FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 11, 2017

CONTACT: TRACY WARD, EASTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CORPORATION, (410) 708-6932

Easton Economic Development Corporation Announces New Sales and Marketing Director for The Chesapeake Harvest

The Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is pleased to announce that Deena Deese Kilmon, of Easton, MD, has been hired by the Chesapeake Harvest in the position of Sales and Marketing Director. Kilmon, a 20-year resident of the Eastern Shore, has a background in local food sales. Her most recent position involved planning strategic regional marketing and advertising campaigns for local business as well as large corporate entities.

“Kilmon’s experience as a former restaurant owner, brand strategist and community activist combined with her sales acumen make her a natural fit for the Chesapeake Harvest as we formally launch the brand across the region,” remarked Tracy Ward, Executive Director of the Easton Economic Development Corporation. The Chesapeake Harvest is a subsidiary of the EEDC. “The Harvest is now well positioned to achieve its primary goals of opening new markets to our local farmers, providing produce to underserved metro markets of DC and Baltimore, and creating new jobs locally within our agricultural community.”

In addition to opening new market channels and providing sales pathways for small to medium local farmers, the Chesapeake Harvest will provide critical infrastructure and technical assistance. The project focuses on farms in the Delmarva region and encourages the community to reach out in support of their efforts. To find out about classes, local outreach programs or how to purchase Chesapeake Harvest products, please email deena@chesapeakeharvest.com. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeHarvest/.

The Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), formed in 2013, was created to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business formation in order to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works towards maintaining Easton’s continued growth as a diverse, healthy

and smart town, leading innovation where the land and water meet.