Brunswick Main Street Welcomes New Board Members

Brunswick Main Street Welcomes New Board Members

Please welcome:
Letha Dolza-Anderson
Letha shares a historic home in Brunswick with her husband, Tyson, and three rescues. She is originally from Michigan and has been in the DC area off and on since college. She did her undergrad at American University and ended with a BA in Political Science from Alma College. She is a recently-minted lieutenant in the U. S. Army, and works as an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. She credits her parents for her strong sense of service and looks forward to working alongside so many others to “continue to make Brunswick a town we are glad to call home.”

Machelle Lee
Machelle Lee is the owner of Roots & River Yoga in the heart of historic Downtown Brunswick. She leads weekly classes, guest lectures, directs professional teacher training, and organizes special events. With more than 20 years of experience as a small business entrepreneur, Machelle brings a grounded knowledge in the day-to-day strategizing, planning, action, and interpersonal relations that are needed to grow a successful enterprise. Also, as the owner and steward of a 101-year-old home in downtown Brunswick where she lives with her husband, Machelle is committed to the community through both financial investment and through heart, living and acting locally in a way that nurtures Brunswick and its revitalization of healthy, viable buildings for business growth while embracing the history and outdoor recreation for which Brunswick is most celebrated.

Dan Sherwood
Dan is a musician who fell in love with the charm of Brunswick and is excited to get involved with his new community. Whether teaching voice and piano lessons, performing or attending concerts, he enjoys sharing the joy, excitement, and expressive qualities that music and art provide. Dan hopes to assist the development of Brunswick’s artistic community with further economic development, allowing the production of more visual and performing arts expressing the creativity of its people and feeding their souls.

As a reminder, our Board meets monthly on the first Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending to learn more about our organization or to update us on outside initiatives, please email brunswickms@gmail.com to arrange to be added to the agenda.

Brunswick Main Street Welcomes New Board Members

Brunswick Main Street Welcomes New Board Members

New Board Members Bring Fresh Talent to Brunswick Main Street

Please welcome:
Tyson Anderson
Tyson is new to Brunswick but embraced our downtown charm from the beginning, purchasing one of the most historic homes in town. His professional background gives him ample experience in research, analysis, and strategic planning in addition to small business ownership. All invaluable skills for tackling downtown revitalization. He is especially passionate about capitalizing on people’s appetite for community as we emerge from Covid restrictions and making sure downtown has the infrastructure to meet it.

Erin Caines
Erin is one half of the David T. Caines, CPA partnership that purchased the practice of Charles H. Thornton, CPA in 2019. Currently located in the former Citizens building, the Caines look forward to breaking ground on a new building at the corner of East Potomac and First Avenue as soon as permitting allows. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 10 years professional experience, Erin brings a strong financial and strategic planning background to Main Street to help us meet our goals. We also love her commitment to incorporating sustainability into her work for Brunswick.

Chris Lucas
Raised in the Brunswick area, Chris has decades of local experience under his belt. He relocated his business, Chris Lucas State Farm Insurance, from Frederick to East Potomac Street in 2020. We are thrilled to have Chris’ fresh insight into what businesses look for before opening a location and the experience of bringing a business to Brunswick. He is ready to throw himself into what he sees as downtown Brunswick’s biggest challenge: getting a stockpile of affordable, turn-key commercial space.

As a reminder, our Board meets monthly on the first Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending to learn more about our organization or to update us on outside initiatives, please email brunswickms@gmail.com to arrange to be added to the agenda.

“Buy Local, Buy Brunswick!” Gift Cards Now Available

“Buy Local, Buy Brunswick!” Gift Cards Now Available

“Buy Local, Buy Brunswick!” Gift Card Offer Sends Tens of Thousands of Dollars Downtown

On May 3, 2021, Brunswick Main Street launched its “Buy Local, Buy Brunswick!” gift card program with a fantastic offer: for a limited time, gift card purchases would be matched 100% up to $125. Matching funds were provided by a MD-SERI grant award, applied for and won by Main Street Board President Julie Martorana. $20,000 in matching funds were distributed in five days!

This is wonderful news for our downtown. That means that we’ve committed $40,000 in support to our beloved small businesses.

Gift cards continue to be available for sale and can be purchased online by going to https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/brunswick. Gift cards are accepted at 14 different downtown locations: 3 Points Cycles, Antiques ‘n Ole Stuff, Beans in the Belfry, Boxcar Burgers, Brunswick Heritage Museum, Brunswick Sports & Apparel, Chrysalis Body & Massage, Corner Store, Five Dances Wellness, King’s Pizza, Potomac Street Grill, Public Spectacle, Roots & River Yoga, and Smoketown Brewing Station. They’re the perfect “one-size-fits-all” gift choice for birthdays, graduations, new home purchases, and all other occasions.