, Podcast, Post To FB

About the Author - John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with

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