Rising Up Nomination Form These special recognition awards, sponsored by the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area honor the Dorchester County businesses, non-profit heritage organizations and individuals who have exceled through 2020 and 2021 in their efforts to preserve and promote Dorchester's unique heritage. Their extraordinary efforts are evidenced in the programs, projects and ideas that have served to aid, enrich and inspire the Dorchester community. Nomination forms must be received by October 15, 2021.
The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area is one of 13 certified heritage areas in the State of Maryland, leveraging public and private partnerships to stimulate economic development through heritage tourism. The Heritage Area works to improve lives, protect places and cultivate community by maximizing the economic, environmental, cultural and recreational opportunities and benefits of heritage tourism in Dorchester County.