The generous contributions of our Corporate Partners are instrumental to the success of each annual Waterfowl Festival. Their sponsorship offsets the costs of conducting the Festival, thus enabling the maximum amount of Festival proceeds to be applied to conservation activities. The Corporate Partner Program offers levels of support ranging from $1,500 to $20,000. In appreciation, the Waterfowl Festival extends recognition, promotional and entertainment benefits which vary depending upon the level of support.
All levels include advertising and networking opportunities with Festival donors and other community and regional business participants. Partnering with the Festival is an excellent opportunity for businesses to meet their goals for community involvement by supporting an event that attracts nearly 20,000 attendees from the Mid-Atlantic region and produces an annual economic impact of $6 million to the community.
2012 Corporate Partners
$15,000 + Platinum Partners
Since 1850, The Avon-Dixon Agency has operated as an independent, full-service insurance company with multiple locations in Maryland, including Jack Martin Yacht Insurance, Freestate & Son Insurance, and Elliott Wilson Trucking Insurance. Their team of insurance professionals has decades of experience in protecting anything of value to you and offers complete insurance solutions.
$10,000 - $14,999 Gold Sponsors
Since 1958, the Academy Art Museum has been dedicated to bringing the world’s finest cultural experiences to Maryland’s Eastern Shore – from world class exhibitions to outstanding educational programming to concerts performed by many of the country’s most promising young talents.
Gray’s Sporting Journal explores the sophisticated outdoor adventurer’s world of hunting, fishing and conservation through literature, fine sporting photography, art and travel. For 38 years, Gray’s Sporting Journal has been acknowledged as the leader in the sporting field.
The Shore Life magazine is published by Raffine LLC,a locally owned company that has grown to four publications in two years. The Shore Life embodies the relaxed luxury lifestyle of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Uline is the leading distributor of shipping and packing materials to businesses throughout North America. This family-owned business celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2010. Our outstanding customer service is available24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, email, and online chat.
$5,000 - $9,999 Silver Sponsors
Bass Pro Shops, a complete outfitter for all outdoor sports, is a leading retailer of premium fishing tackle, camping, hunting and other outdoor equipment through its retail stores, international catalog business, and website. Community involvement, outdoor education programs and support of environmental and habitat conservation organizations such as the Waterfowl Festival are paramount to the Bass Pro Shops philosophy.
Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter, Inc. is the world’s leading decoy auction firm with sales of more than $130million to date. Four decoy auctions a year. Catalogs, free appraisals and Decoys for Sale, are available at www.guyetteandschmidt.com 410-745-0485.
McHale Landscape Design is a residential landscape architecture design/build firm. Our diverse staff of landscape architects, horticulturists, carpenters and masons provides our clients with one true source for superior craftsmanship and design excellence. Award-winning services for over 25 years. Truly a single source design build firm.
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith, Inc. is a leading global financial management and advisory company that serves the needs of both individual and institutional clients with a diverse range of financial services. To help you achieve your goals, please visit the Easton office at 133 N. West Street or call 410-820-4120.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.
$2,500 - $4,999 Partners
Choptank Electric. Choptank Electric Cooperative, a member-owned electric utility, is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving over 52,000 members on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We believe we must work together to meet environmental concerns in the most responsible and cost-effective way for our members, who depend on a reliable supply of affordable electricity every day.
Eastern Shore Tents & Events is conveniently located in historic Chestertown, MD and has been in business for 8 years. When planning your wedding, fundraiser, or any other type of event Eastern Shore Tents & Events is your one stop shop. Choose from a full line of tents, tables, chairs, linens, bathroom trailers and tableware. Please contact our sales representative Amy Eaton at 410-810-0686.
Easton Utilities is a not-for-profit, municipally owned utility and telecommunications company serving the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. Easton Utilities operates and maintains electric, water, wastewater, natural gas, digital cable television, and high-speed internet services DigitalVoice.
German, Hersloff and Swanson, Inc. is a local, independent insurance agency that has been providing quality service for business and personal clients for many years. A very experienced staff knows how to get the coverage you need. The service after the insurance is placed is what we emphasize.
For more than 30 years, Gipe Associates, Inc. has been serving a wide range of clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic. With offices in Baltimore and Easton, the firm provides mechanical and electrical engineering form project conception through construction completion. The firm has most recently worked on many projects including geo-thermal heating and cooling.
Nestled on the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the charming Inn at Perry Cabin offer luxurious accommodations, an unparalleled culinary experience and many recreational options, with seamless, attentive service. The Linden Spa offers guests a full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness.
Over the past 100 years, the knowledge to create and restore decorative roofing systems for historic buildings has been passed down to a small and dedicated group of highly trained craftsmen. The James Myers Company is one of the roofers remaining that possesses the skills required to provide authentic historical restorations to landmark buildings. Our mission is to provide the highest quality products, craftsmanship, and integrity available in the roofing industry at a fair and reasonable price.
At M&T Bank, we’ve built our business on a traditional of reliability, accuracy and responsiveness to the needs of our customers. You’ll find that we are committed to understanding what’s important to you, so we can provide the best solutions for all your financial needs.
Maryland Environmental Service is an independent State Agency. Our mission is to protect and enhance the environment for the benefit of the people of Maryland. MES operates nearly 600 environmental projects including water and wastewater, MidShore Regional Landfill, recycling facilities, and dredged-material management projects at Poplar Island and Hart-Miller Island.
Introducing Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. A new wealth management firm with over 130 years of experience. Two of the most powerful names in wealth management have joined forces to create a new industry leader. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is dedicated to bringing you the help you deserve at a time when you need it most. Call us in Chestertown at 410-778-1244; Easton at 410-822-3400; or Salisbury at 410-341-7900. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.
Shore Bancshares is the largest independent financial services company on the Delmarva Peninsula providing banking, insurance and investment services to families and businesses. We offer complete financial services to our customers from professionals you personally know and trust. Talbot Bank, CNB, Avon-Dixon Agency, Jack Martin & Associates and Wye Financial & Trust support many local causes, both financially and with dedicated individuals who volunteer hundreds of hours of public service every year. Shore Bancshares believes in investing in your financial and community needs, one relationship at a time – Shore Bancshares family of companies. Strong Together.
For more than 45 years, Tri Gas & Oil remains Delmarva’s choice for propane, gas, oil products and alternative fuels for home, agriculture and industrial uses. Locally owned and operated with headquarters in Federalsburg, the regions largest supplier of bio-diesel can be reached at 800-754-8184.
The WhiteOak Group is a Technology Integration contractor specializing in the planning, implementation and integration of all technology systems. Our unique approach, which begins with a customized Technology Master Planning schedule, integrates bleeding edge technology to into the Design, Engineering and Construction of new and existing real estate. WhiteOak Group's mission is the optimization of technologies through process, collaboration and efficiency. www.whiteoak-group.com.
$1,500 - $2,499 Partners